aio86
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Star-Alliance Around The World Fare

Sat May 26, 2001 4:51 pm

Hi. This summer I'm going to Brazil with my friend. I'd be leaving from LAX and I need to get to GRU, however I need to go via ORD on the way there, but on the way back I want to take the Varig non-stop GRU-LAX. I also need to fly to Cuiaba, which would require another Varig round trip ticket.

Anyways, I was wondering about these round the world fares. Anyone have any idea how much they cost? Is there a cheaper one if you aren't doing like 15 stopovers? Do you guys think it'd make my trip any cheaper? Thanks for your info.

-aio86
 
lgb
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RE: Star-Alliance Around The World Fare

Sat May 26, 2001 5:30 pm

Originating in Scandinavia you would be looking at roughly USD 1,500 + airport taxes for up to 5 stops and a maximum of 26,000 miles. They are offering 5 different options. At the other end of the scale you have up to 15 stops and 39,000 miles for roughly USD 2,500 + taxes.

I don't know what the prices are originating in the US, and they may be quite different. If you find out please post as I would be interested to know.

Lars
 
lgb
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RE: Star-Alliance Around The World Fare

Sat May 26, 2001 5:35 pm

Oh, and they require travel across both the Atlantic and the Pacific, so you may need to stretch your plans a little.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Lars
 
aio86
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RE: Star-Alliance Around The World Fare

Sun May 27, 2001 10:01 am

United gave me a fare of $3,360 for the 15 stop one. They did not give me any other offers. So I think I'm going to stick with normal fares. Thanks for your info LGB.

-aio86
 
MAH4546
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RE: Star-Alliance Around The World Fare

Sun May 27, 2001 11:18 pm

I was able to price the following for $2,163.60. Good routing if you love 777s. You can switch either of the UA MIA-GRU 772 runs with an RG MD11 flight instead:


LAX-MIA (UA 772)
MIA-GRU (UA 772)
GRU-CGB (RG 732)
CGB-BSB (RG 732)
BSB-GRU (RG 732)
GRU-MIA (UA 772)
MIA-DEN (UA 772)
DEN-LAX (UA 772)
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Silverstreak
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RE: Star-Alliance Around The World Fare

Sun May 27, 2001 11:48 pm

I know it was awhile back, but I took around-the-world fare in 1983. It was great. I always think that most people should do it. It is truly a great experience - one I wish most of my fellow Americans should try. One of the strongest images that I came away with from the trip was how few Americans I saw. I saw many businessmen and the military, but few regular citizens just wanting to see the world. I think that may have changed somewhat since then. Pan Am was the principle carrier (747 and SPs) and two sectors with Thai (A300 and a 747). The total airfare for the trip came to $1300. Go for it!
 
shamrock104
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RE: Star-Alliance Around The World Fare

Mon May 28, 2001 4:20 am


I know that the oneworld round-the-world fare is more than likely better value. The difference in price between economy and business is also very small for some odd reason. Check it out!
 
TonyBurr
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RE: Star-Alliance Around The World Fare

Mon May 28, 2001 4:55 am

I use the round the world fare about three times a year. For around the world it is a great savings. I do not think your itinerary qualifies since you are only going to South America. To qualify for round the world you need:

1. Minimum of 10 days
2. Three international stops
3. You must go around the world. Example of my itinerary: New York- London (UA); London-Franfurt- Johannebsurgh ( LH): JNB-Singapore (SQ); Singapore to Sydney (SQ); Sydney- SFO (UA); SFO-JFK (UA). This starts at about $3,000 for economy $5,000 for Business and $7,000 for First.

You are not going around the world. You might want to look at a VARIG Pass in South America. Take United to your first detination and look into a pass.

The round the world in First is about the same as flyng JFK-London in Business, so it is a good deal.

Good luck
 
aio86
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RE: Star-Alliance Around The World Fare

Mon May 28, 2001 5:44 am

Thank you very much everyone for your info. Thanks for your research Mah, I think that I'm going to buy with an agent who offered a $798 fare for the routing I need (stopping in ORD), and MIA on the way home. Then I don't know what I'll do for cuiaba yet.

Thanks for the info about the Pass, it's too bad I can't use it but oh well...

-aio86
 
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RE: Star-Alliance Around The World Fare

Mon May 28, 2001 8:26 am

From Star Alliance's Canadian version of Round-the-world (RTW) brochure...

All prices are in Canadian Dollars
RTW fares from: $3319

N. Hemisphere (20000mi. Max.)
First $9559 / Business $6049 / Economy $3319

Economy only special RTW fare (29000mi. Max.) $3319

Star Alliance 1 - 29000mi. Max.
First $9679 / Business $7109 / Economy $3899

Star Alliance 2 - 34000mi. Max.
First $11119 / Business $8179 / Economy $4489

Star Alliance 3 - 39000mi. Max.
First $13049 / Business $9699/ Economy $5269

Aged 2-11 will only need to pay 75% of the ticket price (must travelling with adults)

Eurosleeper Surcharge: SK Euroslepper is available if you are paying the Business Class fare, at a surcharge of US$600 per intercontinental sector operated in 767 aircraft. (also 330/340, in the future)

 
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Star-Alliance RTW Fare Does Not...

Mon May 28, 2001 8:38 am

The Star Alliance RTW fare don't includes the following alirlines flight number:

AC 1685-1808/1891-1993/8130-8133/8202-8217/8221-8228/8951-8963/9020-9025/9800&9900 series

AN 450-499/3000 series/6500-6999/7000-9000 series

LH 2450-2571/2598-2739/4704-4705/6810-6811/6930-6941/9050-9099/9160-9199/9400-9409/9426-9440/9890/9894-9897

MX 1000-1499/1502-1689/1692-1999/4000 series/7000 series/8000series

NG 7000 series/8000series

NH 5155-5156/5159-5160

NZ 4000-4199

OS 7000 & 8000 series

SK 291-294 (Greenland flight)/3100-3149/3379-3384/3500-3556/3571-3572/3582/3589/6000-6449/6700 series/8000-8299/8329-8350/9500 to 9800 series

SQ 1000 & 3000-5000 & 7000-9000 series

TG 4500-4503/4700-4703/4786-4795/7100-7101/7500-7501

UA 3338-3351/4000-4149/4200-4302/4500-4800 series/4966-4999/8300-8700 series

VO 7000 & 8000 series

I believe that they might add more flight numbers into this restrictions.