Buying a Done 4 RTW D ticket in another Country

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  1. sweens

    sweens Member

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    Can anyone advise here.

    I have a business trip coming up Syd-JNB-SYD in late August, J class also I have a OW Done 4 RTW trip proposed in November D class cost around A$10.5k.

    My thoughts were to purchase the Done 4 D class fare in South Africa via the phone where it is apparently cheaper...use one leg of my SYD-JNB trip in August. Then start my Done 4 in JNB to Syd on the return leg in early Sept ,then continue on the Done 4 in November SYD LAX DFW LHR CPT JNB thus completing the Done 4 then return JNB-SYD on the return leg of my J class ticket.

    Does this seem practical? And any idea what it may save me in $?

    Any advice would be appriciated.
     

  2. serfty

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    It may be doable.

    Look here to compare costs and find the fare rules: oneworld - oneworld Explorer

    Look here for the fare rules: http://www.oneworld.com/content/library/3015owrulev38%20_pm%20mark%20ups.pdf

    For further useful information look at the FlyerTalk Thread: The oneworld explorer ticket FAQs - FlyerTalk Forums

    FWIW, I purchased and commenced a DONE4 from CMB Sri Lanka; this was ~$3000 less than buying it in Oz.

    A DONE4 ex South Africa has a base cost of ZAR39,950, which is approx AUD7,000; so the saving is significant.
     
  3. auriga

    auriga Active Member

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    How did you go about that? over the phone or in person.... travel agent or airline direct? Thanks.
    :?:
     
  4. serfty

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    Via email and telegraphic funds transfer to/from the Cathay Pacific Agent in Columbo. I collected the paper ticket at the CMB airport.

    Note that Sri Lanka is not a good option these days since CX are not flying there at the moment.
     
  5. serfty

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    More to that, the FT forum I linked to in a previous post has heaps of information ... and a forum of xONEx knowledgeable people/

    Cheers ...
     
  6. auriga

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    Thanks, will look into that.
     
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