Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Day One Travel Hacking!

Today I begin my 4th year of having a daily focus. The personal fulfillment has been immeasurable. Not only do these projects bring me joy beyond what I had imagined, but they have led to a life of progress, change, gratitude, life experiences, and new friends...

Year 1: Writing an original poem every day for a year.

Year 2: Every month I tackled a new way to live a greener lifestyle.

Year 3: A year of progress, change and gratitude.

This year begins anew with a month of learning how to travel hack. This is something I have heard a lot about, but have yet to learn any of the details and strategies. Traveling is my most treasured experience so my hope is that this will open up new opportunities in travel for me...

Day One: Travel Hacking Strategies!

From: The Art of Non Conformity 

They are real! Round the World tickets are real...

Star Alliance Round the World fare applies for round the world travel from and to countries which are served by the following Star Alliance member carriers: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, AviancaTaca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, EGYPTAIR, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAM Airlines, TAP Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United and US Airways.

Lots of restrictions, but manageable. Main points: 16 coupons, must  be planned in advance, valid for one year, must go in one direction around the globe. Price is cheaper is your start/stop in a off the beaten country (i.e. more expensive to start/stop in U.S.). Must start and stop in same country.

One World Seems to have a little more flexibility on changing flights throughout trip (but may be charges). Based on a continent system. Same 16 segments like Star Alliance. Sample 6 continent itinerary: Madrid – New York – Chicago – Mexico City – São Paulo – Santiago – Auckland – Sydney – Cairns – Tokyo – Hong Kong – Johannesburg – Cape Town – London – Zurich – Madrid.

More great details here: http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2010/10/08/round-the-world-plane-ticket/

RTW tickets... just the beginning.

No comments:

Post a Comment