Flight Booking

How to Book a 2-in-1 Flight Deal

Scott Keyes
Founder & Chief Flight Expert
map of Europe with pins.
August 19, 2019
2 minutes

A 2-in-1 (or multi-city) flight creates an extended stay in another city in addition to your final destination—including the flight in between those two cities—all for one price on one itinerary. Here’s how to book one from a Scott's Cheap Flights deal. 

Step 1: Click the booking button in the deal email and find your travel dates

Every deal email includes a direct link that’s pre-set with all the filters needed to get the fares we’ve found to appear in the search results.

Explore available dates until you find an itinerary you like. Note: You may need to customize your search details, such as dates, trip duration, number of travelers, etc.

Step 2: Switch your flight type to “multi-city” 

Look for a dropdown menu where you can select the type of trip and select multi-city flights (instead of round trip or one way). 

Here’s what this looks like in Google Flights:

Step 3: Add in additional city

Once you’ve changed your search to multi-city mode, add in any additional stop(s) you want to make, and the travel dates.

If the order you visit each city doesn’t matter to you, try searching both ways to see if you can get a lower price.


Step 4: Book via the airline or an online travel agency

Scott’s Cheap Flights doesn’t sell flights; all flights must be booked directly through the airline or an online travel agency.

Online travel agencies often have the lowest available prices for our deals. When this occurs, we’ll call it out in the Booking Instructions section of the email. When the price is similar, we recommend booking directly with the airline

Not only does this give you more flexibility (you can generally cancel or change your flight within 24 hours), it’s also typically easier to resolve any issues when you deal directly with the airline vs a third party. 

For detailed instructions on how to use the most common online travel agencies or flight search engines, check out these guides, or read our guide to online travel agencies.

Can’t find the fare quoted in the deal alert email?

If you’ve followed the instructions above (use that booking button!) and still can’t find the deal, double check the dates and route (departure and destination airports) in the deal email to make sure the dates you’re searching for are listed. 

For a 2-in-1 deal, check the booking instructions for additional notes; sometimes the deal only works when the cities are visited in a specific order. If you still can’t find the deal, it’s most likely no longer available. 

If you have a question about a deal, please contact us and we’ll be happy to take a look at what’s going on.

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Last Updated 
August 19, 2019
How to Book a 2-in-1 Flight Deal
Scott Keyes
Founder & Chief Flight Expert

Scott has traveled to 46 countries (and 46 states!), living in California, to Oaxaca, to Oregon. He’s left-handed, drinks five cups of tea daily, and holds a vendetta against the “Happy Birthday” song. On a dare, he once ate 13 hot dogs (and a bowl of Dippin’ Dots) at the ballpark. He grew up in Ohio and founded Scott’s Cheap Flights in a Denver coffee shop. Favorite airport: PDX.

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