South America - Asia with stop in london possible?

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  1. joesmoe
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    What would that cost in first?

    Also does it make a difference if i fly from South America or from America?

    And can I fly CX from EU to Asia?

    I don't mind if the stopover is only in LHR (or AMS as there's a CX flight from AMS as well).

    I can fly out of anywhere in south america, and fly into anywhere in asia, though HKG or BKK would be ideal.
     
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    Becasue your question is a bit general, only rules of thumb work. Generally, assuming you mean the Southern Cone, it is cheaper to by a RTW rather than buyng point-to-point F. I fly GIG-KUL/SIN/HKG/PVG is one combination or another 3-4x per year. RTW F (AONE4- any SA orgination for OW RTW must be 4 continent ) from Brazil, for example works out to about $13,300 or so, compared to a point-to-point F (GIG-HKG RT) of ~$33,900 as quoted on aa.com just now. of course you need to go via Europe and NA as well as Asia and some stops are required. Round-the-world is the only way to go.
    http://www.oneworld.com/ow/air-travel-options/round-the-world-fares
     
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    34 grand for a ticket from Brazil to Asia.....??? :eek:
     
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    If CX is Cathay... then I assume that they do fly to at least one large EU hub in Germany or France... so you can surely do CX from Europe to Hong Kong.
     
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    and you also have all the EU connections that JAL can offer, although that would probably take you into Narita as your first stop in Asia....
     
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    That is right!:eek: For that reason nobody I know books point-to-point F LA-Asia. The RTW F is quite reasonable though. BTW, *A RTW is similar, I took two of them this year.

    ST however does not sell a F RTW any more. Their Business RTW also does NOT include domestic US F, for which DL charges $100 per flight extra and they do not permit upgrades on RTW as they do on other flights. For that reason I will not book a ST RTW ticket.
     
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    CX has flight HKG to LHR, CDG and a number of other cities. JL has a few options too. With effect in late 2012 MH will also join OW which will add some more destinations.

    Today the easiest way to take OW from Argentina/Brazil is to take AA to a US city for CX (JFK,ORD, SFO, LAX) or connect to an AA or JL flight. It is also easy from EZE to take QF to SYD and connect from there.
     
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