Hello ppl after some advice on how much i should be payinG for a rtw ticket. Got a quote of a company call travel nation of £925 + taxes for
London - Thailand - Perth Overland to Sydney - Christchurch overland to auckland - fiji - cook islands - tahiti - LA overland to NYC - london
is this a good deal and has anyone used this company to purchase there tickets. Also it's flying with Air new zealand and singapore airlines are these companies as good as Quantas and BA
It sounds like a standard Star Alliance RTW ticket. You may want to check with STA travel what they would sell it for (it would be exactly the same flights pretty much). As for airlines, Singapore Airlines is often regarded as the best airline in the world (close tie with Emirates). In my opinion they are much better than BA (only flown them once though), which I consider pretty much average. I haven't flown Air NZ, but I'm sure they're fine and haven't heard anything bad about them.
Just posting to chime in with Peter.
The only way to know if you are paying too much for an air ticket is to price them with as many companies as possible I think.
Also Sing Air is a really good airline in my experience, but Emirates is better I think... But you didnt ask about Emirates... so yeah I'd say Sing Air is a good choice compared to nearly any other airline I've flown with.
Sounds like a fair price to me, but as always, shop around. I recommend Wexas.com. I don't work for them (!) but heartily recommend them, as they were very helpful. Can't say if they are the cheapest though.
I flew Air NZ 4 times and had no complaints whatsoever. If I remember rightly, their meals were one of our favourites on our RTW trip.
BMI just nudged it for me, with a cheese toastie for breakfast !
I have twice done RTW trips and both trips I checked around, I got the best support, help and prices from Travelbag.com, after I told them where I wanted to go they assigned a member of staff who had actually done the same and she fixed up fights, stop overs, accommodation etc that in the end turned out to be just what we wanted, that I think is great help. I was really pleased that second time round I still got the best total deal through them.
What you have been offered by Travel Nation (who are a good company specialising entirely in RTWs is the Great Escapade ticket. Run buy Sing/AirNZ/Virgin. Sing and Virgin are two of the best quality airlines. Air NZ is so so but has the best network for the Pacific.
The GE is quite a bit cheaper than Star Alliance or One World, but you get less choice as fewer airlines. If it covers wher u want to go its good value. Prices are fixed according to date of travel departure. You will get the same price quote for the same ticket from other agents.
If you are keen to get to know more RTW travellers before you go, then you may wish to check out the free RTW email group I set up after myown 2 yr RTW trip.
Best of luck Wade