Introduction: The OneStarWorld Alliance Trip Around The World


Great minds think alike? Yesterday I posted about my dream Singapore Suites, Cathay Pacific First, and Lufthansa First Class Terminal trip. I still think my trip idea is cooler, but Tahsir has actually booked something, so he’s beating me there! ~Scott

Tahsir–the Bengali Miles Guru–just booked himself a pretty sweet trip to combine Singapore Business Class with Cathay Pacific First Class to head around the world and sample a few Asian cities.

Introducing: The most ridiculous trip around the world in 6 days!

Recently, Avianca Lifemiles ran a promotion that allowed people to get a 100% bonus on points purchased. By doing so, I was able to snag a one way business class ticket on Singapore Airlines for around $850. I impulsively bought the ticket when I found some space on Singapore Airlines flight from Houston-Singapore by way of Moscow. The rest of the trip was decided 2 months later and it went something like this.

Houston-Moscow-Singapore on Singapore Airlines Business Class

A few hours in Singapore

Singapore-Bangkok-Phuket in Singapore Airlines/Thai Airways Business Class

2 days in Phuket

Phuket-Hong Kong-Los Angeles & Free Oneway later on to Cabo San Lucas in Cathay & American Airlines First Class


62,500 Avianca Lifemiles (the price has now gone up)

17,500 United Miles (cash tickets were around $500 for the SIN-BKK-HKT portion)

67,500 AA Miles

This route is optimized for time and value. I have flown Cathay Pacific before but in Business Class. I’m really looking forward to first class because I’ve only ever heard rave reviews.

My excitement comes from being able to fly Singapore Business Class. They have an amazing cabin and crew. Personally, I believe that the difference between the seat in Business and First Class on Singapore Airlines is incremental. The service might differ but the seat is almost the same!

I’m also excited to revisit Phuket. I went there once as a child and remember how clear and beautiful the water was. It should be nice to go back and rent some see-through rafts!

Throughout the trip, I added some overnight layovers so I could explore Bangkok and Hong Kong. I really enjoyed both on a trip I took two months ago! I can never get enough of major Asian cities because they’re so lively all the time!

This trip also enables me to use the new and updated Wing lounge in Hong Kong! Everyone is raving (My Former Math Teacher) about the Cabanas, which look pretty amazing to me.

Here’s an infographic showing stats about my upcoming trip!

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  1. I will also fly around the world for my first time next month on a Asia via Europe trip in business class. MIA-ZRH-ARN-FRA-NRT-JFK-EWR-MIA

  2. This sounds wonderful, except for one question: Why are you doing this trip so quickly? Six days can’t be enough to really see much, can it? Especially since better than half of your 6 days will actually be spent in the air/airports, right? These are some truly amazing places. I have to ask, why you are not staying at each place more than a few hours?

    Don’t get me wrong…I love flying for the sake of flying too. And checking out the specific first class routings and products to report to all of us is a noble calling, so we do appreciate the “research” very much!!! I would just take advantage of BEING there at least a little, not just GOING there, then leaving.

    • Maureen,
      The thing is, I’d love to stay longer but I hav a really tight schedule from when I finish school to when I have my summer session again. I’m going to be in school and wont be able to go anywhere else for a good 3 months! I thought that I could meet up with a few friends and have some fun before I have to start school again!

  3. Craziness! You should add a stat about jet lag, like ‘times stayed up all night’ or ‘times you forgot what day it was’.

    • Agree. It appears that this trip is more of a flying for the sake of experiencing some premium products rather than the destination itself.

    • It’s never a waste. It’s what you make of it and the circumstances you’re under. For me, my time is limited as I only have a week off from school. I’m meeting some friends, Spending 4 nights in 3 different cities and having fun while doing it!

  4. I have booked a round the world trip in business class with 135000 Aeroplan miles with $282 in taxes for the end of this year.
    Toronto – Houston – Beijing – Hong Kong – Bangkok – Cairo – Budapest – Zurich – Montreal – Toronto, destination Hong Kong, stop overs, Cairo & Budapest
    4 continents – North America, Asia, Africa, Europe
    6 Airlines – United, Air China, Thai Airway, Egypt Airline, Swiss, Air Canada