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aRound-The-World for less than $/€ 1,200

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Still being a bit jet-lagged after my flight from the US yesterday, I cannot fall asleep and keep playing around with Google's airfare search box.
I always wanted to see Hawaii, but from where I live, in Berlin, you hardly see any airfares of less than € 1,100 return (in economy). € = $ these days, more or less.

More for fun than for any serious planning purposes, I started to configure an itinerary to get to Hawaii the other way around - and see some places on my way.

Berlin-Kuala Lumpur (2 stops, with Qatar, probably the least convenient leg for €310)
3-5 days Kuala Lumpur / and what can be explored of Malaysia on land from there

Kuala Lumpur - Sydney (nonstop with Air Asia X - for only € 90, maybe because of winter down under and fewer tourists going there?)
1 wk SE Australia; in Sydney, out Melbourne, overland / rental car in between

Melbourne - Honolulu (nonstop with Jetstar for €220)
Ta-daa.. x days to explore the island(s)

Honolulu - Vancouver (nonstop with AC Rouge for €180)
explore Pacific Northwest for a couple of days to one week

Vancouver - London (nonstop with Westjet for €260)
technical stopover on way back to Berlin, extra safety buffer to catch last flight

London - Berlin (nonstop with Easyjet for - relatively expensive €90)

Total airfare: € 1,150

I know that there are some taxes, fees, cc charges, fees for using the loo and breathing air on board to be added, but I still find it remarkably inexpensive to fly around the world. And that it took only an hour or so to match the dates for the cheapest options to fly. If I added €200 or so, I'd be able to add another 2 night stopover in one of the Gulf states. Which would make the first leg to SE Asia more pleasant.

I know that several Fodorites have used (or think about using) the airline alliances' schemes for RTW trips. But has anyone (well, anyone here on Fodor's) done it by mixing and matching one-way fares like in my sample itinerary?

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