oneworld is one of the big three global airline alliances and is the most popular for Australian travellers due to the reach they have as a result of Qantas being a founding member. When selecting which alliance to book a big round the world trip with, the first thing that should be considered is the regions in which there are the most flights. Star Alliance are the best option for itineraries that include a lot of flying within Africa whereas oneworld are the better choice for trips with more stops in South America. This distinction is purely based on the partners affiliated with the alliances and their respective footprints in each continent.
The airlines that are members of oneworld are:
oneworld Round The World fares come in two flavours. Firstly, they offer mileage based fares which are priced based on how many miles are being flown on the itinerary and secondly, continent based fares, which are priced based on how many continents are being visited. Each set of fares has its pros and cons and your Airfare Geeks consultant will advise which will be the better choice based on your itinerary.
Flights operated by oneworld member airlines on these fares all earn Qantas Frequent Flyer miles and status credits and, with the flown miles that are involved in round the world travel, there are a stack of miles to be earned.
Depending on several factors such as the alliance used and which destinations are being visited, these fares typically start from about $4400*.