Stopovers instead of a long flight

@maximax8 (28559)
United Kingdom
March 9, 2008 1:50pm CST
I love to travel but hate long flights. So I do stopovers to break up a long flight. On my way around the world I stopped off in Los Angles, Hawaii, Fiji, Sydney, Adelaide, Cairns, Darwin and Singapore. When I went to New Zealand I stopped over in Los Angles, French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, Auckland, Christchurch, Samoa and Los Angeles. When I went to Australia on my way to Perth I stopped over in Hong Kong and Singapore. Have you ever taken a stopover? If so where? If you had to fly a long distance where would you like to stop over and why? Thanks.
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
9 Mar 08
When I went to New Zealand we stopped in Singapore on the way there, and in Melbourne, Sydney, and Bankok on the way home. The best place to stop was Melbourne. If I ever go ona such a long trip again I'd like to stop in TaiPei. Don't know why, but it just sounds like a cool place to visit. Also Melbourne and Kansas where I have friends I hardly ever see would be good places to stop
@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 08
Thanks for your wonderful response. You stopped of in great locations on your way to New Zealand. I would really like to stop off in Bangkok. Yes, I am sure that Taipei would be an interesting place to stop over. It is always nice to visit friends that live far away and stopping over is a great way to do this.
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
10 Mar 08
Bankok was an interesting place to visit. There were huge contrasts. We also gt to spend a day at a floating market - that was great:-)
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
9 Mar 08
Yes. When I went to Europe I had a lay over in Boston. I really enjoyed the time spent there. On the way home however they switched me to a direct flight and it seemed long. When I went to Hawaii I had a layover in St. Louis. And I do like it when the flight it broke up.
@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 08
Thanks for your excellent response. I would love to stopover in pretty Boston and then I could explore the Cape Cod area as well. Seeing an area for a few days can be wonderful but a long flight can be tiring and a long layover can be boring. I had a layover of about five hours in Nairobi when I flew from the Seychelles to London.
@Carmetaf (309)
• United States
10 Mar 08
To truly enjoy Boston, take a couple of days. If you only have a little time, I say check out the harbor, the aquarium and the science museum. I also enjoyed the John Hancock building. It's a nice area, I am only 4 hours away. The traffic bothers me so I don't go there often. I live in Vermont. If you ever get a stopover in Burlington, you'll enjoy the city's slow pace and Lake Champlain waterfront. The Ethan Allen 2 has dinner and lunch cruises that are really enjoyable.
@vsraovsr (734)
• India
10 Mar 08
Till now , I travelled only within our country and have not been to other states and so do not have that kind of experience.
@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 08
I think that it is great when you explore your own country and that you get to know it really well. I have met Australians that have seen more my country than I have and I have seen more of their country than they have.
@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
10 Mar 08
i love to travel too but so far i only reach asian country..i hate long flights so if i have a chance to go for a lnog flight i do love to stop over to see the different airports.
@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 08
Singapore is the nicest airport that I have ever been to and I have been there twice now. Hong Kong is a great place to stop over. I would like to stop over in Japan on the way to the Philippines.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
12 Jun 08
Hi Maxi. I make stopovers too. For instance, when I travel from Vancouver to Bangkok, I take the Japan Airlines flight, and make a stopover in Narita (Tokyo). Direct flight from Vancouver to Hong Kong by Air Canada or Cathay takes 14 hours. That's too long for me.
@Carmetaf (309)
• United States
10 Mar 08
I'd love to travel around the world. I made my first long flight last spring. From Burlington Vermont to Los Angeles. I had a layover in Chicago and one in Denver. Given the option of stopovers instead, I would have visited friends in each city along the way. I would love to explore those places further, it sure would've beat holing up in an airport terminal for 1-3 hours all by myself.
@fredgame (1261)
• China
10 Mar 08
when i had my flight i stoppedover at ethiopia and New Dehli. the second flight i stoppedat London and heriford. i'd like to stopover in Berlin to see some monuments about the world war. maybe to get some artifacts about Hitler.