Building Your Own Multi-City Itinerary

Tracy Stewart, March 06, 2009
Fares from Washington DC:

    Q. I'm traveling to Turkey this summer, but arriving and departing from two different cities, with an additional flight within the country. I've found that it's cheaper for me to book three one way flights rather than book them all under one itinerary. Could this cause me any trouble?

    A. Only if you miss a flight. When you book a multicity trip under the same itinerary, you're better protected against missed connections, lost luggage, and anything else that fate may toss your way. Miss one of your flights and the airline will probably be less sympathetic about rebooking you. However, if you've allowed yourself plenty of time between flights (and it sounds as if you plan to spend several days in each city), you should be a-ok.