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Old 10-03-2018, 02:09 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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That's one of the RTW challenges. I hate cold weather too. We will design our RTW around Australia. Probably in March, so that limits us to the southern hemisphere.

We've not been to SE Asia, so will research cities in that area such as Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, etc.
We headed from Australia to SE Asia ~1 April (days were getting short and nights cool in NZ and AU).

Jumped across to UK and Scandinavia in late spring (late may / June) for LONG days (and best weather in that area).

Since we were NOT on RTW routing... we could easily jump around / backtrack. (based on weather / activities / events)

We only had 'carry-on / backpacks', so we stopped at thrift stores / OP shops for new wardrobe for regions requiring different clothes. Donated them back when we left. King's Day was a GREAT time to buy clothes in Netherlands.

We need to get to South America to open up more seasonal options.
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Old 10-03-2018, 07:09 PM
 
Location: On the road
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That's one of the RTW challenges. I hate cold weather too. We will design our RTW around Australia. Probably in March, so that limits us to the southern hemisphere.
Yep same. We were living in Mexico at altitude over the summer, then recently moved to Northern Thailand for the winter, will be hanging out here until March when weather heats back up and pollution from burning season. Tentative plan is Portugal in late spring. Will do anything to avoid cold weather.
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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There's a 180-day RTW (around 30 countries) cruise. Costs $35K per person.
Didn't PanAm have one? And it didn't cost anything like this. People could afford it. Now that I think about it, it may not have been RTW but you could fly anywhere within a 30-day time period. What a great idea.
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Didn't PanAm have one? And it didn't cost anything like this. People could afford it. Now that I think about it, it may not have been RTW but you could fly anywhere within a 30-day time period. What a great idea.
You missed the word "cruise" in the post you quoted.

And yes, as has been discussed in this thread all of the current airline alliances offer this and it is much cheaper.
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Old 10-10-2018, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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You missed the word "cruise" in the post you quoted.

And yes, as has been discussed in this thread all of the current airline alliances offer this and it is much cheaper.
How do you find them? Googling /30-day airline fare anywhere/ produces no resulis'
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Old 10-10-2018, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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How do you find them? Googling /30-day airline fare anywhere/ produces no resulis'
The websites can't list the fares because of laws prohibiting advertising airfares without taxes and fees being included. Because RTW flights can involve thousands of different airports, numerous airlines, and different lengths of stopovers, the taxes (like airport taxes, immigration fees, etc.) are different from one itinerary to another, so the fares can't be published.

A couple of paid services, most notably Expert Flyer - https://www.expertflyer.com/ - will let you see the base fares, but the final price will only be determined once the itinerary is final. Note the prices vary hugely depending on where the travel begins and ends.

Resources:

https://www.oneworld.com/flights/round-the-world-fares
https://www.staralliance.com/en/Round-the-World
https://www.skyteam.com/en/round-the-world-planner/
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/glob...alliances-391/
https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopi...ir_Travel.html
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Old 10-15-2018, 05:44 AM
 
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My dad did KC-NYC-Germany-Ethiopia-India-Thailand-Indonesia-HK-LA-KC a few years ago. I dont remember how long a trip it was.
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:51 AM
 
Location: NYC
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My dad did KC-NYC-Germany-Ethiopia-India-Thailand-Indonesia-HK-LA-KC a few years ago. I dont remember how long a trip it was.
If I recall correctly the last time I explored this RTW trip notion, & it was probably 20 years ago or so, the exact itinerary had to be booked in advance so one needed to pick how many days one would stay in various ports of call when booking.

While this is probably good for those who are taking a break from work for a couple of weeks those of us who have already served our time for "The Man" may want to have a more leisurely trip & decide when & where "on the fly", pun intended.
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:19 PM
 
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Yeah, if you've got the time and flexibility it starts to make a lot less sense. There are regional airlines, trains, buses, ferries, etc. that can cover parts of the route one might find far more interesting than just hopping on another long-haul flight, and being able to stay awhile at smaller in-between spots instead of just hopping from one mega-tourist-city to another.
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Yeah, if you've got the time and flexibility it starts to make a lot less sense. There are regional airlines, trains, buses, ferries, etc. that can cover parts of the route one might find far more interesting than just hopping on another long-haul flight, and being able to stay awhile at smaller in-between spots instead of just hopping from one mega-tourist-city to another.
Actually, it doesn't work like that.

I'm looking at One World and they have 13 partner airlines all over the world. So it's not just hoping to big cities. You can go to any city served by these airlines;

American Airlines, which, through its merger with US Airways, has become the biggest airline in the USA and the world.

British Airways, the leading carrier serving the world's top business city, London.

Cathay Pacific Airways, the top airline serving Asia's "world city" Hong Kong.

Finnair, emerging as one of the leading airlines connecting Europe with Asia.

Iberia, the leading airline between Europe and Latin America.

Japan Airlines, the iconic airline based in Asia's top business city Tokyo.

LATAM Airlines, Latin America's leading airline group, created through the merger of LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines plus their various affiliates.

Malaysia Airlines, one of South East Asia's most frequent award winners.

Qantas, the only Australian airline that is part of any global airline alliance.

Qatar Airways, one of the most highly rated and fastest growing airlines worldwide and the only one of the major Gulf carriers to have joined a global alliance.

Royal Jordanian, the first airline from the Middle East to join any global airline alliance.

S7 Airlines, Russia's highest quality domestic airline.

SriLankan Airlines, the first airline from the Indian sub-continent to join any global airline alliance.
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