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Stopovers

Stopovers

International flights from the United States can be long, and there's often at least one or two airport changes along the way. Why not swap that awkward sleep on the airport floor for a night in a hotel, and a day or two exploring another city - it's like two plane tickets for the price of one!

How do stopovers work?

You can only do a stopover in a location if it's a natural transit point for the airline you're flying with to your main destination. There are quite a few airlines that offer stopover destinations (most consider a stopover as a stay of at least 24 hours) - for example, if you wanted to see Lisbon on your way to Rome, then you'd look for tickets with TAP Portugal, or if you wanted to see Dubai on your way to Africa, you'd look for tickets with Emirates. 

Which airlines stopover, and where?

Aer Lingus flights
Aer Lingus
Possible stopovers: Dublin
Traveling to: Europe
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Air Berlin
Air Berlin
Possible stopovers: Berlin, Dusseldorf
Traveling to: Europe
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Air Canada
Air Canada
Possible stopovers: Toronto, Vancouver
Traveling to: Asia
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Air China
Air China
Possible stopovers: Beijing
Traveling to: Asia
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Air Europa
Air Europa
Possible stopovers: Madrid
Traveling to: Europe
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Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand
Possible stopovers: Auckland
Traveling to: South Pacific
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Air Pacific
Air Pacific
Possible stopovers: Nadi, Fiji
Traveling to: South Pacific
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Air Tahiti nui
Air Tahiti Nui
Possible stopovers: Papeete, Tahiti
Traveling to: South Pacific
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American Airlines
American Airlines
Possible stopovers: Los Angeles, Tokyo, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Miami
Traveling to: Asia, Europe, Latin America
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Avianca
Avianca
Possible stopovers: Bogota
Traveling to: Latin America
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British Airways
British Airways
Possible stopovers: London
Traveling to: Europe
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Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific
Possible stopovers: Hong Kong
Traveling to: Asia
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China Airlines
China Airlines
Possible stopovers: Taipei
Traveling to: Asia
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Copa Airlines
Copa Airlines
Possible stopovers: Panama City
Traveling to: Latin America
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Emirates
Emirates
Possible stopovers: Dubai, Bangkok
Traveling to: Africa, Asia, Middle East, South Pacific
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Etihad
Etihad
Possible stopovers: Abu Dhabi
Traveling to: Africa, Asia, Middle East
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Eva Air
EVA Airways
Possible stopovers: Taipei
Traveling to: Asia
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Hainan Airlines
Hainan Airlines
Possible stopovers: Beijing
Traveling to: Asia
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Hawaiian air
Hawaiian Airlines
Possible stopover: Honolulu
Traveling to: South Pacific
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Icelandair
Icelandair
Possible stopovers: Reykjavik
Traveling to: Europe
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Japan Airlines
Japan Airlines
Possible stopovers: Tokyo
Traveling to: Asia
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Latam Airlines
LATAM
Possible stopovers: New York, Los Angeles, Miami
Traveling to: Latin America
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Qantas
Qantas Airways
Possible stopovers: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne
Traveling to: South Pacific
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Qatar
Qatar
Possible stopovers: Doha, Abu Dhabi
Traveling to: Africa, Asia, Middle East
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South African Airways
South African Airways
Possible stopovers: Johannesburg
Traveling to: Africa
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Taca and Lacsa
Taca & Lacsa
Possible stopovers: San Jose, Lima, Bogota, San Salvador
Traveling to: Latin America
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TAP Portugal
TAP Portugal
Possible stopovers: Lisbon
Traveling to: Europe
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Virgin Australia
Virgin Australia
Possible stopovers: Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne
Traveling to: South Pacific
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How do I book a stopover?

You can book a stopover through an STA Travel Expert. Note that not all fares and routes allow stopovers, so if you're looking for stopover advice, booking assistance, and exclusive stopover offers and deals get in touch with us by either booking an appointment, sending us an email or by giving us a call.

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The most popular stopover locations

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London

London travel guide
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Dubai

Dubai travel guide
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Iceland

Iceland travel guide
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Hawaii

Hawaii travel guide

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