Least Expensive Around the World Airfare

Visiting all continents in the world for at least one week, including the two most populous countries in the world (both in Asia).


Outline

  1. Method
  2. Influence of travel dates, places visited
  3. By Air
  4. By Bus and Air
  5. Bus Graphic
  6. Airfare graphic
  7. An Idiot Abroad

Method

            I used Google Flights and Kayak.com to find the least expensive airfare around the world. I started with which costal city would be the cheapest to get to from Omaha. I then tried going either West from LA or East from New York to determine which routes would be the most feasible and financially sound. I found that going West from LA worked the best for the route I had decided to take. After finding flights that matched up with the time requirements, I looked up visa fees for each country I would be visiting.

Influence of Travel Dates, Places Visited

            I tried various cities in different countries on each continent. I used the Google flights search map to compares flight prices to different places and chose the cheapest ones that also had connecting (and cheap) flights to the next place.  The cheapest initial flight I found were about five weeks out on Tuesday or Wednesday. I then proceeds to find my next flights based off  that date.

By Air

The least expensive airfare flying from Omaha to all continents. Stay on each continent at least one week.

Date

Origin - Destination

Departure - Arrival Time

Flight cost $

Visa cost

 Tuesday April 16

                      Los Angeles-Beijing, China

               1:40am-9:40am

            $221

             $230

 

 Tuesday April 23

                      Beijing, China-Sydney, Australia                

               4:35pm-8:10pm

            $302 

             $79

 Tuesday April 30

                      Sydney, Australia-Hyderabad, India

               8:45pm-12:40am

            $187

             $69

 

 Tuesday May 7            

                      Hyderabad, India- Khartoum, Sudan             

               4:00am-11:45pm

            $283

             $253

 

 Tuesday May 14           

                      Khartoum, Sudan-Paris, France

               10:10am-7:00am

            $325

             N/A

 

 Tuesday May 21

                      Paris, France- Bogota, Colombia

               10:10am-6pm

            $417

             $82

 

 Tuesday May 28      

                      Bogota, Colombia-Los Angeles

               12:45am-10:45pm

            $282

             N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           Sum

             Sum

 

The total cost to fly around the world, including visa costs:                                                                                        $2390                         $713

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By Air and Bus

            It was actually almost twice as much to take a bus round-trip to LA from Omaha than it was to fly round-trip. The bus trip cost$373 and added 3.5 extra days of travel to the trip, which means more food to pay for. It was $258 for a round-trip flight to LA from Omaha, which added no extra travel days. In this case, I would choose the flight to LA over taking the bus. It is both cheaper to fly and saves time.

Bus Graphic

Airfare Graphic

OMA è LAX è BJS è SYD è HYD è KRT è PAR è BOG è LAX è OMA

An Idiot Abroad

Comment on two episodes of this series: 1) In the Great Wall episode, the main character talks about a toad in a well. What is the point of this story? 2) Comment on some of the lodging presented to the main character in his trip to India.

 

            In the Great Wall episode, the point of the story is to see the bigger picture. Karl has been isolated in the UK for almost his entire life. He is the toad in the metaphor, and him leaving the UK to experience different countries and cultures. Karl is leaving his well by traveling to these countries and seeing more of the sky.

            The first lodging he experienced was a “room” that 3 or 4 people slept in every night, had there work supplies in it, and no toilet.  It was interesting because this is normal for them to stay there. “This is the life of a poor person.” The second place Karl went to was considered “special.” It had a bed and a hole in the floor for a toilet.  The accommodations in India did not get much better for Karl overall, except for the “tent” at the spiritual festival.  Overall, compared to what Westerners’ consider normal plumbing, India was a eye opening experience.

 


Submitted by Samuel Dameron on 3/14/19.