Aio86 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 929 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2839 times:
Hi. This summer I'm going to Brazil with my friend. I'd be leaving from LAX and I need to get to GRU, however I need to go via ORD on the way there, but on the way back I want to take the Varig non-stop GRU-LAX. I also need to fly to Cuiaba, which would require another Varig round trip ticket.
Anyways, I was wondering about these round the world fares. Anyone have any idea how much they cost? Is there a cheaper one if you aren't doing like 15 stopovers? Do you guys think it'd make my trip any cheaper? Thanks for your info.
LGB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2802 times:
Originating in Scandinavia you would be looking at roughly USD 1,500 + airport taxes for up to 5 stops and a maximum of 26,000 miles. They are offering 5 different options. At the other end of the scale you have up to 15 stops and 39,000 miles for roughly USD 2,500 + taxes.
I don't know what the prices are originating in the US, and they may be quite different. If you find out please post as I would be interested to know.
Silverstreak From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 281 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2717 times:
I know it was awhile back, but I took around-the-world fare in 1983. It was great. I always think that most people should do it. It is truly a great experience - one I wish most of my fellow Americans should try. One of the strongest images that I came away with from the trip was how few Americans I saw. I saw many businessmen and the military, but few regular citizens just wanting to see the world. I think that may have changed somewhat since then. Pan Am was the principle carrier (747 and SPs) and two sectors with Thai (A300 and a 747). The total airfare for the trip came to $1300. Go for it!
TonyBurr From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1070 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2695 times:
I use the round the world fare about three times a year. For around the world it is a great savings. I do not think your itinerary qualifies since you are only going to South America. To qualify for round the world you need:
1. Minimum of 10 days
2. Three international stops
3. You must go around the world. Example of my itinerary: New York- London (UA); London-Franfurt- Johannebsurgh ( LH): JNB-Singapore (SQ); Singapore to Sydney (SQ); Sydney- SFO (UA); SFO-JFK (UA). This starts at about $3,000 for economy $5,000 for Business and $7,000 for First.
You are not going around the world. You might want to look at a VARIG Pass in South America. Take United to your first detination and look into a pass.
The round the world in First is about the same as flyng JFK-London in Business, so it is a good deal.
Aio86 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 929 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2689 times:
Thank you very much everyone for your info. Thanks for your research Mah, I think that I'm going to buy with an agent who offered a $798 fare for the routing I need (stopping in ORD), and MIA on the way home. Then I don't know what I'll do for cuiaba yet.
Thanks for the info about the Pass, it's too bad I can't use it but oh well...
Jiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2679 times:
From Star Alliance's Canadian version of Round-the-world (RTW) brochure...
All prices are in Canadian Dollars
RTW fares from: $3319
N. Hemisphere (20000mi. Max.)
First $9559 / Business $6049 / Economy $3319
Economy only special RTW fare (29000mi. Max.) $3319
Star Alliance 1 - 29000mi. Max.
First $9679 / Business $7109 / Economy $3899
Star Alliance 2 - 34000mi. Max.
First $11119 / Business $8179 / Economy $4489
Star Alliance 3 - 39000mi. Max.
First $13049 / Business $9699/ Economy $5269
Aged 2-11 will only need to pay 75% of the ticket price (must travelling with adults)
Eurosleeper Surcharge: SK Euroslepper is available if you are paying the Business Class fare, at a surcharge of US$600 per intercontinental sector operated in 767 aircraft. (also 330/340, in the future)