I can't use my outward flight ticket but need my return ticket. If I do not show on my outward flight, I am worried that the company might cancel my return flight. I have spoken to the flight company and they say I would have to cancel both tickets but the refund is so low, it's better to keep both tickets and not show for the outward flight. Should I tell the carrier that I am not going to use the outward ticket and pray they don't cancel my return flight.
Each carrier has their own different rules. If your ticket specifically states "outward" and "return", then I would call the carrier to confirm the exact terms and conditions for your reservation. Generally if it is a charter flight, and you do not show for the outbound segment, then you will be treated as a "no show" and removed from the inbound sector too. If, however, your flight is scheduled/low cost, then it is more likely that you will remain on the manifest for the return (inbound) flight.