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Old 01-07-2016, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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About 6,500 miles. Went to Korea for a day and then came back the next.
Oh my....why?
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Old 01-08-2016, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Limbo
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Oh my....why?
Because I had the opportunity to do so at the time. I'd regret not visiting (if you can call it visiting) a new country.

I spent more time flying round-trip than I did on the ground in S. Korea.
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Old 01-08-2016, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Tokyo from Seattle via Chicago going, LA coming back.

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Old 01-09-2016, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Tokyo from Seattle via Chicago going, LA coming back.
How long were you in Tokyo?
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Old 01-09-2016, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Because I had the opportunity to do so at the time. I'd regret not visiting (if you can call it visiting) a new country.

I spent more time flying round-trip than I did on the ground in S. Korea.
WOW

Was it worth it?

That's pretty amazing.
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Old 01-09-2016, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I flew to the United Arab Emirates from DC for a 5 night stay, we were traveling with a group that only stayed for 3 nights. It was a total of 28 hours in the air.

I also recently went to Amsterdam from Baltimore for 4 nights and we split them between Brussels and Amsterdam
Was the Brussels/Amsterdam trip exhausting? Did you feel like you got to do what you wanted for that particular trip without feeling extremely rushed?

How much total time was spent in the air for that trip?
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Old 01-09-2016, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The rule of leisure travel (my rule) is that you have to stay at your intended destination for a minimum of twice as long as it takes you to get there.

Generally this is for driving but could also work for flying.
So if it take 9 hours for me to get to Paris I should be in Paris for at least 18 hours?
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Old 01-09-2016, 07:37 AM
 
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Many years ago, I travelled from phoenix to london, then 2-3 hours on public transport to my grandmother's home in Essex, England. I did this as often as I coulf afford as she aged,

One year, I discoveredbavLast minute, cheap airfare. Travelled during some mid East crisis so they gave me extra frequent flyer miles,

I left phoenix on Wednesday night of Thanksgiving weekend and was back at my desk (exhausted ) on Monday morning.

I'm glad I went. It was the last time I saw her.
So glad you got to experience that time with your grandmother while you had the opportunity to do so.
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Old 01-09-2016, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Limbo
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WOW

Was it worth it?

That's pretty amazing.
Without a doubt worth it. I think of it as scouting out a destination before I get enough time off work to head over there for a longer period of time.
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Old 01-09-2016, 09:59 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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So if it take 9 hours for me to get to Paris I should be in Paris for at least 18 hours?
For leisure even 18 hrs is too short. For business it doesn't matter.
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