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I plan to fly into Mexico (either Guadalajara or Mazatlán) on a one-way air ticket. I am a USA citizen with a current passport -- although I would probably be flying from Toronto through Chicago (so more opportunities for problems). I do not have a Mexican visa, I would be a tourist on arrival.

Could this be a problem?

Many airlines do not allow one way tickets to many countries, they require you to have a ticket out of the country before they let you board. I googled and could not find any problems with Mexico in this regard for USA or Canadian citizens, but wanted to confirm with the experts here. Also, if a particular airline gives passengers a hard time about this, I want to avoid them before I buy the ticket.

Thanks in advance.

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I plan to fly into Mexico (either Guadalajara or Mazatlán) on a one-way air ticket. I am a USA citizen with a current passport -- although I would probably be flying from Toronto through Chicago (so more opportunities for problems). I do not have a Mexican visa, I would be a tourist on arrival.

Could this be a problem?

Many airlines do not allow one way tickets to many countries, they require you to have a ticket out of the country before they let you board. I googled and could not find any problems with Mexico in this regard for USA or Canadian citizens, but wanted to confirm with the experts here. Also, if a particular airline gives passengers a hard time about this, I want to avoid them before I buy the ticket.

Thanks in advance.

Shouldn't be a problem traveling to Mexico as long as you are a US citizen. I am a former ticket/gate agent for American Airlines. There are countries that require a ticket to leave, but as far as I know Mexico is not one of them. Many people fly one way and drive the other.

Joni

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Shouldn't be a problem traveling to Mexico as long as you are a US citizen. I am a former ticket/gate agent for American Airlines. There are countries that require a ticket to leave, but as far as I know Mexico is not one of them. Many people fly one way and drive the other.

Joni

Yes, no problem at all.

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We have frequently flown one way into Mexico, because we don't know exactly when we want to return. We have never been asked for evidence of a return ticket or onward passage. We have flown Volaris and Continental doing this.

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Thanks so much for the responses! Wow, it is so nice that Mexican immigration never gives a problem with this (and thus allows the airlines to be lax).

Believe me, it is a big problem flying to many countries. So I will arrive on a one-way ticket.

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I flew down here last year with a one way ticket last year without any problems. At the time I purchased the ticket I didn't know my return date. When I did return to Sacramento CA to get my car a few months later, I just purchased another one way ticket. Good luck and happy traveling.

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