Super excited to be starting the planning for my first Qantas RTW award booking. I’m very early in my planning stage. Before I start looking at which airlines for each leg, does anyone see any obvious errors in my route?
Brisbane - Tokyo
Osaka - London
Rome - Singapore
Singapore - Los Angeles/San Francisco
Los Angeles/San Francisco - Honolulu
Honolulu - Brisbane
Obviously there are a few land segments in there. Also I haven’t included any transits in that plan. Happy to put them in wherever they make sense.
It hits 34 000 miles in the Great Circle Mapper. Should I worry about not having much wiggle room with distance? I am looking at sometimes August to October 2023 as my starting time, so pretty flexible with timing.
I’m planning to break it into two trips at the Singapore stop by coming home via a separate flight and then recommencing the second part of the trip in 6 months or so. That will mean heading to the USA portion of the trip March/April 2024.
I’m a pretty inexperienced international flyer. I haven’t decided whether to go economy or business. It’s just one person. Are there any particular airlines that stand out for any of those routes for good or bad reasons? Also would you book the first part of the trip as soon as seats become available and then pay the change fee to add the second half of the trips seats later, or just hold out and try it all at once. I am only Bronze.