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Planning a trip around the world
At It?s you can take the ultimative journey: a trip around the globe and a stopover wherever you like. However, posting a round-the-world trip (RTW) can be a complicated one. One of the most economic ways of doing a circumnavigation is to buy a round-the-world flight using an airlines ally. In theory, any route is possible, but to know how the RTW reservation system works will make your trip less expensive.
The Star Alliance, for example, a alliance of 27 carriers, is offering an RTW pass with a total of 15 stations. You have to go in a general sense (east or westward - no backtracking); you have to take off and land in the same land; and you have to reserve all your flight before your flight, although you can modify them later (which can cause additional costs).
if you were flying non-stop. RTW tickets have a one-year validity. If a Himalayan trip is your culmination, end up in Nepal in the middle of the monsun; if you want to go swimming with western Australian forest dogfish, be there in April-July.
If so, please agree to you?ll in some locales at the moment of ?wrong? - although this may be of unexpected benefit (e.g. Zambia means luxuriant scenery and lower rates in the rainy season). Tickets are priced according to the overall distances or the number of visiting states. Keep in mind that you have to go between the points at don?t: in Australia you can arrive in Perth, go cross-country and go from Cairns.
Take, for example, a passionate hiker, a Peru (Inka Trail), New Zealand (Milford Track) and Nepal (Everest Base Camp) who is working out a route with Brazil (Rio?s a good point of entry for South America), Australia and Northern India. Assuming you have a problem with budget?s, you' ll be spending more of your free hours in cheaper cities. Speak to an executive before you book: you may have an itinerary in mind, but an seasoned RTW accountant will know which routes work best and which ones are least costly - a few optimizations could mean big economies.
Flexibility: postponing the date of your flight by a few extra day can help you make savings; weekly departures are usually less expensive, as are Christmas day departures. Remember in-house travel: it CAN be much less expensive to buy domestic tickets at the same times as you buy your return tickets - but with the rise in low fare carriers around the world, you may find it better (and more flexible) to buy them seperately.
Beware: If you take onboard one of your scheduled services at don?t (for example, if you' re happy to choose to go from Bangkok to Singapore instead of flying it), your carrier is likely to void all your following services.