Carduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1585 posts, RR: 11 Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2545 times:
When I was Air cabin Crew on 707s of BOAC, I did around the world every month for over three years, 1963-66. The trips comprised 21 days away, with 7-10 days off before doing it all over again!
Routings started in LHR and varied, but used either FRA,FCO,ZRH, then on to KHI or THR or DEL, then BKK, RGN, SIN or HKG. When using SIN, a sidetrip to SYD via DRW was thrown in!
The trip normally continued from HKG to TYO, then HNL, SFO, JFK, back to LHR, slipping at all points on the way! There were three flights each way every week, not on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, but on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, which meant five days slip in TYO when leaving HKG on Sunday, five days in HNL if flying from TYO on Sunday (arriving in the morning of Sunday!) five days in SFO if flying from HNL on a Sunday, then a quick 24 hours in NYC before returning to LHR.
Very often, we used to meet out respected colleagues from PanAm along the routes, but unlike BOAC their RTW services ignored the whole continent of the USA, starting/finishing JFK or SFO, so PA were not really Around the World!
We also had a nightstop in HNL westbound for reasons I shall not go in to here, but it was great fun having chats with female passengers on the SFOHNL sector to make prospective partners in HNL for the brief overnight stay!
All in all, a great time was had by all, and some of the happiest moments of my life!
Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!
FutureFO From New Caledonia, joined Oct 2001, 3095 posts, RR: 24 Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2519 times:
I have done it. Running from IAD-LGA-JFK-NRT-HKG-FRA-IAD. CRJ-Bus-777-744-744-777. Was in First or Biz on the long segments except for HKG-FRA which was in Y on LH. Was nonrevving for the trip, so took my chances.
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 8737 posts, RR: 52 Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2470 times:
Mine was all in F-Class:
SEA-NRT-SIN-BLR-DEL-FRA-PDX-SEA just over a year ago on UA, Indian Airlines, LH. It was a great trip and it was all done in just 7 days because around the world was the cheapest and fastest F-Class fare to India.
(btw, this should go to Polls and Prefs)
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
NWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4857 posts, RR: 10 Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2390 times:
I think so, on account that TED is United, isn't it?
Also, is it possible to go around the owrld on Northwest ONLY? We use my mom's employee benefits, and we only fly NW since it's free, but sometimes we'll throw in a couple hundred bucks for all 3 of us to enjoy WORLD BUSINESS CLASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
Aerosol From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 543 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2232 times:
DUS-FRA-BKK-SIN-HKG-Shanghai(Train no star alliance connection at that time)-PEK-NRT-AKL-NAN-RAR-FAA-BOB-FAA-LAX-MEX-SCL-EZE-GIG-GRU-FRA-DUS
Stat Alliance Round the world ticket. August 01-Jan01, had a very nice time.