On Monday (4th September) I booked the tickets. We had gone into http://www.courtneyairsavers.com/ on the Saturday before we went to Ireland and planned the route.
Itâ€™s made everything a lot more real, as we have now put down some hard cash for something! I donâ€™t have the details here (this is being written from a hotel room in Aberdeen) so I will put the exact dates and so on when Iâ€™m back home.
Edit: the dates are now correct.
Heathrow T4 – Nairobi
(BA65 Dep 1005 Arr 2120)
A month in Kenya with Dan, Pilar and Alex, and some safari-ing.
Nairobi – Dubai T1 – Bangkok
(EK720 Dep 1715 Arr 2315; EK384 Dep 0315 Arr 1205)
5 weeks in Thailand, hopefully with a dash of Cambodia and a trip down Malaysia to Singapore.
Singapore T1 – Perth
(QF72 Dep 0910 Arr 1510)
12 days in Western Australia
Perth T2 – Sydney T3
(QF580 Dep 1025 Arr 1725)
18 days on the eastern coast of Australia, Sydney and the Barrier Reef with Tim.
Sydney T1 – Christchurch TM
(QF45 Dep 0925 Arr 1420)
5 weeks in New Zealand, overland to Auckland.
Auckland T1 – Santiago T1
(QF321 Dep 1715 Arr 1245)
5 weeks in Chile and Peru.
Lima – Madrid 4S – Heathrow T2
(BA7233/IB6650 Dep 2055 Arr 1435; BA7058/IB3166 Dep 1630 Arr 1750)
Back home in time for Charlotte and Willâ€™s wedding!
Now the bad bit! Total cost for the tickets is Â£3490 (including taxes) for the both of us (Â£1745 each). Itâ€™s slightly more expensive than more RTW tickets as we are having to pay extra for the leg down to Kenya as Africa isnâ€™t covered in standard RTW routes. Standard fare for that route excluding Kenya is Â£2790 (Â£1395 each). Kenya flights are Â£700 (Â£350 each).