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During the summer I was less than enthusiastic about babysitting little grandsons in Uganda with no household goods delivered yet. Iím going back on Christmas to see them all settled in. Whew! Now my biggest worry is sitting on a plane forever.
Iíve taken long flights on Dec 24 and 25 before. Christmas kind of passes me by. No one breaks into Silent Night at midnight. I would if they would!


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How long is the flight? Do you have a lot of connections? Are you actually flying Dec 24 and 25?



We went to Germany in 2015 and spent 5 weeks with the grandchildren at Christmas. It was such a fun time. We came home Sunday after New Years and the train to Amsterdam was packed...we didn't plan on that.
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The first leg is over 13 hours from DC to Ethiopia. After an 8 hr layover (ugh) it’s just a few more hours to Entebbe. Of course, that’s not where we’re going! Driving on from there. It gets harder as I get older. We leave early on Dec 25 because it costs less.
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Old 12-08-2018, 05:09 PM
 
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It gets harder as I get older.
I hear you. Flying takes a lot more effort when you are older. I have done those long flights with long layovers many times, and will be doing another one in January. We're looking at between 35 and 40 hours of travel time, depending on the transportation time to LAX airport. This is also supposing there won't be any flight delays anywhere on this trip as there have been in the past. I'm not sure that I can do this stuff anymore, especially in economy class. I so envy the people who have those sleep cubicles or even just a business class seat with leg and reclining space.
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I hear you on the long flights and hope yours go well. I'll be going on long haul flights to Asia in January. The first one is 15 hours, then we have a five hour layover in Hong Kong, then another three hour flight to Thailand. I'd love to be in business class where I could lie down and sleep.



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When we go to Europe I take Halcyon which needs a prescription. Puts me to sleep and I wake up completely refreshed in the new time zone. Works for me!
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