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?

Direct flights (pre-COVID) from several U.S. cities including United from DC. Expensive flights sometimes, but deals too! Great places to explore in country and in the region. - May 2020

Central US, roughly 18 hours, no direct flights. - Nov 2019

Washington, DC. 13.5 hours direct. - Oct 2017

Home base is Washington, DC, which has many direct flights. There are direct flights to most major cities in the U.S., though fewer than from Shanghai to the U.S. - Dec 2015

Washington DC. 13 Hours direct flight from DC. - Apr 2015

Dallas, TX. The trip is 13 hours to Chicago, then 2-3 hours for connections after that. - Jul 2014

DC. 14 hour direct flight. - Jun 2013

Washington, DC and/or Minnesota. 14-hour direct flight from DC / connect through Chicago from Minnesota (about 24 hours door to door). - Aug 2011

My home base in Houston, Texas. I always fly via NYC with continental airlines. It's the shortest route at only 19 hours. - Apr 2011

My home base is Seattle. There are easy 12-hour nonstops on both Hainan Airlines and Delta Airlines several days a week. Air China also has a daily nonstop to Vancouver with an easy connection to Seattle on Air Canada (you pre-clear US Customs in Vancouver, which saves time). Major Chinese international carriers have excellent safety records and fly new, modern aircraft. I am comfortable flying them. Beijing is Asia's busiest airport and there really isn't anywhere you can't get from here. - Jan 2011

Almost 14 hours direct from DC on United. - Apr 2010

France. Between 15 to 20 hours, with Paris as the connection. - Jan 2010

New book from Talesmag! Honest and courageous stories of life abroad with special needs.

Read More