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Old 07-28-2014, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Airports all over the world
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Getting from Africa to Seattle Washington. I had to fly to Belgium, take take the train to Germany, fly to Atlanta and then fly to Seattle. Took almost 48 hours.
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:52 PM
 
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Back in 2010 I took 2 back to back cruises....a transatlantic, then a Mediterranean cruise. I was on the same ship (the Disney Magic) for 24 days. Best vacation of my life! I saw:

Madeira
Cadiz & Sevilla
Gibraltar
Barcelona
Tunis
Malta
Pompeii/Naples
Rome
Corsica
Nice
Monaco

Best. Vacation. Ever!

ETA it was cheap, too! The total cost for everything, including airfare, for 2 adults and 4 children was right around 10K. Not bad when you take into account how many days we traveled (24) and that airfare alone was right around $3600.
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:00 PM
 
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I've traveled round the sun 45 times. Each trip has taken a year to complete.
intelligently sarcastic.........

Last edited by jeffdoorgunner; 07-28-2014 at 08:01 PM.. Reason: cudos
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:31 PM
 
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Flying:
Austin-LAX-Tokyo-Cairns (Australia)-Port Moresby (PNG)-Walindi (PNG)
50+ Hours

Driving: Washington, DC to Kirksville, Missouri.
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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In 1978 I drove a Datsun pickup truck from California through Mexico and Central America to Panama. I loaded the truck onto a rust bucket freighter that gave me a lift from Panama to Cartegena, Colombia (there's no highway from Panama to Colombia). From Cartegena I kept driving south on the Panamerican Highway through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile. From southern Chile I crossed the Andes into Argentina and kept going south to Tierra del Fuego, to the end of the road at Ushuaia, the southernmost town in the world. That journey took about 3 months and I traveled about 9000 miles.

Would I do that again? Probably not driving by myself. I am going to retire in a few years, and I'll have time to take some longer trips that working at a full time job for the past 35+ years has not allowed.
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:13 PM
 
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I've traveled round the sun 45 times. Each trip has taken a year to complete.
You reminded me of a quote that was in Sparky Anderson, manager of Detroit Tiger's office.

"Every 24 hours the world turns over on someone who was sitting on top of it"

To the OP
If car probably 5 hours non stop and 10 hours total
If airplane, the longest was about 9 hours to Europe
If you're talking road trips in aggregate by car about 14 days
If you're talking travel trips of combined transportation modes with multiple destinations - three weeks.
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Old 07-29-2014, 02:58 AM
 
Location: U.S. / U.K.
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Raleigh to Newark to Narita, Japan to Shanghai, China
Total time in the air: 20.5 hours
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Old 07-29-2014, 04:24 AM
 
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Years ago my job had me traveling place to place, with seldom two nights in the same town. I'd be gone from home for six to eight weeks at a time.

If you mean one flight, the longest to date was about nine hours. If you mean what was supposed to be a trip from point A to point B by air, due to mechanical delays and missed connections what should have been 14 hours turned into 30 a couple years ago.
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Old 07-29-2014, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Florida
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About 24 hours, NYS to Perth, Australia
It took 18 hours to go from NYS to Orlando once, but that's a whole different story.
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:02 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Yesterday.

Orlando to home. (All times in est).

Leave house at 11am to drop off car.

Check in at 12pm.

Get on plane at 2:45pm
Take off at 3:50pm

Land in EWR at 6:10pm

Get off plane at 6:30pm

Get on plane to Dublin at 10:20pm
Leave at 11pm

Arrive at Dublin at 5:00am

Leave Dublin.

Arrive at my house at 9:00am

Total time from leaving house in Florida to home was: 22 hours.

Total time in air: 8 hours and 10 minutes.
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