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HELP to plan trip, RTW flight or book individually??

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1. Posted by tarafiona (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

hi guys

so my friend and I just graduated and want to see the world before we get jobs (hopefully!)
have an idea of route...london to thailand to australi to NZ to fiji hawaii to NY to LA... got a quote for 1500pounds, not sure if this is good or not???and people say to me that its cheaper to book your own flights but no idea how????
could get a flight to aus/nz/thai for 800pounds so would it be better to get this and book seperately pacific stops?any advice where to do this would be very helpful if you guys recommend it!

many thanks for any help tara

2. Posted by Appro (Budding Member 41 posts) 7y

Quite a few people say it's cheaper to to book as you go, but I'm not so sure. Of course there are bargains to be had, but they're not guaranted and if you do save money it won't be a fortune.

Also, some countries require proof of onward travel before they let you in, which would be a problem if you're booking as you go. You would definitely need to look into this.

£1500 seems reasonable. Who gave you this quote? Have you shopped around?

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

I think it is cheaper to buy a RTW ticket, you know your costs up front and can then start some planning around flight dates.

I shopped around heaps prior to purchase of a RTW ticket last year. I could not put together tickets myself for as cheap as the fare we ended up with. We used travel nation.

Also there were 2 of us, this way we knew we were on the same flights.

4. Posted by chrisvasil (Respected Member 102 posts) 7y

Depends how much overland trip you do.
We booked as we go, we were able to find discount airlines which don't cost much.

5. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

For convenience, book the ticket as an all in one. If you have time, and it can take weeks, then bit by bit is miles cheaper.