Originally Posted by Luke Reid
How do you get around the airline company if they wont let you board your flight with only a one way ticket?
Will they charge you a stupid amount of money for a flight to a neighbouring country?
Or would it be best to buy a 30day before i get to Thailand?
Some one way tickets cost around the same price as round trip. This is especially true on some full service airlines from America and Europe. You must have an approximate idea on when you will return home. If you intended to fly home from a different country in Asia a local flight to the airport you first arrived at may be cheaper than using 2 one way flights.
From what I understand, if the airlines accept you and Thailand objects the airline has to fly you out at their expense immediately.
If you are from one of the countries on this list you get a free 30 day Visa Exemption stamp in your passport. If you want to pay for a visa get a 60 day tourist visa through your nearest Thai embassy. Thai Visa Information | New Visa Rules, Visa Exemption, Visa Extension, Visa Run
Why do you want a one way flight compared to a round trip if the prices are about the same? If your one-way is half the price of a normal round trip then it is your call. Flights between Thailand and nearby countries are cheap.