leon
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Which Way To Asia From The East Coast

Mon Jan 01, 2001 12:49 pm

I have flown from the US East Coast to Hong Kong before, heading west, over the Pacific. Long flight, lots of jet lag, of course. I plan to go again in April. My thought this time is to break up the length by going East, and stopping in Europe for a couple of days. Anyone know of a good carrier that allows a stopover cheap? Anyone have other thoughts about the East route versus the West route to Asia from the US East Coast?
 
ILUV767
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RE: Which Way To Asia From The East Coast

Mon Jan 01, 2001 12:57 pm

From New York, United operates flights to NRT and HKG. So does ANA.
 
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RE: Which Way To Asia From The East Coast

Mon Jan 01, 2001 2:29 pm

You could pick any European carrier - Best is to pick a European City, look
up the corrosponding flag carrier for the country, and check if they fly to HKG.

LH - Frankfurt;SR - Zurich; KLM/SQ Amsterdam;BA London;AF Paris......

This way you can spend a few days in Europe and head for Hong Kong.
 
jplenny
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RE: Which Way To Asia From The East Coast

Mon Jan 01, 2001 6:05 pm

Although you could do this, keep in mind you will be taking two long flights at night.

For example let say you want to fly from JFK-FRA and stay a few nights in Germany and then continue on FRA to HKG. The flight time from JFK to Frankfurt is about 7 1/2 hours. This is an overnight flight. The flight time from Frankfurt to Hong Kong is about 11:00 hours, another overnight flight.

The big problem I have found is the flying from eastbound increases the jet lag problem greatly. In addition two overnight flights can make it even worse.

Depending on how long you stay in Europe is the key. If you just do 1 or two days in europe, this combo can really be a body beater.

Now if you have first class seats and can sleep the whole time....it won't be as bad...

just my thoughts...

Lenny
 
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RE: Which Way To Asia From The East Coast

Mon Jan 01, 2001 8:09 pm



Leon wrote:
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I have flown from the US East Coast to Hong Kong before, heading west, over the Pacific. Long flight, lots of jet lag, of course. I plan to go again in April. My thought this time is to break up the length by going East, and stopping in Europe for a couple of days. Anyone know of a good carrier that allows a stopover cheap? Anyone have other thoughts about the East route versus the West route to Asia from the US East Coast? <

The only carrier that is able to offer your flight plan would be U.A. U.A. is only carrier that has around the world flight.

You can fly on UA from JFK-LHR-BKK-HKG-NRT.
 
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RE: Which Way To Asia From The East Coast

Mon Jan 01, 2001 8:11 pm

Why give yourself two doses of jetlag to overcome for the sake of an overnight stop?
The key to managing jetag.
Sleep as late as you can before your flight. Naturally giving sufficient time to get to the airport.
Try to sleep on board or at least doze off a bit if you simply cant sleep.
Upon arriving at your destination, force yourself to remain awake until roughly your normal bed time.
Without alcohol you should be over the jetlag within 24 hours!
I did this on an excesivly long 40 hour trip from Australia to Europe. I was fine the next day although a bit tired around 4.00pm
I remember when the DC-3 was new!
 
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Mon Jan 01, 2001 10:58 pm

I don't think the question had to do with flying around the world. Any of the airline alliance combinations can take someone through Europe to Asia.

It all depends on where you want to stay! KLM has some good fares through Amsterdam, and Amsterdam is a really fun city.

I'm sure AF has good fares, and Paris is GREAT!

Decide on a few cities you'd like to visit and narrow your choices by seeing what their airfares are like.
 
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RE: Which Way To Asia From The East Coast

Mon Jan 01, 2001 11:01 pm

Why don't you have a try on Continental? They are going to start the non-stop EWR-HKG service with a 777 in March!
 
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RE: Which Way To Asia From The East Coast

Mon Jan 01, 2001 11:13 pm

theres Pakistan International to Manchester they operate the 747-200 and 300 from JFK, the 300s have ptvs in all seats, and i believe theyre one of the cheapest carriers on the route, plus they have a thrice weekly A310-300 service to Hong Kong via Bangkok from Pakistan 

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RE: Which Way To Asia From The East Coast

Tue Jan 02, 2001 1:02 am

I think the best route is

JFK / EWR - AMS / FRA - SIN

There you can connect to other flights on the highly-acclaimed Singapore Airlines.

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