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StopoversEver wanted to have two trips in one? A stopover is a great way to do it, but you have to know how to accomplish this task without it being expensive. The airlines have worked with local partners to create several stopovers for you. These pages are designed so you can maximize the opportunities.

Most airfares do not allow a free stopover, so if you are flying from Los Angeles to New York via Charlotte, you can’t just get off the plane in Charlotte and continue your journey the next day for the same fare. At most, you can connect within four hours without paying an additional fare.

On these pages, I’ll give you an opportunity to find airlines that encourage you to visit their home countries by offering stopovers usually at no additional airfare cost. I’ve also included the airline definition of a stopover for your perusal. But for now, just select the places you wish to stopover and I will show you how to accomplish that task, so go ahead just click on the city below:

  1. Argentina: Buenos Aires – LAN
  2. Australia: Brisbane – Qantas | Virgin Australia; Melbourne – Qantas | Virgin Australia; Sydney – Qantas | Virgin Australia
  3. Brazil: Rio de Janiero – LAN | Sao Paolo – TAM
  4. Canada: Toronto – Air Canada
  5. Chile: Santiago – LAN
  6. Colombia: Bogota – Avianca
  7. Fiji: Nadi – Fiji Airways
  8. Finland: Helsinki – Finnair
  9. Hong Kong: Hong Kong – Cathay Pacific
  10. Iceland: Reykjavik – Icelandair | Wow Air
  11. India: Delhi – Air India
  12. Ireland: Dublin – Aer Lingus
  13. Japan: Osaka – Japan Airlines | Tokyo – Japan Airlines
  14. Morocco – Casablanca – Royal Air Maroc
  15. Netherlands: Amsterdam – KLM
  16. New Zealand: Auckland – Air New Zealand
  17. Panama – Panama City – Copa Airlines
  18. Peoples Republic of China: Beijing – Air China | Shanghai – Air China
  19. Peru: Lima – LAN
  20. Poland: Warsaw – LOT Polish Airlines
  21. Portugal – TAP Portugal
  22. Qatar: Doha – Qatar Airways
  23. Singapore: Singapore – Singapore Airlines
  24. South Africa – Johannesburg – South African Airlines
  25. Taiwan: Taipei – Eva Air
  26. Thailand: Bangkok – Thai Airways
  27. Turkey: Istanbul – Turkish Airlines
  28. United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi – Etihad | Dubai – Emirates Airlines, Jet Airways
  29. United Kingdom: London – Virgin Atlantic Airways
  30. Unites States of America: Honolulu – Hawaiian Airlines

Airline Definition: The airlines define a stopover as a stop on your journey that is more than four hours. Typically, this changes your fare unless the airlines purposely want you to make a stop and some do. If you look at your fare rules when purchasing the ticket and a stopover is not permitted, you will see something like:

NO STOPOVERS PERMITTED.
     NO STOPOVER OCCURS IF PASSENGER TAKES NEXT AVAILABLE
      FLIGHT WITHIN 4 HOURS.

Your fare construction for a Los Angeles, CA (LAX to New York-JFK (JFK) via Boston, MA (BOS) on American Airlines (AA) (the gobbly gook you see on your eticket receipt and don’t really care for it) would look something like (compliments of ITA Software Web site):

LAX AA X/BOS AA JFK 119.07OA21ZSH3 AA LAX 119.07OA21ZSH3 USD 238.14 END ZP LAX BOS JFK XT 17.86US 12.00ZP 11.20AY 13.50XF LAX4.50 BOS4.50 JFK4.50

You may also get permission to make a stopover and the fare rules may look something like:

A MAXIMUM OF ONE STOPOVER PERMITTED AT A FARE BREAK
     POINT.

 

Revenue Stopover

 

Frequent Flyer Award Stopover

 

 

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