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

DC. 14 hours direct from SF, CA. - Aug 7, 2017
Home is on the east coast of the U.S. There is now a direct flight on United from SFO to Chengdu, so the total trip is approximately 20 flight hours. - May 18, 2016
From DC its a 12-13 hour flight to Beijing or Shanghai and then a 2.5 hour flight to Chengdu. All told, usually about 18 hours of travel. - Aug 2, 2013
Home base is western US, meaning a trip home is at least 3 flights, but often 4. The best route is 24 hours. - May 4, 2013