Star Alliance expand RTW fare to include premium economy class


Star Alliance, on 29  July 2015, announced the expansion of its Round-the-World  fare to include travel in Premium Economy Class.

“With eleven of our member carriers now offering a dedicated Premium Economy cabin, we are pleased to offer our customers the opportunity to make use of this extra comfort on their Round-the-World travels”, said Horst Findeisen, VP Commercial and Business Development at Star Alliance.

In line with the overall RTW product, the Premium Economy Class fare is offered in three mileage bands: 29,000, 34,000 or 39,000 miles.

The new fare can now be booked for travel in the Premium Economy cabins on the following airlines:

  • Air Canada
  • Air China
  • Air New Zealand
  • ANA
  • EVA Air
  • Lufthansa
  • LOT Polish Airlines
  • SAS
  • Singapore Airlines
  • THAI
  • Turkish Airlines

To provide customers with full flexibility, itineraries may include any other Star Alliance member airlines as well. On flights where Premium Economy Class is not offered, travellers will be accommodated in Economy Class.

With the new fares, customers can choose from 17 different Star Alliance RTW fare options: Three for travel in First Class, four for travel in Business Class, three for travel in Premium Economy and seven for travel in Economy Class.

Children between the age of two and 11 pay 75% of the applicable adult fare, while infants under two who do not occupy a seat can pay 10% of the applicable adult fare.

Travel needs to commence and end in the same country and in general be in one direction, either going East or West, although some zigzagging is permitted within a continent. Both the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean must be crossed once. Stops lasting a minimum of 24 hours must be made in at least three cities, with the overall itinerary including a maximum of five to 15 stops (total number of stops are dependent on the actual fare level).

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