[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”How to book open jaw flights to save money” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:40px|text_align:left|color:%231e73be|line_height:10px” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]An open-jaw ticket is an airline return ticket where the destination and/or the origin are not the same in both directions. Open jaw flights are those round trip flights that you book but you don’t return to the same place that you started. I know you might be wondering why do this. Isn’t that crazy to book a round trip ticket that you don’t intend to return to home? Well keep reading to know why you might also find yourself doing the same. The first reason and one of the main reasons why many people book open jaw tickets is cost. In our previous article about How to find cheap one way international flights we mentioned that one way tickets are very expensive. Almost as much as a round trip ticket. Therefore now we have written this article to teach you how to book open jaw flights to save money.

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Reasons why you might wanna book an open jaw flight.

Bellow are reasons why many people prefer to book open jaw tickets when they are traveling.


1. Save money.

In order to book open jaw flights to save money, you need to look at all the possible routes of your journey before booking. In this case we will not be comparing budget airlines with legacy airlines. Because that would be unfair if not accurate. We will use the same kind of airlines. When you compare the prices for different routes but for the same legacy airlines, you realize that some are cheaper than others. This is because some routes and some airports are cheaper to fly to than others.

Similarly read How to search and book flights on matini flights.

Therefore to book open jaw flights to save money, you need to check and compare all the available options before settling on any specific route. In addition to saving money you might also get a chance to tour some cities that you’ve never had before. Still along the way to your destination you get to tour different cities all in the same ticket.

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 2. Save time.

Like you will see in the matini flights screenshots bellow for the flights from Dubai to New York, some routes are quicker than others. Some routes take more time to reach the destination than others. This has a lot to do with the geographical distance between the two airports. The longer the distance the more time it will take the flight and vice versa is true. What you might realize is that some routes go out of their way to make the distance even longer.

Also read How to use matini flights to find cheap flights.

When you book a flight through a certain route you want the route to be almost along a straight path towards your destination. Not a route that connects to airports that are far away from the direction of your destination. For example, if you are flying from Europe to USA, You want flights that come from Europe to USA. Not flights that go to Australia then to USA. That’s making the trip longer hence wasting more time.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

How to book open jaw flights to save money.

If you have been reading our articles regularly, you must have read somewhere that some flight routes are more expensive than others. Similarly, some flight routes headed to the same destination have lesser cost than others. Even if the start and final destination is the same, the prices of the flight fares will still be different. These kinds of price differences have a lot to do with airlines tickets pricing systems. Bellow is an example of an open jaw ticket from same start to same destination but different prices.

Also read Everything you need to know about flights mistake fares.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]On matini flights we searched for a round trip from Dubai to new York city and back. We filtered the results down to only a few legacy airlines. We filtered in order to have a good grounds for comparison using same airlines. So one route we chose quite a straight forward route from Dubai to Milan to new York and return is the same. The route is shown in the screenshot bellow.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”507″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes”][vc_column_text]Also read Things to do in your hotel room.

As you can see, the flight has very few stops and is quite straight forward towards your destination. Might save your timr during travel. However it wont save you money because it costs $1677. Compare this with the other flight we found for same filters and same start and destination.

Also read How to search and book hotels on MATINI Hotels.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”508″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes”][vc_column_text]From this second flight with the same start, destination and return, you can see the prices are very different. This flight price is $1410. That is $267 cheaper than the one above that is straight forward. The only difference between the two flights is that one has lesser stops and is quite time saving whereas the other one has more stops but also is more money saving. Therefore you see that choosing your route wisely might actually save you some amount of money.

Also read Everything you need to know about budget airlines.

Therefore when you want to book open jaw flights to save money, you should always compare all the routes available for your flight destinations and check which one has the lowest price. Always remember to use the airline filters to either set all the routes to be having budget airlines or to be having legacy airlines. This is because some routes might seem too cheap but its because they are connecting using budget airlines. You cant get a good comparison if you are mixing legacy airlines with budget airlines. We have shown you a good example in the screenshots above.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

  How to book open jaw flights to save time.

[/vc_column_text][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”509,510″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]If you look at the two screenshots above you see that these are two similar flights, starting from same city, with the same destination and return to the same city but have different routes. They both have same number of stops but the most interesting thing is that the timing for both is not the same. If you look at the time that the first flight returned to Dubai is o4:50 on 15 dec 2019 whereas the second flight returned on 16:50 on 14th dec 2019. That’s a difference of 12 hours. A half a day is what you can save by only changing the routes of your flight.

Also read Why book a long layover during a flight.

Therefore whenever you want to book open jaw flights to save time, always check the routes available to see which one takes shorter time to reach or to return. Also its wise to look at the routes themselves to see which ones are shorter than others. If you don’t know about the distances between these places you can use the google maps to check the distances. Always take the shorter routes to save even more time because of shorter flights.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Interesting articles you might also like to read.

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