+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 26
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    2,939
    Thanks
    357
    Thanked
    1,490
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    Can you extend the break time? Otherwise I would just go direct not worth the hassle unless it was a decent enough break to get some rest in a hotel somewhere
    Our schedule is already tight, DH's holidays time is done and can't be extended and we only have a week in California to see a few things in L.A and San Diego before we have to be in Florida for the cruise. So I don't think a hotel during lay over is a option.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    0
    Reviews
    0
    I have been to America many times, the last time with my 8 months old baby....and believe me...you will want the direct flight. $1600 just isn't worth the hassle and stress

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    3,242
    Thanks
    323
    Thanked
    980
    Reviews
    13
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Based on that info def direct

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Victoria
    Posts
    1,868
    Thanks
    3,216
    Thanked
    1,513
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Direct for sure.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    1,869
    Thanks
    879
    Thanked
    1,201
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Direct flight though if money was the issue I would check out whether Hong Kong has a day hotel in the airport. I would want somewhere to base the kids.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    1,321
    Thanks
    711
    Thanked
    944
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I may have read this wrong so please correct me. The OP has said an that the cheap option is and 9hr + 12hr flight or direct is 14hrs.

    If this is right I wouldn't hesitate going direct and paying the extra rather than doubling the travel time.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    2,177
    Thanks
    285
    Thanked
    580
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I would personally take the cheaper option. I once did a flight to Lebanon that was 16 hours direct to dubai the 1 hour stop over and 8 hours again. It was grueling and tiring....As an adult.

    2 years ago we did an 8 hour flight with my 2 year old and he was awful on the flight. Wouldn't sit still. Wanted to run up and down the aisles...no amount of junk would calm him down or use of a tablet. In the end we just let him run up and down. He cried so much cause he was restricted in movement. ...would climb all over my husband and I.... I would've even taken and option of a stopover then.

    $1600 is a lot of money when your on holidays. But that's just me and I've only got 1 kid.

    I'd think about how your little ones will cope on such a long flight too.

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    QLD
    Posts
    2,247
    Thanks
    445
    Thanked
    1,522
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    300 posts in a week - week ended 11/9/14200 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 11/9/14100 Posts in a week
    I'd take the cheaper flights. Definitely.

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    200
    Thanks
    121
    Thanked
    197
    Reviews
    0
    If money truly isn't an issue I'd go direct. Once you're on the flight and in the throes of jetlag during stopovers and extendrd flying time with emotional kidss you would be happy to pay that money to make the suffering end!

  10. #20
    BH-KatiesMum's Avatar
    BH-KatiesMum is offline Community Manager
    Winner 2008 - The most optimistic poster
    Winner 2014 - Most Helpful Moderator
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    22,463
    Thanks
    5,403
    Thanked
    5,853
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Past Moderator
    200 Posts in a week100 Posts in a week
    thats a tricky one

    I would take the cheaper flight if money is an issue ... $1600 buys a lot of extra holiday

    but if you have the money - money buys relaxation and less stress of a direct flight ...


 

Similar Threads

  1. Any other flight attendants here?
    By Rara1982 in forum Introductions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 29-03-2014, 12:10
  2. Night flight with bub
    By laray in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 29-12-2013, 05:38

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
sales & new stuffsee all
Carmel's Beauty Secrets
7 Day Nail Growth Boosting Method Carmel's Beauty Secrets
The Nail Growth Boosting Method, will help transform your nails in just 7 days. You will also notice a big difference in their strength. It's so easy and only needs to be performed once a month.
Get your Nail Growth Boosting Method at the link below.
featured supporter
TPS Health Physiotherapy and Pilates
TPS Health Physiotherapy and Pilates has three clinics located at Morningside, Redlands and Lutwyche. We offer pre and post natal services as well as physiotherapy and Pilates. All clinics offer child minding services so bubs are always welcome!
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!