Doing some recent trip planning research I found this lovely airfare quirk.
One option is to add an easy London to Paris connecting flight to the upper class transatlantic flights ($4,927 each).
By adding the London to Paris flight, the fare drops $413 to $4,514. Savings is even greater when compared to adding additional cost of the separate London to Paris flight.
Does that make sense? No, it does not.
Fly more, pay less is no airline’s motto.**
Do you want to fly more and pay less? Hire me …
** By the way, if a passenger intentionally bought option 2 and did not take the second flight (London to Paris), then it is a hidden city itinerary (considered against airline’s rules). Otherwise, it is known as a point beyond scenario; that is, there a point beyond your intended destination that has a cheaper airfare.