Once my husband P and I decided that we were going to do a around the world tour, we had to figure out flight tickets. I think the best way to go about this is to follow a classic route like New York, London, Delhi, Bangkok, Honk Kong, New York for example. Then use these destinations as your springboard. I think following a preplanned route gives you the opportunity to get cheaper tickets, especially since some operators have sales. To state the obvious, flight tickets are your biggest expense.
P and I didn’t have this little tip. We planned our route first and had our hearts set on it. We actually did not buy rtw (round the world) tickets. We shopped around with four different round the world companies that specialized in such tickets; however we ended up buying individual tickets for each stop. Any article that you read about rtw tickets versus individual tickets will say that you just have to shop around to see what is cheaper. The company that we found that consistently beat the competition in both price and service was STA travel.
I know that STA got us cheap tickets because once I got their quote I called other companies and asked them to beat the price. The other operators told me that they couldn’t.
I’m very pleased with STA and would suggest for any trip, contact them to get quotes. They even beat our internet research and we ended up booking not only our rtw tickets with them, but also our in-country flights (meaning Argentina and Australia).
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