THE BEST AGENCY
How It Works The California-based company books complicated, multi-stop, multi-carrier itineraries, typically for far less than what you'd pay through airline alliances or directly to individual carriers.
Sample Route and Price L.A. > Bangkok > Singapore > Bali > Darwin > Cairns > Melbourne > Nandi > L.A., from $1,975.
THE BEST ALL-AROUND DEAL
The Great Escapade
How It Works Fly up to 29,000 miles around the globe on any combination of the three partner airlines: Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic. You'll find the lowest prices by searching for itineraries that begin and end in the U.K.
Sample Route and Price London > Tokyo > Auckland > L.A. > London, from $1,542.
THE BEST ASIAN ALL-ACCESS OFFER
Cathay Pacific All Asia Pass
How It Works Valid for 21 consecutive days of travel, the pass—sold only through travel agents—includes a round-trip flight between L.A., New York, or San Francisco and Hong Kong, along with two to four other destinations within Asia.
Sample Route and Price San Francisco > Hong Kong > Bali > Beijing > San Francisco, from $1,599.
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE ROUND-THE-WORLD TICKET
Star Alliance Round the World Fares
How It Works With flights on 26 carriers in 175 countries, these RTW options are priced according to route, season, and distance flown. The lowest-priced tickets have five stops and 26,000 miles max, and all flights must head in one continuous direction.
Sample Route and Price L.A. > London > Hong Kong > Auckland > L.A., from $3,826.