Well then why would someone suggest I do this ,? I do need to get back you know.
Because flights are priced by their route. So the high price may be a result of the outbound being higher.
For instance: BTR-ATL-BTR may be $500.
The BTR-ATL could very well be $400 and the ATL-BTR $100.
So on the outbound you book a one-way BTR-ATL-XXX for $200 then book the one-way return flight ATL-BTR for $100.
Just saved $200. If you do it a few times, they'll catch you but if its once a year or something, just claim you had to get off in ATL for an unexpected emergency/mtg/whatever if anyone inquires.
Obviously, you can't check any luggage on the outbound.
This post was edited on 12/5 at 6:38 pm