You have to shop around for the cheapest around the world ticket prices. You can obtain the best deals by combining different routes of the same airline or its code sharers.

Normally, two one way tickets are (considerably) more expensive than 2 times half the price of a return ticket. However, if you fly on multiple routes of the same airline orcode sharer (like KLM and AIR FRANCE) and terminate your trip at the airport where you started, it is often possible to fly for half the price of a regular return ticket per section. Also, several airlines and airline alliances offer special round-the-world packages. In general, it takes some effort to find the cheapest constructions. Also, you have to take into account extra fuel charges, taxes etc. Travel Organizations within the EU are obligated to advertise prices including to called "unavoidable costs" (like fuel charges and airport taxes). In that way it is easier to compare prices.

Below some of the largest airline alliances in the world:

Alliance Airline Partners
Oneworld Alliance Aer Lingus, American Airlines, American Eagle, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, LAN Airlines, LanChile, LanPeru, Qantas Airways (Japan Airlines, Malev Hungarian, Royal Jordanian komen daar binnenkort bij)
SkyTeam Aeroflot, AeroMexico, Air France, Alitalia, Continental Airlines, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Northwest Airlines
Star Alliance Air Canada, Air New Zealand, ANA All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Austrian Arrows, bmi British Midland, Lauda Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Spanair, Swiss International, TAP Portugal, Thai Airways, United Airlines, US Airways, America West, Adria Ariways, Croatia Airlines, Blue1

Gereduced air faires are offered by airlines, almost never by travel agents. Therefore, for the price at hardly matters where you purchase your round the world tickets.

International sites offering around the world tickets:


General Information on RTW travel


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