Round the World Airfare PricesAir fares around the world
Round the World rates begin at $2264 and include 85 goals in 35 states. Transcontinental Crossings and Trans-Pacific Crossings must be part of a Round the World Tariff and can only be made once on the Tariff, with the possibility of a Singapore to Asia detour. Circle Pacific tariffs begin in 1969 and cover 36 locations in 13 states.
South Pacific Crossings and North/Central Pacific Crossings must be part of a Circle Pacific Tariff and may appear only once on the tariff, including a detour from Singapore to South East Asia. Offered throughout the year, these rates are only available in Australia.
Calling the Dubai call center for information about Round the World Ticketing. Mir was informed that they were only available in Paris, and she directed me to the website of emirates France. Emerirates is not part of an air group. Therefore, it makes good business to sell these fares only through their France website / Paris offices.
Note: - The fact that your ticket will only be available from Paris should already give you a clue. Let's be clear, the Emirates net is not really ideal for circumnavigating the world. It' s better to schedule your trip and then select a "supplier" than to select an air carrier and schedule it according to your own networks.
- You will have to select an air carrier that, through its allies, provides a powerful worldwide service to these destinations at a good cost. Actually they are only Emirates and Air Tahiti Nui, the latter flies between Los Angeles and Paris. However, it does give me an interesting selection of places to visit - Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
It costs around 6,500 euros to buy a Bus Division Card, which seems to be a sensible price. But a few years ago they were offering a world pass in the Z-Class from 5'000 - 6'000 Euro. They would give you far more choice of route, airline, stopovers and schedules than the Emirates/Air Tahiti service, which, as you can see, is only available from Paris.
From Kuwait to Australia and New Zealand via Singapore, then to Tahiti, Easter Island and South America, on to South Africa and back to Dubai via West Europe. It looks very interesting, so I will do a bit more research about One World, Star Alliance etc. for you. I' m not tied to Emirates.
In 1980 I travelled around the world with Pan Am and a First-Class ticket cost £1,000.