Little-known Loophole Adds a Free or Low-cost Side Trip — And it Might Even Lower Your Fare

FCF’s side hustle delivers the goods – even during the post-lockdown, high-fare, fewer-deals era.

We haven’t discussed our Stopover Loophole Strategy (SLS) since Before Lockdown (BL) when we were combining Europe and Africa, including Cairo, Casablanca, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Lagos, and Marrakesh. But now it’s time to bring it back. We found some great SLS fares that travelers should consider jumping on right now.

SLS Crash Course

What is the Stopover Loophole Strategy again? Here’s a quick refresher on how it works. A stopover is a planned stop of more than four hours (domestic) or 24 hours (international) between flight segments on a trip. But longer stopovers are sometimes allowed for free (or a very small fee) – i.e. these allow you to enjoy a “second destination” for several days or much longer – most often in the applicable airline’s hub city. This presents an interesting opportunity for business travelers and/or those wanting to add a little extra pleasure to an upcoming trip.

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