You might be thinking, “why is there so few airline options when it comes to round the world airfares”? well that’s because there are only a few airlines that do these types of airfares well. The around the world airfares that originate in Australia are mostly all designed for the Australian market, these airlines have spent years perfecting their airfares for the Australian traveler.
Lufthansa is the national carrier of Germany and the Lufthansa Group is also the parent company of Austrian Airlines, Swiss International Airlines, Brussels Airlines, and Eurowings. Amazingly, this makes them larger than Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific and British Airways combined!! Lufthansa don’t actually fly to Australia, but they have teamed up with just about every quality airline that departs from our shores. It doesn’t matter if you’re flying around the world from Melbourne or Rockhampton, they have you covered.
Finnair don’t have the fleet size of Lufthansa but they know how to use what they do have. Finnair is a full oneworld member and because of this, their reach goes fare and wide. As an example, you can use a Finnair fare to travel from Australia to South America, all the way from there to North America and only when you depart from the USA will you board your first Finnair aircraft. The team at Finnair are so in tune with what Australians are looking for!
Qantas has some very good looking RTW airfares, that have routes via South or North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Qantas has teamed up with British Airways, LATAM, American Airlines and Iberian Airlines to get you to places that Qantas don’t fly to. They can be very good value when Qantas has a sale but outside of sale periods, there are better options if you’re looking to save money. If you are a Qantas Frequent Flyer this could be a great option for you.
Emirates is another excellent airline for round-the-world airfares, with plenty of options if you’re interested in visiting the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The airline flies direct to many European cities from its hub in Dubai, offering some of the best round-the-world airfare deals available today. As a bonus, you can earn Qantas Frequent Flyer miles on international flights from Emirates.
As the flag carrier of Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific is definitely worth considering if you’re looking for round-the-world airfares from Australia. If you choose Cathay Pacific for your round-the-world trip, you’ll get an incredible onboard experience, no matter if you choose economy, premium economy, or business class. You’ll also have the ability to earn Qantas Frequent Flyer miles on your world travel.
Whether you’re planning the holiday of a lifetime or need to travel to multiple countries for business, round-the-world trips are your best bet. When you buy one of these airfares, you can customise every facet of your trip - including where you go, how you get there, and how long you stay.
To get the most for your money, Airfare Geeks recommends choosing a direction (either east or west) and following it all the way around the globe. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to visit multiple continents and explore them at your own pace. For example, you could travel from Australia to the Americas to Europe to Asia and back to Australia.
During these stop-overs, you can choose which cities you visit. In many cases, you can depart from a different airport to that which you arrived, giving you the opportunity to travel around a country without having to fly in and out of the same city. As an example, you could fly into London as part of your round-the-world ticket, spend time exploring the UK before taking the train to France, and catch your next flight from Paris.
At Airfare Geeks, we cater to all types of travel budgets. Whether you’re looking for cheap flights or a luxury business class experience, we’re here to bring your travel dreams to life. You can even mix and match different fare types on your round-the-world itinerary. Here’s an explanation of the cabin types that you can book with us.
If you want the journey to be just as enjoyable as the destination, business class is the perfect choice. Whether you’re travelling for work or simply want an upgraded flight experience, Airfare Geeks offers a variety of business class flight deals to multiple destinations around the globe.
As the name would suggest, premium economy is an elevated version of economy class. Specific perks vary by airline, but in general, you can expect a more comfortable flying experience, with extra legroom and a wider seat than experienced in economy. Depending on your carrier, you may also get priority boarding, additional baggage allowance, or extra amenities.
Economy class is an excellent option for the budget-conscious world traveller. Because we work with the top airlines in the world, our economy travellers can expect a pleasant flight with key perks like food and beverage service, baggage, and entertainment all included.
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