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RTW Tickets?? Confused

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific RTW Tickets?? Confused

1. Posted by jasonh2015 (Full Member 156 posts) 7y

Hey everyone, I'm back on my travels in October and im looking at getting a round the world ticket. It looks cheaper then a single. I'm off to Australia and New Zealand!

Just wondering what companys people have used? and what the value was like?

Thanks, Jason

[ Edit: Edited on 01-May-2009, at 15:43 by jasonh2015 ]

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 7y

Round the world tickets can often be a better deal than a straight return to Oz or NZ. I always use Trailfinders for long haul flights but you can also tailor - make your own itinerary on the One World or Star Alliance website (these are the 2 big alliances which combine different airlines to make up rtw tickets).

Once you start adding South America or Africa into the itinerary the price tends go up, so the cheapest way to do it would be uk- asia - oz - nz - usa - uk.

3. Posted by pollygo (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y

Star Alliance is the ultimate having more airlines.
I've read that buying a RWT is cheaper in these countries: Bulgaria, Sri Lanka and Bangkok.
It is reasoned that a one-way ticket to any of these countries will still save you money.
The most expensive countriy to purchase RWT is USA (but flights out of New York and LA
are great for other than RWT).
If you are in Canada (and this seems the only country) you can purchase a RTW ticket starting
at a lower price in a Developing country.
You are allowed to only cross the Pacific and Atlantic oceans once...hence making it a RTW
ticket.
Going over land....i.e. You travel from Sydney to Brisbane and then fly from Brisbane to another
destination has a drawback. Overland travel is counted in miles as part of RWT

I'm still waiting for someone to tell me what would be the ultimate itinerary if I booked a
Star Alliance 32,000 mile ticket. I just want it all....every country that I can reach.

I have done a RWT before and it's amazing. If you get lonely in Australia...there are
several Veteran's bars/meal places where you'll meet wonderful people.

Polly

4. Posted by jasonh2015 (Full Member 156 posts) 7y

Thanks for the info. I've already been to Australia, but want to go again. I did feel a bit lonely after about 3 wks, maybe cause it was my longest away from home. 5 months in total!!

What i was planning is...I have a party in feb, so i was thinking....UK - Australia - UK - Australia - NZ it just looks cheaper if i don't book singles for them all.

Anywho know if i can do this??

5. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 7y

Quoting jasonh2015

What i was planning is...I have a party in feb, so i was thinking....UK - Australia - UK - Australia - NZ it just looks cheaper if i don't book singles for them all.

Anywho know if i can do this??

It tends to get really expensive when you go back on yourself, so this route woudn't be feasilble on a rtw. You'd be better off buying your rtw from the uk, and then booking the cheapest return to the uk you can find once you are in Oz.

6. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

You should be able to purchase what's called an "Open Jaw" ticket which allows you to return from a different airport than the one you arrived at.