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1. Posted by mj75 (Full Member 42 posts) 12y

Hi people,
First time on this forum and i'm very impressed.

Anyway, me and my girlfriend are planning a RTW trip mid Sept 05 for 6 months. When would be best to book the tickets? I'm reading some people are booking 6 months in advance, some with only 1 month before they go.

I should really speak with the agent about this, but wanted to know from you guys and gals.

Many thanks

2. Posted by Hel (Budding Member 10 posts) 12y


I think it depends on where you want to go. Me and my boyfriend have just booked our RTW tickets to depart in March 05 . We were planning to visit South America around July time but flights from NZ were totally booked up, so we had to revise our plans. Apart from that we had no problems with any of the other places we wanted to go. Hope this helps! (I guess the sooner you book, the sooner you can start the count down!)

3. Posted by mj75 (Full Member 42 posts) 12y

Thanks Hel for the reply,
I think we are going to book our tickets in Jan 2005 with travelbag. So many places to visit, not sure if we can fit it all within 6 months.

4. Posted by barge (Full Member 54 posts) 12y


We booked our RTW tickets with STA in October, leaving in Feb 05. The advantages we found with booking early is you have a better chance of getting flights on the routes you want. Also you will fix the price of most airport taxes which helps with budgets. Oh, and as Hel said you can start to count down!!

Only 75 days til we leave......(and 44 days of work left!!)