Ive been a retired frequent flyer for almost 8 years now, so the once experienced RTW flyer in my has long passed.... having said this, the current Foreign Exchange Crunch that Argentina is experiencing may present an opportunity similar (or perhaps better) than what was once the Cairo & Egyptian Pound option for RTW's that I used in my fflyer days. So then..... what do you RTW experts know about prices ex-EZE for long RTW tickets in F....? In some initial posts over on TOBB, it seems that EZE is a relatively full priced destination to begin initeraries from. Also, as one smart poster pointed out with good reason, in these sorts of tickets you have a place of issuance and then you have a place of begin of itinerary issue... and I dont know if Star or One World wil allow you to purchase a ticket ex EZE and begin your RTW from GRU... which apparently is a better place (ie lower fares) to start a RTW from. This latter point I cannot confirm, I havent fared out any itineraries to compara GRU and EZE fares. In any event, the most important thing is that I called AA and UA today and spoke to their reps, and both airlines confirmed that you can issue your tickets ex-EZE which will have a reference fare quoted in US Dollars, but that you can and pay for them in cash, in Argentine Pesos...... So then... in practice what does this all mean...? Well, that it is perfectly possible for you to get a discount of at least 30% on the actual US$ fare by paying in pesos. I dont know if EZE is that much more expensive than GRU or whichever the currently favorite destination to issue RTW from happens to be.... but in any event, a savings of at least 30% off is a relevant amount... and depending on when you purchase the ticket and where the Official to Blue rate Peso/Dollar spread happens to be, there is a potential to save even more than 30%. Thoughts...?