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who to buy my RTW ticket from?

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1. Posted by Seany (Respected Member 268 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Does anyone have any good agents I can buy my rwt ticket from?
Its my first one, and of course want to get a good, long and cheap ticket.

Thanks for any info!


2. Posted by sofe1978 (Respected Member 126 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi Seany

I haven't booked mine yet but Travel Nation and Round the World have both given me loads of help and great quotes so far so I'd recommend them.


3. Posted by makka (Respected Member 248 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

those above are worth checking quotes with also STA Travel whom my ticket is with, are also worth looking into - go compare

4. Posted by Rubymurray (Budding Member 62 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I got quotes off loads of companies and Travel Nation were by far the best price, very helpfull too

5. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3914 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I have always found trailfinders to be the cheapest. A friend of mine got a good deal through travelbag recently.

6. Posted by Taffski (Travel Guru 182 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

have a search on the tinternet for the three main suppliers of round the world tickets and work out a route.

If you do it on their web sites then this will give you a good idea of what each offers and how much they are.

The three I know of are :

Star Alliance
One World
The Great Escapade.

We worked out our route and then saw which of the three could get nearest to it.

We then worked out how much each was and whether it was cheaper to bypass / overland some destinations outside of our RTW tickets. Some allow Overland sections i.e. over North America, From Singapore to Hongkong, Perth to Sydney etc. etc.

We then went to STA travel with our quote from the web site and they matched it.

Easy as that!

Hope this helps a wee bit


7. Posted by icybabe (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

we chose Star Alliance coz my husband is really into A380.... :p

8. Posted by Seany (Respected Member 268 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I will give your trick a go Taffski. STA have quoted me around £1200-£1400 thats for there kind of standard, UK - USA - NEWZEAND - CHINA - UK. What you rec?

But Im thinking and looking at the RTW overland trip on train with the world Rail pass.
Anyone know about this kind of trip? or done the overland RTW trip?

Thanks again all!

9. Posted by cplford (Budding Member 98 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I don't know how it works from the UK or Europe, but I found that the main airline alliances like One World want you to go a long way out of your way to get anywhere unless you are flying into their hubs. For instance, like a good Aussie, I wanted to use Qantas. However, when I wanted to fly Brisbane to Kuala Lumpur, they wanted me to fly Brisbane-Adelaide-Darwin-Singapore-KL. Since I hate flying and want direct flights, this seemed a crock to me. I haven't booked yet, but I have found a fare that will do almost all I want. It is a new alliance of Malaysian, Emirates, Continental, Air Pacific and others called, I think, "World Journey". This is going to cost about $AU 3,500 or about GBP 1,550 at current exchange rates. Suits me, but maybe there are better deals out there. These prices include taxes and surcharges. My route is: Brisbane - KL - Cairo - Athens - overland to Shannon - NYC - overland to LA or Vancouver (I'm undecided) - Honolulu - Nadi - Auckland - Brisbane.