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Round The World Trip, Have You Done It?  
User currently offlineBullpitt From Spain, joined Mar 2004, 871 posts, RR: 8
Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4750 times:

My round the worl trip was MAD-JNB-SYD-AKL-SCL-MAD. It was my childhood dream come true. How many here have done something similar and what route?


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User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4720 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!

Bon Voyages!





Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!
User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17030 posts, RR: 67
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4713 times:

ARN-LHR-BKK-HKG (Kai Tak!) - BKK-SYD-Auckland-PPT-Auckland-SFO-LAX-CPH-ARN.

My parents are soon setting off on:
ARN-LHR-JFK, HPN-ORD-Wiichita-DFW-SEA, SFO-LAX-MEL-Hobart-MEL-Hamilton Island-SYD-Joburg-Kreuger Park-Joburg-LHR-NCE-ARN

That will be their 3rd around the world!



"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4694 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.


Sean from MCO and CVG



I Don't know where I am anymore
User currently offlineOH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4669 times:

Yep  Smile SFO-SYD-HKG-LHR-BOS-SFO.

Trip Report:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/40599

Kai



Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
User currently offlineBG001 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4652 times:

Haven't done it yet but doing it in Jan,05. Pretty excited and looking forward to it. I am heading east so that the flight time is shorter. I am flying :

JFK-LHR-DXB-DAC ( staying there for a month )

DAC-BKK-SIN-LAX-JFK ( short breaks in Thailand and Singapore )


User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9612 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4645 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)



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User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8227 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4638 times:

I'm very lucky in that I have to go to Australia for business and always do a RTW - I'm too old for long haul west to east flying.

Basically I get in as many miles as possible and see as much as possible. An average trip, starting in SYD might be SYD-MEL-PER-HKG-ICN-HKG-BKK-SIN-LHR-VIE-LHR-CAI-LHR-ORD-DFW-MIA-AUA-MIA-LAX-AKL-SYD.

On various trips I will switch out VIE & CAI for MAD, BCN, ATH, HEL or any other European city that catches my fancy at the time. LHR is generally where I will go through for connections.

The great thing about this is that I can look at various cities/countries as possible places for business while avoiding the cost of going there on a separate trip.

RTW trips are the best option I have seen for seeing all of the fantastic places in this world - definitely worth the money.


User currently offlineJoFMO From Germany, joined Jul 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4583 times:

Can anybody say me if TED is bookable as part of an Star RTW ticket?

User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4565 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy Smile/happy/getting dizzy



Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineAccargo From Canada, joined Sep 2004, 610 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4568 times:

I did YYZ-YVR-HNL-CNS-SYD-PER-SIN-BOM-LHR-YYZ back in 1989. It was quite the trip, luckily, the SIN-YYZ legs were in Business class. I'll do it again soon I hope, differant route, longer stopovers.

User currently offlineXA744 From Mexico, joined Mar 2004, 734 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4566 times:

Folks, want to share with you my two round-the world trips ever... Wonderful old memories, of course !

Back in 1984

MEX-NRT ( JL ) 747-200
NRT-BJS ( JL ) DC-10-40
BJS-FRA ( LH ) DC-10-30
FRA-MEX ( LH ) 747-200

Back in 1997

MEX-MAD ( AM ) 767-300
MAD-KUL ( MH ) A330
KUL-MEX ( MH ) 747-400

Happy skies to all of you out there !




No matter how you fly...just never get your wings clipped !
User currently offlineCOEWR2587 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 607 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4555 times:

Is it possible to do it with only one airline?


Newark Airport...My Home Away From Home
User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4544 times:

Is it possible to do it with only one airline?

Only if you fly SQ JFK-FRA-SIN-EWR.

It *might* be possible to do it with other single airline, IF you count their flights that are codeshared on other carriers.

e.g. NW (+NW codeshared on KL)
LAX-DTW-FCO-AMS-KUL-overland-SIN-NRT-LAX


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17030 posts, RR: 67
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4538 times:

Is it possible to do it with only one airline?

I believe you can do it with SIA if you count EWR and JFK as two airports in the same city. Semantics come into play  Big grin



"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineOS-A330 From Austria, joined Aug 2001, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4536 times:

VIE-BCN-MAD-EZE-LIM-CUZ-overland-LIM-SCL-MIA-SXM-MIA-YYZ-DFW-LAS-LAX-HKG-NRT-HKG-BKK-HKG-DXB-LHR-VIE

All in Eco-Class!


User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2084 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4539 times:

Did it seven years ago - how time flys!

LHR-ORD (UA 777)
ORD-YYZ (UA 732)
YYZ-ORD (UA 757)
ORD-YVR (UA 733)
YVR-LAX (UA 727)
LAX-AKL (QF 744)
CHC-SYD (QF 744)
SYD-SIN (QF 744)
SIN-LHR (QF 744)

Having seen the delights of SFO this year when (rather than if  Big grin) I do such a trip again I'll have to visit the Golden Gate again.



Let's Go British Caledonian!
User currently offline767er From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1092 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4515 times:

Done it quite a few times but my first was in 1985.

SYD AKL HNL LAX on Air New Zealand then OAK EWR LGW on World then LGW to SYD via FRA, DXB, BKK, MNL & BNE on Phiilipine.



Aircraft flown:F27,Viscount. EMB120, SAAB340, ATR70, 737-200.737-300,DC8, DC10,747-100,747-200,747-300,747-400, A320, A3
User currently offlineTBCITDG From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 921 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4469 times:

Done it twice. Al in Economy unfortunately!

SYD-AKL-EZE-GRU-LHR-SIN-SYD
All on QF,AR,BA,SQ


User currently offlineKl808 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4438 times:

Heres my round the world trip on China Airlines in the early 80's

AMS-TPE-MNL-TPE-ANC-JFK-AMS

drew



AMS-LAX-MNL
User currently offlineAerosol From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 558 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4407 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.


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4381 times:

I did two RTW trips, once in each direction.

JNB-MRU-TPE-SFO-DFW-MCO-EYW (surface) MIA-GIG-CPT-JNB

SYD-JNB-LHR-YVR-YYJ/YWH-CXH/YVR-HNL-SYD


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