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I'm trying to book a round trip tickets KRR -> SVO -> AMS -> SEA.

I know there is a flight KRR -> SVO departing at 2:30pm however all search engines then end up with results that give me overnight layover in AMS. If I choose later departing flight they do have me staying overnight in SVO but I need to get there earlier in a day.

Any ideas on how I can go about booking the right combination of flights?

Thank you.

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  • You may find that the connection you desire is illegal, possibly it is too short. If you can give the flight numbers we might be able to some deeper analysis.
    – Calchas
    Feb 23, 2019 at 17:54
  • If you know the flight numbers you can call the airline and book direct. Feb 23, 2019 at 18:35

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I do not fully understand what you want but in general, https://matrix.itasoftware.com/ has an astonishing amount of flexibility and https://bookwithmatrix.com/ will typically help you booking it. There is no way to avoid overnighting on this route, it would seem. You can overnight in SVO, if that's what you want / need. This is how you search for the route you asked and then tweak the departure time etc on the result screen. If I do not insist on flying through AMS but enter SVO F+ then there are no overnight combinations leaving Krasnodar at 7:20am at latest, transferring in Moscow and then somewhere else -- if I don't want long layovers as well then Paris or London are your choices but you need to leave at 3:35am or 5:30am. I'd personally rather have a longer layover, a 7:20am flight is already too early for me, the 2:45 layover at Los Angeles is not too bad.

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  • You can also add that you can force exact flight numbers or maximum layover times using Matrix. This may highlight if a desired route is illegal or not, or if there is a capacity restriction.
    – Calchas
    Feb 23, 2019 at 17:55
  • How can I force maximum layover times? When I was looking at their popup with search operators, I didn't see that option. Thank you!
    – Maxim
    Feb 24, 2019 at 22:13
  • Look under extension codes. Example: MAXCONNECT 2:00 sets a maximum connect of two hours. There's MINCONNECT too, which I routinely use to set a connection time so long I can sleep inbetween. No ordinary search engine finds those.
    – user4188
    Feb 24, 2019 at 22:30

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