Long *A RTW / Status??

Old Oct 24, 07, 7:35 am
  #1  
Suspended
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,229
Long *A RTW / Status??

HAM-MUC LH43
MUC-IAD UA903
IAD-MIA UA7507
MIA-DEN UA1625
DEN-LAX UA445
LAX-ORD UA124
ORD-YVR UA1141
YVR-ICN SQ17
ICN-NRT OZ108
NRT-HKG NH909
HKG-SIN SQ01
SIN-SYD SQ221
SYD-AKL NZ104
AKL-SIN SQ282
SIN-CDG SQ332
CDG-HAM LH4261

Can someone of the more experienced *A flyers tell me if this RTW in BIZ will earn SEN on LH or 1P on UA? Total miles 38470?
Did this with the *A tool.

Thanks!
SwissCircle is offline  
Old Oct 24, 07, 8:28 am
  #2  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: GVA (Greater Vancouver Area)
Programs: DREAD Gold; UA 1.021MM; Bonvoy Au-197; PCC Elite+; CWC Au-197; CCC Elite; WoH Dis
Posts: 49,434
Originally Posted by SwissCircle View Post
Can someone of the more experienced *A flyers tell me if this RTW in BIZ will earn SEN on LH or 1P on UA?
No on the UA front. You only get the 50% EQM bonus for your UA segments, which total 11,263 miles according to GCM. Thus, only an additional 5,632 EQM (approximately).
mahasamatman is offline  
Old Oct 24, 07, 11:46 am
  #3  
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: ARN / BRU
Programs: EBG (*G), QR Gold
Posts: 648
C class will give you 200% points. Assuming you start as a general member with no points;

HAM-MUC
MUC-IAD
IAD-MIA
MIA-DEN
DEN-LAX
LAX-ORD
ORD-YVR
YVR-ICN
ICN-NRT

Will get you ~35K to FTL. The rest of the trip, with COS and Executive bonus will give you ~50k, so your total of ~85k points will have you short of the 100k you would need as a non German resident or 130k needed as German resident.
kjsaw is offline  
Old Oct 25, 07, 7:07 pm
  #4  
Moderator: Asiana & Qantas Frequent Flyer
Aman Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: STR/SYD/SMF
Programs: QF SG, LH SEN, OZ D+, HH D, SPG P
Posts: 13,961
For SEN you could optimize your itinerary further by having more shorter international flights within Europe (especially at the end of your trip when you already have FTL status) and by adding more flights on airlines which give you executive bonus. You should be able to achieve SEN with an optimized RTW.
DownUnderFlyer is offline  
Old Oct 26, 07, 1:34 pm
  #5  
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: HAM
Programs: LH (*gold) / EK / Flying Blue / BMI (*silver)
Posts: 335
I agree with DownUnderFlyer. Try to put more short flights in Europe at the end of your trip. Your trip seems to have 38554 miles. If possible try to better backtracking in the US and make sure you´re on a 2-class-aircraft to secure a seat (and mileage) in first. I assume, that MUC is only a transfer point - not a stop - so you´ve 14 stops = 1 left.

Example:
HAM-FRA-IAD-MIA-ORD-DEN-LAX-YVR-ICN-NRT-HKG-SIN-SYD-AKL-SIN-CDG-HAM
This will cover the same destinations but will cost only 36203
mileage earning: ~80000 (assuming A class on UA)

next step:
HAM-FRA-IAD-MIA-ORD-DEN-SFO-LAX-SFO-YVR-ICN-NRT-HKG-SIN-SYD-AKL-SIN-FRA-CDG-HAM
same routing - 3 more transfers and SIN-FRA-CDG with LH means 36705 miles.
mileage earning: ~86000 (assuming A class on UA)

next step:
HAM-FRA-IAD-MIA-ORD-SFO-LAX-SFO-DEN-YVR-ICN-NRT-HKG-SIN-SYD-AKL-SIN-FRA-STR-CDG-DUS-ZRH-STR-BRU-HAM
same routing - mixing up the US-part, adding more LH transfers and ZRH as 15th stop means 38819 miles / 24 legs = maximum
mileage earning: ~101600 (assuming A class on UA) = SEN (if adress is outside Germany). Don´t know about 1K rules, but should be doable as well.

And this is far from being "really" optimized
mijugo is offline  
Old Oct 29, 07, 5:44 am
  #6  
Moderator, Hilton Honors
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: hopefully travelling
Programs: up in the air
Posts: 70,789
IIRC there have been several threads in Miles & More forum discussing various xRWSTARx itineraries to get LH SEN. The key is short intra-europe sectors, and short 2-class US domestic sectors.
Kiwi Flyer is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread