Round the World IST-IST : 5 days in J with TK, SQ & LH incl. the longest commercial flight

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  1. G_G
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    Hello,

    Let's go for a very special itinerary, a Round-The-World trip, but not only is it a RTW, it is especially special as it includes my dream flight : SQ22
    Why is it my dream flight ? Because I like to be in the air onboard an airplane, so, of course, the longest commercial flight must be my dream flight.

    I was always thinking of flying SQ22 but, since the end of BMI/Diamond Club, it's been difficult to get an award seat in a SQ premium class except with its own FFP, Krisflyer.

    Krysflyer has very poor earning rates, prohibitive spending rates and its main benefit is to be able to fly in SQ First Class.
    I'm not interesting in Flying SQ First Class any more :)

    I've been lucky to live the golden era : flying 744 Megatop seating in Skysuites, with Dom Perignon in the lounge, 50ml Ferragamo perfume in the amenity kit and so on...

    From cost cutting to cost cutting these times are over and SQ First is not so much appealling especially with the rise of an excellent Business class with full flat bed.

    So it was not so easy to get this so coveted ticket but I knew that sometimes SQ, in its goodness, gives alms as J tickets for M&M.

    I had in mind this possibility and it was mainly for that reason that M&M was my FFP choice after BMI's sale

    I have to go faster last year when SQ announced that the SQ22 route will be discontinued at the end of 2013.

    Almost every day I frantically search a free seat on a SQ22 flight using KVS tool but nothing appeared

    In April this year I had to try harder and I decided to call my M&M local agent after being able to find a few available seats.
    She was great and patient enough to check more than 40 days searching availability and bingo she found a free seat on the November 14th, one of the last flights.

    I still had to wait for the approbation of the itinerary by the german M&M luminaries and was calling many times before the itinerary has been approved.
    I immediately went to the M&M office to have the itinerary ticketed !
    Looking at the booking I couldn't believe that finally I got it !!!

    Sorry for this certainly too boring introduction but I know that most of you are scrolling experts ;)

    So here is the complete itinerary built around the SQ22 with the two feeding flights from/to Tunis.

    1. Tunis TUN - Istanbul IST (Turkish Airlines Business, 737-800)
      http://flight-report.com/en/report-5504.html
    2. Istanbul IST - Seoul ICN (Turkish Airlines Business, A340-300)
      http://flight-report.com/en/report-5519.html
    3. Seoul ICN - Singapore SIN (Singapore Airlines Business, B777-300ER)
      http://flight-report.com/en/report-5534.html
    4. Singapore SIN - Newark EWR (Singapore Airlines Business, A340-500)
      http://flight-report.com/en/report-5582.html
    5. New York JFK - Frankfurt FRA (Singapore Airlines Business, A380)
      http://flight-report.com/en/report-5610.html
    6. Frankfurt FRA - Vienna VIE (Lufthansa Business, A321)
      http://flight-report.com/en/report-5613.html
    7. Vienna VIE - Istanbul SAW (Turkish Airlines Business, 737-800)
      http://flight-report.com/en/report-5645.html
    8. Istanbul IST - Tunis TUN (Tunis Air Economy, A320)
      http://flight-report.com/en/report-5663.html

    Feeding flight TUN-IST : 2 hours 15

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    I'll be flying TK ICN - IST in business class next summer (the opposite as you), so I can't wait to read and see what it was like for you.
     
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    ditto, but next spring
     
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    it's published :)
     
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    Great, thanks!

    Now, I really can't wait to fly! :D
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    Great, thanks!

    Now, I'm even more earger to fly!
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    Looks delicious the IST-ICN !
     
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    Have fun Twin G_G! I can't wait to see and read the rest of this!
     
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    This is ... wow!
     
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    Thanks my twin

    2 SQ flight reports are published now
     
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    All the Flight Reports are posted now :)

    Enjoy :cool:
     
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    Very, very nice! Thank you for sharing this information! :):):)
     
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