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What is your home city/country? How long is the trip to post from there, with what connections?

Washington, DC. - Apr 11, 2017
The U.S. Flights from the East Coast can be done in one connection, generally through Istanbul, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, or Doha, and take around 20 hours plus layovers. Flights from the West Coast take a little longer and may require two connections, generally through Tokyo, Hong Kong, and/or Bangkok. - Jun 17, 2016
Washington DC. Ranges from 24-30 hours, depending on connections through the Middle East or Europe - May 18, 2016
Washington, DC. Best to do the trip in two days with a lay-over. If not, connect through Dubai. - Jun 20, 2015
Seattle, and it takes about 40 hours by air to get to post. You can fly over the pacific West coast hub to SEA-NRT-BKK-DAC or over the Atlantic via Istanbul: IST-DAC. - Mar 2, 2015
We live in a high rise apartment in a Diplomatic Enclave (just a perimeter, no gates). It's usually about 10-15 minutes by car but if there's traffic and closed roads as often they are, it could be 30-45 minutes. All depends where you live. - Sep 29, 2014
26 hours from Washington, DC. - Jul 28, 2014
It takes at least 21-22 hours to get to Dhaka from Washington, D.C. with a connection in the Gulf (Dhubai, Kuwait, Qatar). Sometimes Fly America will make you route through Europe first, then the Gulf. Others opt to fly via Bangkok and Tokyo, though I think that's longer. It takes two days to get here (leave evening of day 1, arrive morning of day 3). - Aug 9, 2013
Washington, DC It takes 2 days (22 hours) through Doha, Qatar or Bangkok + Narita. - Apr 11, 2013
Several routes, but from Washington DC via either Hong Kong, Dubai or Doha work best. Two planes involved; total transit with layover time aprox 30 hours. - Aug 14, 2011
Coming from the U.S. most people either transit Dubai or Narita/Bangkok. The least stressful route would be through Dubai, since you only would need to change planes once (internationally).It takes my family and I anywhere from 24-36 hours to get to Dhaka. - Jun 25, 2011
From the US to Dhaka, you'll either stop in the mideast (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Bahrain), or in Singapore, Hong Kong, or Bangkok. There's also a brand new flight from the US to Dhaka via Istanbul on Turkish airways. Plan on 30 hours, one way. That said, flights around the region tend to be inconveniently timed, often don't offer daily service, and are unbelievably expensive for the short flights. In particular, it's almost impossible to get to India for a weekend, due to flight timings. - Feb 8, 2011
DC - Jan 29, 2011
From the US, over 24 hours. One can go via Bangkok or Singapore, or the other way, via Dubai, Qatar, or Abu Dhabi. - Oct 25, 2010
United States is my home base. About 24 hours flight with at least one stop. - Apr 27, 2010