HT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6511 posts, RR: 25 Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3814 times:
The Alliance to choose really depends on the areas you would like to touch in your RTW. Any thoughts yet ?
I assume, you already have downloaded the RTW-planning tools available on the respective Alliance´s website ?!
Personally I would prefer *A, too, although they still have some blind spots on the map.
For routing, the saying goes: "East is least, West is best", meaning: Fly westbound and you will have less effects on your body (however, in case you fly C-Class the negative effects on eastbound, red-eye flights should be significantly lower than in Y).
Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
Zrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2955 posts, RR: 9 Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3811 times:
I would shop around a bity before buying the ticket out of FRA. If you begin in Denmark or parts of the FSU, the fares are significantly lower, especially in C. I like star, as you can backtrack within a region, so long as you don't have more than one stopover in the same city (though mutliple connections are allowed).
So, for example, you can fly FRA-JFK-LAX-IAD-SFO-NRT...... (even though you are backtracking). You can even fly FRA-JFK-LAX-OGG-SFO-HNL-NRT....
Hirnie From Germany, joined May 2004, 587 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3800 times:
I´ve been to the US a lot of times and have alraedy seen a lot of places there. So I´d like to go via South America and then touch the US at the west coast to cross the pacific. Other priorities would be on south east Asia.
I´ve already got the planner of Star and did some calculations...there are some white spots on their map though....
Hirnie From Germany, joined May 2004, 587 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3754 times:
Thanks for that itinerary CXA. Looks interesting in both, destinations and airlines. But will it work out? As far as I know only a max of 15 destinations is allowed at star. If more are allowed that would be nice though.
HT, I tought about Caracas as well, but I had the same problem: getting away from this spot....
Spottingpete93 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 72 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 3659 times:
I did RTW with Star Alliance in 2004 routing as follows:
LH AB6 LHR-FRA
SQ 744 FRA-SIN
SQ 772 SIN-KUL
TG 333 KUL-BKK (HS-TEL in Star Alliance colours funnily enough!)
TG 772 BKK-HKG
SQ 772/744 HKG via SIN to SYD
NZ 320 SYD-AKL
NZ 744 AKL-SFO
UA 735 SFO-YVR
UA 320 YVR-ORD
AC 320 ORD-YYZ
UA CR2/CR2 YYZ via IAD to JFK
RG M11 JFK-GRU
RG 738 GRU-GIG
RG 733/M11 GIG via GRU to LHR
SKY1 From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 852 posts, RR: 4 Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3602 times:
It depends what World area you can prefer.
In South America (within and to/from) the best alliance in coverage is OneWorld, in Asia Star Alliance has leadership (Asiana, Singapore, Thai, ANA) Over the North Atlantic and inside US and Mexico (NW, DL, CO, AM) SkyTeam has a great network.
Anyway, this subject is very personal. Everyone to his own taste.
Planemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1653 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3590 times:
I'd pick, Star Alliance because it has the best coverage plus you have lots of options starting off with LH. Also, NZ has a really good network within the pacific islands which might be worth having a look at. Also, star have the 2 only airlines in the world to offer true round the world service, NZ and SQ. Europe has heaps of *A carriers, so if you did not want to fly from europe to another continent on LH there are better airlines to choose from like NZ, ANA and SK. Also, there is good product offerings in Star. The best airlines in Star for each continent to me would be :
Good variety of airlines to choose different route sturctures from.
It depends what countries and routes you wish to travel. Here you're an example:
I would like making someday a RTW trip like that:
MAD-LHR-DXB-HKG-JKT-PER /surface/ SYD-CHC /surface/ AKL-SCL-BOG-MAD.
This journey is just available with the Oneworld's network.
A small variation with Star Alliance could be: MAD-BKK/surface/ KUL-SIN-PER-AKL (or PER /surface/ SYD-CHC /surface/ AKL) AKL-LAX (or SFO) California-MAD. If you wish to visit New Zealand and South America in the same RTW a stop in North America is mandatory on the Star network ...unlike Oneworld.