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

Flights back to the U.S. run 14+ hours. Layovers and rest stops are common in Paris, London, and a few other European cities. - May 2019

14-15 hours to fly to Toronto, a bit longer to go elsewhere in Canada. There are no direct flights to Canada or the USA, so I always connected through a European city, though sometimes connecting through the UAE, Saudi Arabia, or Egypt was cheaper. - Feb 2015

From Washington, D.C. frequent flights connect to Beirut via London, Paris, or Frankfurt with a total flight time at approximately 14-hours. - Nov 2014

My home base is California. From Beirut it takes me between 20-24 hours with connection through either Frankfurt, Paris, or London. - Apr 2014

I don't really have a home base but flights to the U.S. were generally through Europe (Frankfurt, London, Rome, France) or through the U.A.E depending on the airline. No direct flights. - Jan 2014

Washington, DC - 20 hours (including layovers) through Frankfurt, London or Paris. - Apr 2012

From Washington it's about a 14-hour journey, connecting through one of the major European hubs (Heathrow, Frankfurt or Paris) because direct flights are still not allowed due to 30-year-old hijacking concerns. - Sep 2010

My home base is the eastern seaboard of the U.S. and it takes about 13 hours, including a mandatory stop in Europe. The U.S. does not allow direct flights from Lebanon, so you have to transfer en route. It's a four-hour flight to Paris. - Jul 2010

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