You can get a multi-city ticket..
That would he something like A->B->C->A
So unlike a "normal" A to B to A return (round trip) ticket, this allows you to visit city C as well and it puts it all on one booking/ticket -- which often affords you the added protection of missed connections - which on separate tickets, would usually be your risk
Travel safe,Edited: 06 March 2014, 03:29
Maybe look at a round the world ticket
Look for the "Multi-City" option on the Qantas website (near Return and One-Way). You could book MEL-LAX return and book your USA flights separately. There are a number of ways to do it. As stated above, you will be responsible for not missing any connecting flights between the different booking though.
Depending on the flights you are looking at, a travel agent such as Flight Centre might be an option for you to go to. Watch out for different luggage allowances.
I would price a multi-city ticket and then compare against purchsing the internal flights separately. But I would only purchase the internal flights separately if there was no chance of them impacting on my return. So if your plan is:
1. Fly MEL-LAX then travel around California for some number of days
2. Fly LAX-New York then stay in NYC for a number of days
3. Fly New York-LAX then stay a number of days
4. Fly LAX-MEL
I would book MEL-LAX-MEL on a return ticket and then see what's the best deal on LAX-New York-LAX that I could get. Keep in mind that if your domestic flight is more than 24 hours after your international, you will likely have to pay for checked baggage. So I'd try and find an airline that doesn't charge (Southwest I think, but I don't know where they fly).
However, if you want to return New York-LAX-MEL and there is a chance that delays in your flight from New York may affect your LAX-MEL flight, then I'd suggest booking on one ticket with the multi-city option. THat said, there are generally a lot of flights New York-LAX so if you took an early flight to LAX and a late from from LAX, that would give you some leeway in case of short delays (not if there is a catastrophic weather event that takes out flights for days though).
Thanks guys i found a multi city stopover for a resemble price will that mean i will be give my added protection as i will be stayin in New york for one nite before my second tour at thought that i need to buy all one way tickets Frist time Flying by myself
"Thanks guys i found a multi city stopover for a resemble price will that mean i will be give my added protection" - Buying a multi city flight on a single ticket gives you greater protection that you do not get with separate one way tickets and will almost certainly be cheaper.
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