I have a question about flying. I just bought tickets for this really tricky route home. I wanted to fly from Sydney (Oz) ---> Osaka (Japan) ---> Toronto (Canada). I need to fly one way. In other words, I don't need a return ticket back to Sydney. However, the infinite wisdom within the airline industry decided that a return ticket is cheaper than a one-way ticket. So now, I have: Sydney --> Osaka (one-way ticket) Osaka --> Toronto (return ticket) However, I don't have any intention of using the return portion of my ticket to fly from Toronto to Osaka, or at least not on the date I specified. I only picked that date because it was cheap. The reason I bought a return ticket was to save money, because as mentioned earlier, it's cheaper than a one-way ticket. My question is: Is this legit? I know that some countries won't let you in unless you have a return ticket home. So if I buy a ticket from Australia to the UK (for example), they're going to make sure you have a return ticket. Otherwise, they're afraid you'll just "disappear" and live in the UK illegally. So if I fly one-way from Sydney--> Japan, are they gonna look at me and say, "No dice. Sayonara!".....and send me back to Australia? Also, if I bought a return ticket from Osaka --> Toronto, and I don't fly back to Osaka, are they going to call the shenanigans police? Would the people in Japan look at my ticket and tell me, "Sorry, you can't buy a return ticket back to Osaka/Japan, because if you come back, it means you don't have a plane ticket back to Toronto or Sydney." Surely they wouldn't sell any one-way tickets if return tickets are cheaper, and I'm afraid that the International Flying Commission (completely made that up) have a policy against this.