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Encyclopedia > Round the world ticket
An example of traveling the World using a RTW ticket. Start in London, travel eastwards through India, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and Africa back to home, all using the same ticket with the same airline alliance.
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An example of traveling the World using a RTW ticket. Start in London, travel eastwards through India, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and Africa back to home, all using the same ticket with the same airline alliance.

A Round the World ticket (also known as Round the World fare or RTW ticket in short) is a product that enables travelers and tourists to fly and travel around the world for a relatively low price. RTW tickets have existed for some time and in the past were generally offered through marketing agreements between airlines on several continents. Now, they are almost exclusively offered by airline alliances such as SkyTeam, Star Alliance and oneworld. They are priced according to class of service, origin of travel, mileage (usually between 20,000 and 40,000 miles), and sometimes season of travel. The traveler benefits from the large and optimised network of the airline alliance and can participate in the alliance's frequent flyer programs. However, these tickets are usually subject to some restrictions. The start and end of the journey almost always have to be located in the same country and exactly one crossing each of the Atlantic and Pacific must be included in the itinerary. The number of stops is usually also restricted to 5-15, and backtracking between continents (especially Europe/Asia) is often restricted. The dates and journey don't have to be pre-planned as travelers can change dates and destinations en route at a local office of any airline in the alliance (although a change of destinations often results in an additional fee, and if the next flight is left open-dated the booking can be dropped by the airlines' computers). Prices vary but are generally in the range of $3000-5000. The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... Africa is the worlds second-largest continent and second most populous after Asia. ... An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ... SkyTeam Alliance is the global airline alliance partnering Aeroméxico, Air France-KLM, Alitalia, Continental Airlines, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Korean Air and Northwest Airlines. ... Launched on May 14, 1997, the Star Alliance was the first, and remains the largest airline alliance in the world. ... oneworld is third largest airline alliance in the world, behind Star Alliance and Skyteam. ... See mile - unit of measurement (distance) Miles Aircraft Ltd - UK manufacturer of light and military aircraft Miles Tails Prower - a fictional fox Miles Davis was an American jazz composer and trumpeter and was one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the 20th century. ... A Frequent Flyer Program is a service offered by many airlines to reward customer loyalty. ... The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one-fifth of its surface. ... The Pacific Ocean (from the Latin name Mare Pacificum, peaceful sea, bestowed upon it by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan) is the worlds largest body of water. ...


An alternative for a Round the World ticket is a Continent pass.


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