Travel Terms You Need to Know: Open Jaw Flight

Travel Terms You Need to Know: Open Jaw Flight


Hey I’m Scott, founder
of Scott’s Cheap Flights. You know I’m obsessed with cheap flights, and over the years I’ve
learned a thing or two about how to find them
and how to book them. In this video, I want to
talk about a flight hack that will help you cover
more ground in less time, and often for less money. The open-jaw flight. Open-jaw flights are booked
as a roundtrip itinerary, but they don’t follow the typical pattern of a there-and-back roundtrip. Instead, open-jaw flights
typically go from Point A to Point B, and then back
from Point C to Point A. For example, say you want to visit Paris
and London on one trip, you could book flights to and from London, and then somewhere in
the middle of the trip, you can take a jaunt down to Paris, but then you’d kinda have
to backtrack to London, catch a flight home, who wants to do that? Alternatively, you could
book a one-way flight, from your home airport to London, and then another one-way
flight home from Paris, but the thing is, one way international
flights are really expensive, way more expensive than
a roundtrip flight. So, you’ve got a third option, Book an open-jaw flight that flies from your
home airport to London, and then from Paris, back home. You can do this on a small scale, or you can do it on a really big one. For example, if you’re planning to visit Italy, you want to go to a few cities,
you could book an open-jaw flight into Rome, and out of Venice, and then just catch the train
in between the two cities. Or if you’re going in Southeast Asia, you want to visit a few countries, you can actually book an
open-jaw flight into Bangkok, out of Hanoi, and then be able to book a budget flight in between the two. Open-jaw flights are booked
as a roundtrip itinerary, using the multi-city flights option on most airfare websites. For a simple open-jaw, start by inputting one flight
from your home airport, to the first city you want to visit, and then do a second flight
from the second city, back to your home airport. It can be worth mixing up the order, just to see if changing it up makes a lower price in the end. Now, if you are planning to visit both Paris and London in one
trip you might be wondering, how do I get between the two cities? If you’re planning on flying, I actually recommend not
including this flight in your open-jaw search. It’ll be typically be much cheaper to book a separate flight
from Paris to London or London to Paris. For transport in between your
cities do a separate search, you can also check out a
website called Rome2rio, which is a wonderful website,
it shows you all your options including bus, ferry, train or flights for getting in between two
cities anywhere in the world. To wrap up, if you want to visit
multiple cities on one trip, open-jaw flights can
save you time, and money. For more, check out our step-by-step guide for booking open-jaw flights
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see you guys next time.

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