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Old Dec 8, 17, 7:44 pm
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I loved this report. 737s and Hampton Inns were basically my work life for years. But this was such a cool way to do that. Loved this. And yes, go back to Hong Kong. Thanks for sharing this fun report. I enjoyed reading it.
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Old Dec 8, 17, 11:42 pm
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Thanks for a great report and it is amazing that you can actually fly around the world on 737.
There are a number of interesting airlines that you flew especially Malindo Air and flydubai.

Thanks for sharing with us your great journey!

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Old Dec 9, 17, 2:28 am
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Lovely reading, thanks!
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Old Dec 9, 17, 4:08 am
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Impressive report; you really like military ships
Thanks for sharing
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Old Dec 10, 17, 6:58 am
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Wonderful and unique report. Thank you!
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Old Dec 10, 17, 3:27 pm
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Originally Posted by IluvSQ View Post
Congratulations! Sounds like fun.
Thanks IluvSQ, it sure was fun, but sometimes also exhausting. The Island Hopper takes quite some time to complete.

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Amazing report!
Thanks view.

Originally Posted by nequine View Post
Great trip report and well done on doing on a 737 too!
Thanks nequine. I was very happy that all worked out as planned.

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Great trip and thanks for the report MrGroover
You are very welcome, Kiwi Flyer

Originally Posted by davistev View Post
Thank you for a very different report. I get tired of looking at seats and beds like other reports. Much appreciated!
There would have been beds, if I had been able to include PrivateAir's 737-700, but this didn't work out. Thanks davistev.

Originally Posted by Romanianflyer View Post
Very original angle for a trip - amazing read of a well-planned and executed journey. Thanks for sharing!
Romanianflyer, planning is the key-element of such a trip. But with the right tools, it's nothing more than just doing it. Thanks for your feedback.

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I loved this report. 737s and Hampton Inns were basically my work life for years. But this was such a cool way to do that. Loved this. And yes, go back to Hong Kong. Thanks for sharing this fun report. I enjoyed reading it.
Thanks bitterproffit, I have already booked another flight to HK, so I will be back there for sure. Regarding the hotel choices, I often don't spend too much time in the hotel and then I just need a bed and a shower. There would still be cheaper options than Hampton Inns available, but you know, you get addicted to the loyalty/reward programs.

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Thanks for a great report and it is amazing that you can actually fly around the world on 737.
There are a number of interesting airlines that you flew especially Malindo Air and flydubai.

Thanks for sharing with us your great journey!

Carfield
Thanks Carfield. Doing RTWs in only 737 will be becoming easier, thanks to the MAX. DY is already operating it to the US. Right now, as far as I know, you cannot do it on A320 family aircraft (A318/319/320/321). You can cross the Atlantic (BA0001) and you can fly to HNL (e.g. on AA's 321H), but then you are stuck. So we have to wait on the A321LR/neo to do that.
Malindo Air does offer a very good product at reasonable prices.

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Lovely reading, thanks!
Thanks teahan.

Originally Posted by zboub345 View Post
Impressive report; you really like military ships
Thanks for sharing
Thanks zboub345. Was it that obvious with the ships? But my interests are much more specialized, it's basically only the US Ships.

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Wonderful and unique report. Thank you!
Thanks CarlTheWebmaster, you are very welcome.
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Old Dec 11, 17, 9:51 am
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Great report and thanks for the pictures
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Old Dec 11, 17, 3:13 pm
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FLYGVA, you are welcome.
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Old Dec 11, 17, 6:12 pm
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Great report. Its one thing to know it can be done. Its another to go and do it. Thanks for sharing. Glad all the planning paid off.
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Old Dec 12, 17, 6:18 am
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You beat me to it!

I'd been thinking this was such a cool idea for a couple of years now and it was great to finally see a 737 round the world executed. I'd actually planned two possible routes for myself but due to the extreme cost of some of these flights, I'll have to hold off for a while.

Route 1
Brisbane - Denpasar (Virgin Australia 737)
Denpasar - Singapore (Garuda 737)
Singapore - Bangkok (Lion Air 737)
Bangkok - Dubai (FlyDubai 737)
Dubai - Copenhagen (Norwegian Airlines 737)
Copenhagen - Edinburgh (RyanAir 737)
Edinburgh - Hartford (Norwegian Airlines 737)
Hartford - Denver (Southwest 737)
Denver - San Jose (Southwest 737)
San Jose - Honolulu (Alaska 737)
Honolulu - Nadi (Fiji Airways 737)
Nadi - Brisbane (Virgin Australia 737)

Route 2
Brisbane - Cairns (Qantas 737)
Cairns - Singapore (SilkAir 737)
Singapore - Kuala Lumpar (Silk Air 737)
Kuala Lumpur - Bangkok (Malaysia Airlines 737)
Bangkok - Dubai (FlyDubai 737)
Dubai - Copenhagen (Norwegian Airlines 737)
Copenhagen - Edinburgh (RyanAir 737)
Edinburgh - Hartford (Norwegian Airlines 737)
Hartford - Denver (Southwest 737)
Denver - San Jose (Southwest 737)
San Jose - Honolulu (Alaska 737)
Honozulu - Nadi (Fiji Airways 737)
Nadi - Brisbane (Virgin Australia 737)
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Old Dec 12, 17, 8:00 am
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Awesome TR, thank you! Believe I just spent an hour or so reading the whole thing, too! Starke Aktion...
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Old Dec 12, 17, 8:48 am
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Fantastic trip report. Well done!
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Old Dec 12, 17, 3:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Long Train Runnin View Post
Great report. Its one thing to know it can be done. Its another to go and do it. Thanks for sharing. Glad all the planning paid off.
Thanks for your feedback Long Train Runnin. Knowing it is possible and doing the actual planning is not as much fun as actually executing this thing.
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You beat me to it!
Thanks henrus. I'm still waiting on somebody telling me that he/she did it years ago. I'll probably have to post the report at airliners.net to find somebody who has done it before. But I also haven't had told anybody before, because I was afraid somebody could beat me to it.

I'd been thinking this was such a cool idea for a couple of years now and it was great to finally see a 737 round the world executed. I'd actually planned two possible routes for myself but due to the extreme cost of some of these flights, I'll have to hold off for a while.

Route 1
Brisbane - Denpasar (Virgin Australia 737)
Denpasar - Singapore (Garuda 737)
Singapore - Bangkok (Lion Air 737)
Bangkok - Dubai (FlyDubai 737)
Dubai - Copenhagen (Norwegian Airlines 737)
Copenhagen - Edinburgh (RyanAir 737)
Edinburgh - Hartford (Norwegian Airlines 737)
Hartford - Denver (Southwest 737)
Denver - San Jose (Southwest 737)
San Jose - Honolulu (Alaska 737)
Honolulu - Nadi (Fiji Airways 737)
Nadi - Brisbane (Virgin Australia 737)

Route 2
Brisbane - Cairns (Qantas 737)
Cairns - Singapore (SilkAir 737)
Singapore - Kuala Lumpar (Silk Air 737)
Kuala Lumpur - Bangkok (Malaysia Airlines 737)
Bangkok - Dubai (FlyDubai 737)
Dubai - Copenhagen (Norwegian Airlines 737)
Copenhagen - Edinburgh (RyanAir 737)
Edinburgh - Hartford (Norwegian Airlines 737)
Hartford - Denver (Southwest 737)
Denver - San Jose (Southwest 737)
San Jose - Honolulu (Alaska 737)
Honozulu - Nadi (Fiji Airways 737)
Nadi - Brisbane (Virgin Australia 737)
Those are nice routings and you would be crossing the Equator, something I didn't accomplish. The bonus then would be to touch every continent. Actually, this should be easily possible, e.g. with Egypt Air and Aeromexico.
Just ignore the cost factor, it's a once in a lifetime experience. There are people spending much more money on The Residence fares and they only travel from LHR to AUH.

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Awesome TR, thank you! Believe I just spent an hour or so reading the whole thing, too! Starke Aktion...
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Fantastic trip report. Well done!
Thanks to both of you, gpia and pseudoswede, and I am glad you liked the report.
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Old Dec 12, 17, 8:57 pm
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Great report! Loved all of the food pictures There's something magical about eating on a plane.
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Old Dec 13, 17, 11:53 am
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Thank you for a very interesting and entertaining TR
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