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No Fun Round The World Trip Planning

No Fun is part of the And Another One Trip Report.


I have not finished the following Trip Reports:

But that’s not why my latest round the world trip is postponed. The reason it is postponed is because the airlines have gone mad. Look at the points required for these flights to China.

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What is this madness?! I used to fly Cathay First for 67.5k AA miles (see Cathay First JFK-HKG: Part 1 to Vancouver Cathay First Booked: Date Determined, Persistence Required). I used to find availability on United.com for my ANA round the worlds (see 25,000 Mile RTW Trip Including Iraq Booked!Booked! ANA RTW: 22,000 Miles in Glorious Business).

This is what the average person must feel like when they go to redeem miles only to find that Delta charges 120,000 to go from DTW to MCO. Devaluations are one thing but this is ridiculous. Not interested in competing with points inflation, I am putting off my trip until the end of August. When another dream rtw itinerary is confirmed and ticketed, I will look back at this post and know, like Brook Koepka, that I still got it.

 

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4 COMMENTS

  1. It is so funny to think of TPOL trying to imagine what an average person feels, in the DTW-MCO booking example! I know TPOL once lived among the average people of Michigan (see, Professor, I did read the autobiography!), so at least there is that experience to draw from, but I’ve always found TPOL to be much better than average.

  2. United’s latest devaluation bends one over the pinball machine. Rediculous. I booked award tickets from Europe to US Left Coast for 77k miles in biz (one way), now the same awards are 155k (each way)

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