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Via Secret Flying, you can fly around the world from New York in 13 stops for only ~$1,400!
I found flights departing Sunday, January 29, 2017, and returning Wednesday, February 15, 2017, for ~$1,330! These fares appear to be valid for lots of travel dates beginning late January through early March 2017.
Here are the details!
How to Book It
Link: ITA Matrix
Link: Secret Flying
There are currently low fares to several cities around the world!
Secret Flying has pieced together a round-the-world itinerary from Newark to New York, with plenty of stops along the way! Here’s the routing:
- Newark – London (via Reykjavik) on WOW Air
- London – Dubai (via Istanbul) on Pegasus Airlines
- Dubai – Singapore (via Manila) on Cebu Pacific
- Singapore – Melbourne (via Kuala Lumpur) on Air Asia
- Melbourne – Auckland on Jetstar
- Auckland – Los Angeles (via Honolulu) on Hawaiian Airlines
- Los Angeles – New York (JFK) on JetBlue
If you book a ticket with an online travel agency, you may be eligible for a refund within a short time of booking your ticket. Check out my post on cancellation policies for airlines and online travel agencies for more details!
Folks with the JetBlue Plus Card or JetBlue Business Card from Barclaycard get a free first checked bag for the cardholder and up to 3 companions on the same reservation when you use your card to pay for your ticket.
Keep in mind you have 24 hours to cancel a reservation if the flight is at least 7 days away. So, you can take advantage of these extremely cheap fares and finalize plans later.
WOW Air Tips
Link: WOW Air
Link: My Review of WOW Air
I’ve written about WOW Air, a budget airline based in Iceland. They’re a great option for no-frills flights, with good service and clean planes.
Remember, WOW Air charges fees for seat selection, large carry-on bags, and checked bags. You’ll get the best deal if you can pack light.
And here’s my trip report from my visit to Iceland. I learned Icelanders are some of the kindest folks in the world!
If you book these flights, remember there are lots of ways to get cheap or free hotel rooms with points from credit card bonuses and spending.
Remember, you can transfer flexible points like Chase Ultimate Rewards or American Express Membership Rewards to different hotel programs.
Note: If you prefer to book paid stays, check out discount sites like Orbitz, Expedia, or TravelPony for deals. But remember you won’t get stay credits or points (and might not have your elite status recognized!).
Airbnb is another terrific way to save money on accommodations, especially for longer stays. Here are some tips on how to negotiate a better Airbnb price, and how to find a safe and comfortable Airbnb.
Use a Credit Card That Earns Bonus Miles & Points
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