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Old May 17, 12, 7:13 am   #1
 
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tough itinerary- no go from internet

Trying to nail a tough one:

LAX to Milan (has to be Malpensa since we are going to Como) Looking for one stop, could be AF, LH, BA, Swiss, UA via LHR.

Milan (again Malpensa) to Istanbul (only NS is Turkish Air)

Istanbul to Paris (again only NS is Turkish Air, I think)
Paris NS to Lax

I can get separate legs of this trip through the internet, but not the complete package as described above.

Any ideas? Use a travel agent?
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Old May 17, 12, 7:39 am   #2
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Most any online booking engine should be able to do this as a multi city route.

Why can't you get it as a complete package, what's it telling you?
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Old May 17, 12, 7:48 am   #3
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Old May 17, 12, 8:15 am   #4
 
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Most any online booking engine should be able to do this as a multi city route.

Why can't you get it as a complete package, what's it telling you?
It seem most of the booking engines do not pull up Turkish Air ( and give me 6 hour one stop IST-MXP and IST- CDG flights) AND give me 20 hour layovers in Istanbul
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see if one of the carriers involved can book it for you....probably cheaper than a ta if it works....

ps....i assume you have identified the flights you want...
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Old May 17, 12, 9:46 am   #6
 
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It seem most of the booking engines do not pull up Turkish Air ( and give me 6 hour one stop IST-MXP and IST- CDG flights) AND give me 20 hour layovers in Istanbul
I just did it fairly easily through Expedia. I had to choose "Select flights separately" or something along those lines on the results page, but nothing more complicated than that. I got a price for LH to MXP, TK to IST, TK to CDG and AF to LAX.

Another question is "why?". Why do they need to be all booked at once? I don't recommend booking LH LAX-FRA and FRA-MXP separately, but I don't see any reason to book all of those on a single ticket if it's causing you so much pain.
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Old May 17, 12, 9:53 am   #7
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Old May 17, 12, 1:51 pm   #8
 
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I just did it fairly easily through Expedia. I had to choose "Select flights separately" or something along those lines on the results page, but nothing more complicated than that. I got a price for LH to MXP, TK to IST, TK to CDG and AF to LAX.

Another question is "why?". Why do they need to be all booked at once? I don't recommend booking LH LAX-FRA and FRA-MXP separately, but I don't see any reason to book all of those on a single ticket if it's causing you so much pain.
I followed your advice "select flights separately" and got this: with a per ticket price of $6369, ay troo high.

4:20 pm Depart Los Angeles (LAX)
Arrive Milan (MXP) 2:00 pm +1 day Fri 2-Nov
Duration: 13hr 40mn UNITED 8844 / 9216
Connect in Frankfurt (Frankfurt Intl.)



Flight 8844 operated by DEUTSCHE LUFTHANSA AG
Flight 9216 operated by DEUTSCHE LUFTHANSA AG

11:15 am Depart Milan (MXP)
Arrive Istanbul (IST) 3:00 pm Mon 5-Nov
Duration: 2hr 45mn Turkish Airlines 1874
Nonstop flight



3:15 pm Depart Istanbul (IST)
Arrive Paris (CDG) 6:00 pm Thu 8-Nov
Duration: 3hr 45mn Air France 1591
Nonstop flight



10:45 am Depart Paris (CDG)
Arrive Los Angeles (LAX) 1:25 pm Mon 12-Nov
Duration: 11hr 40mn Air France 66
Nonstop flight
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I tried "single tickets" and the price was even worse; AF ns CDG-LAX was $3800 OW when same flt RT is $1500???

any other ideas? trave agent?
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any other ideas? trave agent?
I didn't use your exact dates because I was in a hurry, but I broke it into two open jaw tickets:

1) LAX-JFK-MXP (DL) and CDG-LAX (AF) = $2191.60
2) MXP-IST-CDG (TK) = $373.11

I used random dates in July/August so you might do better with your dates in November.
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Old May 19, 12, 12:56 am   #10
 
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DepartureArrivalDurationAirlineFlightFare

Los Angeles (LAX)
07:30 Fri, 2 Nov 2012
New York (JFK)
16:05 Fri, 2 Nov 2012
5:35
Non Stop

DL2062


New York (JFK)
17:00 Fri, 2 Nov 2012
Milan (MXP)
06:30 Sat, 3 Nov 2012
8:30
Non Stop

DL0160

Milan (MXP)
15:00 Mon, 5 Nov 2012
Istanbul (IST)
18:45 Mon, 5 Nov 2012
2:45
Non Stop

TK1896

Istanbul (IST)
18:40 Thu, 8 Nov 2012
Paris (CDG)
21:25 Thu, 8 Nov 2012
3:45
Non Stop

AF1891

Paris (CDG)
10:45 Mon, 12 Nov 2012
Los Angeles (LAX)
13:25 Mon, 12 Nov 2012
11:40
Non Stop

AF0066


Adult Base Fare 999.00
Taxes 558.90
International Flight Ex Other 19.00

Total AUD 1576.90

http://www.ifly.net.au/

Similar to what comes up on ITA

Los Angeles (LAX) to Milan (MXP) - Fri, Nov 2
Los Angeles (LAX) to New York (JFK) - Fri, Nov 2
Delta 206 Dep: 6:30AM Arr: 2:59PM 5h 29m Boeing 757 Economy (U)
Layover in JFK 2h 1m

New York (JFK) to Milan (MXP) - Fri, Nov 2
Delta 160 Dep: 5:00PM Arr: 6:30AM 8h 30m Boeing 767 Economy (U)
Sat, Nov 3

Milan (MXP) to Istanbul (IST) - Mon, Nov 5
Turkish Airlines 1896 Dep: 3:00PM Arr: 6:45PM 2h 45m Airbus A320 Economy (P)


Istanbul (IST) to Paris (CDG) - Thu, Nov 8
Air France 1891 Dep: 6:40PM Arr: 9:25PM 3h 45m Airbus A320 Economy (L)


Paris (CDG) to Los Angeles (LAX) - Mon, Nov 12
Delta 8395 Dep: 10:45AM Arr: 1:25PM 11h 40m Airbus A380 Economy (U)
OPERATED BY AIR FRANCE
Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) $1,531.30
Total cost for 1 passenger $1,531.30

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