Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 토토사이트추천 c p s 33 . c o m
  2. 2 Trip Report Trip Report Kenya 9 Days With Family
  3. 3 Cairo International Airport
  4. 4 Petra from Israel
  5. 5 Best books to read before Morocco visit? (not guide books)
  6. 6 Need help planning Namibia Trip!
  7. 7 A Little Trick for Converting Centigrade to Fahrenheit
  8. 8 Trip Report Trip Report: Tanzania, Kenya & Zanzibar with MICATO May /June 2006
  9. 9 Shimba Hills Mombasa Kenya Would This Works As A Day Trip From A Cruise?
  10. 10 Southern Africa or Tanzania/Kenya for August 2018 Family Trip
  11. 11 Trip Report 4th Safari with Warrior Trails in 2016
  12. 12 Lady Liuwa no more !!
  13. 13 Gamewatchers are great for helping plan
  14. 14 Trip Report Family4Travels to Israel & Petra -matzos, mezze and Menachem!!
  15. 15 Women's wear for Dubai?
  16. 16 Dubai Guide
  17. 17 Solo/female/40's US traveler req tour operator recommendations
  18. 18 Trip Report Trip Report: Madagascar and Rwanda
  19. 19 Cape Town/ Wineland Tour
  20. 20 Bush plane luggage (again)
  21. 21 Loldia House Kenya
  22. 22 rekero and encounter mara vehicles
  23. 23 Alexandria
  24. 24 kicheche compared to porini
  25. 25 best bag to get for fly in safari in kenya
View next 25 » Back to the top

SLEEP in LONDON to break up the flight from San Diego to CAPE TOWN?

Jump to last reply

Have you flown from San Diego (or LAX) to Cape Town via London? Do you think it's less stressful to fly all the way and get it over with? Or is it less stressful to stopover in London, and sleep 2 nights in London?

Flying makes me anxious, although I love to travel, so I put up with it. I hate airports, security lines, and feeling confined on long flights. I have mild claustrophobia, which doesn't help. My hip also gets stiff and uncomfortable with too much sitting. The longest flight I've ever taken is the 12-hour flight to New Zealand from LAX. So the flights from San Diego to Cape Town, South Africa are causing me considerable anxiety! We are ready to book our flights.

I thought perhaps if we flew from San Diego to London, then spent 2 nights in London, that would break up the flights. Then after 2 nights in London there would be the long flight from London to Cape Town.

My husband is pretty sure he has enough points to upgrade us to business class. We have never flown business class, so I'm sure that will help! We have always flown in the economy seats.

This is my first trip to South Africa. I have been to London once for 4 nights, and loved it, enroute from Krakow to LAX. We stopped in London for 4 nights. But I also spent 1 night in London enroute from LAX to Prague, and that turned out to be a bad choice. One night in London near the airport wasn't fun at all, and didn't really give me enough time to relax between flights.

I'd love to hear your advice and experiences! Thanks.

23 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement