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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Round the World Flights

If you are thinking of taking the plunge and becoming a globe trotter extraordinaire, then you will find it useful to know the types of round the world tickets there are on offer nowadays. All the top sites for round the world tickets are included in our Round the World Flights section. There are a confusing number of different airline alliances supplying round the world tickets – but the main tickets are:

The World Discovery ticket:

British Airways - Cathay Pacific - Air Pacific - Qantas

Good for trips to Australia and New Zealand with one or two stops on the way or if you need internal flights in Australia.


The Global Explorer:

British Airways - Air Pacific - Cathay Pacific - American Airlines - Iberia - Gulf Air - Lan Chile - Qantas and even more

Good for Round The World trips with South America, Africa and Asia in the mix.


The OneWorld:

British Airways - Cathay Pacific - American Airlines - Lan Chile - Lan Peru - Iberia - Finnair – Qauntas and even more

Good for Round the World trips where you want to stop a lot or maybe take a path off the beaten track. The ticket is not based on mileage, but is instead based on zones. Ofetn recommended for trips that include South America.

The Escapade:

Singapore Airlines - Virgin - Silk Air - Air New Zealand

Good for Round the World tickets where you want to stop a lot in SE Asia, Australia or the Pacific.

The Star Alliance

Singapore Airlines - United Airlines - Thai Airways - Varig - Lufthansa - Air Canada - All Nippon - Mexicana - Austrian Airlines - Scandinavian Airlines - Air New Zealand and even more

A great Round The World all rounder, suitable for most routes. You can fit almost any round the world route in this ticket.

The World Navigator

KLM - Air New Zealand - South Africa Airways - Emirates - NorthWest - Air UK - Kenyan Airlines and even more

Good for Round The World trips that have lots of stops in the Pacific and also those that link Africa and the Indian Sub Continent

The World Journey

Continental - Northwest - Air Pacific - KLM - COPA - Emirates - Malaysian - South African - Jet Airways - Braathens - Alaskan Airlines

Worth a look for non Australian World tours. Good links between Africa and Asia. Also has an Africa to South America link. Also recommended for Central America and the India Sub Continent.

Deciding which ticket to get may seem daunting, but you can get loads more advice and information before booking by looking at the links in our Round The World Flights section.

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