It’s not for everyone, but there’s an amazing “dare to dream” notion to around the world airline tickets. The concept isn’t nearly as crazy or jet lag inducing as one might think. These tickets allow travelers to stop off in preferred destinations for a few days, a few hours, or even a few months, checking out the best the world has to offer – on their own terms. This week we learned of a round the world flight offer which makes the wheels spin. There are just a few catches…
The only way to unlock this extreme “around the world in business class” discount is by originating in Australia, but don’t let that automatically stop you without a good think first. If you live in Australia, congrats by the way. This is by very few definitions “cheap”, but for a once in a lifetime moment, or series of moments, $3,666USD isn’t all that crazy for total comfort.
Getting to Australia is easier than ever, and flight deals from Europe and the US can be found under $500, or nearly for free if you’re using points! This deal is offered by Finnair, and allows travel on a variety of Oneworld airlines, including Qantas. You 100% earn points and miles on these flights.
Your adventure could take a few shapes, each of which are pretty cool. These tickets are for travel from March 1st to May 31st, 2019 or September 1st thru November 30th, 2019 and can be spread out over up to six months. You could go…
- Australia, Asia, Europe, N. A, S.A, then Australia.
- Australia, North America, Europe, Asia, Australia.
- Australia, Asia, Europe, North America, Australia.
- Australia, S.A., N.A., Europe, Asia, Australia.
Finnair allows you to add a stop anywhere in Europe where the airline flies, in addition to Helsinki. There’s a handy forum on the subject of the fare with tips on optimal routings and dates to secure the lowest prices.
Customize Your Stopovers
These Finnair tickets allow up to five stops, but if you pay more, you can get the number up to 20. Most people pay more than $3,000 for a simple round trip like New York to London, so it goes without saying that just a fraction more to go around the world is seriously cool. Any stops under 23:59 don’t even count.
Even if you just take the lowest price option with 5 side trips, you could put points or good deals to use to add as many possible trips as you could ever want in between. Using British Airways Avios you can use as few as 4,500 points for one way flights within Europe or Asia, and 7,500 in North America. You’d just simply connect the dots.
Booking These Tickets
These deals expire March 16, so you’ve got about a month to plan. These fares can be booked by Finnair, or any travel agent worth dealing with. These fares seem to only be bookable by Australian travel agents. Here’s one (who will only help Australian residents), and another to contact. Find a travel agent online and get them to help you! This is not a Oneworld around the world ticket, but rather a Finnair specific product, so be sure to mention that to your travel agent to pull up these awesome prices.
Good travel agents who can book these fares are also welcome to leave their contact details in the replies.