My daughter & I are planning to spend Christmas with my son in England..He is driving to Germany and wants us to go with him and leave from there for NY...Is it possible to get a ticket TO Heathrow and to come back from Frankfurt Germany..?
Absolutely, its called an "open-jaw" ticket. When you search for flights on sites like Expedia, or the airlines own sites, select "multiple destinations" instead of "round trip".
Thanks for the information Michael. Its a big help.
My husband goes to Germany for a month twice a year via London because I always meet him there before we jump off elsewhere in Europe. Having checked out many options over the years we have found a round trip from (for us) Boston to Heathrow with a one way or two way ticket from Frankfurt (on British Airways)to Heathrow sandwiched inbetween is cheapest. I.E. American Airlines (say) Boston to Heathrow Round Trip. 01 Jan returning on 31 Jan. Round trip Heathrow to Frankfurt 15 Jan returning on 19 Jan. You have two independent round trip tickets in this scenario. I've also flown over to Heathrow, taken the Eurostar to Paris and flown out of Frankfurt to Heathrow. Somewhat more expensive. Lots of options here...open jaws being one of them.
Wow...that's good to know....thanks so much for the info. My son is with the USAF and will be in Germany for 2 months. We usually spend the holidays w/ his family in England take the ferry to France & drive to Belgium & Paris then back to England then home to NY.
You should look at round trip into London, and then a one-way back to London to catch your return flight. It could be a lot cheaper as I've noticed a lot of European one-way fares are much cheaper than doing a multi-destination. And if you wind up having a layover in London anyway, it wouldn't make a difference. Or it might not be cheaper for you, but if you're looking to save money, it wouldn't hurt to check. (Or you could do it the other way around, a round trip into Frankfurt, and a one way to London) ;)
Just be sure to leave enough time between flights so you can claim your bags and recheck them and also, if your first flight is delayed you won't be in danger of missing your flight out to the States.
If you get a one-way back to Heathrow you will have to go through the whole check in and baggage claim process twice. Unless there is enough of a cost saving to justify this plus the risk of missing your flight from Heathrow it seems to me that the open-jaw option would be much better.