Booking RTW Tickets can be a complicated, if not expensive, affair for career breakers. The team at BootsnAll have put together a resource that would help long-term travelers find out which is the best option for your particular trip.
There’s a whole lot of thought that goes into the idea of taking a career break. Is this the right thing for me to do? Am I going to ruin my career by doing it? What am I going to do about my house/apartment/pets? How am I going to break the news to my family and friends? All are concerns that career breakers must contemplate before making that leap from dreamer to planner.
But once you do take that step and commit to taking control of your life and making your dreams come true, the real fun begins. Planning your career break is just as much, if not more work than making that initial decision to actually go. Once you decide, it’s time to turn your thoughts to other questions – where do you want to go, what do you want to do, how much is this whole thing going to cost? These decisions will shape what your career break trip will be like.
Costs for a trip like this are usually at the forefront of the mind of all career breakers and long-term travelers. Usually the biggest expense of any kind of travel is the plane tickets. And if you decide to go around the world, it’s going to cost you. Luckily, there are plenty of options out there for long-term travelers; however, those options can be complicated and finding the best one for you can be a time consuming and frustrating process.
For anyone who has looked into RTW (round the world) plane tickets, the process can quickly become muddled with complicated and confusing rules, terms, and conditions. How is one to know what the best deal out there is? How do you comb through all the different rules? How do you know which plane ticket option is best for you?
At BootsnAll, we have spent much of the last few months doing the leg-work for you. We wanted to put together a resource that would help long-term travelers find out which is the best option for your particular trip. We understand that all people’s situations are different, and there is no one perfect solution for everyone. So we started by doing a secret shopper project that priced 3 different round the world routes among 8 different companies (including just doing it yourself and buying one way tickets).
We came up with 3 fictional itineraries, from a super simple, 4-leg major hub route to a more complicated, 13-leg (9 flights. 4 overland segments) route, to a super complicated, 19-leg (13 flights and 6 overland segments) route. We took these three routes and posed as customers, searching each one leaving from 3 different cities around the world – New York, London, and Sydney. We started by writing short reviews of our RTW flight shopping experience – rating each company based on a variety of factors – price, search options, customer service, date flexibility, and route flexibility.
That was just the start. After publishing the reviews, we invited travelers who have used these companies to leave their own reviews, so we could get as many different perspectives as possible to help future RTW travelers when decision time came around. We also put together an Around the World Airfare Research Report that goes more in depth with our findings. In order to get this free report, all you have to do is sign up for the Round the World Ticket newsletter. This will give you access to this free report and will also allow you to keep up with our monthly round the world plane ticket deals. We plan on publishing an even larger ebook in the future and shopping routes 4 times a year to keep up with any changes and seasonal prices within the industry.
If you are planning or thinking of planning your own career break getaway, then you’ll want to keep on top of industry trends. We have made it easy for you, so sign up for our newsletter, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter to stay on top of the game and be as informed as possible when it comes time for your trip.