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proof of return/onward travel?

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American airlines is telling me that without a return ticket from Ecuador they can't let me leave the country. Oh yeh I'm traveling to Ecuador from Denver in Sept. and bought a oneway ticket because I quit my job and will travel until the money runs out. The RTW travelers must know how to deal with this. Someone please teach me there wise ways.
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This has been discussed. I would do a search, maybe someone has specific experience with American Airlines. I believe there is no simple answer. There problem is dealing with airline policy. I would get all your document to prove your onward travel and keep fighting till you get to someone high enough who understands you are not required to have a rt ticket. I think many people in your situation just buy a rt ticke because it is not much more money and solves the problem.

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[I would be interested in finding out what the final out come will be as I plan on purchasing a ticket in Mexico for a a one way to Quito this year. You may try another airline.

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BTW, I would check website or call the consulate for the country you are goin to. Ask for their requirement for entry and one of the items will be rt ticket *or* proof of onward travel. If possible get something in writing.

Think about this, why would you need a rt ticket but when you over land there is no problem. It is just unusual to have a oneway ticket and they are suspicous of you and need to be convinced (once you find someone who understands this).

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well no great news the option i found is to by a fully refundable return ticket and refund when i leave the US. as for explaining my situation and finding a solution i have talked to three people at the Ecuadorian consulate and have not found that right person yet. I think the refundable ticket will do it though.
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I think we need to get a clear answer on this for everybody, b/c it will come up again. I am willing to make calls and follow up. If people have ideas on whom to contact please email them to me. (I wouldn't post it here because flooding a person with calls is only going to piss people off.)

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