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    I am posting this here as it may apply to any overseas trip.

    I am planning a trip Christmas/New Year 2009/10.Delta has a fare which is good LA/Atlanta/Dakar/SA.Can I schedule a layover in Dakar for the same fare?

    alternate, If the airfare is 300 more to Paris, would you rather stay overnight there? I am guessing the answer is yes. Stay near airport or in town? RR

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    I am posting this here as it may apply to any overseas trip.

    I am planning a trip Christmas/New Year 2009/10.Delta has a fare which is good LA/Atlanta/Dakar/SA.Can I schedule a layover in Dakar for the same fare?

    alternate, If the airfare is 300 more to Paris, would you rather stay overnight there? I am guessing the answer is yes. Stay near airport or in town? RR

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    When I booked my Toronto-Copenhagen flight with BA, online last year, it gave me the option of connecting 24hours + in London to go on to Copenhagen.(same price, but said I'd need to book a hotel for the overnight).

    However, in your case it is best to make the arrangements through an agent.
    And no, I wouldn't take the night in Paris for extra $300.

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    I think you might have to use the multiple destination option to "force a layover" of time - how long were you hoping for, 1 night?

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    Kim thanks, It worked. Paradoxically the fare goes down. It's really hard to guess how much more Christmas would be but that is the only time we could afford both for my office (slow) and the extra week Peg gets.



    Flight 1
    Sat, Jan 19 Air France 73
    Depart: 9:15pm
    Arrive: 4:45pm Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
    Paris, France (CDG)

    Non-stop Economy 10hr 30min Boeing 777 View seats

    This is an overnight flight.



    Choose flight 2
    Flight 2
    Mon, Jan 21 Air France 994
    Depart: 10:05am
    Arrive: 9:30pm Paris, France (CDG)
    Johannesburg, South Africa (JNB)

    Non-stop Economy 10hr 25min Boeing 777 View seats



    Choose flight 3
    Flight 3
    Fri, Feb 8 Air France 997
    Depart: 11:40pm
    Arrive: 9:10am Johannesburg, South Africa (JNB)
    Paris, France (CDG)

    Non-stop Economy 10hr 30min Boeing 777 View seats

    This is an overnight flight.



    Choose flight 4
    Flight 4
    Sat, Feb 9 Air France 72
    Depart: 1:15pm
    Arrive: 3:50pm Paris, France (CDG)
    Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

    Non-stop Economy 11hr 35min Boeing 777 View seats



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    Select $1,232 + $174 taxes & fees = $1,406 per person Includes OrbitzTLC Alerts


    I think I would change the days to make a longer layover on the way back but thats a day and a half on the way in, its too long doing it all at once don't you think? RR

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