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Round the World

Edinburgh
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Round the World

Can anyone advise on the best airline when planning an around the World and are there any restrictions which we should be wary of?

Many thanks.

London, United...
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11. Re: Round the World

I am trying to book a bus class rtw fare from Khartoum as a friend has just told be it is the cheapest at the moment how can this be booked ?

South Pole
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12. Re: Round the World

there are not too many airlines u can fly round the world with. the ones that do have a pretty restricted ports of call.

but airline alliances are an alternative eg. oneworld, star alliance.

both these have RTW planners on their web sites.

another approach is getting in touch with a RTW specialist travel agent.

some people swear the best way to go RTW is to cobble together a whole lot of one way LCC tickets. can't say i have looked at that..

the most recent RTW bargain that was available in australia was a RTW via asia or north america to anywhere in europe with 1 free stop on each leg for $2249. extra stops $100 each. this was available from an on line travel agent and was a combination of star and oneworld alliance airlines.

Seattle, Washington
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13. Re: Round the World

>> I am trying to book a bus class rtw fare from Khartoum as a friend has just told be it is the cheapest at the moment how can this be booked ? <<

Look here: flyertalk.com/forum/oneworld/1225920-aone4-k…

Note this is about buying first class RTW tickets ex-KRT, but the same advice goes for business class as well. One thing to bear in mind is that extremely high departure taxes from Sudan go a long way to neutralizing the ticket savings, since each itinerary has to be priced according to the specific taxes and fees (including fuel surcharges) that are over and above the base fare. In the case of Sudan these fees can be very high, whereas other origin points might be more expensive in terms of base fare, but cheaper all in due to differences in taxes.

Judging by the Flyertalk thread also, one should bear in mind potential visa costs and difficulties when planning transits of Khartoum.

Here's a good website to use for a general survey of RTW and similar fares by country of origin: http://www.wandr.me/RTW_Fares.aspx/

Edited: 10:37 am, September 03, 2012
surrey
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14. Re: Round the World

Excellent explanations by ibgardyloo.

One thing though you will nearly always get some sort of lounge access if you're flying business class anyway.

Oh and another you'll get status with whichever airline you decide to credit the miles to pretty quickly - if you buy a DONEx (RTW on One World in business) and credit to BA you'll reach Silver after 3 long haul and 2 shorthaul flights or Gold after 8 longhaul and 2 shorthaul. Once you earn Silver your miles earning rate increases too.

You see it is addictive as he mentioned - before you know it you'll be booking the next one! We're in the planning stages of one now: ).

Melbourne, Australia
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if i live in australia but want to book a rtw originating in the middle east on oneworld, how and on what site do i book the ticket to take advantage of the local pricing?

Sydney, Australia
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16. Re: Round the World

Wow - that is a great way to look at it. If you have any advice that would work for those living in Australia, that would be appriciated! :)

Seattle, Washington
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17. Re: Round the World

>> if i live in australia but want to book a rtw originating in the middle east on oneworld, how and on what site do i book the ticket to take advantage of the local pricing? <<

www.oneworld.com/flights/plan-book-online/

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