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OneWorld Explorer Awards: Traveling the World for Under $250 USD

When I first started researching options for round-the-world travel and came across the OneWorld alliance Explorer Award chart, I thought it was too good to be true. Up until the minute that I saw our status turn to ‘ticketed’ online, I still didn’t have 100% faith that everything would work out. In the end, it did! We traded in 120,000 miles and just under $250 each for approximatly 25,000 miles through OneWorld partner airlines. We are now just a few short weeks away from hoping on a plane for a three month round-the-world journey. There are many great resources online (some of our favorites are listed below) giving the details of these complicated fares. Despite our endless research, there were still 5¬†things that we didn’t have advance knowledge of that in hindsight would have been very helpful. 1. You may start and end your trip in different cities, BUT this is considered an open jaw. An open jaw is any leg of your flight where you are arriving and departing from different cities (i.e. you …