Around the world plane ticket.
this is great, exactly what I wanted to hear ;0)
Thanks a lot for your help.
Hi Folks a new poster Libby posted a similar thread in the forum and so i have copied her post here in the hope all the nice peep's on this thread could maybe help her out..........many thx Mike
I know everyone will have a different opinion on this but I was wondering where people think the 'must see' places are on a RTW trip?
I'd like to see Oz and NZ, plus China, a bit of Africa and some South America, Thailand, Cambodia, India...
Planning a trip is such a mind-boggling experience - there are so many places to go. Any tips for getting started when you've got a world map in front of you and a year to do it?
I'd like to work in Oz and NZ but then travel off my savings for the rest of the trip. Maybe do a bit of TEFL to top up my spends (but I'm not sure how that would work visa-wise...)
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Sorry, just spotted someone else has asked virtually the same question in another thread lower down the page. I'll check that out...
Hey all, Im new to this site so I dont really know how it works, but I need some advice. I am going to be doing some traveling starting this January and hopefully lasting for around a year. I have a good idea of where I want to travel to, but deciding on tickets is quite daunting. I like the idea of being able to change my travel plans as I go (deciding to visit a different country than I had originally planned) would a RTW ticket make the most sense for these sporadic travel decisions?
-I will most likely be departing from Los Angeles trying to make my way through a few South Pacific islands and on to Papua New Guinea. With the RTW tix, does anybody know if it would be less expensive to find my own way to Europe and start the RTW tix from there, or just start them in L.A.?
-Is there an alliance that includes Air Nuigini (spelling?) which seems to be the only airlines that will fly in or out of Papua New Guinea?
I have so many questions, but I would be very grateful for any information. Thanx
I bought a 'lufthansa round the world ticket' for $AU2200 inc taxes. The only restriction was that you could not cancel it or change any details once payment was made, but it was much cheaper than the next best option if you are sure about when and where you want to go. I'll be flying from Melbourne-Tokyo-Munich-Ljubljana-Venice-Munich-LA-Melbourne.
Fares like this can be found at www.travel.com.au or www.bestflights.com.au
Hi Lostwon having searched the Air Niugini site as per the link below:-
Could find anything remotely regarding air alliances they belong to, but not one to give up i googled Air Niugini and discovered that Qantas do a flight code share with Air Niugini and a few other smaller operations as below:-
Permitted are Qantas codeshare services operated by Air Niugini (PX), Air Tahiti Nui (TN), Air Vietnam (VN), South African Airways (SA), Air Vanuatu (NF) and Aircalin (SB) and the Qantas flight number must appear on the reservation and ticket for the flight to be confirmed on a oneworld alliance ticket.
Regarding leaving LA and getting your RTW in europe, it is a good idea as US RTW tickets tend to be a fair premium higher than Europe or Australasia. But it depends on how much you could get to the UK for, as the cheapest tickets are from Heathrow as it acts as hub for flights to and from pretty much anywhere in the world.
An RTW only lasts a year, but you can use all your flights dump the last part and then overland for a while and fly back from somewhere else, i know people who have done this.
For the flights and amount of flights i wanted to take the RTW ticket was the cheapest option, i looked into single tickets and it would have cost me so much more, also one way tickets can mean issues at immigration and border crossings.
You could also get your RTW ticket to get you to a continent and then overland or use budget airways and then if you get to SEA for example and you wanted to go to Borneo and then meet some back packers and decide to go to laos then your fine. You can change times ,routes and dates on your RTW ticket for a small admin fee at the office of the local alliance partner for the area. e.g oneworlds in Australia would be Quantas.
Hope this helps Lostwon, if you need any more info just let me know