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Old 01-05-2016, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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What's the farthest (furthest?) you've traveled for a weekend trip (or 3-4 day trip)? Where did you go and how long was your flight versus how long were you at your destination?

Did you feel you maximized the time you had there even though it was a 'short' trip?
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Old 01-05-2016, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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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.
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Old 01-06-2016, 03:29 AM
 
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500 km (250 Miles)
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Old 01-06-2016, 05:04 AM
 
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Many years my sister traveled from Tel Aviv to NYC for a weekend trip to visit our grandmother.

I have done a regular weekend trip from NYC to Ft. Lauderdale and an extended weekend trip from NYC to L.A. to attend a family event.
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Old 01-06-2016, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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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
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Old 01-06-2016, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Combined Locks, WI
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Hello! My husband and I have traveled many places for a 3-4 day trip. From Wisconsin, pretty much anywhere in the U.S., I would consider. We fly southwest and all flights we have gone on were direct so I would say a maximum of a 5/6 hour flight.

Now, if we were to bring the kids that would be different for us. We would consider anywhere in the U.S. for a longer trip. For a 3-4 day trip flying 2-3 hours (could be longer if it was a red eye) OR driving no more than 10.

Our favorite trips are the 3-4 day trips. We feel as though there is enough time to see and do what you want, and also enough that you could come back another time together or with the kids. We make lots of friends the places we go so it is nice to revisit places.

Hope this helps!
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Old 01-06-2016, 08:33 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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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.
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Old 01-06-2016, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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What's the farthest (furthest?) you've traveled for a weekend trip (or 3-4 day trip)? Where did you go and how long was your flight versus how long were you at your destination?

Did you feel you maximized the time you had there even though it was a 'short' trip?
Nothing exciting lol. Outside of work I rarely travel for just 3-4 days so my farthest was from Jax to DC. What was interesting, though, was that it was a very last minute flight. I decided to go at the last minute and it's the ONLY time I've ever purchased a flight less than 24 hours before takeoff. It was $550 for a non-direct flight when I typically (flew this route every couple months) paid $160-$200 for direct flights.

BTW, "farthest" is correct.
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Old 01-07-2016, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Limbo
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About 6,500 miles. Went to Korea for a day and then came back the next.
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Old 01-07-2016, 12:21 PM
 
Location: SW France
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Round trip of 1,300 miles. Driving.
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