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As I said it all depends on connection times, stop overs etc. Etihad is one that has weird times. We have done Sydney to London twice this year with them and it’s a full day to get there and just over 2 days to get back with their schedule and that’s without throwing in domestic legs to your home city if you are unlucky enough not to live in Sydney or Melbourne. A lot of people if flying economy try to break their trips off with a stop over at a hub aswell which adds time. For first time travellers or those who aren’t keen on flying I’d definitely recommend a stop over in either direction.
Stopovers mean you are doubling your airport time as you have to do the whole immigration thing twice. Only worth it if you plan to spend a week or so at the stopover destination. You must be trying to fly the cheapest flights possible if it takes you two days to get back I never do connections with more then 4 hour waits. Need to factor in opportunity cost of wasting an extra day in airports and doing extra plane legs when going for those slightly cheaper tickets. Thats a day you miss being on holidays. Its not worth it.
 

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Stopovers mean you are doubling your airport time as you have to do the whole immigration thing twice. Only worth it if you plan to spend a week or so at the stopover destination. You must be trying to fly the cheapest flights possible if it takes you two days to get back I never do connections with more then 4 hour waits. Need to factor in opportunity cost of wasting an extra day in airports and doing extra plane legs when going for those slightly cheaper tickets. Thats a day you miss being on holidays. Its not worth it.
Flying back from the UK last year my fiance and I spent 48 hours in Singapore, it was great.
 

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Stopovers mean you are doubling your airport time as you have to do the whole immigration thing twice. Only worth it if you plan to spend a week or so at the stopover destination. You must be trying to fly the cheapest flights possible if it takes you two days to get back I never do connections with more then 4 hour waits. Need to factor in opportunity cost of wasting an extra day in airports and doing extra plane legs when going for those slightly cheaper tickets. Thats a day you miss being on holidays. Its not worth it.
Once was a mixture of business and first class and the other straight business on Etihad. Departed Heathrow at just after 2 in the arvo and arrived into Sydney just before 7am 2 days later. Unfortunately 8 hour connection in Abu Dhabi. Due to availability that is all we could get at the time. As a rule I try to grab connections with 4 hours or less if possible
 

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Once was a mixture of business and first class and the other straight business on Etihad. Departed Heathrow at just after 2 in the arvo and arrived into Sydney just before 7am 2 days later. Unfortunately 8 hour connection in Abu Dhabi. Due to availability that is all we could get at the time. As a rule I try to grab connections with 4 hours or less if possible
Must of lucked out. From australia to europe through dubai you can get very short connections. On the way back to australia they are usually about 4 hours unless your flight from europe is in the afternoon and then you have to wait longer due to arriving in dubai in the middle of the night.
 

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Flying back from the UK last year my fiance and I spent 48 hours in Singapore, it was great.
I travel to singapore regularly but never for holidays. Ive always wondered what people do for holidays there? It seems to be the most sterile boring place on the planet with the most expensive drinks outside of saudi arabia. Is there anything fun to do? My work colleagues who live there all hate the place.
 

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Must of lucked out. From australia to europe through dubai you can get very short connections. On the way back to australia they are usually about 4 hours unless your flight from europe is in the afternoon and then you have to wait longer due to arriving in dubai in the middle of the night.
We wanted to fly with Etihad as we had a stack of AAdvantage miles that we had stockpiled, and that was the only award flights available at the time. There was unfortunately no award flights for the earlier flight from Heathrow that only has a 2 1/2 hour connection.
Unless we are planning to stop over for a couple of days like we always prefer a sub 4 hour connection.
 

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I travel to singapore regularly but never for holidays. Ive always wondered what people do for holidays there? It seems to be the most sterile boring place on the planet with the most expensive drinks outside of saudi arabia. Is there anything fun to do? My work colleagues who live there all hate the place.
When our son was younger we found plenty to do and would often stay for a day or two as a stopover but it’s very rarely we go via Singapore anymore and if we do it’s as a transfer.
 

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When our son was younger we found plenty to do and would often stay for a day or two as a stopover but it’s very rarely we go via Singapore anymore and if we do it’s as a transfer.
I dont know what it used to be like but now its basically just a giant slab of concrete where everything is ridiculously expensive and tourists walk around taking photos of hotels as there is nothing better to look at. They have these giant tree scupltures that are nice to walk around for 15 mins but other then that I would have no idea what to do.
 

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I dont know what it used to be like but now its basically just a giant slab of concrete where everything is ridiculously expensive and tourists walk around taking photos of hotels as there is nothing better to look at. They have these giant tree scupltures that are nice to walk around for 15 mins but other then that I would have no idea what to do.
The zoo and Sentosa island are great for kids
 

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I travel to singapore regularly but never for holidays. Ive always wondered what people do for holidays there? It seems to be the most sterile boring place on the planet with the most expensive drinks outside of saudi arabia. Is there anything fun to do? My work colleagues who live there all hate the place.
Look we probably spent as much time as you willingly would if you'd been there before, but I reckon any city in the world that you've not been to before can keep you interested for 48 hours, even if it's just walking through the streets of somewhere new and looking at buildings.
 

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It seems to be the most sterile boring place on the planet....... Is there anything fun to do?
but now its basically just a giant slab of concrete
Trying to wonder what you enjoy then.

Its up there with London as a city I can’t get bored with.
Zoos the best I’ve been to
Sentosa is a fun day out.
Shopping puts Melbourne to shame
Then you can throw in the ww2 sights
Cuisine

And you obviously don’t know where to go when it’s comes to drinks.

It’s better than anywhere in Australia, albeit a little more expensive for food.
Would rather a week away there then any city is Australia.......bar MAYBE Sydney.
 

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