Insanity. I can’t believe it’s almost finally here. I started booking this trip well over six months ago – and I never plan that far in advance. I didn’t expect it would actually come to happen, but figured that I should spend the United miles before they were devalued…so I booked it. So far…everything is still on track.
Then, I realized I return home the Sunday before Thanksgiving. I sort of forgot that and booked a trip to Israel…over Thanksgiving. Yes, I’m going on a 33 day South Pacific trip, and then after 3 days home going to Israel for 5 days…plus an overnight in Zurich on the way back. I get home Tuesday night.
Then, I realized I was a bit short requalifying on United next year…over 12,000 miles short. Europe wouldn’t cut it. It was already going to be early December…I’m out of time. I have a Friday off…so yes, I arrive home from Israel on Tuesday night..and Wednesday night fly right back out to Lebanon.
6 weeks of traveling with a total of 4 nights at home. 73,100 miles. 24 countries, of which 12 will be new for me. 5 flights across the Atlantic Ocean. One across the Pacific. Numerous shorter flights in between. Then, it’s a whole two weeks at home before going to Africa for two weeks as part of my annual new years trip…and 8 more new countries.
I’m already exhausted. I should probably pack.
Impressive. Make my head hurt and jealous at the same time. Bon voyage!
Wow! This sounds like a very exciting trip. Can’t wait to read all about your travels.
I hope this is a great success, some like HIR are among my favorites, others like INU I am planning a trip in March. This piece from The Economist has me really hesitant to included anything on Nauru Airlines where I don’t have alternate options in place. Keep us updated of progress.
I fear that this itinerary is a house of cards that Fiji Airways will soon knock over, not unlike what Tiger did in that episode of the Brady Bunch.
Shockingly, Our Airline aka Nauru Airlines has been flawless!