People are so afraid of the Multi-City option and it’s probably because it seems frightening. You can easily make the assumption that it would be more expensive than a one-way option or a round trip. However, with the last 2 international trips that I’ve taken, the multi-city option has fared to be the best option.
Last year, I went from New York to St. Maarten, St Maarten to Atlanta and Atlanta back to New York for $700. This year, I went to Europe for a little over $800 (JFK to London Heathrow; Barcelona to Amsterdam and Amsterdam back to JFK). Multi-City is excellent for extensive travel and usually way cheaper than any other option I’ve found recently. I love it.
• Google Flights should become your best friend. It gives you an extensive list of current flights and prices for your destination.
• I love Delta Airlines. Ever since I started flying with them, my flight experiences have been a breeze. You never go hungry on their flights as they are constantly feeding you and the service is just exceptional.
• All my multi-city flights have been booked through Delta (FYI).
• I don’t like booking on third-party travel sites like Expedia or Orbitz although I use them as an aid. It’s too much of a liability in the sense of having to work with a third party if anything goes wrong, I much rather work with the airline itself.
• If you’re fickle like me, Delta gives you a 24-hour grace period to cancel your flight or make changes without penalty. This is how I was able to add the layover in Amsterdam to my flight a day later.
• Before I booked, I was super excited. After I booked and it became a reality, the excitement dwindled because I had to wait until the end of March to actually travel…ugh, I hate waiting.