Wilco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 355 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4317 times:
When I went on my RTW trip I had a smilar (sans South America) route as you put, although when I went I went the 'other way' around the globe.
(spent two nights in London, two weeks in India, one week in HKG and a 4 nights in New York)
(Did this all on UAL, 744s first class!!! I love being an employee!) After the DEL-HKG flight we got buttons and patches that said "I FLEW THE HUMP"... its apparently some sort 'i survived flying over the Himalayas' kind of thing....
TransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 9 Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 4238 times:
Hmm... there's so many places I'd like to see, I think I best do it in my own private A340 - and have an Islander or Twin Otter or some other sort of STOL aircraft waiting for me (maybe an amphibian here and there...), so I can do side trips to smaller airports, too.
I'm an aviation expert. I have Sky Juice for breakfast.
KEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 29 Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4026 times:
I wish one day I could afford to purchase Oneworld Alliance RTW ticket (approx £2000).
Starting from Kuala Lumpur westward:-
GF Kuala Lumpur-Abu Dhabi-(surface)-Dubai
IB Geneva-Madrid-Santiago de Chile
LA Santiago-Easter Island
LA Easter Island-Tahiti
QF Sydney-Ayers Rock
QF Ayers Rock-Cairns
CX Osaka-Hong Kong
CX Hong Kong-Kuala Lumpur
Wilco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 355 posts, RR: 1 Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3948 times:
well this RTW was before 9/11 (actually was april 2001). I am no longer with UA so am not sure of their current travel charges, also i don't believe UA has around-the world-service still (it was UA001, UA002)...
when I went I was charged about $30 USD per segment (give or take $10 bucks). I should have been charged about $90USD per segment because we were in Int'l first class (the sleeper "suites") but somehow there was a mixup and they thought I rode in coach the whole time!
funny story: I was using "write-your-own tickets" which are basically hand-written and look very unofficial. To get into the front door of DEL you need a ticket. (you can't go inside the building at all without a ticket, this was enforced by people with very large automatic weapons). Well these guys had never seen a write-your-own ticket and didn't speak english. Not only were they not going to let us in the airport, they were going to take as away for trying to trick them with a fake ticket!!! Just as their supervisor showed up (you could tell he was the supv cuz he had a bullet-proof vest on) the UAL flight crew showed up. I gave a "Hey, United Airlines..." shout and a pilot came over. He got us through the doors! During the flight he came down and chatted with me a bit during the flight.... I got to spend about 15 minutes in the cockpit.... great crew... we were the only two in F-class so we got seats 1A and 1J! Its very cool because the curvuture of the aircraft nose allows you to see not only the usual view but a partial 'forward' view as well (very cool for landing)