irishpower
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"If You Had An Around-the-world Ticket"

Tue Mar 30, 2004 4:25 pm

I was just wondering if you had an around the world ticket how would you route your trip? Would you want lots of stops (8 or 9 different airports) or something like 4 stops?

I live near SFO so mine would go

SFO-NRT-HKG-DEL-LHR-GIG-MIA-SFO.


 
wilco
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RE: "If You Had An Around-the-world Ticket"

Tue Mar 30, 2004 4:48 pm

When I went on my RTW trip I had a smilar (sans South America) route as you put, although when I went I went the 'other way' around the globe.
SFO-LHR-DEL-HKG-JFK-SFO
(spent two nights in London, two weeks in India, one week in HKG and a 4 nights in New York)

(Did this all on UAL, 744s first class!!! I love being an employee!) After the DEL-HKG flight we got buttons and patches that said "I FLEW THE HUMP"... its apparently some sort 'i survived flying over the Himalayas' kind of thing....

have fun and don't forget your immodium...

-wilco
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sllevin
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RE: "If You Had An Around-the-world Ticket"

Tue Mar 30, 2004 5:08 pm

I just did SFO-AMS-LCY LHR-KUL-SIN-KUL-NRT-SFO for work. Would have liked to have added legs but it didn't work out...

Steve
 
kbuf737
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RE: "If You Had An Around-the-world Ticket"

Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:02 pm

Id start here at home and lets see from there:

Just did one on expedia:

Roundtrip: $5,812.21

BUF-EWR-HKG-KUL-VIE-PHL-PUJ-CLT-BOS-PIT-BUF

The tower? Rapunzel!!!!!!
 
kingsford
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RE: "If You Had An Around-the-world Ticket"

Tue Mar 30, 2004 7:04 pm


I did BRU-NYC-SFO LAX-HNL-BNE-CNS-DRW-PER-ADL-MEL-SYD-BKK-LHR-BRU

but I would like to do :

BRU-FCO-IST-BEYRUT-DUBAI-GOA-CHENNAI-SIN-DPS-HKG-NRT-Andchorage-Vancouver-Seattle-Las Vegas-ORD-BRU


 
QANTAS747-438
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RE: "If You Had An Around-the-world Ticket"

Tue Mar 30, 2004 7:12 pm

My current desire for a RTW trip would be:

LAX-PPT-AKL-SYD-NRT-DXB-JNB-AMS-DUB-IAD-LAX

... that's only a 33,510 mi trip!
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SA7700
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RE: "If You Had An Around-the-world Ticket"

Tue Mar 30, 2004 7:17 pm

Should SAA be accepted in Star Alliance, my RTW will possibly be as follows:

JNB-IAD-LAS-SFO-AKL-CHC-SYD-SIN-JNB
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TransIsland
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RE: "If You Had An Around-the-world Ticket"

Tue Mar 30, 2004 7:18 pm

Hmm... there's so many places I'd like to see, I think I best do it in my own private A340 - and have an Islander or Twin Otter or some other sort of STOL aircraft waiting for me (maybe an amphibian here and there...), so I can do side trips to smaller airports, too.  Big thumbs up
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Bofredrik
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RE: "If You Had An Around-the-world Ticket"

Tue Mar 30, 2004 7:28 pm

I did a RTW for the bank i worked for in C/J-class:

ARN-LHR-LAX-LAS-LAX-HNL-NRT-HKG-SIN-BKK-ZRH-ARN
SK BA HP DL DL UA CX SQ TG TG SK

No work in LAS and HNL...
 
GuyBetsy1
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RE: "If You Had An Around-the-world Ticket"

Wed Mar 31, 2004 1:11 am

One RTW ticket? I currently have 3.

The next one would include SYD, KUL, DEL, LHR, LAX, YVR, SFO, TPE, HKG. In Business Class, on Virgin and Malaysia Airlines.

Fare is US$ 2900.
 
airtrainer
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RE: "If You Had An Around-the-world Ticket"

Wed Mar 31, 2004 2:55 am

I'm surprised to see nobody would include a stop in SXM !
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bullpitt
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RE: "If You Had An Around-the-world Ticket"

Wed Mar 31, 2004 4:04 am

My Round the world trip was MAD JNB-SYD-MEL-ADL-SYD-AKL-SCL-MAD loved it. It really is great being an airline employee.

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bmacleod
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RE: "If You Had An Around-the-world Ticket"

Wed Mar 31, 2004 4:25 am

Starting in Halifax (YHZ) going east:

YHZ-LHR-FRA-SIN-AKL-NRT-HNL-YVR-YYZ-YHZ
"What good are wings without the courage to fly?" - Atticus
 
CO2BGR
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RE: "If You Had An Around-the-world Ticket"

Wed Mar 31, 2004 4:29 am

BGR-ALB-BOS-EWR-SXM-EWR-Rome-London-HKG-SYD-MLB-NRT-GUM-TKK-PNI-KSA-KWA-MAJ-HNL-LAX-IAH-GRU-GIG-GRU-IAH-TPA-EWR-ALB-BGR

I could do everything but the LHR-HKG-SYD-MLB-NRT section on CO NRSA passes. Rome - london on RyanAir LHR-HKG-SYD on VS and SYD-MLB-NRT on Qantas
There are too many self indulgent weiners in this town with too much bloody money" Randal Raines- Gone in 60 Seconds
 
bmacleod
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RE: "If You Had An Around-the-world Ticket"

Wed Mar 31, 2004 4:31 am

Starting in Halifax (YHZ) going west:

YHZ-YYZ-ORD-SFO-NRT-AKL-SIN-VIE-LHR-YHZ
"What good are wings without the courage to fly?" - Atticus
 
Swanhunter
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RE: "If You Had An Around-the-world Ticket"

Wed Mar 31, 2004 4:32 am

Just done (in C class)

LHR-SIN-DEL-SIN-BKK-MNL-SIN-HKG-SFO-PDX-SFO-LAX-DEN-SFO-PDX-DEN-ORD-MAN-LHR in 12days....
 
keno
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RE: "If You Had An Around-the-world Ticket"

Wed Mar 31, 2004 4:45 am

I wish one day I could afford to purchase Oneworld Alliance RTW ticket (approx £2000).

Starting from Kuala Lumpur westward:-

GF Kuala Lumpur-Abu Dhabi-(surface)-Dubai
BA Dubai-London
LX London-Geneva
IB Geneva-Madrid-Santiago de Chile
LA Santiago-Easter Island
LA Easter Island-Tahiti
QF Tahiti-Auckland-(surface)-Queestown
QF Queenstown-Christchurch-Sydney
QF Sydney-Ayers Rock
QF Ayers Rock-Cairns
QF Cairns-Tokyo-(surface)-Osaka
CX Osaka-Hong Kong
CX Hong Kong-Kuala Lumpur

Soon i hope !!!  Big thumbs up

 
pilot727aa
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RE: "If You Had An Around-the-world Ticket"

Wed Mar 31, 2004 4:51 am

Wilco,
If you don't mind me asking how much does an employee pay for a trip similar to yours?
-Brady
 
lcagmdeleven
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RE: "If You Had An Around-the-world Ticket"

Wed Mar 31, 2004 5:57 am

Hi,

my wife and I did fly FRA-BKK-SYD-AKL-NAN-HNL-LAX-FRA in 1992... great experience !

Uwe
 
wilco
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RE: "If You Had An Around-the-world Ticket"

Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:28 am

pilot727aa:
well this RTW was before 9/11 (actually was april 2001). I am no longer with UA so am not sure of their current travel charges, also i don't believe UA has around-the world-service still (it was UA001, UA002)...

when I went I was charged about $30 USD per segment (give or take $10 bucks). I should have been charged about $90USD per segment because we were in Int'l first class (the sleeper "suites") but somehow there was a mixup and they thought I rode in coach the whole time!

funny story: I was using "write-your-own tickets" which are basically hand-written and look very unofficial. To get into the front door of DEL you need a ticket. (you can't go inside the building at all without a ticket, this was enforced by people with very large automatic weapons). Well these guys had never seen a write-your-own ticket and didn't speak english. Not only were they not going to let us in the airport, they were going to take as away for trying to trick them with a fake ticket!!! Just as their supervisor showed up (you could tell he was the supv cuz he had a bullet-proof vest on) the UAL flight crew showed up. I gave a "Hey, United Airlines..." shout and a pilot came over. He got us through the doors! During the flight he came down and chatted with me a bit during the flight.... I got to spend about 15 minutes in the cockpit.... great crew... we were the only two in F-class so we got seats 1A and 1J! Its very cool because the curvuture of the aircraft nose allows you to see not only the usual view but a partial 'forward' view as well (very cool for landing)

-wilco
"Ever seen a grown man naked?"
 
AFheart
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RE: "If You Had An Around-the-world Ticket"

Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:58 am

Here's the ultimate for me...I will definitely go to all these separately! xcept ORD and LAX..ORD is adopted home...LAX is REAL home sweet home...been to HKG also...awesome place!

I LOVE LA !!!!

ORD-LAX-SYD-HKG-BKK-DXB-FCO-CDG-LHR-NYC
////AF C'EST MA VIE\\
 
manzoori
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RE: "If You Had An Around-the-world Ticket"

Wed Mar 31, 2004 7:06 am

RTW??? Brilliant time had by the wife and I!

We did the follwing route:

London
Tokyo
Melbourne
Alice Springs
Uluru
Cairns
Sydney
Honolulu
Los Angeles
New York
London

....in 21 days!

Cheers!

Rez
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PresRDC
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RE: "If You Had An Around-the-world Ticket"

Wed Mar 31, 2004 7:17 am

I am my second RTW, using Oneworld in First Class.

On my first one, which I did in 2002, my routing was:

Stockholm-(BA)-London-(BA)-Dubai-(BA)-London//Frankfurt-(AA)-Dallas-(AA)-Santiago-(LA)-Easter Island-(LA)-Santiago-(LA)-Los Angeles-(AA)-Chicago-(AA)-Seatle-(AA)-Chicago-(AA)-San Francisco-(AA)-Chicago//New York-(AA)-San Francisco-(CX)-Hong Kong-(CX)-Osaka-(CX)-Hong Kong-(CX)-Denpasar-(CX)-Hong Kong-(CX)-Bangkok-(QF)-Sydney-(QF)-Ayers Rock-(QF)-Perth-(QF)-Sydney-(LA)-Auckland-(CX)-Hong Kong-(CX)-London-(BA)-Stockholm

Code:

() = airline
// = surface segment
BA = British Airways
AA = American Airlines
CX = Cathay Pacific
LA = Lan Chile
QF = Qantas

My current RTW, is using the following routing:

Cairo-(BA)-London-(BA)-Frankfurt-(AA)-Dallas-(AA)-New York-(AA)-Barbados-(AA)-New York-(AA)-Austin-(AA)-New York-(AA)-Los Angeles-(LA)-Santiago-(LA)-Rio de Janeiro-(LA)-Santiago-(LA)-New York-(CX)-Hong Kong-(CX)-Tokyo-(CX)-Hong Kong-(CX)-Singapore-(BA)-Melbourne//Sydney-(QF)-London-(BA)-Dubai
 
prebennorholm
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RE: "If You Had An Around-the-world Ticket"

Wed Mar 31, 2004 7:39 am

My first leg would be CPH - GVA.

There the sun is shining, the snow is white, the beer is cold, and people are happy.

Then in case I really had the time to fly around the world, then I would spend the time right there. Or not far away.

And when time runs out, then I would throw away a lot of ticket coupons except the last one, GVA - CPH.

Several days in Paradise and only three hours in total confined in an aluminum tube, that is heaven.

Happy landing, Preben Norholm
Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs
 
Andie007
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RE: "If You Had An Around-the-world Ticket"

Wed Mar 31, 2004 7:42 am

Hmmm... let's see

Star Alliance:
1.DL), Germany">DUS-FRA-JNB-CPT (LH)
2.CPT-JNB-HKG (SAA)
3.HKG-AA), Japan">NRT (NH)
4.AA), Japan">NRT-SEA (UA)
5.SEA-IAD (UA)
6.IAD-GIG (UA)
7.GIG-LHR (RG)
8.LHR-DL), Germany">DUS (LH)

OneWorld
1.DL), Germany">DUS-LHR-JFK (BA)
2.JFK-MIA (AA)
3.MIA-GIG (AA)
4.GIG-SCL (LA)
5.SCL-SYD (LA)
6.SYD-AA), Japan">NRT (QF)
7.AA), Japan">NRT-HKG (CX)
8.HKG-DEL (CX)
9.DEL-LHR-DL), Germany">DUS (BA)

SkyTeam:
1.DL), Germany">DUS-FCO (AZ)
2.FCO-JFK (AZ)
3.JFK-MEX (AM)
4.MEX-ATL-AA), Japan">NRT (DL)
5.AA), Japan">NRT-ICN-HKG (KE)
6.HGK-CDG (AF)
7.CDG-PRG (OK)
8.PRG-DL), Germany">DUS (OK)

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