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Monday, May 19, 2014
Star Alliance Cut Round The World Ticket Prices
The Star Alliance Round the World booking tool is one of the best day dream distractions on the internet. I haven't booked a ticket yet, but now I am tempted because Star Alliance just lowered the fare prices and added a new short business class route. The ticket requires circling the globe and making 3 to 15 stops. There are some tricks to maximizing value, like starting your trip at a major US gateway (positioning flights in the US are cheap) and you just have to start and end in the same country to save distance (start in LA and end in New York). Also the Cook Islands are hardly out of the way when going from LA to New Zealand.
I did book the Star Alliance Europe Airpass a few years ago and bounced around the continent for two weeks, It is priced per segment, so I avoided connections and kept the costs very low. It's a flat rate based on segment length, an outstanding value verses buying the flights at market rates.