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1. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5597 posts) 8y

Ok, I have come to the conclusion that a return ticket to Tahiti is at least around 1400 euro from Amsterdam.

Are there any oportunities to have RTW flights for about the same price, or just a bit more. Or even cheaper maybe, the flight business is very weird sometimes?
Maybe I will fit in a city or so, but if not, that's not a problem.

Basically, what will be my options?

Thanks a lot!

2. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 8y

Hi Michael,

I would recommend checking out Trailfinders. They have a "Nice & Simple" option for a RTW ticket, which comes in at around €1,100. However, the only catch I would envisage is that Tahiti isn't somewhere that is a major city. The most basic RTW tickets tend to just stop at major hubs. Sample route:

Dub-->Los Angeles.....San Fransisco -->Auckland --->Hong Kong --> Dublin

Still, you might be able to discuss it with them and see what you could come up with. I think Trailfinder's prices are pretty competitive usually, so they are a good place to start.


3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5597 posts) 8y

Cheers Ev!
Have been doing a lot of research, but couldn't find a cheaper deal than the usual return ticket...still about 200 euro cheaper.

4. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 8y

Out of interest, do you know what kind of fuel surcharge is on a ticket like that these days. I'm currently paying €100 fuel surcharge on tickets from NYC to Ireland, which is really driving up the cost of the ticket. Just curious as to what it would be for a RTW ticket at the moment?

5. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5597 posts) 8y

€400-500 in total, taxes, fuel charges etc
I guess fuel surcharges are around 300 euro or something?

[ Edit: Edited on Sep 13, 2008, at 10:01 AM by Utrecht ]

6. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 8y

Yikes, that'd keep you travelling for a couple of months in some parts of the world!

7. Posted by fussy (Inactive 208 posts) 8y

Tahiti not usually on RTW menu. The big RTW specialist agents such as trailfiners and travel nation will quote you, try them out for size.

Also you have to pay a booking fee around GBP 75 to confirm a booking.

If I bought our RTW legs separately it would be over double what we paid, they can be very worthwhile.