Visiting CMB on ex-NRT DONE5

Old Mar 29, 18, 11:44 am
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Visiting CMB on ex-NRT DONE5

I'm planning my 2019 DONE5 and wanted to visit Colombo, Sri Lanka. Can I route via DOH for Asia to Australia if I also wanted to visit Europe later? I'm thinking not, due to rule (4)(e) "Only one intercontinental departure and one intercontinental arrival permitted in each continent".

So, an itinerary such as
nrt-kul-cmb (stop) cmb-doh-adl (stop) adl-per (stop) per-syd (stop) syd-dfw-san (stop) san-dfw-mia (stop) mia-lax-lhr (stop) lhr-doh-jnb (stop) jnb-hkg (stop) hkg-nrt
would be invalid, and I'd have to do
nrt-kul-cmb (stop) cmb-hkg-adl (stop) adl-per (stop) per-syd (stop) syd-dfw-san (stop) san-dfw-mia (stop) mia-lax-lhr (stop) lhr-doh-jnb (stop) jnb-hkg (stop) hkg-nrt
instead?

Going via DOH would be more miles and probably a nicer flight.

(BTW, I plan on buying MIA-GCM-MIA on my own, to conserve segments.)
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Old Mar 29, 18, 1:19 pm
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Originally Posted by anabolism View Post
I'm planning my 2019 DONE5 and wanted to visit Colombo, Sri Lanka. Can I route via DOH for Asia to Australia if I also wanted to visit Europe later? I'm thinking not, due to rule (4)(e) "Only one intercontinental departure and one intercontinental arrival permitted in each continent".

So, an itinerary such as
nrt-kul-cmb (stop) cmb-doh-adl (stop) adl-per (stop) per-syd (stop) syd-dfw-san (stop) san-dfw-mia (stop) mia-lax-lhr (stop) lhr-doh-jnb (stop) jnb-hkg (stop) hkg-nrt


would be invalid
As you wrote, this routing is invalid.

nrt-kul-cmb (stop) cmb-hkg-adl (stop) adl-per (stop) per-syd (stop) syd-dfw-san (stop) san-dfw-mia (stop) mia-lax-lhr (stop) lhr-doh-jnb (stop) jnb-hkg (stop) hkg-nrt
instead?


This routing seems to be valid.
BTW, you can fly NRT-CMB with UL's direct non-stop flight '4 flights per week). It saves one segment.



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Old Mar 29, 18, 3:41 pm
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Originally Posted by anabolism View Post
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Can I route via DOH for Asia to Australia if I also wanted to visit Europe later? I'm thinking not, due to rule (4)(e) "Only one intercontinental departure and one intercontinental arrival permitted in each continent".

So, an itinerary such as
nrt-kul-cmb (stop) cmb-doh-adl (stop) adl-per (stop) per-syd (stop) syd-dfw-san (stop) san-dfw-mia (stop) mia-lax-lhr (stop) lhr-doh-jnb (stop) jnb-hkg (stop) hkg-nrt
would be invalid
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Your itinerary would be invalid, but not for the reason you stated.
(a second visit to Europe/Middle East is allowed, but only in conjunction with travel to/from Africa)
The reason your itinerary is invalid is because it violates this rule
4(b) Travel must be in a continuous forward direction between TC1 - TC2 - TC3.
...
TC2 is Europe/Middle East plus Africa
TC is Asia plus South West Pacific
and your itineray would be TC3(CMB)-->TC2(DOH)-->TC3(ADL)
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Old Mar 29, 18, 6:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Wasabi Tofu View Post
BTW, you can fly NRT-CMB with UL's direct non-stop flight '4 flights per week). It saves one segment
Thanks, that's helpful.

Originally Posted by pandaperth View Post
Your itinerary would be invalid, but not for the reason you stated.
(a second visit to Europe/Middle East is allowed, but only in conjunction with travel to/from Africa)
The reason your itinerary is invalid is because it violates this rule

TC2 is Europe/Middle East plus Africa
TC3 is Asia plus South West Pacific
and your itineray would be TC3(CMB)-->TC2(DOH)-->TC3(ADL)
Thanks, I appreciate it.
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