AROUND THE WORLD/CIRCLE PACIFIC
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 January, 2015
Summary based on Star Alliance fares for travel commencing January, 2015
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 offshore.
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 to expect.
Additional Benefits Include
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:
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
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://passportpremiere.com/join-us/.