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User currently offlineAio86 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 929 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3143 times:

Hi. This summer I'm going to Brazil with my friend. I'd be leaving from LAX and I need to get to GRU, however I need to go via ORD on the way there, but on the way back I want to take the Varig non-stop GRU-LAX. I also need to fly to Cuiaba, which would require another Varig round trip ticket.

Anyways, I was wondering about these round the world fares. Anyone have any idea how much they cost? Is there a cheaper one if you aren't doing like 15 stopovers? Do you guys think it'd make my trip any cheaper? Thanks for your info.


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User currently offlineLGB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3106 times:

Originating in Scandinavia you would be looking at roughly USD 1,500 + airport taxes for up to 5 stops and a maximum of 26,000 miles. They are offering 5 different options. At the other end of the scale you have up to 15 stops and 39,000 miles for roughly USD 2,500 + taxes.

I don't know what the prices are originating in the US, and they may be quite different. If you find out please post as I would be interested to know.


User currently offlineLGB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3098 times:

Oh, and they require travel across both the Atlantic and the Pacific, so you may need to stretch your plans a little.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineAio86 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 929 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3067 times:

United gave me a fare of $3,360 for the 15 stop one. They did not give me any other offers. So I think I'm going to stick with normal fares. Thanks for your info LGB.


User currently offlineMah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34612 posts, RR: 70
Reply 4, posted (15 years 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3028 times:

I was able to price the following for $2,163.60. Good routing if you love 777s. You can switch either of the UA MIA-GRU 772 runs with an RG MD11 flight instead:

LAX-MIA (UA 772)
MIA-GRU (UA 772)
GRU-CGB (RG 732)
CGB-BSB (RG 732)
BSB-GRU (RG 732)
GRU-MIA (UA 772)
MIA-DEN (UA 772)
DEN-LAX (UA 772)

User currently offlineSilverstreak From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 281 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (15 years 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3021 times:

I know it was awhile back, but I took around-the-world fare in 1983. It was great. I always think that most people should do it. It is truly a great experience - one I wish most of my fellow Americans should try. One of the strongest images that I came away with from the trip was how few Americans I saw. I saw many businessmen and the military, but few regular citizens just wanting to see the world. I think that may have changed somewhat since then. Pan Am was the principle carrier (747 and SPs) and two sectors with Thai (A300 and a 747). The total airfare for the trip came to $1300. Go for it!

User currently offlineShamrock104 From Ireland, joined Sep 2000, 529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (15 years 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3004 times:

I know that the oneworld round-the-world fare is more than likely better value. The difference in price between economy and business is also very small for some odd reason. Check it out!

User currently offlineTonyBurr From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (15 years 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2999 times:

I use the round the world fare about three times a year. For around the world it is a great savings. I do not think your itinerary qualifies since you are only going to South America. To qualify for round the world you need:

1. Minimum of 10 days
2. Three international stops
3. You must go around the world. Example of my itinerary: New York- London (UA); London-Franfurt- Johannebsurgh ( LH): JNB-Singapore (SQ); Singapore to Sydney (SQ); Sydney- SFO (UA); SFO-JFK (UA). This starts at about $3,000 for economy $5,000 for Business and $7,000 for First.

You are not going around the world. You might want to look at a VARIG Pass in South America. Take United to your first detination and look into a pass.

The round the world in First is about the same as flyng JFK-London in Business, so it is a good deal.

Good luck

User currently offlineAio86 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 929 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (15 years 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2993 times:

Thank you very much everyone for your info. Thanks for your research Mah, I think that I'm going to buy with an agent who offered a $798 fare for the routing I need (stopping in ORD), and MIA on the way home. Then I don't know what I'll do for cuiaba yet.

Thanks for the info about the Pass, it's too bad I can't use it but oh well...


User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (15 years 2 days ago) and read 2983 times:

From Star Alliance's Canadian version of Round-the-world (RTW) brochure...

All prices are in Canadian Dollars
RTW fares from: $3319

N. Hemisphere (20000mi. Max.)
First $9559 / Business $6049 / Economy $3319

Economy only special RTW fare (29000mi. Max.) $3319

Star Alliance 1 - 29000mi. Max.
First $9679 / Business $7109 / Economy $3899

Star Alliance 2 - 34000mi. Max.
First $11119 / Business $8179 / Economy $4489

Star Alliance 3 - 39000mi. Max.
First $13049 / Business $9699/ Economy $5269

Aged 2-11 will only need to pay 75% of the ticket price (must travelling with adults)

Eurosleeper Surcharge: SK Euroslepper is available if you are paying the Business Class fare, at a surcharge of US$600 per intercontinental sector operated in 767 aircraft. (also 330/340, in the future)

User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (15 years 2 days ago) and read 2981 times:

The Star Alliance RTW fare don't includes the following alirlines flight number:

AC 1685-1808/1891-1993/8130-8133/8202-8217/8221-8228/8951-8963/9020-9025/9800&9900 series

AN 450-499/3000 series/6500-6999/7000-9000 series

LH 2450-2571/2598-2739/4704-4705/6810-6811/6930-6941/9050-9099/9160-9199/9400-9409/9426-9440/9890/9894-9897

MX 1000-1499/1502-1689/1692-1999/4000 series/7000 series/8000series

NG 7000 series/8000series

NH 5155-5156/5159-5160

NZ 4000-4199

OS 7000 & 8000 series

SK 291-294 (Greenland flight)/3100-3149/3379-3384/3500-3556/3571-3572/3582/3589/6000-6449/6700 series/8000-8299/8329-8350/9500 to 9800 series

SQ 1000 & 3000-5000 & 7000-9000 series

TG 4500-4503/4700-4703/4786-4795/7100-7101/7500-7501

UA 3338-3351/4000-4149/4200-4302/4500-4800 series/4966-4999/8300-8700 series

VO 7000 & 8000 series

I believe that they might add more flight numbers into this restrictions.

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