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I know well what we mean by Origin Open Jaw, Turn Around Open Jaw, Double Open Jaw and One Way Open Jaw.
I want to know what we mean by Two-Way Open Jaw.

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    SYD->MEL->ADL, ADL->MEL->SYD (separate PNRs)? – Mark Mayo Supports Monica Apr 26 '18 at 5:00
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    suspect TWOJ==DOJ, but happy to be corrected as I'm unsure, so not writing an answer. – Mark Mayo Supports Monica Apr 26 '18 at 5:02
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    Turn Around Open Jaw Example: DEL - PAR - (surface) - NCE - DEL. Double Open Jaw Example: DEL - PAR - (Surface) - NCE - BOM. Origin Open Jaw Example: DEL - PAR - BOM. One Way Open Jaw Example: DEL - NBO - MCT - PAR - (surface) - NCE - NYC. – Gk Sreenivasan Apr 27 '18 at 7:11
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    Pretty sure its just the same as a double open jaw. – the other one May 31 '18 at 16:58
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    Never heard of "two way" in any ticketing parlance. The expression "two way" does not appear in the IATA Ticketing Handbook. I don't think this is any kind of official terminology. – Calchas Jul 11 '18 at 23:27
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Having checked with multiple travel agent staff, and multiple airline staff from multiple airlines, across multiple continents, not a single one of them had ever heard of this term.

Every one of them initially stated that was I was referring to was called a "Double Open Jaw", but once I stated that this was not what was being referred to (based on the OP's comments), they were at a loss to explain what it was.

Also, Google'ing for this term returns nothing interesting (except for this very question on StackExchange!) which would simply not be the case for such a term if it was a valid industry term (to give some context, "double open jaw" returns over 15,000 results)

Based on this I'd be very confident in stating that this is NOT a standard industry term. I would suspect that one of two things is the case, either :

  • This is a local term, used by the company you were interviewing for, but not used by the wider travel/airline community, or
  • The interviewer was simply mistaken, either in their use of the term, or in stating that your answer was wrong.
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It is same term for double open jaw ticket. You go A -> B, returning C -> D.

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  • ... where B and C are in the same general area (such that the airline recognize A-B, C-A and D-B, C-D as open-jaw itineraries), and A and D are in the same general area (such that A-B, B-D and A-C, C-D would also be open-jaw itineraries). – Henning Makholm Jul 12 '18 at 10:59

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