I will be buying my RTW this week through One World... 16 flights in a year. You have to select your 16 destinations ahead of time (though you can change for a $100-200 fee) but the days and times are flexible. I'm covering 5 continents for $5,500.oo usd, which I feel is pretty good (under $350 usd per flight)!
I've enjoyed seeing the back and forth discussions here, I'm planning to leave in November and as it is my first Big trip i will be using a RT ticket, from Dakar, Senegal to Lagos to Mumbai- New Dehli, to SEAsia.
But, ofcourse i do see the point of trying to wing it.... but visas, and the price of last minute flight does worry me.
Has anyone heard of RTW tickets but not with STA?? it does seem really expensive... any cheaper options?