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Flight question
Posted March 20th, 2009 - 9:22 am by from San Luis Obispo, United States (Permalink)
Looking for a bit of advice. I head to thailand from CPT in early april...Wondering if the airline here in SA is going to hassle me for not having an onward ticket from Thailand...I'm pretty sure the Thai gov. will be manageable, but worried about getting to the airport and being told I must have another ticket before I can board to Thailand...thoughts?

Posted March 20th, 2009 - 9:34 am by from Johannesburg, South Africa (Permalink)
All depends on how you flying to Thailand

The airline is responsible to cover any repatriation costs should you be refused entry into the country, and at least will have to take you to your last point of departure. Are you flying direct from CPT? as far as I know no airline flies DCT from CPT to BKK (could be wrong) but if you flying via Singapore on SQ then they may not check in CPT as you will then change flights at Changi.

Not 100% sure but do know that the european airlines check for visa etc before flight but not necessary for onward flights

Posted March 23rd, 2009 - 9:42 am by from San Luis Obispo, United States (Permalink)
Thanks allan....still not sure what I'll do, flying from cpt to Quatar...so I could risk it I guess...but prob. not worth it!

Posted November 8th, 2012 - 8:24 pm by from Palm Harbor, United States (Permalink)
Steve,

Found this old post and was wondering how this situation worked out for you. I will be traveling to India from Cape Town and Don't want to bother with an onward ticket until needed.

Also, were you required to show an onward ticket to get into South Africa?

Thanks

Posted November 11th, 2012 - 12:52 am by from San Luis Obispo, United States (Permalink)
Hi Nick,

I really can't remember if I was required to show my onward ticket. The Thai government definitely did not ask for it, but the airline (Quatar) may have. I solved the solution by buying the cheapest ticket possible to a bordering county. Peace of mind ended up costing me about $25 bucks. Sorry I can't be of more assistance!