As part of my travel itinery for 2012, I am trying to co-ordinate flights around the world to specific destinations, and then use budget airlines once there to explore further.
I want to combine my love of flying the A380 with my love of backpacking and culture travel. However, I find it difficult to understand RTW fares, and whether they will be sufficient for me.
I recently dummy booked 17 flights for £1,767.15 (excluding budget airlines) all on the A380, but then realised there must be a cheaper way, if I took advantage of RTW fares.
For example, when I'm in BKK, I shall make it my base for a couple of weeks, and then fly to the likes of Bagan, and Angkor Wat on AirAsia and do some backpacking around the temples.
I plan to spend at least a week in every destinations (except Hong Kong).
Presumably RTW fares are only available with airlines that codeshare, for example, OneWorld, SkyTeam etc.? Shame you can't mix and match.