London barrister, James Dove, has won compensation from the Spanish airline, Iberia, which cancelled his unused return ticket to Madrid when he missed the outbound flight. Most carriers have an immediate cancellation rule in place, where the return flight is automatically cancelled when the outbound trip is unused in order to prevent so-called tariff abuse – where the passengers buys a ticket fully intending not to fly the whole itinerary to take advantage of cheaper fares. Dove had bought a one-way ticket to Spain on another carrier and called Iberia to discuss whether he could have his return trip kept

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