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Has Anyone In Here Traveled Round The World?  
User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Posted (11 years 9 months 18 hours ago) and read 2941 times:

I hear its expensive.  Laugh out loud

How ja do it and how long did it take?


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User currently offlineSIA Fan From Indonesia, joined Aug 2000, 728 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 14 hours ago) and read 2877 times:

Did it twice actually. First was in the summer of 1993: CGK-SIN (SQ) SIN-LHR (BA) LHR-AMS (BA) AMS-CDG (KL) CDG-LHR-BOS (BA) BOS-JFK (AA) JFK-AA), Japan">NRT-CGK (JL).

Next one was in the summer of 1995: CGK-SIN-ZRH-SXF (SQ) TXL-MUC (LH) MUC-ZRH-FCO (SR) FCO-ZRH-CDG (SR) CDG-ZRH-BOS-IAD (SR) IAD-SLC-SFO (DL) SFO-HKG-SIN-CGK (SQ)



SQ*G BD*S
User currently offlineParisien From France, joined Dec 2000, 826 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 14 hours ago) and read 2861 times:

ITs not that expensive...sometimes it is cheaper than a round trip fare. And many alliances have special deals for RTW fares (though routes and cities may be restricted).

User currently offlineFLYING MACHINE From Spain, joined May 2002, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 7 hours ago) and read 2821 times:

In one year long. First from Mexico to Moscow and then to Kabarobsk in Siberia on the transsiberian railroad.The next year from Mexico to China. Not exactli RTW .

User currently offlineAMSMAN From Ireland, joined Jan 2002, 1016 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 6 hours ago) and read 2810 times:

SIA Fan...why did you go ) SIN-LHR, LHR-AMS, AMS-CDG, CDG-LHR-BOS? Could you not have gotten a LHR-BOS flight?


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User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 6 hours ago) and read 2813 times:

As a backpacker, about 6 years ago.
BRU-LHR-CPT-JNB-PER-SYD-CHC-AKL-LAX-LHR-BRU
This was a deal on BA/QF, the leg CPT-JNB was on Sun Air.
This trip took me about 10 months.
Expensive? Not at all, I payed 819£ for the ticket from LHR to LHR, (also included were another 2 domestic QF flights, I choose SYD-ADL and ADL-BNE) another 5000BEF or so BRU-LHR-BRU and some SAR's for the CPT-JNB leg.



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User currently offlineNonrevman From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1302 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 5 hours ago) and read 2795 times:

There is a website called "airtreks.com" that specializes in RTW fares. The lowest ones seem to start at about 1000$. There is a trip planner that can allow for you to customize your own stops. I have been playing around with the site for a little while now. It may be something to consider in the future. The confirmed RTW fare in some cases could beat the combined standby fares that I would have to pay. Check it out!

http://www.airtreks.com

By the way, I am not at all affiliated with the site. It just looks like something that I might use someday. As for the amount of time that a trip would take, it seems to allow for a minimum of 10 days. The trip could take months if you had the time and money. For me, it would be looking like 10 days at an airfare definitely below 2000$ to be able to consider such a trip.


User currently offlineSIA Fan From Indonesia, joined Aug 2000, 728 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 2 hours ago) and read 2781 times:

AMSMAN: I actually made a stop at each of the cities, since it was my first time visiting Europe so I stayed 3 nights each in London and Amsterdam and a week in Paris before flying to Boston to visit my brother. Hence, the weird routing. I know it's not exactly "round the world" per se but I flew west from CGK and arrived back from the East  Smile


SQ*G BD*S
User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2766 times:

When I was a kid (I'm a life-long airline brat) I flew to 7 countries in 21 days, MIA-JFK-ATH-TLV-BOM-BKK-HKG-HNL-LAX-MIA, and with the exception of the MIA-JFK and LAX-MIA legs (which were on National) we flew on TWA with the same flight crew the whole way. The one thing I remember most, upon coming back home, was that my internal clock, along with that of my folks, was so off that we were getting tired at 4PM and getting up at 2AM, etc. Took a few weeks before we got back on track.

MxCtrlr  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Freight Dogs Anonymous - O.O.T.S.K.  Smokin cool



DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
User currently offlineDinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1068 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2744 times:

I would love to do this as a backpacker. Nonrevman, goin round the world in 10 days would be a hell of a time. But would it really be worth it. I would think you would be better off staying in the country for at least a few days to get a feel for it. You would be so run down on flying to if you did it in 10 days. Its hard enough going across the Pacific in Coach. Thanks for the website, I've been trying to find fares lately.

Dinker



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User currently offlineGunships From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 574 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2747 times:

I've been fortunate enough to have set foot on every continent on earth. Born in Europe, grew up & still live in North America, & have traveled to Asia, South America, Antarctica, Africa, and Australia.

User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2740 times:

Antarctica

Was it cold?

 Wink/being sarcastic



-NWA742

[Edited 2003-03-31 08:12:51]

User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2735 times:

LHR-SIN-BKK-SIN-HKG-TPI-AA), Japan">NRT-SJC-LAX-DFW-ORD-YY?(Toronto)-ORD-Nashville-Orlando-MIA-LHR - All on Singapore or AA (with a Thai and Air Canada sector thrown in) -


in 3 weeks  Big grin



English First, British Second, european Never!
User currently offlineKrushny From Spain, joined Dec 2000, 776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2719 times:

Once, in Spring 1993. I had to make two business trips to NC and Singapore and I arranged them as a RTW trip. I also took the chance to visit a friend who was studying in Davis, CA.
The air tickets costed around 5000$ total , and my routing was VLC-MAD-JFK (IB) JFK-RDU (AA) RDU-ORD-SMF (AA) SMF-LAX (UA) LAX-AA), Japan">NRT-SIN (SQ) SIN-FRA-VLC (LH).


User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2683 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2714 times:

Most of the 16-20 range of Airliners.net users have travelled around the world courtesy the "Daddy's Miles" Programme.


"Daddy's Miles" -- The Official Frequent Flyer Programme of Airliners.net





(Thanks to BH346 for his fantastic humour)



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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2721 times:
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I haven't been everywhere, but i've set foot in cities in Asia, Middle East, North America and Europe.



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User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 16, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2706 times:

Actually, the only continent I haven't set foot on is Antarctica...(and yes, many of those trips were used with "Daddy Miles" but, now that I'm the Daddy, my kids will enjoy the same things I did as a kid - the ability to see places of history, not just read about them in a book)!

MxCtrlr  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2703 times:

All the f*cking time!!! (about monthly)
IAH-LGW/LHR-SIN
SIN-HKG-LAX/LAX-IAH
I work in the London and Singapore offices when not in Houston. They are leading maritime offices so I'm required to be in both offices for mgmt. meetings at least every five weeks.


User currently offlineSonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2714 times:

I was in Europe (Spain, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Sweden, Norway, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Russia), Asia (Israel, UAE, Turkey, Palestine), Africa (Egypt, Canary Islands), America (USA, Canada).

Would like to visit:
In Europe: Iceland, United Kingdom, Austria
In Asia: Iran, Saudi Arabia, India, China, Japan, Yemen
In America: Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Chile, Argentina
Elsewhere: Australia


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 19, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2699 times:

Not really,

I wanted to go around the world when we had the money, but instead we just went to Australia, boo!!!

Now we've got no money!  Laugh out loud.

Its not that expensive, you can get tickets for as low as $1400. Don't know how much accomadation and food you get with that though Big grin


User currently offlineFrequentflyer5 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2687 times:

I have done this a few times on KLM/NWA for my business trips. RTW fare was about $4500, all business class. A sample of my itinerary:

ORD-->KIX-->AMS-->CDG-->MUN-->AMS-->ORD

Not a bad deal for $4500!


User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 21, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2681 times:

DFW-KIX-HKG-BKK-BOM-LHR-ORD-DFW AA/CX/BA-ONE WORLD. First class the whole way. I am not going to say how much it cost.


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