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"Bringing just two stops around the globe together makes Star Alliance Round the Worlds more attractive. It will now be easy for clients to create their tailor-made itinerary by selecting from the extensive offerings of our 28 member carriers, which operate more than 18,400 day trips linking 1,300 cities in 191 countries," said Janice Antonson, Vice President, Commercial and Communications, Star Alliance.
The Star Alliance RTW ticketing service can be purchased on-line at www.staralliance.com/en/book-fly. Star Alliance Books & Fly" is available in English, French, Italian, German as well as Japan. If you want to communicate your itineraries, you can do so by e-mail or via the built-in softwares. As an alternative, clients can use any Star Alliance member carrier or agency to buy and reserve an RTW ticketing.
The RTW fares are usually good value for your money, especially when comparing single one-way fares on different carriers for the same route. An RTW ticket's overall cost depends on the trip category, the exact route, the number of kilometres travelled, the route chosen and changes in foreign currencies.
The journey must start and end in the same land and go in one way, either east or west, although a certain amount of zigzag traffic is allowed within a given continental area. As well as creating a route from the ground up, clients can also select from a variety of thematic RTW trips, including World Nutrition, World Wonders, Architecture Hotspots, Nature Trail, Water Wonders, Liaison Cultures, Nature Wonders, Sports Hotspots, Wine Tasting, Romance Travels and Luxury Lifestyle.
In order to offer RTW travelers a wider selection, certain RTW fares are also available that require at least three intermediate stations and allow a limited number of intermediate stations between five and 12. Star Alliance RTW fares are available for First, Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class fares and are available for 12-month periods.
Star Alliance RTW fare holders can earn miles* on all member airlines of the Frequent Flyer Programme (FFP). Earned miles* can be used to earn Star Alliance Gold or Sterling Gold credit and can be spent on free travel, upgrade or stay at a Star Alliance hostel (subject to FFP terms).
Over half of RTW passengers travel in Business Class, over a third in Economy Class and around eight percent in First Class. Overall pricing may differ by markets and end-routing; please consult Star Alliance to request a quote example. The complete RTW tariff policy can be found at:
The Star Alliance: Star alliance was formed in 1997 as the first truly multi-national air line to provide travellers with world-wide coverage, appreciation and smooth travel experience. The company's success in the marketplace has been confirmed by a number of accolades, among them the Air Transport World Leadership Award and the Best Line Alliances of Business Traveler Magazine and Skytrax.
Member companies are: The Star Alliance family currently operates more than 18,400 weekly departures to 1,300 destinations in 191 states. Additional connections are available through Star Alliance connecting partner Juneyao Airline.