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Old Apr 24, 02, 10:01 am
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Darren
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Circle City
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Huh?

HVD, you could purchase an RTW in the US or Canada at the rate of whatever country you were departing from.

37N 2. APPLICABLE FOR SALES MADE IN US (INCLUDING PR/VI AND
38N . CANADA)
39N . WHEN TRAVEL ORIGINATES IN A COUNTRY FOR WHICH A
40N . SPECIFIED LOCAL CURRENCY FARE IS PUBLISHED AND TICKET
41N . IS SOLD IN ANOTHER COUNTRY, THE FARE WILL BE THAT
42N . PUBLISHED FOR THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN CONVERTED TO THE
43N . CURRENCY OF THE COUNTRY OF SALE AT THE BANK SELLING
44N . RATE.

That is what this all means. The point of departure has nothing to do with domicile or anything else, it has to do with the first border you cross. The difference between US/CA and the rest of the world, is that if the rest of the world wanted to buy an RTW from a country with a lower fare, they would have to ticket it in that country. And if the rules changed for US/CA, the residents there will have to also. So if they want a cheaper ZA originating fare, they would have to go to South Africa for ticketing or have it ticketed in South Africa and mailed to them. These were always the rules, and it had nothing to do with getting around the rules, the airlines were following their own rules.
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