You may be aware of the Oneworld Explorer round-the-world fares that allow you to circle the globe on Oneworld airlines. But did you know that several Oneworld airlines, including Finnair, sell mini round-the-world tickets for just a fraction of the price?
The Finnair round-the-world fare
Finnair sells a round-the-world product that allows you to travel to Europe via Asia, returning via North America with up to 5 stopovers in total. Travel in the opposite direction is also possible.
Costing less than a return Qantas Business class ticket to London or New York, the Finnair round-the-world fare is great value. And it’s even better value right now, thanks to a sale on until 5 November 2018!
During the current sale you can fly around the world in Business class on Qantas and Finnair for as little as $5,591. The actual price will vary depending on your routing and the stopovers used, but many Business Class itineraries are possible for under $6,000.
With the Finnair round-the-world ticket, you can stop over in Asia (e.g. Bangkok) and North America (e.g. Los Angeles, San Francisco or New York) on your way to/from Europe. Your European stopover can take place anywhere that Finnair flies – which includes most cities in Europe. An additional stopover in Helsinki, Finnair’s hub, is also allowed.
You’ll need to fly Finnair within Europe, as well as on the long-haul sectors between Europe and Asia/North America. But for the flights between Australia and Asia/North America, you can use a partner airline such as Qantas or Cathay Pacific.
Here’s one example of a possible itinerary:
The above itinerary would earn a handy 760 Qantas status credits in Business class. That’s enough to earn Qantas Gold status and gets you more than half way to qualifying for Platinum status!
Surface sectors within Europe are permitted. So, you could fly into one European city (e.g. Munich) and then depart from another airport (e.g. Paris).
This fare can only be booked through travel agents.
Finnair round-the-world sale
Finnair round-the-world tickets are currently on sale in both Economy and Business class! Business Class fares are currently available from around $5,600, while Economy fares are a tad over $2,100. It’s just one of the many Europe early-bird specials currently running.
This sale ends on 5 November 2018, and you can travel until 27 September 2019.
Join the discussion on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: AY RTW Sale
Keen to learn more about round-the-world airfares?
Take a look at the Frequent Flyer Solutions training course on Cheap Airfares, which includes a module on Round-the-World tickets.