How to...? Round the World fare details

Validity Period:

The travel may last at least 10 days between the first and the last international sector and up to 12 months after departure on the first flight. There is an exception for travel originating in Europe: The travel may last at least 10 days between the first and the last intercontinental sector and up to 12 months after departure on the first flight.

For travel starting in Australia or New Zealand, there is no minimum stay required for First and Business Class Fares. For Economy & Premium Economy Class Fares, the travel on the last international sector must start no earlier than 7 days after the first international sector started.

Departure and Termination:

Travellers can depart and terminate their journey in any country served by any Star Alliance member carrier, provided that the routing starts and ends in the same country. The itinerary may reflect travel greater than Round the World if it is not via the point of origin and still terminates in the country of origin.

In addition, the itinerary must include only one transatlantic and only one transpacific crossing. Such intercontinental sector may be a surface sector provided the mileage for any land segments is included in the total mileage calculation. In the entire journey not more than one crossing is permitted between Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Advance Planning:

Reservations must be made at least 24 hours before departure for sectors up to and including the first international sector. Further segments of the journey may be booked at any time.

For journeys originating in Europe, reservations however must be made at least 24 hours before departure for sectors up to and including the first intercontinental sector. Subsequent segments of the journey may be booked at any time. Further exceptions may apply.

Airfare Conditions:

The total airfare of the journey is determined by the total mileage, the point of origin of the ticket and the class of service, including applicable fees, taxes and surcharges. There are four possible maximum permitted mileage levels 26,000 miles (Special Economy and Special Business only), 29,000 miles, 34,000 miles or 39,000 miles.

Special Economy fares are not applicable if the journey starts in Japan.

Fares apply only if the Round the World ticket is purchased before the departure and the fare must be shown on the ticket.

Please advise travellers to contact any Star Alliance member ticketing office or their travel agent for details or use the Star Alliance Book and Fly tool to plan and book their trip.

Children aged between 2 and 11 years pay 75% of the applicable adult Round the World fare. The first infant under 2 years not occupying a seat pays 10% of the adult fare plus fees, taxes and surcharges for economy class fares.

There is no child discount. Infants under 2 years not occupying a seat pay 10% of the adult fare plus fees, taxes and surcharges. In case infants turn 2 years old during the Round the World journey, the adult Round the World fare will be applied to the Round the World ticket for first and business class fares discount.

Children and infants must be accompanied on all sectors in the same cabin by an adult passenger paying the full Round the World fare.

Stopovers:

The Round the World Fare requires in general at least 3 stopovers and permits a maximum of 15 stopovers. The Round the World Special Economy Fare requires at least 3 stopovers and permits a maximum of 5 stopovers. However, no more than 3 stopovers are permitted in any one country worldwide, except in the USA where 5 stopovers are allowed. The Round the World Fare allows only one stopovers within certain regions may be limited. Further exceptions may apply.

Baggage Allowance:

Economy and premium economy classes of travel allows 1 piece of baggage at the weight of 20 kg, business class travel allows for 2 pieces at a combined weight of 30kg and first class 2 pieces at a combined weight of 40kg.

Special Meal Request:

Travellers should be advised to discuss their special meals and all other dietary options with the operating carrier at least 24 hours before each flight.

Seat Request:

Seat request and other requests such as wheelchair booking will be handled by the operating carriers of each flight.

Mileage Accrual:

Star Alliance Frequent Flyers can accrue miles on all flights operated by a Star Alliance carrier. Mileage accrual is subject to the terms and conditions of the Frequent Flyer programme you are a member with.