Saturday, 5 June 2010

Advice for anyone thinking of booking a Round the World ticket with STA Travel


When I finally get to Fiji (a day late, yesterday's flight as scheduled on my STA itinerary didn't actually exist any more, you see), I'll be able to explain more fully. Actually, it might be when I get back (a day early, because I had to rebook all of my travel segments and lost my initial flight to LA).

Until then, steer clear of these travel agents / clowns.

I'm off to laze in a hammock on an island and forget about all this unnecessary stress, which wouldn't have happened if I'd just booked the whole thing myself.



The Unbearable Banishment said...

Duly noted although I cannot imagine the scenario occurring for many, many years. If ever.

Anonymous said...

Fiji?? You cow :p

Karissa said...

Oh man, I was planning to use STA travel for my trip. I hope that foolishness doesn't occur with all customers.

London-Lass said...

Duly noted. Am jealous of your hammock lazing btw - I'm in office with rain beating on window. COW.

Please Don't Eat With Your Mouth Open said...

UB - You never know... don't count your chickens and all that. ;)

missyf - I needed a beach hol after the stress of getting there!

Karissa - Trust me, steer clear. You'll get a cheaper and better service going with an independent travel agent. STA offer no help once you're out in the world. There's no out of hours number for when you're stuck panicking in Christchurch airport, and quite frankly if I did my trip again I wouldn't use them. They're the easiest option before you leave, but once you've left it's a different story.

Londonlass - Oh, you love it ;)


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