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Why is this one way flight from Paris to Toronto is significantly more expensive than the same trip that includes a round trip? If anything the round trip should be more expensive because it's the same as the one-way trip and more! Also, why are these economy flights so expensive? Usually it's 1/3rd of the price.

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  • The second answer in this thread may she'd some light on this for ya! Hope it helps! travel.stackexchange.com/questions/12873/… – Ozzy Aug 25 at 20:46
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    Compare the conditions for cancellations and exchanges. The first one is fully flexible. The second one is completely inflexible. – jcaron Aug 25 at 21:00
  • @jcaron That's true for this particular flight, but I've seen the same thing happen with BA where the conditions were identical (both inflexible) yet direct A > B was x3 the price of direct A > B then direct B > A – user568458 Aug 25 at 21:06
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    @user568458 "Economy standard" is the service class (cabin+checked luggage+priority), not the fare. The one-way flight in your London-Amman example is a Y fare (the full fare, fully flexible, refundable and exchangeable with no penalty). The return flight uses fare classes N and V, is not refundable at all, and has a £150 fee for any changes. There are probably also differences in how many frequent flyer miles you get in each case. – jcaron Aug 25 at 23:16
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    @ReddHerring I got a headache and no answers after reading that post. The only unsatisfying answer I got is "It's complicated". – burnt1ce Aug 25 at 23:57

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