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Old Jul 19, 05, 6:34 pm   #1
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VS/SQ RTW question:

Under the rules for the SQ/VS round the world,

"Travel must be in a continuous global direction either East or Westbound. (no backtracking)."

Would this routing be valid:

LAX-NRT-SIN-JNB-LHR-LAX?

Or is SIN-JNB-LHR considered not a continuous global direction?
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Old Jul 19, 05, 7:59 pm   #2
 
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Under the rules for the SQ/VS round the world,

"Travel must be in a continuous global direction either East or Westbound. (no backtracking)."

Would this routing be valid:

LAX-NRT-SIN-JNB-LHR-LAX?

Or is SIN-JNB-LHR considered not a continuous global direction?

I have been informed that this fare allows SFO-HKG-SYD, even though SYD is east of HKG.
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Old Jul 20, 05, 12:09 am   #3
 
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Under the rules for the SQ/VS round the world,

"Travel must be in a continuous global direction either East or Westbound. (no backtracking)."

Would this routing be valid:

LAX-NRT-SIN-JNB-LHR-LAX?

Or is SIN-JNB-LHR considered not a continuous global direction?
LHR is west of JNB is west of SIN. This meets the letter of the rule.
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Old Jul 20, 05, 12:09 am   #4
 
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Oops.
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Old Jul 20, 05, 1:06 am   #5
 
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If you did have any backtracking issues on one of these tickets then it may be worth considering SQ/NZ/VS Escapade RTW which does allow backtracking.
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Old Jul 20, 05, 4:26 pm   #6
 
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Can someone let me know where to find out on-line about such VS/SQ or VS/NZ/SQ RTW fares ? I do not think the SQ on-line booking system lets you book or look up such a routing fare.
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Old Jul 20, 05, 4:56 pm   #7
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On www.singaporeair.com select "promotions" (near top right), then country "UK & Ireland".

On the left hand side underneath heading local links is "round the world". Select this and it brings up the info.

Not bookable on line but you can see fares etc.
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Old Jul 23, 05, 11:25 am   #8
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SQ agent just told me that travel via Africa is not allowed on this fare. But she was a bit unsure of herself.
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With The Great Escapade fare on VS/SQ/NZ your routing LAX-NRT-SIN-JNB-LHR-LAX is quite simple and perfectly valid. So long as it includes only one transpacific and one transatlantic sector you can go in any direction and it doesn't have to be in a continuous direction. AFAIK that's the only VS and SQ RTW product currently on offer.
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Old Jul 23, 05, 4:53 pm   #10
 
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With The Great Escapade fare on VS/SQ/NZ your routing LAX-NRT-SIN-JNB-LHR-LAX is quite simple and perfectly valid. So long as it includes only one transpacific and one transatlantic sector you can go in any direction and it doesn't have to be in a continuous direction. AFAIK that's the only VS and SQ RTW product currently on offer.
No, there is a VS/SQ RTW fare that does not include NZ.
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I've got a few more questions regarding a RTW trip with VS/SQ/NZ.
The routing:
VS: LHR-NRT
SQ: NRT-BKK-(SIN)-SYD
NZ: SYD-(AKL)-NAN-RAR-PPT-LAX
overland LAX-JFK
SQ: JFK-FRA
overland FRA-LHR

I'd like to credit all the miles to BMI DC. BMI states that on VS, several economy booking classes (V, N, X) do not earn miles on specific routes such as LHR-NRT

1) in which booking classes is the escapade booked on VS/SQ/NZ in economy?
2) can the last leg be "overland" FRA-LHR?
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Old Aug 14, 05, 4:40 am   #12
 
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1) in which booking classes is the escapade booked on VS/SQ/NZ in economy?
2) can the last leg be "overland" FRA-LHR?
1) VS is Q, SQ is M, NZ is Q and MI is Y.

2) There is nothing I can see in the rules that forbids that.
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Old Aug 14, 05, 9:24 am   #13
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I've got a few more questions regarding a RTW trip with VS/SQ/NZ.
The routing:
VS: LHR-NRT
SQ: NRT-BKK-(SIN)-SYD
NZ: SYD-(AKL)-NAN-RAR-PPT-LAX
overland LAX-JFK
SQ: JFK-FRA
overland FRA-LHR
Can't do NRT, then BKK. As you're backtracking. NRT is east of BKK and SIN. You'd have to forgo NRT on this RTW. You can literally only do LHR-DEL (VS)-SIN-SYD(SQ)-AKL-NAN-RAR-PPT-LAX// JFK-LHR. You can't go JFK-FRA as you've exceeded your original starting point.
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2) can the last leg be "overland" FRA-LHR?
No. See above.
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Old Aug 14, 05, 12:58 pm   #14
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Watch for schedule in the south pacific NAN-RAR-PPT, as some of these flights are only a few times a week.
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Old Aug 14, 05, 1:04 pm   #15
 
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Can't do NRT, then BKK. As you're backtracking. NRT is east of BKK and SIN. You'd have to forgo NRT on this RTW. You can literally only do LHR-DEL (VS)-SIN-SYD(SQ)-AKL-NAN-RAR-PPT-LAX// JFK-LHR. You can't go JFK-FRA as you've exceeded your original starting point.
This puzzles me as it is the complete contrary to MANFlyer's earlier statement that backtracking is allowed on the Escapade RTW (VS/SQ/NZ).
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