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(Very) Tentative RTW itin- is it legal?comments?

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Old Feb 4, 05, 7:41 pm
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Originally Posted by EFATO
Why not go for one of the EUR2200ish J ex-CAI RTW on 9W/AS/CM/CO/EK/FJ/KL/KQ/MA/MH/NW/NF/PH/SB/SA/TN/UL/UX

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Two reasons:

1) It cannot be done without being able to avoid using non-Skyteam carriers. With the exception of some codeshared flights from/to PRG, OK+ (which I am a member of) doesn't give any miles for flights with any airline outside Skyteam. It doesn't make a lot of sense to have lots of orphaned miles and/or fly so much and still struggle to retain top tier with OK.

2) My understanding is that, unless one wants to go via the SWP, there are no suitable transpac flights on any of these airlines, therefore making the whole RTW idea redundant.
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Old Feb 5, 05, 4:52 am
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Originally Posted by graraps
Two reasons:

2) My understanding is that, unless one wants to go via the SWP, there are no suitable transpac flights on any of these airlines, therefore making the whole RTW idea redundant.
NW is a member of the Passport to the World and they have plenty oof flights via NRT
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Old Feb 5, 05, 5:05 am
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Originally Posted by apoivre
NW is a member of the Passport to the World and they have plenty oof flights via NRT
True, but one has to get to NRT first! And AFAIK NW don't have any transpac flights that don't require participation in the US "security" circus (hence my use of the word "suitable").
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Old Feb 14, 05, 3:46 pm
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Can use more than 2 airlines

Originally Posted by Zip
Unless things have changed, RTW fares are based on using only two airlines. I don't think you can mix and match your own segments, then get a RYW fare. Each airline has several "partner" options for RTW, so you just have to call them and ask.
Did a RTW in Jan '04 (don't particularly recommend doing it for fast-paced business travel, as it can become physically taxing). I flew Delta, Korean, Air France, Alitalia & Czech Air as part of the RTW itinerary.
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