SRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 794 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (7 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2388 times:
I've only flown one RTW trip and that was on ID90s... It was very fun though and I think most of my flights can be found cheap on the internet.
It was like this:
KEF-YYZ-IAH-LIM with Icelandair, Air Canada Jazz and United.
LIM-CUZ-LIM with TACA (saw Machu Picchu, totally recommend it! Going back there someday it was so good )
LIM-YYZ with Air Canada (to see Niagara Falls)
YYZ-NRT with Air Canada
NRT-HKG with Cathay Pacific
HKG-SIN with Tiger
SIN-BKK on Thai
BKK-DEL on Cathay Pacific
DEL-BOM on Air India (777-300ER domestic )
BOM-MCT-DXB with Oman Air
DXB-CDG-LHR-KEF with Emirates, Air France and Icelandair (380 + 318 in the same day! )
I wrote a TR series on that trip which can be found in the Trip Reports section (don't search as the search function doesn't work, just click on my latest TR and you can find earlier reports at the bottom )
VCy From Cyprus, joined Dec 2012, 232 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (7 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2320 times:
Quoting SRQKEF (Reply 5): I wrote a TR series on that trip which can be found in the Trip Reports section (don't search as the search function doesn't work, just click on my latest TR and you can find earlier reports at the bottom )
Your itinerary sounds very interesting! however, i couldn't find your trip reports
Does anyone know if it's a good idea to stay, for example, in Singapore for 2 weeks or so & travel the region with low cost airlines but keep returning back to Singapore?
RyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 4053 posts, RR: 2 Reply 8, posted (7 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2246 times:
Quoting VCy (Reply 6): Does anyone know if it's a good idea to stay, for example, in Singapore for 2 weeks or so & travel the region with low cost airlines but keep returning back to Singapore?
It depends if you know where you want to go/have an itinerary in mind when planning. If you do then I'd suggest no. If you used a Star Alliance around the world fare you could travel regionally on SQ or TG as part of your RTW, and the incremental cost of adding regional flights will be pretty marginal. To be honest I would suggest that the difference in fare between booking -SIN-xxx-yyy-zzz-BKK- and -SIN- would be less than the cost of a few TT flights.
gemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5455 posts, RR: 6 Reply 9, posted (7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2185 times:
Here's my 2010 trip (VVO was the critical port):
DL (B72L):SYD-LAX (CRJ)-SLC-SEA DL: (B753)SEA-MSP(MD8X)-LGA Amtrak Penn Station (NYC) - South Station (Boston) AF (B744)BOS-CDG AY (A321)CDG-HEL VR (Finnish State Railways) HEL-LED SZD (Russian State Railways) LED-MOW-IRT-VVO KE: (B738)VVO-ICN(A333)-MEL DJ (B73G)MEL-SYD.
whiskeyhotel From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 251 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2159 times:
I've flown a few. My first was back in the wonderful days when the SA)">CO award chart allowed RTWs for 220K in J, and you could mix and match SkyTeam + EK (and VS, but I didn't opt for that at the time):
Mix of airlines: SA)">CO, CZ, KE, TG (purchased separately), KQ, SA (purchased separately), and EK
That's the only RTW that I've booked as a RTW with miles. The others have been combinations of paid (including premium cabin mistake) fares and reward tickets:
Aiming for one over X-Mas/New Year's, too, but haven't settled on an itinerary yet. Either IAH-PEK-TPE-HKG-KTM-CCU-MAA-CMB-DOH-LHR-IAH, IAH-HNL-GUM-MNL-ENI-MNL-KUL-CMB-DOH-LHR-IAH, or IAH-LAX-CAN-KUL-PKG-KUL-CMB-DOH-LHR-IAH.
Sure! All long hauls were on Qantas, except London to Rio on BA. This was a specific rtw ticket from BA.
South American flights were TAM Mercosur and Lloyd Aero Boliviano, bought as a single connecting flight in Asunción for $90.
The Bangkok to Hong Kong return was with China Airlines, a month after flight 661 crashed - though we had no idea when we booked it.