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 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 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

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.

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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