I'm based in DOH, and am trying to come up with the best way to access the FCT in FRA as well as fly LH's new first class (a seat and a bed? That's absolutely ridiculous). I've also always wanted to fly upstairs on a 747, so this will knock 3 things off the bucket list on one 'simple' trip. I was looking at routings today and I found one that I really like: DOH-FRA-DEL. it gets me on a 748 (is that the correct abbreviation?), its only 65k miles one way, and I'd get to visit the Taj Mahal. The only thing is its a completely out of the way routing. From just a few searches on United though, it actually would be quicker than the options United came up with (the DOH-FRA-DEL routing did not come up as an option). Any chance this routing is legal and/or Unjted would go for it? I can certainly call and ask when I'm looking to book, but if anyone has any knowledge of something like this I'd love to hear it. If anyone has any other ideas for a good way to hit up the new LH 1st cheaply out of DOH and see something interesting (non US), let me know. Thanks.