Finnair RTW

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Hi all,

was thinking of taking advantage of the finnair rtw bus class deal for an upcoming trip to HKG and NYC. $6800 + taxes is a pretty sweet deal.

My original idea was to spend a weekend with friends in HKG then on to NYC for a weeks work.

Having just made the switch to AA after QF platnium for 7 years, i want to maximise the points potential. Would very much appreciate feedback and ideas on the best way to make the most of the 5 stops this fare allows. The main contion is you must travel with finnair out of asia and into USA, so these flights would be to/from helsinki.

many thanks
 

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I cannot find the defined fare rules for that fare. There is a basic overview on the bestflights web site.

From what I can see you must enter/leave USA via AY to/from JFK and take QF to/from JFK via LAX. I expect the only possible USA stopovers are JFK and LAX as I would be surprised if they permitted the use of QF codeshares within USA.

The only Asia options are QF/BA destinations that are collocated with AY ports unless you can add a surface sector. More options in Europe obviously.
 

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I have just ticketed one of these fares and you only need to use AY once if need be. Also it is not necessary to go RTW. My routing is
MEL-SYD-BKK-HEL-LED-LHR-SIN-MEL.
QF/QF/AY/AY/BA/QF/QF
The fare was $A 7,500 inc taxes etc

Australia/HKG/HEL/JFK would be 3 stops, so 2 more allowed for RTW.
 

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conditions are

If going via USA, you are allowed an additional stop, making it 6 all told.


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* Valid for sale to 30 Nov'07 & departures to 24 Dec'07 (seasonal) * Maximum stay 12 months * Travel between Finland - Europe is in economy class as well as within Finland * 5 Stopovers permitted on entire journey including turnaround point * 1 additional stopover permitted for North America routings * 1 additional stopover permitted within Australia on entire journey * Route restrictions apply * Open Jaw travel permitted * Surface sectors within USA are considered a stopover * Child fare is 75% of the adult fare, infant fare is 10% of the fare (not occupying seat) * Subject to limited availability * Booking, change and cancellation conditions apply * Note:prices are correct at time of issue and subject to change, cancellation or withdrawal without notice * Please ensure you are fully aware of all passport and visa requirements for your entire journey * Insurance is not included and is strongly recommended *
 
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