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OneWorld vs Star Alliance

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Dazzler

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Hi,

I am currently trying to collate feedback on the Oneworld/Star Alliance. Particuarly about fare prices. Can anyone help me by providing their experiences/feelings on this topic??

Thanks,

Dazzler
 
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Dazzler said:
Hi,

I am currently trying to collate feedback on the Oneworld/Star Alliance. Particuarly about fare prices. Can anyone help me by providing their experiences/feelings on this topic??

Thanks,

Dazzler
oneworld !== star alliance

star alliance, especially RTW airfares are some of the cheapest in the world ex. Australia.

oneworld is not cheap.
 

Kiwi Flyer

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Dazzler said:
Hi,

I am currently trying to collate feedback on the Oneworld/Star Alliance. Particuarly about fare prices. Can anyone help me by providing their experiences/feelings on this topic??

Thanks,

Dazzler
Most people choose an alliance (if they choose one at all) based on where they need to go, and what airlines they prefer to fly.

Some parts of the world are hard to travel around on one alliance or the other.

There's a ton of good information on FlyerTalk's OW and *A forums.
 

Yada Yada

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Over the past twelve months I've purchased a number of tickets for myself and colleagues for travel to Asia and one RTW, and Star Alliance has come up with better pricing in each instance.
 

Kiwi Flyer

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Looks like some confusion here. Here is my understanding - hope it clarifies.

If you want to buy a RTW, it can be bought from anywhere (not quite true due to first segment departure rule - a classic example being ex-Zimbabwe there being no *A service meant the fare wasnt updated and looked really cheap but cannot use it).

However, if want to buy at the cheaper Tongan rate (for example), then needs to be purchased through a Tongan TA (or airline ticket office).

The various *A RTW products I have seen (and I presume most/all other RTW products) require the first segment to start in the country of purchase. In this example would need to be TBU- (AKL or LAX or ...).

However, nothing stopping anyone arranging ticket by phone/email/whatever with the Tongan TA (or airline ticket office) while still in Australia or wherever.
 

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Kiwi Flyer said:
... However, nothing stopping anyone arranging ticket by phone/email/whatever with the Tongan TA (or airline ticket office) while still in Australia or wherever.
Correct, however you still need to commence your RTW from the Country of purchase.
 

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Kiwi Flyer said:
Looks like some confusion here. Here is my understanding - hope it clarifies.

If you want to buy a RTW, it can be bought from anywhere (not quite true due to first segment departure rule - a classic example being ex-Zimbabwe there being no *A service meant the fare wasnt updated and looked really cheap but cannot use it).
Probably not for much longer when South African enters the alliance. Zim will be an option then!!
 

Kiwi Flyer

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dajop said:
Kiwi Flyer said:
Looks like some confusion here. Here is my understanding - hope it clarifies.

If you want to buy a RTW, it can be bought from anywhere (not quite true due to first segment departure rule - a classic example being ex-Zimbabwe there being no *A service meant the fare wasnt updated and looked really cheap but cannot use it).
Probably not for much longer when South African enters the alliance. Zim will be an option then!!
Yup bet that will be closed down v quick
 
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