Posts Tagged ‘round the world flights’

New RTW Ticket Report

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Planning a round the world trip is a pretty huge undertaking that requires lots of time and research.  Much of this research usually has to do with airfare, as that is the most expensive part of your trip.

Every time someone decides to take a RTW trip, they have to make an important decision – buy a round the world ticket or one-ways.  We tried to simplify this process by publishing our free, downloadable Around the World Airfare Report in March 2012.

We followed that up by publishing a second version in June.  We knew, and admitted, all along that there was a flaw in our research when it came to searching prices on the DIY (Do It Yourself) method of purchasing one-ways.

In the first two reports, we searched all one-way flights over the course of a few days.  When a round the world traveler chooses this option, they usually do so to have the  ultimate flexibility. This means they won’t be purchasing all their flights up front like we searched.

So for our latest version of the report, which is actually an addendum to version 2, we simulated what a search would look like from the road.  We searched one of the same routes we searched in version 2 of the report, and in addition to that initial search back in April, we searched each leg 6 weeks, 1 month, 2 weeks, and every day for the final week before the flight to see how the prices fluctuated based on different search times.

Check out our findings by downloading the free DIY Around the World Airfare Report.

If you haven’t downloaded either of the other reports, you may want to check those out, too, as they each offer something different:

  • Version 1: The Definitive Report on Round the World Tickets – this report analyzes 3 different routes after shopping with multiple companies who specialize in round the world tickets, including the airline alliances.  It also prices the DIY model.
  • Version 2:  Around the World Airfare Research Report – this report analyzes 2 different routes after shopping with multiple companies who specialize in RTW tickets.  The alliances are not included in this report.  It also prices the DIY model with the current addendum at the end.

If you are ready to hit the road, then check out these five fares that we’ve found on Indie, BootsnAll’s Multi-Stop Trip Planner:

If you are looking for something a little different in your round the world trip, then start planning your trip of a lifetime with Indie, our multi-stop trip planner. And don’t forget to sign up for BootsnAll’s RTW newsletter, delivering special deals, RTW trip planning advice, and resources via email every single month. We also have a Facebook fan page and Twitter page, so be sure to like and follow those to keep up to date on all your RTW travel needs.

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October 2012 Fares for RTW Tickets

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Sometimes the hardest part of taking a career break is actually making the decision to do so.  Many of us who yearn to quit our jobs and hit the open road are met with resistance from those around us.  They just don’t get it.

It’s important to have a support network in place, and if your family and friends just don’t understand, then you may have to start looking elsewhere.  Despite what you may think, there are thousands upon thousands of people, right now, who have left their cozy existences behind to travel the world.  Even in the United States, people are in fact leaving their jobs to travel the world.

That’s where our friends from Meet, Plan, Go! come in.  On October 16, they are hosing their third annual nation-wide event in 10 cities across North America, where you can be inspired and taught how to prepare and plan for taking your own traveling Career Break.

If you are interested in the idea of taking a break from your job to travel the world, then check out the city closest to you and get your tickets for the third annual Meet, Plan, Go! event:

If you are ready to take a career break and hit the road, then check out these five fares that we’ve found on Indie, BootsnAll’s Multi-Stop Trip Planner:

  • Iconic City RTW – $2085 – New York City > Paris > Singapore > New York City – $2085 taxes and fees included
  • Epic Wine Regions of the World RTW – $5785 – San Francisco > Auckland > Sydney >overland> Adelaide > Cape Town > Florence >overland> Bordeaux >overland> Lisbon > San Francisco from $5785 taxes and fees included
  • Ridiculous RTW – $9125 – Denver > Mexico City >overland> Panama City > Quito > Buenos Aires > Ushuaia > Auckland > Sydney > Bali > Manila > Hanoi >overland> Bangkok > Kathmandu > Delhi > Moscow > Berlin > London > Reykjavik > New York > Toronto > Denver from $9125 taxes and fees included
  • Circle Asia from London – $1635 – London > Moscow > Beijing > Delhi > London from $1635taxes and fees included
  • Around the World from Sydney – $3423 – Sydney > Honolulu > San Francisco > New York > Barcelona >overland> Rome > Mumbai >overland> Delhi > Bali > Sydney from $3423 taxes and fees included

If you are looking for something a little different in your round the world trip, then start planning your trip of a lifetime with Indie, our multi-stop trip planner. And don’t forget to sign up for BootsnAll’s RTW newsletter, delivering special deals, RTW trip planning advice, and resources via email every single month. We also have a Facebook fan page and Twitter page, so be sure to like and follow those to keep up to date on all your RTW travel needs.

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Special September 2012 Fares for RTW Tickets

Friday, September 7th, 2012

People plan extended, round the world trips around a variety of different themes. One of the things we like to do here at BootsnAll is try to inspire and help others plan their trips. For those who have decided to take a big trip like this, part of the difficulty is trying to decide exactly where to go and what to do.

We have published several articles recently that suggest different themes and itineraries, so check them out and maybe one appeals to you. Or you could mix and match and combine different ideas to make the route of your dreams!

If you’re planning an extended trip, then you want to start keeping an eye on airfare specials. BootsnAll has monthly deals that can take you all over the world, so be sure to check out the following deals, which are good through September 30, 2012:

  • Circle the Pacific Los Angeles – Nadi (Fiji) – Auckland – Sydney – Beijing – Los Angeles from $2619.
  • Four Corners Africa New York – Dakar – Johannesburg – Nairobi – Cairo – New York from $3110.
  • Asia Hopper with Russia New York – Moscow – Delhi – OVERLAND – Bombay / Mumbai – Colombo – Bangkok – Shanghai – OVERLAND – Beijing – New York from $2517.
  • Dictator Route Seattle – Frankfurt – Moscow – Beijing – Seattle from $1713.
  • Around the World in 80 Days London – Cairo – Mumbai – Calcutta – Hong Kong – Tokyo – San Francisco – New York – London from $2722.

If you are looking for something a little different in your round the world trip, then start planning your trip of a lifetime with our RTW trip planner And don’t forget to sign up for BootsnAll’s RTW newsletter, delivering special deals, RTW trip planning advice, and resources via email every single month. We also have a Facebook fan page and Twitter page, so be sure to like and follow those to keep up to date on all your RTW travel needs.

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The Summer Version of the Around the World Airfare Report

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

When we first started talking about researching and writing a report on the state of round the world airfare, it excited us. Not because it hadn’t been done before, but because we knew that we were going to learn a ton about the industry by doing so.

When we published the first version back in March, we already had our eyes on the next version, which we just published this past week.

Download the free summer version of the Around the World Airfare Report

 

Your feedback – both positive and negative – drove us to create a bigger and better report this time around. One of the things most people liked about the report was that we searched real itineraries across a broad spectrum of companies, comparing not only price but customer service, search options, route flexibility, and date change flexibility.

So we did the same this time, coming up with two more routes – one a 6-flight RTW trip with a couple out of the way locations (Reykjavic and Moscow) and one an 11-flight (with 3 overland segments) RTW with a few out of the way places (Ushuaia, Sibu, and Ulan Bator).

The reason we chose these more difficult routes and far off or lesser traveled to places was to challenge each provider to see who was up to the task. Some passed with flying colors and had no problems getting us pricing on each route. Others wilted under the pressure and simply stopped responding after things got challenging.

In this version you can check out six sample routes with 30 prices checked, including a RTW provider scorecard. Like last time, we searched each route leaving from three different countries – USA, UK, and Australia. Unlike last time, we didn’t use the same companies for each departure city. Trying to simulate what a search would actually be like for a real traveler, we chose to only search companies in each departing country.

So go ahead download this free version of the RTW Airfare Report, and when you’re finished reading it, head on over to the RTW Report review page to offer your feedback so we can make the third version even better.

Thanks, and happy travels!

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