Star Alliance has introduced a two-destination option to its Round the World (RTW) fares, which up to now have all required a minimum of three stopovers. This change increases the number of itineraries available under the RTW product for travel on the Star Alliance network.
Stopovers of at least 24 hours must be made in a minimum of two cities and the overall itinerary may include up to 15 stops.
Star Alliance is also availing special RTW special fares, requiring at least three stopovers and allowing a maximum number of stops that range from five to 12.
RTW allows customers to create an individual itinerary covering up to 26,000, 29,000, 34,000 or 39,000 miles. Travel needs to begin and end in the same country and be in one direction, either going east or west, although some zigzagging is permitted within a single continent. Both the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean must be crossed once.
In addition to building an itinerary from scratch, customers can also choose from a range of themed RTW journeys, which include World Food, World Wonders and Architecture Hotspots. In this case, the tool automatically loads a suggested routing.
Star Alliance RTW tickets can booked online at www.staralliance.com/en/book-fly. Alternatively customers can contact any Star Alliance member airline or a travel agent to book and purchase an RTW ticket.