Passport Premiere members are informed on the best countries for Around the World fare originations. As a Passport Premiere member you receive intelligence, fulfillment services, as well as on-going
support throughout your journey. Contrary to popular belief, the leading airline alliances (i.e. One World, Star Alliance) do not offer additional discounts on their published
Around the World fares. However, Around the World business and first class discounts can be achieved by strategically defining your country of origin. Around the World fares vary
substantially based on where travel originates. As an example, a One World Four Continent Around the World first class ticket originated in Australia
currently sells for US$15,000. The same ticket originated in the U.S can be up to 20% less. Around the World discounts and lower priced tickets can be achieved by selecting an
originating country that is lower than the Around the World fare in your home country. Our Australian members are able to take advantage of the lower U.S. pricing level while
receiving several value added perks through implementation of our customized strategies. Skyteam also offers attractive solutions for European/North American travelers.
Current Hot Spots for Around the World Originations
Summary based on One World Alliance fares for travel commencing June, 2013
Fares converted to USD as of June, 2013
|Country of Origin
Summary based on Star Alliance fares for travel commencing June, 2013
Fares converted to USD as of June, 2013
|Country of Origin
As you can see, significant savings may be achieved by making an initial 'positioning trip' from your country of residence to a country where Around the World fares
are considerably less. In addition to initial cost savings, there are several tangible and intangible benefits realized over the life of the trip. There may be other advertised
Around the World business and first class fares, discounts or offers but few, if any, can match the convenience and cost savings achieved by purchasing an Around the World ticket
All prices are converted to USD and exclude taxes and fees. Additional benefit to U.S. residents of purchasing Around the World itineraries off shore is
the ability to add several sectors in First Class for domestic travel in addition to the international segments. Around the World ticket pricing is subject to carrier verification.
On Going Support
Providing international premium class travelers cost saving strategies for Around the World fares procurement is a time consuming and detail oriented process.
For this reason, Around the World bookings are reserved for members of Passport Premiere. While Passport Premiere is a fee based, the value provided can be
measured through both service and savings should pay for itself after your first trip. As Around the World trips can last for several months, the servicing goes beyond
the initial ticket purchase. Frequent Around the World jet setters have likely encountered friction when attempting to make changes with a carrier other than the original
validating carrier. We strive to provide our members a single point of contact making the on-going servicing as seamless and simple as possible.
Around the World fares offers frequent travelers outstanding value if your international travel plans call for visiting a minimum of three to a maximum of six continents.
For one inclusive price, you can visit up to 20 cities and save as much as 50% compared with purchasing the individual flight segments independently. Members seek value with their
global travels, but obtaining Around the World discounts through offshore origination does not discount the amenities Around the World business and first class travelers have come
Additional Benefits Include
- No Specific Advance Purchase Requirement from select regions
- Ability to add up to six flight segments in the continent you reside for bonus travel between international flights
- After initial trip offshore purchase, you will be on a pattern to purchase future around the world trips at pricing that is lower than
that of your home country (subject to prevailing exchange rate)
- EU/UK residents can add additional long range trips between Around the World trips (i.e. London-Dubai-London as an added bonus)
- Around the World Intelligence updates on which countries have the most compelling around the world business and first class offers for Around the World business and
first class travel
- Access to offshore around the world ticket fulfillment on six continents
- Access to special carrier only Around the World offers for business and first class international tickets and travel
How often do Around the World strategies change?
As we enter a new decade, Around the World pricing is likely to increase and the hotspots will change with frequency. As an example, U.K. based members in January, 2010 were
encouraged to originate their Around the World First Class tickets from the U.S. as there was a US$2,500 price advantage from the U.S. However, as One World increased its U.S.
fare levels in April 2010 the current strategy is to originate in Euro zone or Korea. U.K. based members seeking First Class Around the World tickets are being encouraged to
originate their itineraries from the Israel, Jordan or South Africa where fares are 20% less than the U.K. fare level. The strategy used today will likely be out of date in a
matter of months, which is why access to our guidance is so vital for continued around the world business and first class ticket savings.
Circle Pacific Strategies for Frequent travelers between the U.S. and Australia!
If you travel between Australia, New Zealand and North America and are seeking maximum savings with limited restrictions using major alliances, you may consider Circle Pacific fares for maximum savings.
Benefits provided to our members include:
- Specialized strategies with up to 50% savings compared with published Business and First Class Circle Pacific fares
- Up to 80% savings compared with point -to -point business/first class fares
- Access to localized business and first class deals and offers regardless of your continent of residence
- Using top rated carriers with major alliances
- Business and First Class Discounts in pricing, not quality
- Flat Beds in Business Class/Private Suites in First Class
- On-going pricing from $5,000 for business class/$7,500 for First Class after initial positioning trip
- Itinerary can include Australia, New Zealand, Asia with or without multiple stopovers
Recent Media Coverage on 1st-Air.Net's Around the World expertise
March 13th, 2011 - The Street.com - 1st-Air.Net Reports Business/First Class fares Skyrocket since 2009
December 11th, 2010 - Around the World fares from Europe at significant savings
July 31st, 2010 - Around the World Business Class Fares May be on the Rise
March 26th, 2010 - Euro Zone joins U.K. as Hotspot for Around the World origination
March 25th, 2010 - 1st-Air.Net Reports Euro Zone Joins U.K. as Hotspot for Around the World Ticket Origination
March 5th, 2010 - Around the World Business/First Class discount fares from the U.K.
May, 2004 - Travel and Leisure Europe Made Easy
1stAir Introduces Custom Around the World Fares With One World Partners
Up to 30% savings with fewer restrictions. Only available to Premiere and Chairman's Members!
1stAir is pleased to introduce special Around the World fares featuring One
World Alliance partners, Cathay Pacific, British Airways and American
Airlines for travel between the U.S., Asia and Europe. This fare requires the outbound trans pacific sector to be via Cathay Pacific, with up to a 48
hour stay in Hong Kong, before continuing onto Bangkok. Travel then continues on to London with British Airways (or Qantas if Preferred) and then back
to the U.S. with American Airlines. An unlimited amount of time is permitted in Southeast Asia, and
side trips on to nearby destinations including Indonesia, Singapore, or
Vietnam are also permitted at a surcharge. Travel then continues in a west
bound direction with British Airways(or Qantas if preferred) to a European
gateway before returning to the U.S via American Airlines.
In addition to these savings, the other advantage of this special fare is
that it only requires a minimum of one stopover (Bangkok) rather than the
traditional three stopovers associated with standard around the world
products. All fares are eligible for mileage credit. There is even a
directional First Class add-on which in most cases is less than $1,800.
Examples of these special fares, and how they can be put to work for you include:
|BUSINESS CLASS OUTBOUND
||RETURN CARRIER COMBINATION
||FIRST CLASS RETURN
||Boston-San Francisco-Hong Kong-Bangkok-London-Boston
||San Francisco-Hong Kong-Bangkok-London- New York-San Francisco
||New York-London-Vienna- Bangkok-Seoul-New York
Details on these fares must be requested by calling our customer support
center toll free at 1-888-467-3040 or direct at (585)383-4470.
Ready to start traveling the world at maximum savings?
Depending on your itinerary, 1stAir is often able to offer more competitive pricing than what is available by each alliance directly through both proprietary pricing and
knowledge. Because Around the World fares require extensive research and planning, Around the World fare construction is reserved for members of Passport Premiere and the
Chairman's Inner Circle. Our members benefit from long term solutions for lower priced around the world business and first class tickets and fares. Members also qualify
for around the world deals and offers that may not be available in their home country but offer significant savings.
If you are a Passport Premiere or Chairman's Inner Circle member, please sign in below to access our Around the World fare section and for
reservations instructions. If you are not a member, you can register on-line at http://www.1st-air.net/creditauthpp.cfm.