Traveling is something many people dream about. There is an endless list of interesting places to see! Anyone can travel for even an extended period of time if they are willing to work to make their dreams come true.
If you are looking for a way to travel for a longer period, think about a round the world trip. All big airline alliances sell their own version of the round the world plane ticket. It is basically a ticket which entitles you to travel a certain amount of air miles or take a certain number of flights during a one year period. The idea is to leave from somewhere and return there after literally traveling around the world. Imagine that!
Round the world plane tickets give you an opportunity to either visit common travel destinations around the world or you can choose to go see some far-away places most people don’t normally go to. That’s when the RTW ticket is really worth its price since normal tickets to these locations are often extremely expensive. Or perhaps you were planning to work for six months somewhere far, like Australia or New Zealand (or let’s say Paris for our Australian readers)? A round the world ticket might be the cheapest way to get there. You can also do some sightseeing on the way if you have some extra time. I’ve also heard of some people who have used the RTW ticket for many smaller trips during the year, but I don’t know the details. But as you can see, almost anything is possible.
The alliances offering the tickets all have their own pros and cons and rules. It makes sense to spend some time reading about your options.
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The alliances offer nice trip planning tools, and using them is highly recommended. You can see everything the world has to offer and probably learn a lot about geography! However, be prepared to tweak your planned route according to the ticket rules and flight availability. You can also include some so-called surface sectors on your plan if needed. That basically means that you move from a place to another without taking a flight, but at least with some alliances that still counts towards your total number of legs. When booking a ticket you have to have an idea of your itinerary, but you can change it on the way for a small enough fee. The companies offering round the world plane tickets are usually extremely helpful and will try their best to make your trip a success.