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RTW destinations as IATA codes

The following is my around-the-world (RTW) itinerary in 2012, although much of it is still very tentative. I’ll make the big leaps with partner airlines within the OneWorld alliance. To ease the confusion arising from my social-media updates yesterday, I’m fully describing the IATA airport-codes here …

The mains:

NAS – Nassau, Bahamas
HKG – Hong Kong, SARPRC
WLG – Wellington, New Zealand (arrival)
AKL – Auckland, New Zealand (departure)
SYD – Sydney, Australia
CPT – Cape Town, South Africa
FRA – Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Possible side-dishes:

HAV – Havana, Cuba
SJU – San Juan, Puerto Rico
HAN – Hanoi, Vietnam
SGN – Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon), Vietnam
MEL – Melbourne, Australia
ADL – Adelaide, Australia
PER – Perth, Australia
EDI – Edinburgh, Scotland : for some valuable non-Schengen time
MAD – Madrid, Spain
BCN – Barcelona, Spain
KEF – Reykjavík, Iceland : I blame/credit Colin Wright for his experiences there
TLL – Tallinn, Estonia
PRG – Prague, Czech Republic
BUD – Budapest, Hungary
SOF – Sofia, Bulgaria
OTP/BBU – Bucharest, Romania

In an upcoming post, I’ll provide some details about what the RTW with oneworld will include.

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8 Responses to “RTW destinations as IATA codes”

  1. Lily

    Hi Henry,

    Congrats on your upcoming RTW 🙂
    If I may add my 2 cents – I’d suggest Brasov, Romania (about 1.5 hours from Bucharest), Prague and Budapest are great as well. In Vietnam, I’d highly recommend Hoi An (it’s midway between Hanoi and HCMC) and you get get there by plane for about $60 one way. If you can, I’d also highly recommend Siem Reap in Cambodia for Angkor Wat. Ah, so many possible side-dishes!

    Enjoy the planning!


    • fotoeins

      Hi, Lily – thanks for your reply and for your tips! What would be amusing is if I spent more time on the “side-dishes” than on the “mains”. Perhaps that might also be a good way to think about eating in general, too. 😉


  2. Aurea

    Hi Henry, I am almost asking you to fit me in the luggage! It looks great! There is one place in Romania I’d like to go but still did not have the chance: Cluj Napoca. Please don’t forget to post your pictures! Traveling is freeing the spirit! Have a great 2012! 🙂


    • fotoeins

      Thanks, Aurea! I’d like to keep the list of “side-dishes” as large as possible – thanks for your suggestion and for following! 🙂


  3. Janika

    Hi! What made You to choose Tallinn, Estonia as a possible “side-dish” ? It is my home-country and I am very surprised if people actually choose to visit it 🙂 Not that it would not be worth to visit – it is! But it does not get much attention. If You decide to go to Estonia, let me know, I can give You some hints and contacts in case You are interested!


    • fotoeins

      Hi, Janika.

      Thank you for your comment! In fact, I’m curious about the trifecta of Vilnius, Riga, and Tallinn. The three Baltic countries got my attention in a big way when I visited Stockholm a few years ago. My itinerary was very tight then, but I saw with some envy how the big ferries were chugging in and out, going across the Baltic Sea to places about which I had already known in my head, but had not fully realized just *how close* all of these places really were to Stockholm.

      I would like to visit at least one of those three cities next year (2012). 🙂

      Thanks again for dropping by my blog!


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