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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

How do I book a stopover?

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. 
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Aer Lingus

Possible stopovers: Dublin
Traveling to: Europe
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Air Canada Logo

Air Canada

Possible stopovers: Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal
Traveling to: Asia, Europe, Latin America
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Air China logo

Air China

Possible stopovers: Beijing
Traveling to: Asia, South Pacific
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American Airlines logo

American Airlines

Possible stopovers: Los Angeles, Tokyo, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Miami, London
Traveling to: Asia, Europe, Latin America, South Pacific, Africa
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Air Europa logo

Air Europa

Possible stopovers: Madrid
Traveling to: Europe
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Air New Zealand logo

Air New Zealand

Possible stopovers: Auckland
Traveling to: South Pacific
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Air Tahiti Nui logo

Air Tahiti Nui

Possible stopovers: Papeete, Tahiti
Traveling to: South Pacific
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Avianca logo

Avianca

Possible stopovers: Bogota, Quito, San Salvador, San Jose
Traveling to: Latin America
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British Airways

Possible stopovers: London
Traveling to: Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia
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Cathay Pacific

Possible stopovers: Hong Kong
Traveling to: Asia, South Pacific
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China Airlines logo

China Airlines

Possible stopovers: Taipei
Traveling to: Asia, South Pacific
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Copa Airlines logo

Copa Airlines

Possible stopovers: Panama City
Traveling to: Latin America
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Emirates Airlines logo

Emirates

Possible stopovers: Dubai, Bangkok
Traveling to: Africa, Asia, Middle East, South Pacific
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Etihad

Possible stopovers: Abu Dhabi
Traveling to: Africa, Asia, Middle East
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Eva Air logo

EVA Airways

Possible stopovers: Taipei
Traveling to: Asia
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Fiji Airways logo

Fiji Airways

Possible stopovers: Nadi
Traveling to: South Pacific
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Hainan Airlines logo

Hainan Airlines

Possible stopovers: Beijing
Traveling to: Asia
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Hawaiian Airlines logo

Hawaiian Airlines

Possible stopover: Honolulu
Traveling to: South Pacific
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Icelandair logo

Icelandair

Possible stopovers: Reykjavik
Traveling to: Europe
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Japan Airlines logo

Japan Airlines

Possible stopovers: Tokyo
Traveling to: Asia, South Pacific
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Latam Airlines logo

LATAM

Possible stopovers: New York, Los Angeles, Miami
Traveling to: Latin America
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Qantas Airways

Possible stopovers: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne
Traveling to: South Pacific
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Qatar Airways logo

Qatar

Possible stopovers: Doha, Abu Dhabi
Traveling to: Africa, Asia, Middle East, South Pacific
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TAP Portugal logo

TAP Portugal

Possible stopovers: Lisbon
Traveling to: Europe
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What is a flight stopover?

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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Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions apply. If booking online, full Terms and Conditions will be displayed as part of the booking process as well as on the corresponding final booking confirmation. If booking by phone or email, please ask your Travel Expert at the time of booking or enquiry.