Colombo - Post Report Question and Answers

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?

Washington, DC. It takes about a full day's travel time to get back to the U.S. We usually transit through Dubai or Doha (about 5 hours). Then it's about a 13-hour direct flight to JFK. Then a connecting flight to DC. It's pretty taxing. But think of all the miles! - Sep 2020


Our home base is on the East Coast. It takes about 24 hours to get home from Colombo. There is no direct flight. - Apr 2020


Birmingham, AL - The trip from the Atlanta Airport is about 18-20 total hours flight time. Close to 30 hours travel time. Connections in Amsterdam and Dubai or Mumbai - Sep 2017


We are nomads, however our R&R and home leave take us to Southern California and Northern Virginia - every time! Usually the flight to Colombo involves a nonstop from Washington to Doha, Dubai or Abu Dhabi (13 hours) and then following a brief (or intended) layover, another 4.5 hours to Colombo. It is a long haul, but not terrible and with Emirates, Qatar and Etihad, all are great airlines! - Mar 2017


Home base: Dallas, TX. Colomobo to Frankfurt or London (9-11 hours), Europe to Texas (7-9 hours). - Sep 2013


UK. 11 hours direct flight - Sep 2012


Washington, DC to Sri Lanka via Dubai takes approximately 16 to 18 hours - Dec 2011


Current home base is Washington, DC - 16 hours connecting through London or Frankfurt - Feb 2010


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