We’ve been hearing a lot about the AirWander website for finding well-priced international airfares.
This site is for travellers who want to include stopovers in international flights.
Stopovers tend to be particularly attractive to people who are not necessarily on a tight schedule.
The principle is simple: you take a round-trip itinerary and split it into multiple bookings with multiple tickets.
And then you add a stopover, which is a break of more than 24 hours between your origin and your destination.
This allows you to visit two or more locations on your journey at a cost that can be similar to the original point-to-point round-trip.
We’ve heard of travellers adding a stopover and saving money, although Australia’s isolation makes us sceptical.
Type a proposed destination into AirWander and it offers possible stopover locations and fares. Then fiddle with cities and dates in a bid to get the lowest fare.
When doing your sums, costs such as accommodation at the stopover site obviously need to be taken into account.
AirWander then refers you to third-party booking websites, in the same way as sites like Skyscanner and Momondo.
And, of course, there is always some connection risks – such as flight delays and missing luggage – with buying separate tickets from separate airlines.