Arguably the preeminent airline alliance today, the Star Alliance offers a mind-boggling array of special airfares and air passes: Round the World, Circle Pacific, Africa Airpass, Asia Airpass, North America Airpass, China Airpass, Europe Airpass and Japan Airpass. Whew! Along with this vast network, inevitably comes the fine print!
I’ve booked hundreds of these, but with the rules constantly changing and the airlines joining and leaving all the time, no particular itinerary is ever the same. Keeping that in mind, I have attached the latest fare rules for the most standard of Star Alliance products, the tried and true: Round the World Fare. Please also check out the link to the Star Alliance website, where you can create your own tailor-made itinerary. Although I’m obviously biased, a professional travel agent with experience in RTWs can make your life a whole lot easier. That said, the website does provide you with the nuts and bolts and can get you headed in the right direction. Enjoy!