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What is the best Round the world airline service/fares?

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1. Posted by Gwestby (Budding Member 6 posts) 5y

I am looking to plan an around the world adventure in 2012.

I live in NYC and could take off from here or LA.

I am heading south first into South America then across to South Africa then to Australia and the South Pacific then north to China, Russia then across to Europe then down to Southern Europe then back home to either NYC or LA. This is the route that seams to make the most sense to me taking into consideration that I am trying to see as much as possible in one year and cover as much ground as possible.

The PROBLEM that I am having is finding a company to purchase the airline tickets through. I am wondering if anyone can help.

I am hoping to fly into one part of a continent then backpack across to depart the continent from another part ie fly into Northern South America (Venezuela) Depart from Southern South America (Argentina). It would be ideal if my land trips didnt cost me miles as well as a lot of these cash loving companies like to try and use land treks as miles.

So essentially, I am looking for the perfect RTW airfare booking company...Cheep, reliable, flexible with dates ranges, land treks etc...

Anyone know of anything out there like this?

Any help would be MUCH appreciated!

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1827 posts) 5y

Asia and Europe has a number of cheap online airlines so you might be able to book some flights cheaper yourself.

On my third RTW trip, I went via South America instead of Asia and it cost me a lot more. Apparently that is normal, based on fares. Most RTW companies will find you cheap fares, but there may not be any available. Also the more stops, the more costs.

Perhaps do South America separately another time and fly from LA across to China?

Ask the agents if there is any way you can cut down on costs. Remember with a RTW ticket you should travel in one direction and not double back on yourself.

3. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 5y

try Bootsnall for RTW

4. Posted by Gwestby (Budding Member 6 posts) 5y

Thanks!

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