I bought a return flight with LOT flying out on the 19th of April and coming back on the 7th of May.
Since Switzerland has placed Lithuania on a 10-day quarantine list on the 19th after I got the ticket, I got another (this time business class because these were only ones left) ticket from LOT on the 18th without return, so I would land on 18th when I still don't have to go into quarantine.
Then yesterday it hit me that I had likely lost the second ticket, I called them and ofc they said "sorry" so I bought another one-way ticket to fly back on the same flight that I had a return ticket originally.
We had a chat with a colleague and he said I didn't have a chance to get my return flight without taking the forward one even if I flew business with the same airline, and the whole calling airline exercise was very much pointless.
Has anyone had experience with an airline that had allowed to use return flight when forward one was not used and under what circumstances?