Has anyone tried to find out if it's possible to fly cheaper than a 'normal' RTW ticket.
I know for some places it's still expensive to fly, but for example from Europe to Hongkong can cost as little as 300 dollar return, including all taxes. From Hongkong, well actually Macau, Airasia has cheap tickets and you can make your way in southeast asia for very little money.
For example, going to Sabah, Malaysia is possible for around 200 dollar one way from Europe.
Are there any cheap flighs as well from there to Australia or maybe the Americas?
hey, flyvivamacau.com sometimes offer very cheap ticket to Maldives, Phuket, 888Mop (US90) round trip to Maldives and 88MOP (12US) to Phuket. Is it cheap?
You can get a cheap flight from Singapore and a few other places to Darwin in Australia on Tiger Airways which is cheap. Jetstar has also started some international flights up, so if you don't want to have to fly in to Darwin you could look on Jetstar. Some of those flights on Tiger Airways from Singapore-Darwin are $45.63AUD before taxes, but $208.47AUD after all fees are added in. That is on the very cheap dates, because prices seem to vary from the day of the week. If you leave it to the last minute or even within a month and a half to book, be prepared for the fares to be a hell of a lot more expensive ($433.70AUD for the same flight that if booked a few months earlier costs $208.47AUD).
In the meanwhile I have been doing some internet research myself as well. Actually between continents there are almost no budget options available, I mean the long distances. The only one is with Oasis Hongkong airlines for about 300 usd one way including all taxes, between London Gatwick and Hongkong. And of course shorter flights like that between Singapore and Darwin or from Europe to some places in Turkey and Northern Africa.
So probably it's only a cheap option when travelling in the region.
90 USD for a round trip to Maldives is cheap, but is that with taxes?
it's the same matter i hv.
i'll go RTW middle of next year and it will be 2 years.
but normal world travel ticket is only valid for 1 year!
and they hv so many weird restrictions what i really hate!
good luck and if you get any good informations,
please share with me.
BeHappy from Korea.