How Do Multi-City Flights Work?
Multi-City flights work in a variety of ways, starting with a two-leg journey and going up to four (or even more if you’re a real jet-setter). A two-leg journey may involve a trip from Toronto to London and a return trip from Paris to Toronto, for example. To get from London to Paris, travellers may choose ground transportation, or to add a third leg to the trip.
Trips from North America or Europe to Asia or South America are ideal for Multi-City flights since they also break up long journeys. Travellers that experience deep-vein thrombosis, swelling, or other complications resulting from long flights may prefer segmenting their journey this way.
For instance, those headed from Montreal to Singapore may wish to stop in San Francisco for a few days. Or travellers en route from Calgary to Buenos Aires may want to split the 18-hour trip in two with a stop in Mexico City.
Then there are more complex multiple-destination flights. For instance, a summer tour of Europe will likely involve stops in several cities and countries. If planned in advance, all legs of the trip can be reserved in a single booking. Doing it this way can sometimes be much cheaper than booking each flight separately.