Some airlines allow free or low-cost stopovers, allowing you to visit multiple destinations either for a small surcharge or even the same price as your standard ticket. It’s a great way to see more of the world for less money. If you’re looking for a cheap way to travel, consider booking a stopover with one of these airlines for your next trip.
Fly Aer Lingus to stopover in Dublin
Aer Lingus offers stopovers in Dublin for up to seven nights at no additional cost.
Fly Air Canada for a stopover in Toronto, Montreal, or Vancouver
Travelers flying to a destination that’s not in the U.S. or Canada can add a stopover in Toronto, Montreal, or Vancouver at no additional cost. Travelers flying in premium economy or business class can also get one hotel night for free.
Fly Avianca for a stopover in Colombia
Avianca offers stopovers in Bogotá for up to 24 hours at no additional cost.
Fly Copa Airlines for a stopover in Panama City
Copa Airlines offers stopovers in Panama City for up to seven nights at no additional cost. The stopover must be booked as part of the original ticket and cannot be added on later.
Fly Emirates for a stopover in Dubai
Stopovers in Dubai are available for a low cost. After booking, you can contact an Emirates office for help booking hotels and activities at Emirates exclusive rates.
Fly Ethiopian for a free hotel night in Addis Ababa
If you’re connecting in Addis Ababa for between eight and 24 hours, Ethiopian will arrange a complimentary hotel.
Fly Etihad for a stopover in Abu Dhabi
Etihad offers stopovers in Abu Dhabi for a small fee. The cost depends on the length of your stopover and your ticket type. Etihad offers exclusive hotel deals for passengers who are staying in Abu Dhabi for one to six nights that can be as much as 40% off.
Fly Finnair for a stopover in Helsinki
Finnair will allow a stopover for up to five days at no additional cost when you’re connecting in Helsinki.
Fly Iberia for a stopover in Madrid
Iberia offers stopovers in Madrid one to six nights for no additional cost.
Fly Icelandair for a stopover in Reykjavik
Stopovers in Iceland are free on economy tickets. You can add a stopover of up to seven days when flying to Europe.
Fly Qatar Airways for a stopover in Doha
Stopover in Doha for up to 96 hours on your way to or from over 150 destinations. The stopover will cost you an additional $50 USD.
Fly Singapore Airlines for a stopover in Singapore
Stopovers in Singapore vary in price but can start at just $1.
Fly TAP Air Portugal for a stopover in Lisbon or Porto
TAP offers stopovers in Lisbon and Porto for one to five nights at no additional cost.
Fly Turkish Airlines for a stopover and hotel
Turkish Airlines offers free stopovers on many tickets and Turkish may even cover the cost of your hotel depending on how long your stopover is and what class of service you’re flying.
Bonus: Book with miles
Many airlines offer more flexible stopover options if you book your ticket with miles. For example, United Airlines offers the Excursionist Perk where you can add a flight within a region for no extra cost onto a roundtrip booking, and Alaska Airlines offers a stopover at no additional cost on all award itineraries.
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