March 24, 2012

Around the World Airfare Report Reviews

As many of you know, we recently published the fourth installment of our free Around the World Airfare Report: Fall 2014 Update. This report breaks down a variety of factors that travelers need to consider before deciding and purchasing flights for their RTW trip.

If you have downloaded this 32-page report, we’d love to get your feedback in the comments section below.

  • Overall, what did you think of it?
  • What did you like?
  • What didn’t you like?
  • What would you like to see added/changed/omitted from the next report?

We’ve gotten a plethora of great feedback thus far that’s helped us in this latest update. But we want more. Don’t be shy; tell us your true feelings so we can make the next version that much better. The point of this report is to give all you potential RTW travelers the best, most accurate, and up-to-date information you need to make an informed decision on which option is best for you.

So comment below and tell us your thoughts on the Around the World Airfare Report.

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based on 7 reviews

7 Responses to Around the World Airfare Report Reviews

  1. says:

    Please provide tips on which cities to fly out and through in order to save the most money. For example, when flying to Europe or Aisa, is it less expensive to fly out of NYC or LAX instead of CLT? When flying in Europe, is it less expensive to use major cities such as London, Tokyo, etc. for cost-savings, and then travel overland to the city of interest?

  2. I love your far-ranging research and information. In that vein, what do you know about being couriers, and what are the best companies? Is it a safe enterprise, or are there dangers?

    Yael

  3. says:

    The report has really noble aims, and does a great job of reviewing the DIY ticket options, but the biggest flaw is that the author hasn’t properly looked into the rules of the RTW tickets available from the alliances, and therefore does them a real disservice in his reviews.

    I’m aware that the rules are very complex (and that is something to blame the airlines for), but understanding the rules is crucial to being able to get the best out of them, and it would be incredibly useful for travellers to understand those rules so that they can properly evaluate them, which the current report completely fails to do. DIY ticket purchasing is indeed often the best option – but for certain types of routes the alliance tickets can be much better value, and the current report fails in that respect.

  4. says:

    I dont have a RTW trip on the horizon, but the report was very interesting and Ive saved it for future reference. It was very well organized and clearly written. The only lingering question I remember having was whether STA would book a non-student. Figured I could look into it when the time comes.

    As a trip planning enthusiast, I love reading this type of stuff.

  5. says:

    I think I would like to see some sample RTW trips, using the different ticket options. Being in the very early stages of planning, I had a hard time visualizing what type of ticket I would need.

  6. says:

    I thought it was excellent. Someone did a lot of research. I liked how you showed an “easy’ trip and then ended up with a “complex” trip. Lacking? Maybe a bit more on the alliances. Perhaps this does not jive with your goals but that is what atracted me to TRW flights in the first place – these alliances such as Global Explore, Skyteam, Great Escapade, etc.. Overall its is a great start and a very valuable resource! Thanks for the effort!

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  7. says:

    I love that you are publishing this information. I would be grateful if you would include Business and First class options.

    With thanks,
    Tom

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