TonyBurr From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1032 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2365 times:
I have done several round the world trips on Star Alliance starting in the USA. First Class is around US$7,700.00, Business Class is around US$6,600.00. My next round the world will start in Canada on Star Alliance in Business for US$5,000.00. Makes a difference where you start.
On Star Alliance I have taken: UA, LH, BD, SQ, Ansett and they have been good.
If you are in london go to TrailFinders in Kennsington and their RTW fares are really good.
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6293 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2304 times:
I Flew TUS-DFW-JFK-FCO-DXB-DEL-SIN-NRT-HNL-LAX-TUS several years ago. The only cost was 73 days on the road and the dope slap to my boss when I got home (actually that was a benefit). I didn't even get a chance to see any sights in that two and a half months except hangars, buses and hotel rooms. I earn somewhere around 1/3 what I did then but I come home every night and know where I am when I wake up.
Forget the quicky RTW trip. Go when you can spend time with the people and sights along the way. You'll have much better memories. Of course if you are a masochist, you could become a maintenance troubleshooter for a large airline.