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"If You Had An Around-the-world Ticket"  
User currently offlineIrishpower From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 391 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5452 times:

I was just wondering if you had an around the world ticket how would you route your trip? Would you want lots of stops (8 or 9 different airports) or something like 4 stops?

I live near SFO so mine would go


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User currently offlineWilco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 355 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5418 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....

have fun and don't forget your immodium...


"Ever seen a grown man naked?"
User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5405 times:

I just did SFO-AMS-LCY LHR-KUL-SIN-KUL-NRT-SFO for work. Would have liked to have added legs but it didn't work out...


User currently offlineKBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5393 times:

Id start here at home and lets see from there:

Just did one on expedia:

Roundtrip: $5,812.21


The tower? Rapunzel!!!!!!
User currently offlineKingsford From Belgium, joined Nov 2003, 427 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5354 times:


but I would like to do :


User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2008 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5347 times:

My current desire for a RTW trip would be:


... that's only a 33,510 mi trip!

My posts/replies are strictly my opinion and not that of any company, organization, or Southwest Airlines.
User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5340 times:

Should SAA be accepted in Star Alliance, my RTW will possibly be as follows:


When you are doing stuff that nobody has done before, there is no manual – Kevin McCloud (Grand Designs)
User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2049 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5339 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.  Big thumbs up

I'm an aviation expert. I have Sky Juice for breakfast.
User currently offlineBofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5329 times:

I did a RTW for the bank i worked for in C/J-class:


No work in LAS and HNL...

User currently offlineGuyBetsy1 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 840 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5264 times:

One RTW ticket? I currently have 3.

The next one would include SYD, KUL, DEL, LHR, LAX, YVR, SFO, TPE, HKG. In Business Class, on Virgin and Malaysia Airlines.

Fare is US$ 2900.

User currently offlineAirtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1561 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5231 times:

I'm surprised to see nobody would include a stop in SXM !

Life is short : eat dessert first !
User currently offlineBullpitt From Spain, joined Mar 2004, 871 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5190 times:

My Round the world trip was MAD JNB-SYD-MEL-ADL-SYD-AKL-SCL-MAD loved it. It really is great being an airline employee.

 Big thumbs up

These are my principles but if you don't like them I have others
User currently offlineBmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2469 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5156 times:

Starting in Halifax (YHZ) going east:


The engine is the heart of an airplane, but the pilot is its soul.
User currently offlineCO2BGR From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 558 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5153 times:


I could do everything but the LHR-HKG-SYD-MLB-NRT section on CO NRSA passes. Rome - london on RyanAir LHR-HKG-SYD on VS and SYD-MLB-NRT on Qantas

There are too many self indulgent weiners in this town with too much bloody money" Randal Raines- Gone in 60 Seconds
User currently offlineBmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2469 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5150 times:

Starting in Halifax (YHZ) going west:


The engine is the heart of an airplane, but the pilot is its soul.
User currently offlineSwanhunter From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5146 times:

Just done (in C class)


User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5127 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
BA Dubai-London
LX London-Geneva
IB Geneva-Madrid-Santiago de Chile
LA Santiago-Easter Island
LA Easter Island-Tahiti
QF Tahiti-Auckland-(surface)-Queestown
QF Queenstown-Christchurch-Sydney
QF Sydney-Ayers Rock
QF Ayers Rock-Cairns
QF Cairns-Tokyo-(surface)-Osaka
CX Osaka-Hong Kong
CX Hong Kong-Kuala Lumpur

Soon i hope !!!  Big thumbs up

User currently offlinePilot727aa From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5109 times:

If you don't mind me asking how much does an employee pay for a trip similar to yours?

User currently offlineLcagmdeleven From Germany, joined Dec 2003, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5073 times:


my wife and I did fly FRA-BKK-SYD-AKL-NAN-HNL-LAX-FRA in 1992... great experience !


User currently offlineWilco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 355 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5049 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)


"Ever seen a grown man naked?"
User currently offlineAFheart From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5027 times:

Here's the ultimate for me...I will definitely go to all these separately! xcept ORD and LAX..ORD is adopted home...LAX is REAL home sweet home...been to HKG also...awesome place!

I LOVE LA !!!!


User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 32
Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5011 times:

RTW??? Brilliant time had by the wife and I!

We did the follwing route:

Alice Springs
Los Angeles
New York

....in 21 days!


 Big thumbs up

Flightlineimages DOT Com Photographer & Web Editor. RR Turbines Specialist
User currently offlinePresRDC From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 667 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (11 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4991 times:

I am my second RTW, using Oneworld in First Class.

On my first one, which I did in 2002, my routing was:

Stockholm-(BA)-London-(BA)-Dubai-(BA)-London//Frankfurt-(AA)-Dallas-(AA)-Santiago-(LA)-Easter Island-(LA)-Santiago-(LA)-Los Angeles-(AA)-Chicago-(AA)-Seatle-(AA)-Chicago-(AA)-San Francisco-(AA)-Chicago//New York-(AA)-San Francisco-(CX)-Hong Kong-(CX)-Osaka-(CX)-Hong Kong-(CX)-Denpasar-(CX)-Hong Kong-(CX)-Bangkok-(QF)-Sydney-(QF)-Ayers Rock-(QF)-Perth-(QF)-Sydney-(LA)-Auckland-(CX)-Hong Kong-(CX)-London-(BA)-Stockholm


() = airline
// = surface segment
BA = British Airways
AA = American Airlines
CX = Cathay Pacific
LA = Lan Chile
QF = Qantas

My current RTW, is using the following routing:

Cairo-(BA)-London-(BA)-Frankfurt-(AA)-Dallas-(AA)-New York-(AA)-Barbados-(AA)-New York-(AA)-Austin-(AA)-New York-(AA)-Los Angeles-(LA)-Santiago-(LA)-Rio de Janeiro-(LA)-Santiago-(LA)-New York-(CX)-Hong Kong-(CX)-Tokyo-(CX)-Hong Kong-(CX)-Singapore-(BA)-Melbourne//Sydney-(QF)-London-(BA)-Dubai

User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6662 posts, RR: 54
Reply 23, posted (11 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4979 times:

My first leg would be CPH - GVA.

There the sun is shining, the snow is white, the beer is cold, and people are happy.

Then in case I really had the time to fly around the world, then I would spend the time right there. Or not far away.

And when time runs out, then I would throw away a lot of ticket coupons except the last one, GVA - CPH.

Several days in Paradise and only three hours in total confined in an aluminum tube, that is heaven.

Happy landing, Preben Norholm

Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineAndie007 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 881 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (11 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4979 times:

Hmmm... let's see

Star Alliance:
1.DL), Germany">DUS-FRA-JNB-CPT (LH)
3.HKG-AA), Japan">NRT (NH)
4.AA), Japan">NRT-SEA (UA)
8.LHR-DL), Germany">DUS (LH)

1.DL), Germany">DUS-LHR-JFK (BA)
6.SYD-AA), Japan">NRT (QF)
7.AA), Japan">NRT-HKG (CX)
9.DEL-LHR-DL), Germany">DUS (BA)

1.DL), Germany">DUS-FCO (AZ)
4.MEX-ATL-AA), Japan">NRT (DL)
5.AA), Japan">NRT-ICN-HKG (KE)
8.PRG-DL), Germany">DUS (OK)

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