If you are interested in seeing as many places as possible on one trip then there are two options which you need to explore:
- The traditional approach. This involves allowing a search engine to find you the best route between places.
- Do it yourself by booking a multi-city flights trip. You’ll be surprised at how much cheaper and more flexible this option can be.
Put simply, you can increase the length of your vacation or business trip by undertaking a multi-city trip. You will still have the pleasure of your intended destination, alongside several other places.
The first thing you will need to do is to look at which airlines are likely to offer you a stopover. A good tip here is to look at the national operators. For instance, British Airways is likely to offer a stopover in London because so many of its flights are based there.
A quick phone call to the airline will then provide you with an answer as to whether the stopover is flexible. Instead of staying a few hours most airlines will allow you to stay a few days.
All you need then is a hotel; the airline may have a deal for you or you can book your own, potentially increasing your air miles in the process.
It’s worth noting that if you fancy a look at Iceland, stopovers are very common and popular in several of their cities.
Your first aim must be to locate a stopover point and arrange the deal you need. However, once you have mastered this you can graduate to the next level!
Take a look at what multi-city flights are available, you should be able to book this as a trip. Your local travel agent can advise or you can locate them online.
Once you have a price for a round trip you can look at where the plane stops in route.
To create the perfect and inexpensive stopover break use these tips:
- Always look at multi-city flights and establish your beginning and end points.
- Use this information to find a cheaper flight from the start to the destination; they will invariably stop at the same places as the multi-city option.
- Add in stopovers by simply extending the amount of time between connecting flights. You can do this for as many of the stopover destinations as you want. Alternatively look for direct flights to each of the stopover points.
- Focus on keeping the price of all the individual flights lower than the matching proportion of the original flight. For example, if you add two stops then your flight is broken into thirds. Each section should cost less than a third of the original flight. The overall price will be cheaper and include days in different destinations along the way.
Don’t forget to play with your dates to get the best deal. You will spend more time searching and you will need to spend additional funds on your stopover hotels. But, if you can reduce the overall fare the overall cost will not be significantly more than the original price. Of course, you’ll get to see lots of other places on the way!
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