We want to go to Japan. We've checked some flights, and reached an interesting conclusion. First, a normal round trip:
- A round trip from Tel Aviv to Tokyo, Sep-26 - Nov-5, costs $880. There are very few "cheap" flights - the fifth option is already at $1146.
- A round trip from Madrid to Tokyo, Sep-26 - Nov-5 (same dates) is as low as $620, with many similar options under $800.
- A round trip from Tel Aviv to Madrid, Sep-23 - Nov-8 costs about $300, and there is even a non-convenient flight for $200! (9 hour overnight layover)
So, if I take the cheapest options, I can fly directly to Tokyo for $880, or combine a trip to Madrid and Tokyo for $820 - this is both cheaper and more fun.
Even if I take a "better" flight to Spain it might reach $920 for the combined trip - still well worth it (extra $40).
I've looked and found a similar concept called hacker fare, and also this related question: Is there a flight search engine that combines flights from different airlines?
In my case, unlike hacker-fare, I want two round-trips, and I don't particularly care where the "layover" is - it could be any nice city.
Is there a tool that can help me plan such a trip?
For example, showing the two round trips, or showing bulk data to/from popular destinations?