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The One World Alliance offers two different Around the World fares the One World Explorer Fare and the the Global Explorer Programs. The One World Explorer program is unique to the Around the World market as the fare is based on the number of continents visited and has no mileage or directional restrictions.  The member airlines of this alliance along with four additional non member airlines offers several mileage based Round the World fares which are discussed in detail at the Global Explorer Program link but this section is dedicated to just the One World Explorer Fare.

 

All the airlines in this alliance participate in each other’s frequent flyer program, frequent flyer miles may be accumulated on all the airlines.  Lounge access of participating carriers and other mutually agreed perks are also available to those utilizing this program.

The One World Alliance consists of: American Airlines,, British Airways,, Cathay Pacific,, FinnAir, Iberia,  Lan Chile, Malev Airlines, Japan Airlines, Royal Jordanian and Qantas Airways. as well as the affiliate airlines: Air Nostrum, American Eagle, American Connection, CityFlyer, Comair, Dragonair, Jalways, JAL Express, J-Air, Japan Transocean Air,  Jetconnect, Lan Express, Lan Peru, Lan Argentina, Lan Ecuador, Loganair, Qantas Link, and Sun-Air.

The One World Explorer fare structure limits the number of segments you may fly in any continent to four, so extensive travel in any particular region is not possible. Additional segments can be purchased for reasonable additional fees.

Fare Information
 

 

 

COACH (HIGH)

BUSINESS CLASS

FIRST CLASS

THREE CONTINENTS

$3,900

$7,500

$10,600

FOUR CONTINENTS

$4,100

$8,300

$11,400

FIVE CONTINENTS

$4,900

$9,500

$13,100

SIX CONTINENTS

$5,300

$11,100

$15,400

The prices listed above do not reflect any additional taxes and are subject to change without notice until you actually purchase the ticket.

The prices listed above do not reflect any additional taxes and are subject to change without notice until you actually purchase the ticket.

Routing Information

 

Below you will find a review of the various routing options as well as some pros and cons of the program to consider.  We hope this helps in your decision making process.

Continents for the purpose of this fare are defines as:

Europe

Europe and the Middle East, including Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia

Africa

All countries of Africa excluding those listed above.

Asia

All countries in Asia, including the Indian subcontinent

South Pacific

Southwest Pacific, including Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea

North America

North America, including Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and Panama

South AmericaAll South American countries south of  Panama

 

North and Central America

 

For the purpose of this fare both North and Central America are lumped together (see chart above) as one destination and the number of stops in both regions is limited to three. North America is represented by American Airlines and they are the largest airline in the world, servicing an extensive array of destinations throughout this continent.

All the other airlines in One World, have limited service to North American cities, and it is relatively easy to get connections at major transfer points throughout  North America. There are no Central American or Canadian carriers in this group and service to those regions is limited.

South America

Lan Chile along with its subsidiaries Lan Argentina, Lan Ecuador and Lan Peru provide extensive service in this region.  Other South American routes are serviced by American, British, and Iberia airlines.  American Airlines services many destinations to Central America, but no Central American carrier participates in this program.

Lan Chile and Qantas have a routing from Santiago to New Zealand and Australia, but there is no direct service to Africa from South America with any of the carriers in this alliance. Lan Chile is the only airline with service to Easter Island and if this is a must see this might be a fare to consider

Europe, Middle East & North Africa

 

For the purpose of this fare Europe the Middle East and the Northern Africa countries of Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia are linked together as one continent.

 

British Airways, Fin Air, Malev, Iberia, and Royal Jordanian are incorporated in the alliance and provide extensive service in Europe. British Airways has an extensive route network to Northern African and Middle East destinations are serviced by the extensive route network of Royal Jordanian. All other Alliance members offer some service in this region.

Asia

Cathay Pacific has a major hub located in Hong Kong and minor one in Bangkok. Cathay Pacific is a dominant airline in the region and has an extensive route network on the Asian continent. The addition of Cathay affiliate Dragonair opens up a host of routing in China. With the recent addition of Japan Airlines an extensive array of destinations are serviced in this region

Qantas Airways has some routing to and through some cities in Asia.  American Airlines, as well as British Airlines have limited service to the region.

Africa

Qantas has a routing from Sydney to Johannesburg, and Cathay Pacific has a Hong Kong to South Africa routing as well. Royal Jordanian Airlines services many destinations in the middle east but travel within Africa is somewhat limited. 

Some travel within Africa is permitted utilizing British Airways subsidiaries.  British Airways also has connections to various locations in Africa from London while both Iberia and Fin Air having limited service to the continent from Europe

South Pacific

Led by Qantas, and with the help of British Airways, an extensive route network is available throughout the South Pacific. Again you will be limited by the fare structure to four flight segments or three stops in the South Pacific before you are accessed a penalty.

Possible Itineraries

Itineraries listed below are only samples: Thousands of  different routings are possible:

Three continents itinerary:  Chicago - London - Athens - Cairo - Bombay - Bangkok - Hong Kong - Los Angeles- Chicago

Four continent itinerary: Chicago - Hawaii - Auckland - Sydney - Bali -Hong Kong - Bangkok -  Delhi  - London -  Madrid - Helsinki - Athens - Chicago

Five continents itinerary:  Chicago - Los Angeles  - Hong Kong - Bangkok - Singapore - Sydney - Cairns- Darwin - Perth - Harare - Johannesburg- Victoria Falls - London - Istanbul - Helsinki - New York - Chicago

Six continent itinerary: Chicago - Santiago - Buenos Aires- Sao Paulo- London - Athens- Stockholm - Cape Town - Johannesburg - Victoria Falls - Hong Kong - Bombay - Singapore  - Cairns - Sydney  - Fiji - Hawaii - Chicago

These are just a few of the possible routings, thousands of different routing possibilities can be utilized with theses fares

How to Book this fare!

This fare must be booked with the one world airline which will be used for the first international segment.

 Additional Tools

 

Mileage calculator: This is a great link to determine mileages between principal cities

Airline Schedules: For detailed schedule information of the airlines participating in these programs please use the above link.

Airline Maps: For detailed route network maps of the primary airlines in this group use this link.

Conditions
  • Global Explorer is available on scheduled flights that are both operated and marketed by a oneworld airline (American Airlines (AA), British Airways (BA), Cathay Pacific (CX, KA), Finnair (AY), Iberia (IB), JAL Japan Airlines (JL), LAN (LA,LP,XL,4M), Malév Hungarian Airlines (MA), Qantas (QF), Royal Jordanian Airlines (RJ), or on a oneworld member airline affiliate ("marketed" means a oneworld airline flight number must be reserved and on the ticket for the specific flight in question) or flights operated and marketed by Aer Lingus (EI), Air Pacific (AF), Gulf Air (GF).
  • Also permitted are Qantas (QF) codeshare services operated by Air Niugini (PX), Air Tahiti Nui (TN), Air Vietnam (VN), South African Airways (SA), Air Vanuatu (NF) and Aircalin (SB). No other codeshare services are permitted.
  • If an aircraft serving part of your itinerary does not have a First or Business Cabin, customers will be booked into a lower-class cabin.
  • Frequent Flyer Mileage and tier points, where applicable, can be accrued only from eligible fares in the cabin flown.
  • Seasonal peak and basic Economy fares (applies to travel originating in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the United Kingdom) are determined by first interregional sector by different sets of dates within each departure region. All other fares apply year round.
  • Travel on the last International sector must commence no earlier than 10 days after commencement of the first International sector, except:
    • EXCEPTION 1 - For travel originating in Europe travel on the last Intercontinental sector must commence no earlier than 10 days after commencement of the first Intercontinental sector.
    • EXCEPTION 2 - For travel originating in the South West Pacific, no minimum stay requirement for First or Business Class
  • Tickets must be issued on the stock of AA/AY/BA/CX/EI/FJ/GF/IB/JL/KA/LA/LP/MA/QF/RJ/XL/4M
    • EXCEPTION 1: When EI participates on an itinerary, AA, AY, BA, CX, EI, GF, IB, JL, MA or QF stock must be utilised.
    • EXCEPTION 2: When FJ participates on an itinerary, AA, AY, BA, CX, FJ, GF, IB, JL, KA, MA, QF or RJ stock must be utilised.
    • EXCEPTION 3: When GF participates on an itinerary, AA, AY, BA, CX, EI, FJ, GF, IB, JL, KA, MA, QF or RJ stock must be utilised.
    • EXCEPTION 4: When KA participates on an itinerary, AA, AY, BA, CX, FJ, GF, IB, JL, KA, LA, LP, MA, QF, RJ, XL or 4M stock must be utilised
    • EXCEPTION 5: When LA participates on an itinerary, AA, AY, BA, CX, IB, JL, KA, LA, LP, MA, QF, RJ, XL or 4M stock must be utilised
    • EXCEPTION 6: When LP participates on an itinerary, AA, AY, BA, CX, IB, JL, KA, LA, LP, MA, QF, RJ, XL or 4M stock must be utilised.
    • EXCEPTION 7: When RJ participates on an itinerary, AA, AY, BA, CX, FJ, GF, IB, JL, KA, LA, LP, MA, QF, RJ, XL or 4M stock must be utilised.
    • EXCEPTION 8: When XL participates on an itinerary, AA, AY, BA, CX, IB, JL, KA, LA, LP, MA, QF, RJ, XL or 4M stock must be utilised.
    • EXCEPTION 9: When 4M participates on an itinerary, AA, AY, BA, CX, IB, JL, KA, LA, LP, MA, QF, RJ, XL or 4M stock must be utilised.
  • All information, routings, available destinations and fares are subject to change without notice. These fares are limited to availability and capacity controls. Some penalties may apply concerning rebooking, rerouting, cancellations and refunds.
  • All destinations you wish to travel to must be stated at time of purchase, before departure from country of origin. You must have booked and received a ticket for your first international flight (and any preceding local flights) at least seven days prior to travel when your journey originates. All remaining flights may be left open (i.e. without confirmed flight numbers and dates), as long as each flight is then reserved prior to departure. In some departing countries, tickets can be booked or issued up to one hour before departure. Local fees may apply.
  • If a ticket includes travel to/from/via Cuba it may not also include flight segments for travel on American Airlines, American Eagle, American Connection due to U.S. government restrictions.
  • Children and infants: Children pay 75%. Infants pay 10%.
  • Minimum stay: 10 days. Maximum stay: 12 months
  • Conditions of carriage and regulations. The carriage of passengers, baggage and cargo is subject to the conditions of carriage and regulations of the carriers concerned, copies of which may be requested from each airline.
  • An economy Global Explorer fare may be upgraded to a higher-tiered Global Explorer or a first/business class Global Explorer fare without penalty on payment of the additional fare.
  • A business Global Explorer fare may be upgraded to a first class Global Explorer fare without penalty on payment of the additional fare.
  • Upgrading by sector to business/first class is not permitted.
  • For tickets issued before or on 31 May 2008, a maximum of 20 flight and surface segments is permitted for the entire journey.  For tickets issued on or after 1 June 2008, a maximum of 16 flight and surface segments will be permitted for the entire journey. Intermediate surface sectors are permitted at passenger's expense. Surface sectors must be included in the total mileage.
  • Backtracking between regions is not permitted, except that Asia may be passed through twice providing one of the departure/arrivals in Asia is a transit without stopover in conjunction with travel between the South West Pacific and Europe.
  • Travel may not be via the original point of origin, except for origin Australia in conjunction with travel to Papua New Guinea where one of the departure/arrivals is a transfer without stopover.
  • Only one international departure and one International arrival to/from the country of origin is permitted, except two are permitted for origin Australia in conjunction with travel to Papua New Guinea.
  • Travel between USA and Canada is not considered an International arrival/departure for the purposes of this fare.
  • The itinerary may reflect travel greater than round the world, provided it is not via the point of origin and still terminates in the country of origin.
  • Global Explorer fares will be subject to taxes, passenger fees and charges.
  • Further conditions apply.

All information contained herein is correct as of 01 April 2008 but is subject to change without notice.

American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, JAL, LAN, Malév, Qantas and Royal Jordanian are trademarks of their respective companies.

 

 

 
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