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1. Posted by glenn765 (Budding Member 34 posts) 9y

Having just been quoted a RTW ticket which is as follows: London - Toronto - Mexico - Santiago(Chilli) - Auckland - Sydney - Bangkok - London.
The price we have been given is £1889 per person, was just wondering if this seem resonable for this given route?

Thanks

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3. Posted by noocris (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

i'm planning a RTW trip too and was wondering where the cheapest deals were available if anyone has any info that'd b great - i'm looking at Usit and trailfinders - so far quoting roughly 2000euros (ish - it depends on final flight plan...)

Many thanks :)

4. Posted by Taffski (Travel Guru 182 posts) 9y

Hi,

That sounds expensive to me..... we're on our Great Escapade RTW with Virgin Air NZ and Singapore and it cost us 850 pounds!

check out their web site... It's limited in terms of North and South America, however, what we're doing is buying the tickets to Aouth America as we're over here as we may decide to go overland to Mexico etc. from Canada and then we'll buy a cheap flight to Equador from Mexico etc.

Remember that the RTW flights have a high and low season also.

It's just an idea, but try being a little bit more flexible in the Mexico and Santiago bits (as only Air Chile which is part of the one world alliance (BA and AA and Quantas) which is also one of the more expensive ones.

We don't pay for dats changes on ours either..... so we're flown in Boston. Gone overland to Montreal and then doing overland to Vancouver. We then plan to go down on the bus to Mexico and then fly from Mexico to Equador. Overland to Santiago, fly to Venezuala, boat / fly to cuba and then boat/ fly back to Mexico and Guatamala. Then over ladn to LA which is where we fly from to NZ...

Options...options....options....

try and be a bit more flexible in your itinarary and I'm sure you'll get a better deal.

Hope this helps

Taffski

PS Just checked the Great escapade web site and here's the lin to their prices etc.

good luck

http://www.thegreatescapade.com/termsConditions.php#prices

5. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 9y

Quoting Taffski

It's limited in terms of North and South America, however, what we're doing is buying the tickets to South America as we're over here as we may decide to go overland to Mexico etc. from Canada and then we'll buy a cheap flight to Equador from Mexico etc

From what I saw when I was in South America, budget flights are non existant so you will pay a fortune for any internal flights within South America. So by the time you've added any flights in South America with it will be well in excess of £1200 if you even include a shortish flight. An example flight a flight from Lima-Rio De Janiero was going to cost over $700US on special according to a person I met who lives in Lima and had dreamt all his life of visiting Rio De Janiero. He could never afford the flight so instead he braved the bus for something like a week straight until he finally reached Rio! I'd have not gone if it meant the bus for a week straight with only the odd short break here and there!

One thing with Glenn765 itinerary that will make the price sky rocket is the Santiago-Auckland-Sydney section. Those identical flights at a cheap price when purchased in Australia currently costs $2,578.75 which at current exchange rate equates to £1,106.29. So whilst the South America-Australia part remains in the itinerary the ticket will be considerably more expensive than your basic round the world ticket of £850.

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 24, 2007, at 3:04 AM by aharrold45 ]