London to Buenos Aires, stopover in Texas?

Aug 10th, 2015, 01:31 AM
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London to Buenos Aires, stopover in Texas?

Hi everyone! I know a lot of you are experts in arranging flights and flying on open jaw tickets, so I was hoping that someone might have some advice. I would like to go to Buenos Aires to visit friends in a few months. I've found some fairly reasonable flight options (<£650 return). A few of them are via Dallas or Houston. I have friends in Texas and would love to spend a few days there, but I can't find a cheap/reasonable way to stop off either on the way there or the way back. The cheap fares I found just have a short stopover of a few hours - not long enough to do anything. Is there a website I can use which lets me enter my desired stopover city and my desired stopover length?
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Aug 10th, 2015, 06:08 AM
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Just use the "multi-city" option on any major air booking site (airlines themselves, Expedia etc.) and put in the desired dates for each leg of the trip. Don't be surprised if the resulting number is bigger than you'd like.
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Aug 10th, 2015, 12:21 PM
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Thanks! Indeed, they are all very expensive. Why is this? It's twice as expensive to actually stop in Texas for a few days than to stop for a few hours.
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Aug 10th, 2015, 12:21 PM
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Thanks! Indeed, they are all very expensive. Why is this? It's twice as expensive to actually stop in Texas for a few days than to stop for a few hours.
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Aug 10th, 2015, 12:29 PM
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Because flights are priced according to the supply and demand characteristics between the origin and destination cities. The distances involved don't really matter. So a (presumably) London - Buenos Aires ticket will be priced according to demand for that route, whereas London - Dallas, then Dallas - Bs As will be priced according to the demands between all three cities. London - Dallas has a lot higher demand than Dallas - Bs As, so that will influence the price.
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Aug 10th, 2015, 07:08 PM
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In the words, the US airlines price these flights lower to try to grab passengers who would otherwise fly direct between Europe and S. America. Their target isn't actually those who want to visit the US for whatever reason.
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Aug 11th, 2015, 10:28 AM
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Thanks! Indeed, they are all very expensive. Why is this? It's twice as expensive to actually stop in Texas for a few days than to stop for a few hours.

If you want to go London-BA you have the choice of several routes, so each airline will price the tickets to encourage you to go via Dallas rather than - say - Madrid.

Once you decide you want to go to Dallas for a few days it becomes direct flights London-Dallas and Dallas-BA which are priced higher because they are direct
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