LH748i From Germany, joined Sep 2007, 88 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5963 times:
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
Lights will guide you home... next: FRA - BOG - FRA
Imberry From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 18 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5764 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.
HOOB747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 420 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5717 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.
Philzh From Switzerland, joined May 2007, 146 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5660 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.
Edit: here's some fare infos I found, and which sound about right: airtimetable.com
TruemanQLD From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 1340 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5658 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...
BrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3812 posts, RR: 9 Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5576 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,
Next flights: MAN-ORK-LHR(EI)-MAN(BD); MAN-LHR(BD)-ORK (EI); DUB-ZRH-LAX (LX) LAX-YYZ (AC) YYZ-YHZ-LHR(AC)-DUB(BD)
BAxMAN From St. Helena, joined May 2004, 671 posts, RR: 3 Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5393 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.