oneworld - RTW Newbie
Oct 8, 03, 11:55 am
Where can I find current prices for RTW out of India?
If I plan 4 Continent - Asia, Australia, South America, North America, does the flight from Chicago - Bombay with change of plane (and carrier) in London legal?
Here are my plans
Any thoughts how I can maximize this? I am constrained by time...
Oct 8, 03, 12:32 pm
Price in rupees as at june 03
about 20% cheaper out of sri lanka
RTW 3 4 5 6
AONE* 291760 341220 392400 451260
DONE* 187365 219120 251990 289795
MONE* 100640 120765 138880 159710
thanks to ExMo for the above info
Oct 9, 03, 4:27 am
It becomes a 5-continent ticket when you transit through London.
Oct 9, 03, 4:47 am
It isn't possible to do a RTW routing without including at least one of (Africa or Europe) and at least one of (N America or S America) and at least one of (SW Pacific or Asia).
These being the IATA zones TC1, TC2, TC3.
Oct 9, 03, 5:21 am
One World Circle Pacific Fare covers North America, South America, SWP, and East Asia.
Unfortunately, it does not cover India.
Thailand(BKK) is west boundary.
Oct 9, 03, 8:15 pm
Thanks to all....it is good information to start with. I think I will try 4 continent starting in BOM (or CMB). Any thought on how I can maximize following itinerary -
BOM-HKG-NRT-SYD-LAX-ORD (2 Month Break)
AS you cane see I definitely need help with latter segments of the trip.
Oct 9, 03, 11:42 pm
Maximise in what sense? And what are your time constraints?
Oct 10, 03, 3:14 am
PrudentBear, you may also want to state your goals and constraints. Are you shooting for high base mileage, upgradeable segments on your favorite carrier, tier points - etc.?
For example, you have a lot of unused segments and can use them in each area (several in SWP, the full 4 in Asia, the ones in Europe). Look at some of the sample itineraries and guidelines posted by others in earlier threads. The core strategies have been the same with OW RTW (maximize on long segments) as opposed to * RTW.
For example on return to BOM or CMB, you can use LHR-HKG-CMB/BOM instead of LHR-BOM. Are you able to trade-off travel time for extra miles/tier points (the core principle of RTW mileage runs)?
Oct 10, 03, 10:45 am
I apologize for being vague in my posting...
Goals: maximize base miles (AA Advantage)
Time constraints: BOM-ORD leg 1 week, 2 months in Chicago, ORD-BOM leg 1 week.
I have come up with following itineary -
I am planning on this trip in business Class. Approx. 50,000 status mile.
Oct 10, 03, 1:03 pm
You have five segments in Europe, so the fifth would cost extra. Without checking the schedules I would say something like this would be a lot more miles:
which is 64497 miles (although you'd need a side ticket to get to ORD).
And in the summer you could do:
which is 65536 miles.
Or for a 3 continent
for 53419 miles.
[This message has been edited by christep (edited 10-10-2003).]
Oct 15, 03, 9:51 pm
Thank you Christep...... I am planning on using one of the itineraries you mentioned..