I've tried to look around for an answer, but figured asking directly is the easiest. Here is the dilemma:
My friend and I are planning a trip together for June. We will be visiting Paris for a few days, with a day stopover in Dubai, then taking a safari in Kenya. He is currently working in the middle east and will be coming to the US to visit first, then flying to Paris from New York. His company is paying for his flight from New York to Paris, then Paris to Dubai. These flights have already been booked. I will be traveling from Florida, hopefully linking up with him in New York to fly together to Paris, then we will fly together to Dubai. The flights from Dubai to Nairobi, then Nairobi back home, are not supplied by his company, so we figured we could book those together online.
The question I have is -- how do I create an itinerary from Florida to New York to Paris to Dubai, making sure I end up on the same flights as him for the NY, Paris, and Dubai legs? I have tried to look online for the same flights but nothing is letting me specify certain flights for certain legs and link them all into one itinerary, without purchasing a bunch of one-way single tickets, which I imagine would be a nightmare as a far as checking bags, getting boarding passes, etc. Am I going to have to use a travel agent to book these all together? And how can I link up with my friend's itinerary so that if a flight is changed or cancelled, we will both be rerouted to the same place?
I am sure this is a simple thing and I am just over thinking; I have had plenty of experience flying domestically and buying tickets online, but not internationally and not when booking tickets separately. Thank you so much in advance!!Edited: 27 March 2014, 00:43