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1. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Of course, lots of travellers know about all the budget airlines and stuff. But I've just read an article in which they just try to book a RTW ticket with all sorts of lowcostairlines.
From the Netherlands, they managed to buy a RTW ticket for €756! That is about 1000 dollar, including all taxes!
The route was Holland/Germany - Istanbul - Sharjah (UAE) - Mumbai - Chennai - Singapore - Darwin - Sydney - Honolulu - LA - Columbus (Ohio) - Boston - Glasgow - Holland.
Pretty cheap if you ask me.
Of course, this means a lot of research, trying to fit in everything but if you are on a low budget, it surely is an option!

Just to share....;)

2. Posted by ndy (Budding Member 55 posts) 9y

hiya there

gonna try to move by ship is more cheap and awesome, last travelled from BKK to Oz by ship.

cheers

3. Posted by wilko84 (Budding Member 13 posts) 9y

Quoting ndy

hiya there

gonna try to move by ship is more cheap and awesome, last travelled from BKK to Oz by ship.

cheers

Who did you book the ship through? It sounds more fun than the stuffy plane!

4. Posted by claretrick (Budding Member 47 posts) 9y

Hi I am planning RTW trip next year from the UK my ticket is looking at £1300 incl taxes. How did you manage to get such a cheap ticket??. Obviously I am up for any tips on how to get a cheaper ticket as I am going to be on a very tight budget. That ticket is with travelbag!!!
Thanks for any help!

Clare

5. Posted by ndy (Budding Member 55 posts) 9y

hiya everybody
try this sites "Internet guide to freighter travel" it has lapse of time main destinion
www.grimaldi-freightercruises.com/ is in italian and english, even in bookshop they give u any information.
by gus take easy

6. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Quoting claretrick

Hi I am planning RTW trip next year from the UK my ticket is looking at £1300 incl taxes. How did you manage to get such a cheap ticket??. Obviously I am up for any tips on how to get a cheaper ticket as I am going to be on a very tight budget. That ticket is with travelbag!!!
Thanks for any help!

Clare

First say that I haven't bought this myself, it was some kinda investigation by a travel magazine. And the trick is using budget airlines instead of buying a round the world ticket with those alliances and crap. You have to arrange things months before you leave to get the cheapest tickets and sort things out so that you have enough time for travelling overland.
Check cheap airlines, like Airarabia, Airasia, Oasis Airlines, Tiger Airways. Also, there are some cheap airlines in the pacific and the US right now, even flying from the US to UK can be done cheap. But of course, you can not fly everywhere that cheap, and sometimes RTW tickets can be a better bargain when visiting some countries which are not on the lowcost flight routes...

7. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Oh, by the way, the list is long and opportunities are endless, so check this list(s) and decide which places and airlines you want to use. Golden rule: start early with searching for the lowest prices of course.

Budget List

Another List

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 3, 2007, at 6:36 AM by Utrecht ]

8. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 9y

be careful with small and cheap airelines,you may book your flight a few month in advance to get the best price you pay, and when the time for your flight is getting close you will find out the airline is bancrupt.
Ok ,if the ticket was very cheap the damage will not be so high,but anyway you have to get a new ticket.
It just happend to friends of mine who had booked with Lloyd Boliviano Caracas to Paraguay roundtrip,a few month ago.when they where asking for the tickets they got not even an answer,Lloyd Boliviano was still selling tickets when they already know that they wont fly anymore.
I would not book to many flights to fare in advance,and pay maybe a little bit more but get a valid ticket.

9. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Agree Marlis, always be careful, but Lloyd Aero Boliviano was the national carrier of Bolivia and there are more ailines like Varig who were/are/will be in trouble financially. Actually, few budget airlines quit or go bankrupt, or they go together with other airlines. But some main airlines like AirArabia or AirAsia are reliable still.

I just think there are such huge differences in price considering real RTW tickets and trying to find out some budget flights. These star alliances or whatever are actually pretty expensive in my opinion, if you want to see a bit more you will pay at least 2500 dollar which is just too much for what you get. Of course, arranging all flights with regular airlines separately is more expensive.

10. Posted by Not Lost (Full Member 132 posts) 9y

Wouldnt booking a "pieced together" RTW ticket using budget airlines means that you have to travel on specific dates?

I'm planning for my RTW next August and thus far, the cheapest that I have found KL-Cairo-Athens-overland to London-Montreal-New York-Tokyo-KL costs about USD2300.