tommybp251b
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Need Help! Germany To Australia Via Asia

Sun May 20, 2007 1:35 am

Hi Guys!

Next summer in July I have to go to Sydney for 5 weeks. My plan is to make a stopover in SIN or HKG for some days, or both.

I was thinking on the folowing routing.

1.FRA-SIN 2nd July 2008
2.SIN-SYD 5th July 2008

3.SYD-HKG 7th August 2008
4.HKG-FRA 10th August 2008

It would be also now problem for me if I had to go through LHR from DUS. I checked already oneworld and STAR Alliance.

What about flying the first 3 flights mentioned above with QF and the fourth one with CX?

Does Star Alliance have any non-stop flights on the SYD-HKG leg? Codeshare with VS?

What could you suggest me?

How are the Visa regulations for SIN and HKG?

Thanx for your help.

Best Regards. Tom
Tom from Cologne
 
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RE: Need Help! Germany To Australia Via Asia

Sun May 20, 2007 2:59 am

Quoting TommyBP251b (Thread starter):
How are the Visa regulations for SIN and HKG?

That's easy: No visa required for German citizens for Singapore and Hong Kong (for up to 14 days, IIRC), but for Australia.
Having checked your profile, I am not sure about sour naionality, so you best should check the respective regulations.

Quoting TommyBP251b (Thread starter):
It would be also now problem for me if I had to go through LHR from DUS. I checked already oneworld and STAR Alliance.

What about flying the first 3 flights mentioned above with QF and the fourth one with CX?

QF meanwhile also flies between LHR and HKG, in case this might be a cheaper option than combining QF and CX.
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RE: Need Help! Germany To Australia Via Asia

Sun May 20, 2007 4:08 am

Quoting TommyBP251b (Thread starter):
Does Star Alliance have any non-stop flights on the SYD-HKG leg? Codeshare with VS?

According to www.staralliance.com tha answer is NO to both questions.

Quoting HT (Reply 1):
QF meanwhile also flies between LHR and HKG, in case this might be a cheaper option than combining QF and CX.

At least in 2007 there is a good connection from DUS via LHR on QF.

Flying on *A you would have to fly SYD-SIN-HKG (or similar) ...
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RE: Need Help! Germany To Australia Via Asia

Sun May 20, 2007 4:07 pm

Quoting HT (Reply 1):
Having checked your profile, I am not sure about sour naionality, so you best should check the respective regulations.

I am german, I just live and study in Hungary, so I guess it wont be a problem.

Why would it be more expensive combining QF and CX? Aren't they both on Oneworld?

Does anybody have another proposal for me routing?

Best regards. Tom
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RE: Need Help! Germany To Australia Via Asia

Sun May 20, 2007 7:10 pm

Quoting TommyBP251b (Reply 3):
sive combining QF and CX? Aren't they both on Oneworld?

You might be able to find a better fare when staying with a single airline, but this is not always the case ...

Quoting TommyBP251b (Reply 3):
Does anybody have another proposal for my routing?

  • Arabian carriers will make it difficult to include a stop in HKG, unless you get a routing via BKK from SYD. EK and GF should fly BKK-HKG, with EK optionally returning nonstop to DXB from HKG.
  • BTW, you are aware of the fact that August will be rain (monsoon) season in HKG with the possibility of typhoons ? I prefer to fly to HKG in winter ...
  • Have you considered to make this a Round the World (RTW)-trip ?
    If not yet done, download and install the RTW-Calculator from www.staralliance.com to get an impression of the possibilities.
    In case you go for a RTW, go westbound ! It is considerably less stressful on the body.

    EDIT: I just for a link fro 1W-RTW: http://www.oneworld.com/ow/timetables
  • Go to Japan in August instead of HKG ?

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[Edited 2007-05-20 12:13:28]
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RE: Need Help! Germany To Australia Via Asia

Sun May 20, 2007 8:25 pm

Quoting TommyBP251b (Thread starter):

Well you could book your flights with VS as they codeshare with SQ. So a possibe routing could be like this
LHR-SIN-SYD-HKG-LHR with SQ and VS
 
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RE: Need Help! Germany To Australia Via Asia

Sun May 20, 2007 9:14 pm

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 5):
Well you could book your flights with VS as they codeshare with SQ.

Thx a lot. did not know they codeshare with SIN. Can someone tell me round about how much I have to spend if I book it as soon as possible?

I guess for this I should go to a airline office, or travel agency? Internet is too difficult I guess.

Best Regards. Tom
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RE: Need Help! Germany To Australia Via Asia

Sun May 20, 2007 9:41 pm

Quoting TommyBP251b (Reply 6):
Thx a lot.

Not a problem.

Quoting TommyBP251b (Reply 6):
I guess for this I should go to a airline office, or travel agency?

travel agents should find you a good price on multi city itinerary

hope you enjoy your trip to Australia  Smile
 
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RE: Need Help! Germany To Australia Via Asia

Mon May 21, 2007 4:05 am

Quoting TommyBP251b (Reply 6):
I guess for this I should go to a airline office, or travel agency? Internet is too difficult I guess.

Travel agent would be an option, but any good online booking engine will do also.
To get an impression go to Expedia.de --> Flüge --> Linienflüge --> Mehrere Flughäfen.
Some other booking engines are around.
Problem might be to book now for more than 12 months in advance ...
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