Old Jun 4, 13, 2:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Alec84 View Post
Sorry, I'm very inexperienced with this kind of bookings (free stopovers). What exactly do I enter into the multi-city search? Should I enter every flight separately? And how do I see which dates are available at the good price?
This is the way I'd do it: though there are sure to be more efficient ways! Jiggling about seeking refinements on an OTA / the airline website after an initial ITA search can be useful.

Departing from
LIS :: ua ewr ua iah ua

GIG:: fra

using this syntax on a calendar search will give you flights from LIS to Rio on United through EWR and IAH, returning to LIS via Frankfurt, staying in Rio over the the range of nights you stipulate.

You can make up your own routings.

GIG:: ua iah ua ewr ua gives you the return route as a reverse of the outward one.

What this will not do is tell you about stop-overs, though it might offer connections of up to 24H. Once you have an idea of what dates and flights are available in the flight classes you want, you can shift to MULTICITY search, entering the dates you think might work. There's no guarantee they WILL work.

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