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Round The World Award Rates
« on: February 22, 2010, 02:52:50 PM »
Here is a quick reference chart.  2 cabin aircraft are considered coach and business. First class rates are only applicable in 3 cabin aircraft.

Continental: Maximum of 6 stopovers and 16 total segments.
Coach: 160K, Business: 220K, First: 280K.

Delta: Maximum of 6 stopovers, connections under 24 hours do not count as a stopover.
Coach: 180K, Business: 280K, First: 340K.

USAirways: Maximum of 5 en route stopovers in a forward direction toward the original departure city.
Coach: 200K, Business: 300K, First: 400K.

United: Maximum of 5 stopovers, cannot cross the Pacific and Atlantic more than once each.
Coach: 200K, Business: 300K, First: 400K.

AA: Valid on OneWorld carriers only, max 16 segments, minimum 2 carriers excluding AA, stopovers/connections not allowed in city of origin, maximum of 2 connections and 1 stopover in any city.
Zone 1 (0 to 1,500 miles): Coach: 30K, Business: 60K, First: 80K.
Zone 2 (1,501 - 4,000 miles): Coach: 35K, Business: 75K, First: 100K.
Zone 3 (4,001 - 9,000 miles): Coach: 60K, Business: 80K, First: 100K.
Zone 4 (9,001 - 10,000 miles): Coach: 70K, Business: 90K, First: 120K.
Zone 5 (10,001 - 14,000 miles): Coach: 90K, Business: 115K, First: 150K.
Zone 6 (14,001 - 20,000 miles): Coach: 100K, Business: 130K, First: 180K.
Zone 7 (20,001 - 25,000 miles): Coach: 120K, Business: 150K, First: 230K.
Zone 8 (25,001 - 35,000 miles): Coach: 140K, Business: 190K, First: 280K.
Zone 9 (35,001 - 50,000 miles): Coach: 160K, Business: 220K, First: 330K.
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Re: Round The World Award Rates
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2010, 08:16:45 AM »
Here is a quick reference chart.  2 cabin aircraft are considered coach and business. First class rates are only applicable in 3 cabin aircraft.

Continental: Maximum of 6 stopovers and 16 total segments.
Coach: 160K, Business: 220K, First: 280K.

Delta: Maximum of 6 stopovers, connections under 24 hours do not count as a stopover.
Coach: 180K, Business: 280K, First: 340K.

USAirways: Maximum of 5 en route stopovers in a forward direction toward the original departure city.
Coach: 200K, Business: 300K, First: 400K.

United: Maximum of 5 stopovers, cannot cross the Pacific and Atlantic more than once each.
Coach: 200K, Business: 300K, First: 400K.

AA: Valid on OneWorld carriers only, max 16 segments, minimum 2 carriers excluding AA, stopovers/connections not allowed in city of origin, maximum of 2 connections and 1 stopover in any city.
Zone 1 (0 to 1,500 miles): Coach: 30K, Business: 60K, First: 80K.
Zone 2 (1,501 - 4,000 miles): Coach: 35K, Business: 75K, First: 100K.
Zone 3 (4,001 - 9,000 miles): Coach: 60K, Business: 80K, First: 100K.
Zone 4 (9,001 - 10,000 miles): Coach: 70K, Business: 90K, First: 120K.
Zone 5 (10,001 - 14,000 miles): Coach: 90K, Business: 115K, First: 150K.
Zone 6 (14,001 - 20,000 miles): Coach: 100K, Business: 130K, First: 180K.
Zone 7 (20,001 - 25,000 miles): Coach: 120K, Business: 150K, First: 230K.
Zone 8 (25,001 - 35,000 miles): Coach: 140K, Business: 190K, First: 280K.
Zone 9 (35,001 - 50,000 miles): Coach: 160K, Business: 220K, First: 330K.


Thanks Dan. FYI, the holy grail of RTW travel is Aeroplan Mini-RTW which prices at 140k in F. Only 3 stops allowed though

Also, if you are flying on One World (including EL AL) ex-TLV there are excellent student RTW fares in economy & business. I got TLV-BKK-HKG-PER-SYD-HNL-OGG-LAX-JFK-TLV in business for $3800+ in Business
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Re: Round The World Award Rates
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2010, 08:45:55 AM »
Thanks Dan. FYI, the holy grail of RTW travel is Aeroplan Mini-RTW which prices at 1
I assume you mean booking a First class ticket to Australia on the Star Alliance and using the 2 free stopovers for 140K (or 100K for Europe/120K for Asia)?

I won't accumulate miles in Aeroplan because they scare me...too much risk that they will introduce fuel surcharges on Star Alliance tickets (after all they charge it on Air Canada redemptions) and crappy expiration policies.
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Re: Round The World Award Rates
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2010, 08:54:47 AM »
I assume you mean booking a First class ticket to Australia on the Star Alliance and using the 2 free stopovers for 140K (or 100K for Europe/120K for Asia)?

I won't accumulate miles in Aeroplan because they scare me...too much risk that they will introduce fuel surcharges on Star Alliance tickets (after all they charge it on Air Canada redemptions) and crappy expiration policies.

Yes. No use holding any Aeroplan in your account. AMEX transfers instantly. They'll even let you do it while they wait on hold

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Re: Round The World Award Rates
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2010, 09:19:10 AM »
AMEX transfers instantly.
But SPG does not.
Do they hold awards?
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Re: Round The World Award Rates
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2010, 09:30:12 AM »
But SPG does not.
Do they hold awards?

technically no, I found a limited way to do it. but its a bedi'eved.

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Re: Round The World Award Rates
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2010, 09:49:41 AM »
technically no, I found a limited way to do it. but its a bedi'eved.
Well, spit it out!
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Re: Round The World Award Rates
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2010, 09:54:23 AM »
can you do a stopover in TLV to Asia on the aeroplan mini-RTW

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Re: Round The World Award Rates
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2010, 10:13:11 AM »
Well, spit it out!

I can use it myself max 1 time per month, so if I splash it here, it will stop functioning within 2 days, guaranteed.

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Re: Round The World Award Rates
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2010, 10:13:40 AM »
can you do a stopover in TLV to Asia on the aeroplan mini-RTW

I doubt it because you'd have to backtrack to Europe to continue

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Re: Round The World Award Rates
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2010, 10:14:08 AM »
I can use it myself max 1 time per month, so if I splash it here, it will stop functioning within 2 days, guaranteed.

I am expecting a PM asap!

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Re: Round The World Award Rates
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2010, 10:19:00 AM »
I am expecting a PM asap!

you are good :-)

You need to be able to speak another language for it, besides for english.

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Re: Round The World Award Rates
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2010, 10:20:17 AM »
Frankly speaking, its a bigger headache then booking via DC. You know they would put on hold between 1-4 hours if you ask nicely

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Re: Round The World Award Rates
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2010, 10:52:20 AM »
I doubt it because you'd have to backtrack to Europe to continue
Aeroplan allows you cross both oceans on reward bookings.  You just may be able to pull something like TLV off on a Europe booking.
I have no firsthand experience though.
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Re: Round The World Award Rates
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2010, 03:51:40 PM »
yeah, thats what i was thinking.  Thanks Dan!

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Re: Round The World Award Rates
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2010, 01:14:27 PM »
And how much in coach? Do you have a link?

Thanks Dan. FYI, the holy grail of RTW travel is Aeroplan Mini-RTW which prices at 140k in F. Only 3 stops allowed though

Also, if you are flying on One World (including EL AL) ex-TLV there are excellent student RTW fares in economy & business. I got TLV-BKK-HKG-PER-SYD-HNL-OGG-LAX-JFK-TLV in business for $3800+ in Business

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Re: Round The World Award Rates
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2010, 01:45:03 AM »
I don't see the round-the-world awards?

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Re: Round The World Award Rates
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2010, 01:48:04 AM »
I don't see the round-the-world awards?
I don't know if that have round-the-world rates.
They do have extremely lenient routing rules that can let you build effectively build a RTW ticket.
You can make 2 stopovers, multiple under 24-hour connections, open-jaws, and you can cross both oceans.
And currently if you add multiple alliance carriers they drop their hefty fuel surcharge, but that can always change.
They also have a harsh expiration policy, so you may not want to transfer unless you're ready to book...
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Re: Round The World Award Rates
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2010, 01:59:27 AM »
Is this what you're referring to?  Seems to allow 5 stopovers.  I assume that the mileage amount is going to Australia - 75K in coach?

Around the World Reward
A maximum of five stopovers and one open jaw are permitted per reward on allowable routings.
A maximum of one stopover is permitted in any one city.
Travel must commence from and return to the same county, and return cannot go beyond the point of origin.
Must include one transatiantic and one transpacific crossing.