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User currently offlineLH748i From Germany, joined Sep 2007, 89 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 7104 times:

Hi,

I currently herad about the "Around the world ticket", offered by the Star Alliance members. I wonder, what the conditions are and what the ticket includes and what it is all about.
My starting Airport would be DUS or FRA

Does anybody have experiences with it or can anybody recommend or not recommend it?

Thanks for your help

Regards

Frank


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User currently offlineBAKJet From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 742 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7033 times:

I tried to book it from IND once and it ended up being that the flight selection was very limited.

User currently offlineImberry From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6905 times:

I think you can go to the Star Alliance website and put in scenarios to see whether they will work with the RTW ticket. I know the main restriction is that you cannot double back, i.e. all travel has to be in the same direction.

User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4863 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6896 times:

I looked at this briefly a while back but was not able to find any pricing. Any ideas? I would love to do this at some point

YOWza



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User currently offlineHOOB747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 438 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6858 times:

There is a great aricle in the October 2003 Conde Nast Traveler by Adam Sachs about the Star Alliance round-the-world ticket. It comes with helpful hints and tips for prospective flyers. I realize it is 4 years old, but may provide a good starting point for research, not to mention destination ideas . Great luck in the journey, only wish I had the time to take such a dream trip.


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User currently offlinePhilzh From Switzerland, joined May 2007, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6801 times:

I flew RTW with Star Alliance (ZRH > BKK > SIN > PER > SYD > NAN > RAR > PPT > LAX > YVR > YTO > ZRH in J) a few (actually far too many!) years back, and feel it's a great way to travel!
Here's some
general informations and a mileage calculator.
Highly recommended.

Edit: here's some fare infos I found, and which sound about right: airtimetable.com

[Edited 2007-12-07 15:17:30]

User currently offlineTruemanQLD From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 1511 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6799 times:

It can be quite difficult as some of the airlines policies do not match eg AC doesnt take unaccompanied minors if there is a transit. I would asume with being in DUS/FRA it would be easy to get anywhere u want quickly, whereas BNE on the other hand...

User currently offlineBrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3915 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6717 times:

The star alliance website (www.staralliance.com) has a great planner, which will price the journey for you if you proceed all the way though.

Limited backtracking may be allowed, e.g. SIN-BKK can be done in either direction, if one is flying from west to east, but the planner will be able to tell you if this is allowed or not for your specific route.

The *A ticket is also much more flexible than the oneworld equivalent, as transits DO NOT count as a city visited, with OW you can only visit each city once, so LHR-HKG-LAX would count even if it was a transit, you could not go though HKG again on that ticket.

Hope this helps,

Brian.



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User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3108 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6606 times:

I've done many *A RTW's. The nice thing about *A is that you can backtrack within a region, so long as there are no two stopovers in the same city.

For example, I once flew from LAX to HNL to SFO as part of a RTW.

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User currently onlineDLPMMM From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 3589 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6590 times:

You can find almost everything you could want to know about *A RTW tix here:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=325688


User currently offlineBAxMAN From St. Helena, joined May 2004, 671 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6534 times:



Quoting BrianDromey (Reply 7):
The *A ticket is also much more flexible than the oneworld equivalent, as transits DO NOT count as a city visited, with OW you can only visit each city once, so LHR-HKG-LAX would count even if it was a transit, you could not go though HKG again on that ticket.

Nope, you are wrong on this. You are allowed to visit a single city several times.

The example you give is a bit absurd as I doubt that any RTW fare would allow you to travel LON-HKG-LAX, and then travel back to HKG. That's a helluva lotta miles. Using a more realistic example, you can easily do LON-HKG-MNL-HKG-BOM-HKG-LAX. The fact you have gone through HKG 3 times does not matter.

Backtracking is restricted to continents only (with some exceptions for transits) so you can only visit each continent once on the OW products.



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