A lot of travelers book a classic return airfare to a single city. Did you know you can visit more than one city or country under a single ticket? Here are 3 reasons you should always book a multi-city ticket.
Add one or more destination
A multi-city airfare will enable you to add one or more destination to your trip. You can fly Montreal to Barcelona, then fly back from Venice to Montreal. For the fun of it, we put Toronto as a return destination. Air Canada makes it possible on its web site when you choose the Multi-city option as shown below.
Total fare $878.44, which is not more expensive than a regular return ticket. You can play with the Multi-city option, you may generate some savings in some instances.
The same principle applies to Westjet flights. You can book up to 5 one-way flights under a single ticket number. It’s a great way to cross Canada.
No additional charges
Multi-city tickets don’t add to the cost of your airfare since they are available at the airline’s hub. The only additional cost incurred by some passengers is the cost of visa on arrival at customs and hotel stays. Qatar Airways offers a complimentary one-night stay thanks to its Discover Qatar program.
If you’re travelling on a tiring long-haul flight then a stopover can be a break on the way to your destination. If you have friends to visit or want a break for the whole family, the stopover is definitely beneficial
Under one ticket
The other important factor is that all of your flights are under a single reservation. This is essential as you only have to deal with one airline responsible for issuing the ticket. Imagine if you had booked different airfares with 2 or 3 carriers! Any incident (delay, cancellation) would jeopardize the entire trip since no airline is responsible for another airline’s mishaps.
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