rtwflights vs Google flights

 

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Twitter is a wonderful invention. A speedy knowledgeable database filled with experts, folks with encyclopedic knowledge of the middle of nowhere and lots of funny looking animal memes. But sometimes, it can scare the absolute bejayus out of you. Take last Tuesday. There I was, hard at it on the RTW coalface when these two tweets appeared...

 

 

 

 

 

So I thought a little RTW comparison experiment was in order. It's pretty unscientific, but we took 5 of our biggest selling RTW routes and did a price comparison search leaving in September (a shoulder season). We also took a screen grab of the results. It threw up some really rather surprising results...

 

 

1. UK - Bangkok  - Australia - New Zealand - Hawaii - UK

 

roundtheworldflights.com - £1995 See here

 

Google Flights - £3695

 

 

2. UK - Bangkok  - Australia - Santiago surface Lima - New York - UK

 

 

 

roundtheworldflights.com - £1912.95 See here

 

 

 

Google Flights - £5038

 

 

3. UK - India surface Nepal  - Vietnam surface Thailand - Australia - Cook Islands - UK

 

 

 

roundtheworldflights.com - £1889.15 See here

 

 

 

Google Flights - £6512

 

 

4. UK - Hong Kong - Singapore - Australia - Cook Islands - UK

 

 

 

roundtheworldflights.com - £1862 See here

 

 

 

Google Flights - £4998

 

 

5. UK - Johannesburg - Bangkok - Australia - Cook Islands - UK

 

 

 

roundtheworldflights.com - £1942.15 See here

 

 

 

Google Flights - No results

 


 

Of course you would need to call us, or we'll call you, but you could be saving up to £3K on these result, and we are lovely people - look nice (verified) reviews on Google Maps. Plus we'd tell you about the The Do’s and Don’ts of Using a Mobile Phone in Australia, or countries where you're pound will go further, the Art of Packing, and when not to go to places, and visas, and jabs, and insurance, hostels, tours and hotels; Important stuff like that. Plus the aftercare, which sometimes becomes vital...

 

On round the world tickets we really do know what we're on about.

And Twitter, I still love you.

 

ps you should all follow Brian Whelan (the bloke who broke the missiles on his roof before the London Olympics story) and Benji Lanyado (travel journo turned coder). Both good value