Take the example of Telegraph journalist Charles Starmer-Smith. He came up with the crazy idea of circling the globe using only budget airlines in as short amount of time as possible. The result was an eight-day, London-to-London haul that cost a mere £800 –- roughly $1600 dollars. Here is how he did it.
London to Bermuda on Zoom, £199
Bermuda to New York on JetBlue, £94
New York to Los Angeles on Southwest, £93
Los Angeles to Honolulu on Southwest, £90
Honolulu to Melbourne on Jetstar £151
Melbourne to Darwin on Virgin Blue £76
Darwin to Singapore on Tiger Airways £68
Singapore to Hong Kong on Jetstar £74
Hong Kong to London on Oasis Hong Kong £115
Wow, that is a long haul to many amazing places. Imagine spreading that out over a three month holiday! Don’t you just love budget airlines?
One bit of advice for Charles Starmer-Smith, however. Head east instead of west next time and you will add another day to your life just as Phileas Fogg did.
For more insight on his round-the-world travels, click here.