CaliforniaMate From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 99 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 5652 times:
I just became a memeber after being just a regular visitor to the website for the past 6 years, I hope I can contribute something to the community.
On to the question: I am planning a trip this summer to Asia and Australia. I was wondering how I would go about finding the cheapest Pacific Circle ticket that would allow me to get from San Francisco to Hong Kong to Singapore to Sydney back to San Francisco. I've checked aa.com and could only find one for $2500, way too much for a broke college student. Should I try a travel agency, any suggestions? Thanks everyone
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 69
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 5642 times:
Welcome to a.net - and if I were you, I'd try a travel agency specialising in student travel (the fact that I work for one of the companies with offices all around the globe probably influences that opinion just a bit... ).
Anyhow - I'd say try companies like STA Travel, Student Universe, ...
The fare (originating in New Zealand) is given as NZD 2989 for the 22,000 miles version, which currently converts into around USD 2225... while the fare might be different from/to the US, I guess it'll probably still be somewhere in the same region.
Amhilde From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 643 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week ago) and read 5519 times:
I found $2033 on the bootsnall website, just using their little travel planner thingy.... that includes BKK and SIN and Taipei actually... http://www.bootsnall.com/rtw/
From airbrokers.com ( their website only- call for prices)- just going the other way round...
$1799 - Pacific Budget Travel
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle or Portland - Sydney or Melbourne, out of Sydney or Melbourne or Brisbane - Bangkok - Hong Kong - Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle or Portland.
Departures from 1March 2005 thru 2December 2005.
For departures prior to March 1 2005, please add USD150.
Add USD 100 for return from Asia to the USA in June, July, August or December.
All dates are changeable except departure date.
Maximum stay is one year.
$1899 - Oceania and Asia Adventure Ticket
Los Angeles - Tahiti - Auckland, from Auckland or land to Wellington or Christchurch, and from Wellington or Christchurch on to Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney; out of Sydney - Singapore- Bangkok - Hong Kong - Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle or Portland.
For departures from Jan 1 2005 onward.
All dates changeable except departure date.
Maximum stay is one year.
Hugo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5403 times:
There is a specialist in San Francisco that deals with your type of itinerary: Air Brokers International. The owner's name is Eimhard. You probably can get a deal for about $1,200. Google Air Brokers. They are on the web.
WA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5030 times:
Welcome to the site. Try looking in the LA or SF Sunday paper travel sections. You'll see tiny ads for round the world and circle route airfares that are competitive. Call and ask the terms, airlines, etc. However, some don't allow you to earn miles. Good luck.