help me out here.
How is it that non-stop flights are expensive and if you add a stopover or two, then the prices go down significantly.
Secondly, I have a question in purchasing tickets. Say I'm going to Bombay sometime. Can I purchase two RT tickets? Say, one from JFK - LHR and anothe RT from LHR-BOM? Would that work fine? What kind of hassles can i expect if I do this? Will I have to get my baggage checked in again if the 2nd RT is on a different airline? Sorry, I'm still learning all this, but after weeks of research and playing around I have come to a conclusion that this is pretty much the only way to get cheap tickets. Example: My travel agent has quoted me close to $1500 on economy Air India to bombay; however if I book a round trip from JFK - LHR, VS is $534. Then BA has LHR-BOM for about 400 GBP. That's definately less than $1500 and the fact that the airlines are much better than Air India.
Why is it like this?
Thank you for your replies and sorry if I sounded dumb.