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I found a cruise that goes from Tokyo to San Francisco (20 nights). The link is here: https://www.rssc.com/cruises/MAR220415/summary?dclid=CNOVvbuj1_ICFbuVJwIdaMEMnA The route map is shown below:


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There is no regularly scheduled passenger liner service across the Pacific between Asia and the US. Your options are: Freighter travel. There are a few freighter ships that take (or should I say, took before the pandemic) a small number of passengers (any more than roughly 12 passengers triggers different safety regulations that these ships do not satisfy). ...


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(This answer will become invalid for trips commencing after LATAM leaves oneworld.) Answer. Yes, but you have to purchase a particular fare that is not usually advertised (a oneworld global explorer fare, sometimes called a xGLOBx fare, to be distinguished from the more usual oneworld explorer fare, an xONEx). Any competent travel agent can arrange this ...


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Usually, when you purchase two flights, A->B and B->C separately you will have to collect your checked-in baggage at B and re-check it for the flight to C. This almost invariable requires you to have the right to enter the country that B is in. There are exceptions to this, some airlines have interline agreements (notably if part of the same 'alliance'...


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OneWorld is simply an alliance between a number of airlines. They do not sell or issue tickets, and they do not make changes to tickets. In the situation you describe, they are simply acting as an intermediate between the various parties, but it's the airlines involved that actually need to do the work. Your ticket is issued by Qatar, which means that any ...


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OK, you're at the stage where you have a ton of questions. I'm in a similar position about long distance walking actually, but that's a different story for another time. Firstly, I should probably plug our Bicycles.Stackexchange.com site. For the actual bicycle questions part of your trip, they're going to be a handy resource. One of the biggest cycling ...


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So far... Santiago, Chile-Xi'an, China. 26h5m. The antipode of the Santiago airport is just east of Zhen'an, China, which is barely within 100km of the Xi'an airport. Fly this itinerary with just one convenient layover in CDG and you're there. I also like Aukland-Gibraltar (or Tangier or Malaga, though the flights seem fastest to GIB and their airport is ...


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Viking Ocean Cruises offers several cruises that cross the Pacific. Among them: Hong Kong to Vancouver Sydney to Vancouver Auckland to Vancouver There are also several cruise ships that go around the world, here’s one from Oceania Cruises: Miami to New York: https://www.oceaniacruises.com/around-the-world-cruises/miami-to-new-york-INS211221H Then you ...


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Your admission to the US, and your readmission for the remainder of your initial 90-day period of admission, are governed by the terms of the visa waiver program (VWP). ESTA is nothing more than authorization to travel to the US to apply for admission under the VWP. The provision for readmission is established in the Code of Federal Regulations at 8 CFR ...


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The main way to simplify this process is to use the services of an agent. There are a few that specialise in this and you would want to vet them a bit before putting your money, passport and credibility in their hands so I am not going to name any. But I heard about a handful that would for example arrange visas for Russia and many central Asian countries as ...


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Since you are looking for territories named British XYZ, below is a non-comprehensive list of these, ordered by distance (feel free to add more territories). All distances were measured using the Daft Logic Distance Calculator, using the search string United Kingdom as a starting point for calculations. New Britain (Connecticut, USA): 5102.123km New Britain ...


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how to start: Start small. Don't think you can cycle long distances without getting in shape. Even across town may well be a challenge for you right now. So start on that, set yourself REALISTIC goals to get in shape, not just your legs but your arms and lungs as well. Start with say 10km trips, then gradually increase that until you can comfortably drive ...


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It is an IATA recommendation, and airlines tend to go with the minimum recommended in case the policy is in their favor, and opposite is true when the recommendation is against them: 3.2 PERIOD OF VALIDITY A ticket is valid for carriage for one year from the date of commencement of travel or if no portion of the ticket is used, from the date of issue ...


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Most airlines allow you to book up to exactly 12 months in advance. This means you can buy a ticket where your outbound flight is today and your return (inbound) flight is exactly one year from today. Any other dates would be outside of this range. i.e. even an outbound flight tomorrow with an inbound flight of one year from tomorrow would be more than 12 ...


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It really depends on which companies you pick to fly with in option two. Option 1 will, as you say, almost certainly guarantee you another equal flight should something happen at some stage of your journey which causes you to not make your connection. Option 2 however is largely dependant on which companies you use to fly your different legs with. If you ...


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This is one of those things where you might not have a problem doing nothing but it would only take one picky Immigration Officer to not only ruin your day, but your prospect of future travel to the USA to make it not worth it. Furthermore, you might not be able to get onto the Jamaica to USA flight if the airline company also sees that you have an expired ...


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This may be a little more out-of-the-box (read as: dangerous) than you were looking for, but if you start in Asia you could go up to the easternmost point of Russia. Then, in the middle of winter it is actually possible to ski or snowmobile into Alaska. From there, you could presumably either rent a car or dogsled into a larger city like Anchorage, from ...


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This isn't strictly a new answer (yet), but presents a dataset of antipodal airports someone might use to find a better route. Read on for the most antipodal airports and a shocking reveal about the Santiago-Xi'an route. Continuing this exploration, I turn to the work of an a3nm, who previously engaged in some airport antipode-related tomfoolery. Using his ...


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You're looking for somewhere near the antipode of Great Britain, which is closest to New Zealand. It's hard to tell without looking at a detailed map, but the Chatham Islands are quite far from several places named "Chatham" in the UK. New Zealand is full of nearby places with UK-derived names: Christchurch, Canterbury, Dunedin, even a rural intersection ...


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As said, it depends on you if you want to take the risk for 500 EUR. But the risk with self-connected flights (=two tickets) also depends on the exact situation. I did this in May 2015 with a stopover in Dubai (DXB), but I was sure to get a free 30 day visa on arrival in Dubai if I'd need it (I did), and I had planned with a lot of stopover time. In case of ...


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I would most definitely start with The Man in Seat 61, I linked you the Europe to Australia without flying page.


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As of 2021, cruise ship travel is very much a shadow of its former glory. There have been limited attempts to restart them in Europe and Alaska but so far passenger number are low, positive COVID tests are still a threat for every journey and international borders are still a major headache. Exotic cruising routes such as Tokyo-San Francisco are probably ...


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If you want to experience perpetual summer, starting in Paris in October and then going to eastern Europe is not the best of ideas. And, depending on where in Turkey you plan to go, winters can get quite cold. Parts of Ethiopia have perpetual cold nights, any time of the year. Northern Iran can be very cold in winter. Furthermore, based on your ...


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I just wanted to add the work for food and shelter method, briefly touched by some people in the thread. I was in Australia and really angry with the high cost of everything and found out about WWOOFers. Since then I use it all the time! Every case of people there is different and you might even ending up with a "real" job if that is what you look for. ...


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I am an American who was raised and grew up in the northern Philippines. There is a way to travel to Taiwan from Aparri or Santa Ana, both in Cagayan. Santa Ana by RoRo or from Aparri by pump boat. The trip takes a day, rough waters. You travel via the Batanes Islands, maybe a stop in Basco. Fare's about $20.


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That is the holy grail for travellers! It turns out there are quite a few opportunities but the ones acceptable and suitable depending on what you are willing to do and how much you want to make doing it. The real difficult part is getting paid well at the same time as you travel but I do know a handful of people who managed. Let's see what other answers ...


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How to do it? Probably almost as many possible answers as there are travelers. My approach may not work for others, or they may find it distasteful: Pay off all debts including late wife's medical bills. Get rid of TV and car; learn to bicycle or walk everywhere. (Bus/train/car rental/plane only when time is a problem.) Get medical care from the U.S. ...


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Oneworld doesn't provide a public contact, and even if they did, this is nothing to do with them. I am afraid you are talking with someone at Qatar who is either completely clueless or being deliberately obstructive. If you have flown any part of the ticket, then control of the ticket can pass to the next airline on the ticket. Some airlines (AA, BA, CX, ...


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Yes, you can, it even seems to be the expected behaviour. All three alliances have restrictions and rules, from basic expected ones like a maximum number of miles to some random and precise ones like a forbidden combination of carriers ("When a QF (Qantas) marketed, NU (Japan Transocean Air) operated flight is part of an itinerary, IB (Iberia) ticket stock ...


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