My wife and I are planning a RTW trip; probably going to get ONEx 6 cont. and from the looks of it right now the good places to get it and start is New Zealand, Australia, or S. Africa. We'll probably start in mid-August and I'm wondering what route to take (weather wise) and where to start from and what direction E or W. I also need to check on the restrictions of ONEx especially if we start in NZ or AUST b/c the 2 stops would make it difficult as we want to see Aust. Fiji and possibly NZ. Here's where we want to go...
ATL FAA Atlanta [Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl], GA, US
ATH DAFIF Athens (Spata) [Eleftherios Venizelos Intl], GR
IST DAFIF Istanbul [Atatürk/Yesilköy Intl], TR
DAR DAFIF Dar es Salaam, TZ
KTM DAFIF Kathmandu [Tribhuvan Intl], NP
BKK DAFIF Bangkok [Suvarnabhumi Bangkok Intl], TH
SYD DAFIF Sydney [Kingsford Smith], NSW, AU
NAN DAFIF Nadi [Intl], FJ
LIM DAFIF Lima (Callao) [Jorge Chávez Intl], PE
SCL DAFIF Santiago de Chile [Arturo Merino Benítez Intl (Pudahuel Intl)], CL
This was our route before I realized I could save a lot buying the ONEx somewhere other than US. My preference right now is S Africa and go to SA first (heading W) spend Sept, oct in peru, and patagonia (anyone know weather in patagonia in oct-nov? then Fiji then Aust/NZ be in Thailand by Christmas... only problem then would be Nepal in Jan probably not the best... Greece/Turkey early spring and finish up w/ Africa late spring. Thoughts... suggestions? I'd really love to do some treking in Nepal but maybe it will have to be another trip...