How to get a layover longer than a few hours?

How to get a layover longer than a few hours?

8/7/2016 2:51:17 PM

A good way to search for these stopovers is to use matrix. Here’s an illustration of a search for stopovers of at least 36 hours (2160 minutes).

First do a simple search to get an idea of prices without stopover charges:

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Which produces this result (I requested prices in USD to make comparison easier):

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Next add in the /minconnect option which requests a stopover/layover with a minimum connection time in minutes:

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Which gives:

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You’ll often find the same stopover point, so you might want to eliminate one or several stopover points from your search and you can do that by specifying “~XXX” for not airport XXX or “~XXX,YYY” for not either of airport XXX or YYY, followed by “*” meaning any number of additional flights, e.g.

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and you might end up with an alternative set of stopovers:

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Once you’ve found a set of flights that look suitable, you’ll need to check visa requirements and then try to book the flights either on an airline’s website with the multicity option, or call a travel agent.

8/7/2016 1:39:26 PM

Basically you are going to stop or have a short stay for 2-3 days within EU countries and your final destination is USA, you are talking about multi destination flights and you can only do that with valid visas on you passport(Pakistani Passport).

I have traveled many times with multi destination flights from Pak-MiddleEast-eu-Usa in the last 15 years. However tickets prices may increase because of additional airport taxes and stopover charges.

Do you have any specific itinerary in your mind?, so that I would be able to suggest you a nice and affordable itinerary.

8/7/2016 12:43:00 PM

A transit is by definition less than 24 hours, with some rare exceptions if the best available connection is longer.

If you want to stay longer, you’ll need to look for a stopover. These often cost extra (US$100 is typical), although some airlines like Singapore and Emirates offer well-priced stopover packages including hotel, and usually need to be booked by a travel agency instead of online.

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