Helon RTW Plane Airfare
I am not in the best place on the planet to read about round the world plane
flights, I am in Ethiopia.
I was talking with Jeroen in Bangkok, and as I understand there is some fine
print problems with surcharges, fuel charges and other extras. I am not sure if
you are only looking at the website or you are looking at their website or
talking with a travel agent.
If I was going to travel around the planet in less than 60-90 days then an
around the world plane ticket would be of interest.
If I have unlimited time, then of no interest.
From 3 to 6 month time periods of travel there is a moderate interest in
these types of tickets.
IF you are trying to travel in the South Pacific then maybe of great
interest, because the airfares are truly out of sight expensive.
I presently would only consider one to go the South Pacific, because it would
be the only way to stop extreme cost.
Now, understand.... I have paid 1500 dollars two times to escape from Africa,
if the 2600 include in and out of Africa it would maybe be a good value.
In and out of Central America, South Ameria, Europe, USA, Asia and India are
not a problem.
Africa, Middle East and South Pacific are difficult, in some ways the
RTW tickets are for convenience of high speed travel, not truly for long-term
travel in my opinion.
Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com in Mojo, Ethiopia
Name: helon Country: USA
Message: Hi, I just wanted to say I found your web page the other night
and I think it offers such a great insight to traveling along with great advice.
I was so intrigued I read just about everything on the site in one night.
To get to the reason as to why Im writing you, I just wanted to say that Im a
photographer, solo traveler, 20 year old guy, and Im going to be doing much
traveling this summer...perhaps longer my itinerary is: most of mainland
europe-hong kong- sydney- singapore- penang, malaysia- bangkok- and then tokyo,
perhaps maybe even india. I was hoping that maybe you would be interested in
using some photos for your site as I would love to contribute to such a great
cause. Also, I agree with you that you can create an around the world trip
on youre own terms, usually cheaper than purchasing an around the world ticket,
but have you ever heard of www.thegreatescapade.com? Its
the only place Ive found that offers one of these tickets at a great price. My
itinerary would! cost me $2000 USD while the cheapest I can estimate
the cost of purchasing tickets as I go is $2600. The great escapade ticket seems
to offer quite the flexibility but I was wondering if you had heard anything
about this RTW ticket? Or do you think the extra $600 dollars would be worth the
infinite flexibility but risk of ticket price fluctuation,etc.? Thank you so
much for your time. Keep up the Great work!