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Around the world in 50 hours in F - Twice in one week

Old Apr 5, 10, 8:21 pm
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By any chance, did you go to ITASoftware and add up what all of those segments would have cost? You must have set some kind of record for how much your miles ended up being "worth" if calculated that way...
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Old Apr 6, 10, 7:31 am
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Very amusing TR sounds like a fantastic trip!
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Old Apr 6, 10, 7:59 am
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Originally Posted by macabus View Post
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EZE-LHR on BA in F
Not a great flight - all 18 hours of it - with stop in GRU..
That's a long flight time was it flying on one engine?

Bet you wish those awards were still going?

Good stuff macabus. ^
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Old Apr 6, 10, 8:32 am
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Originally Posted by HIDDY View Post
That's a long flight time was it flying on one engine?

Bet you wish those awards were still going?

Good stuff macabus. ^
Thanks HIDDY,

Flying time was about 15 hours, but the stop in GRU added a bit more.

Probably closer to 16 hours total. Felt like 18 though.
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Old Apr 6, 10, 8:57 am
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Please PM me the Russian reporter's number and I'll call her since you didn't.

Great TR! ^
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Old Apr 6, 10, 10:12 am
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Old Apr 6, 10, 11:08 am
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Originally Posted by macabus View Post
Thanks HIDDY,

Flying time was about 15 hours, but the stop in GRU added a bit more.

Probably closer to 16 hours total. Felt like 18 though.
Wow, how were you holding up?
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Old Apr 6, 10, 12:38 pm
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Originally Posted by shaggy_mutt View Post
By any chance, did you go to ITASoftware and add up what all of those segments would have cost? You must have set some kind of record for how much your miles ended up being "worth" if calculated that way...
It came out to over $40,000 if each segment was purchased separately. Probably be a lot less if booked as one ticket.

That same itinerary would now require well over 500,000 miles since AA change the rules last year.



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Wow, how were you holding up?
Pretty exhausted, but frequent naps helped.

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Old Apr 7, 10, 10:59 am
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Originally Posted by HIDDY View Post
That's a long flight time was it flying on one engine?

Bet you wish those awards were still going?

Good stuff macabus. ^
Amen, liked it very much

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Old Apr 7, 10, 11:00 am
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Old Apr 7, 10, 1:27 pm
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What a fantastic story. I think my favorite part is the JL agent at check-in. I can just see the look...
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Old Apr 7, 10, 2:54 pm
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All of this on 150,000 miles. Excellent!!
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Old Apr 7, 10, 3:45 pm
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That was just INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old Apr 8, 10, 12:51 am
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I had a little over 150,000 AA miles and knew that OneWorld awards were calculated on a destination-to-destination basis, regardless of routing. This has since changed.


When did the policy change? That sounds like quite trip -- I might have cashed in my miles to do the same!

Approx. how many miles would it require today to do this?
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Old Apr 8, 10, 6:11 am
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Great TR!

She gave me her card and said to call. I never called.
Any chance you can still make that call?
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