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round the world flights

Dublin,Ireland
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round the world flights

Has anyone booked with roundtheworldflights.com.? I have been offered a great deal through their website but I'm a bit worried about parting with the money because I don't know much about them. Any thoughts ??

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UK
Destination Expert
for North Wales
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1. Re: round the world flights

You can book direct yourself with little trouble

Which airlines are you booked onto

What are the flight details offered to you?

I booked with another similar company ( no names) and was booked to. Aus NZ and Bangkok with BA and QANTAS and it all went spot on

The only rider that I would counsel is that there was a minor issue, not ruinous, but when I contacted both BA and Qantas direct they couldn't or wouldn't sort it and I was told to go through the agent. I found this frustrating at the time. If I was doing such a trip again I would book direct with the airline. Many of their websites contain RTW trip builders and are easy to use once you know the itinerary you want. Booking with an agent in my case was no cheaper than if had booked direct with airline. Why not

Log on to the airline you have been designated and have a go at a dummy booking and see what comes up?

Edited: 3:43 am, July 17, 2012
australia
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2. Re: round the world flights

Their IATA agency number is valid THE GLOBAL VILLAGE TRAVEL CENTRE LTD

BUT

Payment for flight bookings made on www.globalvillage-travel.com

All flights and taxes are paid in full at the time of the reservation and are 100% non-refundable. In many cases dates cannot be changed although on the occasions that the ticket does allow this we will endeavour to make any required changes. There will be an administration charge for such changes.

Liverpool, UK
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3. Re: round the world flights

I persinally avoid online 3rd party sites as the after sales service can be poor - suggest you contact one of the specialist travel agents such as Trailfinders to see what they offer and go with them or book directly with the airlines if the trip is fairly straightforward.

Saving a few euros now could lead to problems at a later date.

Dublin,Ireland
posts: 68
reviews: 43
4. Re: round the world flights

Thanks for that.

We are doing London-Bangkok-Melbourne-overland to Sydney-Cairns-Sydney-Fiji-Los Angeles-overland to San Francisco-London. Hoping to catch 2 of the lions tour games. Been quoted around £1400. What do you think?

Dublin,Ireland
posts: 68
reviews: 43
5. Re: round the world flights

Hi, tried trailfinders but they wanted us to travel back from Fiji to Sydney and then on to Los Angeles from Sydney !! Otherwise trip would cost over £2000 with them.

Liverpool, UK
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6. Re: round the world flights

"Been quoted around £1400. What do you think?"

Not sure whether this is for 1 or 2 passengers but if for 2 it looks a bargain, for 2 it seems ok but I'm not an expert on RTW fares.

You might also want to try Kuoni if Trailfinders couldn't come up with a good option - if booking with a 3rd party just make sure you read and understand all the terms & conditions before buying.

Dublin,Ireland
posts: 68
reviews: 43
7. Re: round the world flights

Thanks. I will try that. Its £1400 per person.

UK
Destination Expert
for North Wales
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8. Re: round the world flights

That's about what I paid for Manchester, Heathrow Sydney overland..Melbourne Christchurch overland Auckland Bangkok London Manchester

I have also used Travelbag without any issues for a similar trip but it was six years ago.

Dublin,Ireland
posts: 68
reviews: 43
9. Re: round the world flights

Did you have a good trip? Any pointers for the Melbourne to Sydney bit? I have not heard of Travelbag but I will have a look now. Thanks

UK
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for North Wales
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10. Re: round the world flights

Hi Debbie, yes it all went very well, thanks

We drove from Sydney to Melbourne via the Blue Mountains, I stayed with a friend in Wagga Wagga for a couple of days. But it is an easy albeit long drive.So going the other way you could do the same but not necessarily stay in Wagga Wagga, the only reason I went was to see my old mate. You could go via the wine country ,Staying at Rutherford? Albury? to break the journey or stay in the Blue Moutains.

The total journey time from Melbourne to Sydney is ten hours driving.

In Melbourne we stayed in the Novotel St Kilda overnight. We loved St Kilda it is very street oriented with individual bars and cafes and restaurants.

Then we headed down the Mornington Peninsula and then from Sorrento across on the ferry to the Great Ocean Road.

So it all went well

But back to the flights, all on time, all very full but no issues worth mentioning, well apart from no In Flight Entertainment on one leg but we have discussed that on another thread so best left as a closed subject.

Sorry for going slightly off topic on an air travel forum talking about driving times.

Good Luck

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