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)