Hey all, So I'm going to graduate from college this spring, and I was hoping to treat myself to a RTW with miles this summer before my job starts. I have ~260k miles in MP—enough for a RTW in C—but I've heard stories about getting much better deals than that. I also have ~60k LH, 35k BD (which I hope will merge soon), and 50k AF/KL (enough for one TATL C segment or two during Promo @Awards). I will be AF Gold and LH SEN during the trip. I'm really hoping to be able to invite a friend to join me; if I do, I'll have another 300k+ MP miles plus 80k DL miles that belong to my parents from which to draw—they don't want me traveling alone—but I'd rather not use them unless absolutely necessary. Here's the routing I'm considering: US (probably NYC)-PEK-HKG-BKK-SIN-BOM-DXB-JNB-IST-wandering through Europe-US I expect to pay for many of the Asian hops in cash. I want long segments to be in C, partially for comfort, but also largely because this friend has been listening to my airline adventures but has yet to fly in a premium cabin. I really don't care about F, although it might be nice to have one segment of it for him. First of all, how that itinerary sound, both from a tourism and a redemption standpoint? I was hoping someone could give me some tips and guidelines: are there any special stopover or routing rules I can exploit? How about buying air passes in Europe or East Asia? Thanks!