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View Poll Results: If given the opportunity and funds, which region would you choose to live, work and play?
Australia's Gold Coast 61 59.22%
Miami-Ft. Lauderdale 42 40.78%
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Not really they can fly to South america and the Caribbean in like 3 hours.

South America? Not true, unless they live in Miami. From most places in the United States it is going to be 5-7 hours.

Places south of Colombia and Ecuador will turn into flights longer than 7 hours.


This is what so many Europeans just don't understand, and is probably why they think it is such a horrible thing when Americans choose to travel domestically.
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Old 01-07-2014, 11:42 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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7 hours on a seat is enough.
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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No its not.

9 hours to UK.
17 hours to Dubai.
13 hours to Tokyo.

versus

26 hours to UK
14 hours to Dubai
10 hours to Tokyo.

Perth is 3-4 hours to Jakarta or Bali, 5 hours to Singapore, 6 hours to Bangkok or Hong Kong, 11 hours to Tokyo, 11 hours to Dubai, 18 hours to London.

LA is 16 hours to Dubai but a lot longer in most cases due to transit time. It's at least 10 hours to anywhere even OUTSIDE the US aside from Mexico or Canada. In contrast, Perth is within an 8 hour flight of over a billion people.
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:07 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Well you do have a point it is FAR FAR away. But I would rather be there than Australia.

For population reasons/resource and my personal preference in terms of my country of origin.

I don't think Perth is 18 hours from London though.
9,000 miles away.
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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LA is 16 hours to Dubai but a lot longer in most cases due to transit time. It's at least 10 hours to anywhere even OUTSIDE the US aside from Mexico or Canada.
and Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Bahamas, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, Ecuador, Peru and Northwestern Brazil.
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:17 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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I must point out that Seattle is an 9 hour flight aswell as Vancouver.
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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and Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Bahamas, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, Ecuador, Peru and Northwestern Brazil.
Actually, that's not true. A nonstop from LAX to Panama City is 6 hours. You aren't going to find too many non stop flights there either. If you want to talk Peru or Brasil you're looking at a lot more time. I see what you're trying to do here, but travelling out of the United States really isn't that easy.

You should spend the time to look up some itineraries. Travelling to a different country in Europe is like going to a different state. If every state in the US was a different country, then maybe we could sit on the messageboards and brag about how well traveled and open minded we are.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Well you do have a point it is FAR FAR away. But I would rather be there than Australia.

For population reasons/resource and my personal preference in terms of my country of origin.

I don't think Perth is 18 hours from London though.
9,000 miles away.
I've done it so I should know. It's 11 hours to Dubai and 7 hours to London. If one is to compare it to LA to Dubai which is a direct flight. I think there might be a direct flight to Dubai from LA with one or two airlines (which of the longest non-stop in the world), but in most cases, you'll have to add transit/layout time. So yeah, realistically it's about 20 hours to get from Perth to London.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Actually, that's not true. A nonstop from LAX to Panama City is 6 hours. You aren't going to find too many non stop flights there either. If you want to talk Peru or Brasil you're looking at a lot more time. I see what you're trying to do here, but travelling out of the United States really isn't that easy.

You should spend the time to look up some itineraries. Travelling to a different country in Europe is like going to a different state. If every state in the US was a different country, then maybe we could sit on the messageboards and brag about how well traveled and open minded we are.
Yes of course it's not just about distance but it's about accessibility/connectivity too. I don't think the air traffic from LA to South America is anything like Asia to Australia. It's pretty easy to get a direct flight from Sydney/Melbourne to just about anywhere in East Asia. Budget airlines like Air Asia, Tiger Airways and Jetstar all fly throughout Asia and from Australia, from India to Japan.
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:38 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Theres more traffic in Los angeles aswell as airlines.


I can't see it being 18 hours to here and the direct flight from london would never be 18 hours.
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