zrs70
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New RTW Itinerary

Sat May 03, 2003 4:30 pm

I was originally to go through YYZ, TPE, and HKG. That's now all changed, and I 'd like to share my current flight path. This is a *Alliance C class ticket with lots of F upgrades using miles from various accounts.

Already did CPH-IAD-LAX. Comming up:

LAX-SFO (UA, 737, F)
SFO-ORD (UA, 777, F)
ORD-MSY (UA, 319, Y)
MSY-LAX (UA, 320, F)
LAX-NRT (SQ, 744, F)
NRT-ICN (UA, 777, F)
ICN-NRT (OZ, 74M, F)
NRT-FRA (NH, 744, F)
FRA-MAD (LH, 320, C)
MAD-FCO (TG, 747, C)
FCO-MUC-FRA-HAM-LHR (LH, various, C)
LHR-DUB (BD, 320, C)
DUB-FRA (LH, 737, C)
FRA-OSL-CPH (SK, M80's, C)
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tadex
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RE: New RTW Itinerary

Sat May 03, 2003 5:18 pm

You must be really bored and don´t seem to have enything better to do than sit in airplanes.
 
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RE: New RTW Itinerary

Sat May 03, 2003 6:37 pm

I wish I could do a trip like that so bad!!!! Zrs70, you mind to share how much your plane tix cost? and how many miles in upgrade?
 
zrs70
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RE: New RTW Itinerary

Sun May 04, 2003 5:10 am

Tadex:

Please elaborate... Most of us here view commercial aviation as a hobby. How could this be a negative? Look, I live in LA, and have plans in Europe. I can either go the easy and short way, or I can have an adventure along the way and see other parts of the world.

Airbus:

Tix were about $4000 USD (bought out of Denmark, however).
Upgrades: 35k for SQ, 42K for NH, 10K for OZ, SWU's on UA.
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RE: New RTW Itinerary

Sun May 04, 2003 5:17 am

Not a bad price for a RTW ticket.... wasn't aware of the good Denmark prices (I know a few who have bought them in Thailand). You'll probably make back enough miles to pay for most of the upgrades.
 
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RE: New RTW Itinerary

Sun May 04, 2003 5:35 am

Actually on the SAS website you can purchase RTW tix with starting in the US. It is a special Star trip. Almost always on an open ticket for travel dates.
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TonyBurr
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RE: New RTW Itinerary

Sun May 04, 2003 5:43 am

I am doing a RTW in C on Star ALliance and they told me that you could not use UA FF miles for upgrades. How did u get upgraded on all those airlines, let alone on UA? Are they all UA miles?
 
bobrayner
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RE: New RTW Itinerary

Sun May 04, 2003 5:46 am

http://www.roundtheworldflights.com are cheap (if you work in £ pounds), check out these offers:
http://www.roundtheworldflights.com/QFLateSummer/Escapade.htm
http://www.roundtheworldflights.com/QFLateSummer/QFBAVOYAGER.htm

I placed some queries with them last year when planning a holiday. The guy who handled my RTW query was clearly just interested in commission though, so I had trouble tying together strange route options with visa requirements.

As it happens, I ended up doing something very different on holiday, so maybe RTW next year.

Any suggestions for good RTW shops in Benelux and USA?

Their location shouldn't really matter - this is the 21st century, surely? - but this is an unconventional and low-volume business, so I wouldn't really trust them with odd forms of cross-border payment, or international postage of tickets... and many of them still seem incapable of doing business by email.

(Personal situation: based in NW Europe, want to visit friends in various corners of the globe, and have family in Australia whom I've never met...)
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zrs70
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RE: New RTW Itinerary

Sun May 04, 2003 8:35 am

TonyBurr:

I upgrade on UA using UA miles and/ or SWU's. Short answer is that until just a few months ago, you could not do this. That restriction has been lifted.

I have miles with SQ, OZ, and NH as well. That's how I upgraded those flights. I have those miles, not because I have flown much with them, but because I was able to transfer points to them via American Express, Priority Club, and Starwood.
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TonyBurr
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RE: New RTW Itinerary

Sun May 04, 2003 10:16 am

Good point about now being able to upgrade on UA with the system wide. I heard that was now allowed. I understand you can now use them on stand by for LH. I hope the day comes soon that all Star Alliance are on the same track. Good insight to using the American Express for SQ. I did not know they were part of the program. Thanks for that insight. I will look into it.
 
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RE: New RTW Itinerary

Sun May 04, 2003 10:29 am

Tony:

Point of information: Amex points can transfer to NH, not SQ. I used points with Starwood and Priority Club to transfer to SQ and OZ.
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