I'm looking for some advice on flight tickets.
The trip I'm trying to plan is UK to Australia, then New Zealand, then return via some new places - maybe Manila, Korea and Japan.
I'm trying to figure out the best way to buy flight tickets for this, as it doesn't seem to fit with a standard RTW ticket since I'd be doubling back on myself rather than continuing eastward via the Americas. Are there any passes which would suit these hops in Asia before heading back to the UK, or am I best trying to buy an open jaw ticket UK-Australia then back from Asia-UK from my last stop? What airlines offer what stopovers en route to Aus? Or can it be as cheap now to buy separate legs?
I figure the around-Asia sections are simple, using the likes of Tiger, AirAsia, etc. Same for round Aus and to NZ, using such as Virgin Australia.
I've used the old Air Asia long haul route from London to KL a few times but I know that's been dropped now, so what's the next best thing?