You're right but consider this scenario. You're at a coffee shop that offers wifi and you also have mobile network. You're streaming something to your phone which naturally prefers the wifi network. You get up and walk away and lose wifi. The TCP connection is lost, even though you have a perfectly good moble network also available. The TCP connection needs to be reestablished.
With multipath TCP in the same scenario your phone would have the option of setting up two TCP connections, one over each network. It would present a single socket to the streaming application (who is none the wiser). The multipath TCP socket sends packets over both networks (using whatever spread it feels appropriate). When you walk out of the coffee shop and lose the wifi the multipath TCP socket would stop using the dead network and only use the good network (mobile in this case). No loss in connection.