I’m planning a RTW trip for 2022, split into two holidays.
In May/June 2022 half the trip to Europe before returning to Australia, the second half to the USA in Sept 2022. Three of us traveling business class. We are based in Adelaide.
I’m starting with a positioning flight in Honolulu to keep under the 35K miles. I’d like to avoid Hong Kong as a starting/positioning point due to the unrest there currently (unless you think I’m being too cautious) with a slightly different itinerary.
Stopover cities in capitals. I’ve also included the likely layover cities to be as accurate as possible to calculate the mileage.
Gcmap has the below route coming in at 34,517 miles:
My understanding of the rules is that the backtracking at the end of the USA trip (jfk to hnl) to complete the itinerary will not violate the RTW rules.
Would this be correct?
Any other advice would be appreciated.