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RTW Itineraries of the Week

15 Dec 2015

Round the world airfares continue to be one of the most popular airfare concepts on the market for the value-driven customer. With more airlines than ever coming onboard to the concept we’re continuing to see strong growth in our niche market. With pricing so dynamic and relative to your specific route and dates we thought we would post about some sample itineraries we’ve been pricing for our customers each week. Here are a few stand outs…

SWISS/Lufthansa Economy RTW:

Adelaide – Melbourne [Qantas] – Bangkok [Thai]
Own arrangements
Delhi – Zurich – Berlin [SWISS]
Own arrangements
Lisbon – Zurich – Sao Paulo [SWISS]
Sao Paulo – Santiago [TAM]
Santiago – Sydney – Adelaide [Qantas]

The cost of this itinerary was $2192 including taxes for travel from July-September! Amazing value for money.

Another example of this popular ticket…

Perth – Auckland – LA [Air NZ]
Own arrangements
NYC – Zurich – Barcelona [SWISS]
Barcelona – Frankfurt – Singapore [Lufthansa]
Singapore – Perth [Singapore Airlines]

This itinerary came in at an impressive $2088 including taxes with travel from late June to early August.

Business Class RTW Examples

The Finnair round the world ticket is one of our top sellers to savvy Qantas frequent fliers who look to to get the most out of the available oneworld points and status credits, did you know you can get enough status credits to go Gold with Qantas on just this one ticket? An example route we’ve recently priced up…

Sydney – Bangkok [Qantas]
Bangkok – Helsinki [Finnair]
Helsinki – Copenhagen [Finnair]
Own arrangements
Oslo – Helsinki – NYC [Finnair]
NYC – LA – Sydney [Qantas]

Cost for this itinerary in May/June was $7692 including taxes in business class, some $2000 less than a Qantas fare to NYC alone! Plus, Finnair are rolling out new A350 business class in 2016 with a huge improvement to their onboard offering.

Whilst the Finnair ticket is popular with the Qantas crowd, the SWISS/Lufthansa fares remain the best selling ticket. An example of the potential of this airfare we priced for our clients…

Sydney – Hong Kong [Qantas]
Own arrangements
Shanghai – Zurich [SWISS]
Zurich – St Petersburg [SWISS]
Own arrangements
London – Frankfurt [Lufthansa]
Frankfurt – NYC [Lufthansa]
Own arrangements
LA – Auckland – Sydney [Air NZ]

This routing came in at $7032 including taxes in business class with flat beds on all the long flights over September/October. We even have pricing in the low to mid $6k price range earlier in the year via Bangkok so there are some great specials on the market and our expert consultants will help you maximise the potential of our range of airfares.