It took so long.. first we had to talk to our bosses, then change the itinerary here, change there .. whew! Ok, done, let’s buy it!
We went to a travel agency .. with the itinerary ready, printed.. we’ve even got the numbers of each flight .. that we had done on Oneworld’s site .. but when the lady tried to book them she said “there are 3 flights that are not available for these dates” oh-oh .. one of them was the return from Chile to NZ .. the first one available would be only 15 days later than we wanted.
Here we go .. changing the whole itinerary again .. and finally she could book and confirm all the flights! YAAYY!
Then the doubt started: “is it worth paying the agency to buy the tickets or should we buy directly with the airline??”.. the difference in prices was $ 250, her assistance had been sooooo good, always very fast, and the airline has no store in Wellington, so we’d have to do everything by phone, and spending hours on a 0800 is nothing else than a headache!
So we thought that the girl deserved it! And also it would be simpler having a contact here in case we need to change something in the middle of the trip.
So we went back to the agency, sorted out the final itinerary and paid!! So that’s it!!! All done now.. no regret!
We’re really doing this .. sometimes it doesn’t seem real! I’ve already begun losing my sleep!
To those who are interested, Oneworld’s tickets to 4 continents, allowing a maximum of 16 stops, cost NZD 3.640,00 … with all taxes (16 airports, fuel, etc.) it ended up a total of NZD 4.928,50 each. What is something like US$ 3,750 in today’s convertion.
Countdown now … 72 days to the first departure!!! Can’t wait!