International flights from the United States can be long, and there's often at least one or two flight connections made along the way. Why not swap that awkward sleep-on-the-airport floor experience with a few days exploring another city or country? It is like two plane tickets for the price of one! Terms and conditions apply
You can find and book stopover fares by selecting "Multi" flights when searching online. 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 contact an STA Travel Expert.
What airlines allow stopovers?
Many of our airline partners around the globe allow stopovers on select fares and routes. Check out some of our favorites below and contact us for expert advice building stopovers, muti-city flights and round the world itineraries.
When traveling internationally, flyers often have to make one or more stops on the way to their main destination. Normally these stops are for just a few hours - enough time to change planes and maybe grab a bite to eat. Sometimes it is possible to add in an extended stop in these connection cities that last days instead of hours.. this is called a stopover. Stopovers are a great way to explore an additional city or country without the costs of a second plane ticket.
Do flight stopovers cost extra?
Many airlines and airfares allow stopovers for free or a small fee, which make them a great bargain. It is like getting two trips for the price of one! If the stopover is in a country that is not your origin or main destination, your ticket may also include additional taxes charged by the stopover country, but these will already be included in the price quoted.
Can I do a flight stopover in any city?
Stopovers are only allowed in cities that you would be changing planes in when flying from your origin airport to your main destination... these are often called hubs or gateways. For example, if you fly with British Airways from the USA to continental Europe, you will change planes in London. If you fly Qantas from the Los Angeles to Perth, you will change planes in Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne.
Need help figuring out a stopover for your next trip? Contact an STA Travel Expert for assistance booking your flights and more.
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