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I have found some cheap flights from London to Tokyo on Google Flights which I plan to purchase. However, the flight has a layover - the legs are London to Moscow, then Moscow to Tokyo.
I thought that, rather than spend 4 hours in a Moscow airport, perhaps I could try purchasing my flights separately to allow a whole day in Moscow, and I'll spend a night exploring the city. However, when I search on the same dates for Moscow to Tokyo, I find that that leg of the flight by itself is far more expensive than buying the combined flight to from London to Tokyo. Is there a reason for this? Is there a convenient way to find flights which purposefully extend layovers for a day or so?