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  1. Flying Bat

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    In July I am considering LHR Jo'burg, Melbourne, Sydney, Beijing and Tokyo.
    Business / First.

    Given access to miles from all the usual programmes, does any particular mileage cases suggest itself for an optimal miles redemption?
     
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    Using UA points you can get a C RTW for 260k or F for 350K. The other option I can think of would be to split it into 2 trips and do LHR/JNB as one half and Oz/Tokyo as the other half using the stopover rules to get the LON/TYO parts in. And then a side trip or open jaw at TYO/BJS. Probably won't save you too much in terms of points though.

    Assuming you can fly something resembling this:
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    You should be able to get the whole thing for 190K in C or 280K in F using a OW Explorer award. Likely higher YQs and such but you're under the 35K threshold so that could work out well. Bumping ovre 35K flown miles increases the price 30/50K for C/F, respectively. And I believe the above routing is possible with OW carriers on non-stop flights, though obviously award inventory will vary.
     
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    Hi wandering A,

    I love the map and you have made some excellent, helpful comments.
    Are you able to show me a link to use the mapping software?

    I should have been clearer, the start and end is LHR
    - LHR Jo'burg, Melbourne, Sydney, Beijing and Tokyo LHR
    - so RTW is one way to go but the last leg Tokyo London might be better heading West to NWE
     
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