An onward ticket has two primary uses. First, it’s proof of an already booked flight, train, or bus originating in another country. Second, it usually provides confirmation of your travel date, return, destination, and travel time. In most cases, it would only be valid for travel between specified dates and places.

Owning an onward ticket could be confusing when traveling internationally, but that shouldn’t really bother you. You need to understand how the system works to ensure that you are able to get a good deal. Here are some tips that might help you.

  1. Before you pay a visit to your travel agent, check out travel brokers online. Most online travel agents offer cheap tickets, especially those with higher discounts. If you plan to travel on holiday, the best time to check out deals is during peak season.
  2. Before booking with your ticket broker online, make sure that your travel agent is authorized to do so. In order to avoid any unwanted surprises, confirm with your other travel agent as well as another airline company.
  3. Once you have found your chosen travel agency online, you should start calling their customer service center. Ask for a reservation number if you’re uncertain of the date and place of your ticket departure.
  4. Show up at the travel agent’s office early in the morning. Many travel agents set up booths outside their main offices so that clients will have a clear view of their booth. Be prepared with your passport and other documentation. Don’t forget to mention the exact date and time of your departure and arrival.
  5. Your travel agent should check your passport and other documents before you leave their office. The process will be completed faster if you bring your ID and other documents with you.
  6. Ensure that your agent checks your passport and other documents prior to you boarding the plane to your destination. If you arrive at the airport after your plane lands, make sure to recheck your papers. Please don’t wait until the last minute to bring them back because they can expire before your trip is complete.
  7. In your ticket broker’s office, you will need to bring your receipt and proof of insurance. (if you have it). You may be asked to show your passport if you don’t have any of the former.