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Booking travel online with different flights

New York
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Booking travel online with different flights

I am traveling with a friend to Italy this summer.

We plan on flying into Rome together and staying at a hotel together but I plan on visiting Parma and staying longer. So basically the outbound and hotel are the same but the return is from different cities on different days.

Anyone know a site where booking this online is possible?

Edited: 8:06 pm, February 16, 2013
Nannup, Australia
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1. Re: Booking travel online with different flights

Unless your flight itineraries are identicla you will have to make 2 separate flight bookings. When you have done that ring the airline and ask them to 'tie' the sectors you are travelling together so that airline staff can see you are in fact travelling together. It's known in the trade as TCP and I don't hink it is possible to do online.

New York
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2. Re: Booking travel online with different flights

Thanks! That's what I figured.

Adelaide, Australia
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3. Re: Booking travel online with different flights

Umm - call me dumb (I most likely am) - but since it IS actually 2 separate itineraries - why wouldnt you just book 2 separate tickets and then just choose seats together on the outbound flight.

My OH and I do this frequently with qantas because we have 2 different FF programs and he has to buy tickets through his bank unless he transfers points which is messy.

Or are you asking about an airline/hotel package arrangement?

New Delhi, India
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4. Re: Booking travel online with different flights

Agree with Numbat

New York
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5. Re: Booking travel online with different flights

I was asking because it's far cheaper to book with airfare AND hotel combined.

It's moot. Because I got my ticket.

Thanks

Edited: 8:51 pm, March 03, 2013
Limerick, Ireland
posts: 2,006
6. Re: Booking travel online with different flights

You could book a return flight JFK - DUB

and then book one-way flights with either

Aerlingus or Ryanair from DUB and a one-way flight returning to DUB

and MORE IMPORTANT allowing enough time for your return flight to NY.

1. In order to do this you must carry proof of your return flight to JFK

2. before you commit to any flight to Italy, read the airlines

Terms & Conditions especially with regard to baggage

allowances.

good luck.

7. Re: Booking travel online with different flights

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