I've been planning a round the world trip with the One World planner and Trailfinders. Not a particularly difficult bit of planning. London, Manila, Sydney, NZ, into Chile, and out of Buenos Aires to LHR. The first call to Trailfinders a year ago came up with a price of between £4500 to £5000. Last week I've got around to firming up our plans. I used the online planner again, and the price through BA was £5400 leaving in January and returning to the UK at the end of March. So I've rung Trailfinders again with our itinary and got a call back 20 minutes later with a price of £2440, but booking on a Qantas RTW ticket rather than BA. The only difference in flights is going through Dubai rather than Hong Kong and then on to Manila on Emirates. The leg from Sydney to Christchurch is on Emirates (not a code share) rather than Jetstar. The rest of the flights are exactly the same, also taxes are cheaper with Qantas! This was going to be a trip of a lifetime but saving £5000 for two of us we've got money left for another RTW in a few years. Or we could blow the
Lot and go 5 star!!