This is my Christmas-New Year Round the World trip. Flying out this week for an intensive few weeks.
Five European Cities, five Asian cities, four in the Americas with an Australian start and finish. I would love some suggestions for Tallin (never been) and Berlin which I have not been to for five years.
Christmas markets, two weddings and lots of catch ups with friends will be all part of the experience. I go from 37 degrees Celsius (99F) to minus four (25F) so packing all in one carry on bag is always a challenge.
Eleven airlines will transport me around the world including seven familiar ones. I will fly two flights on American Airlines after a six year absence. Will they be worse or better than my previous bad experiences? The others I have flown with more recently are Cathay Pacific, Easy Jet, HK airlines, Thai, Turkish and Virgin Australia. I get lounge access with all except Easy Jet.
On this trip I add experiences with ANA, Air Baltic, LOT and TAP. ANA B787 Business Class is going to be the highlight I suspect. This adds three new airlines to my Star Alliance airline collection. I have flown all of the One World carriers but less than half of Star Alliance companies.
Where are you off to for the end of 2019?