I am looking to book at RTW flight very soon.
I am looking to go from London Hethrow, fly to Singapore, overland or find our own way to Bangkok, fly to Perth, fly to Melbourbe, fly to Aukland or Wellington, fly to Dubai and back to London Hethrow. I would like this trip to last for 12 months and have about 6 months in Australia. Can anyone help? I dont really want to spend over £1100.
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I run a RTW website in Aus, www.roundabouttravel.com.au. First thing I would say is that it doesnt appear to be a full RTW as it isn't going to either North or South America. You might be best off with an Emirates ticket as Emirates have multiple hub cities including Dubai, Singapore, Bangkok and they fly into Perth and you could leave from Sydney or Melbourne. All you would need to add on to the return Emirates ticket would be a flight Perth - Syd/Mel and possibly a return trip to NZ. Virgin Blue are pretty good downunder for cheap fares, would avoid Jetstar.
Hope that helps, if you decide to go to the US on the way home you could do a world escapade RTW from GBP965 + tax.
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Have you tried STA? Your best bet is to go into the store rather than do their route builder online. Instead of buying one RTW ticket they also do sector flights which sometimes works out cheaper. Thats where I got mine. The ticket I got would have been about 2600/2800 pounds if it was one ticket but they did it by sector and it cost me 1900, although my ticket includes more destinations.
I think you should go to your nearest store and see what they can offer. They only cater to students or under 26's though.
If your wanting to spend 6 months in OZ I would suggest making your own way from Perth to the east coast and fly from there. Sometimes this could be cheaper and also you can see a lot more.
Would you consider doing Dubai first? and then onto Bangkok, make your own way to singapore, then to OZ, NZ then home. That follows in one direction with no backtracking.
Hope that helps
I would suggest 2 options: you can try getting a rtw ticket from any of the airline alliances, or you might want to try airtreks.com. Another option is to book on the go looking for low cost carriers mostly...you might be able to find what you are looking for.
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Here's another option: Round The World Fares