Best ways to travel from USA to Malaysia or Philippines?
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Jul 2, 2012 3:48 PM Last Post By: TheatreGuy
May 14, 2012 8:12 AM
May 14, 2012 8:39 AM
1Check out Qatar Airways. I think they fly from Washington DC and NYC to Doha, and from there to almost everywhere in Asia. If you have to wait in Doha for more than 5 hours, you get free meals. I always fly Qatar Airways from Europe to Indo. They have reasonably-priced fares. Breaking up the trip in 3 or 4 parts will be a bit expensive, I suppose. On the other hand, last year I flew from Milan to Jakarta for 576 euros return (!), with Qatar Airways, as I said. So, if you find a cheap transatlantic flight before that ...
May 14, 2012 9:15 AM
2My idea is to break up the trip into 3 or 4 parts so I do not have to spend so many hours on one leg of a trip.
If you plan to make a return trip, you could take a look at Round the World Fares to see if your travel plans meet their requirements and you find their price OK.
If a RTW ticket isn't good for your travel plans, a route to get to Malaysia breaking your trip in 3 or 4 parts could be:
1) The cheaper flight you could find from your departure point to an European destination like London, Paris, Rome, Brussels...
2) A flight from that European destination to Istambul with Pegasus Airlines (or a cheaper alternative if you find it)
3) A flight from Istambul to the UAE (e.g. with FlyDubai or Air Arabia)
4) A flight from the UAE to India (e.g.: with FlyDubai or Air Arabia)
5) A flight from India to Kuala Lumpur (e.g.: with Air Asia)
London to Italy on European Rail
There isn't an European Rail. Each country has its own rail company/companies. In order to go from London to Italy by train, you would have to take an Eurostar train from London to Paris and, for example, a TGV train from Paris to Milan or a Thello train if you prefer an overnight train...
May 15, 2012 2:24 AM
May 17, 2012 8:05 PM
4Hi Paul, I'm a little confused as to how long you are willing to take to get to Malaysia. My brother is meeting out there in July and booked our tickets earlier this month. He got good prices flying from the west coast through Taiwan on EVA airlines, and you may be able to do a few days stopover in Taiwan.
Note that it's often cheaper to fly into either Bangkok or Singapore and then you can get a cheap AirAsia flight from either city to Malaysia after spending a day in either city to break it up.
You'll also get much better fares flying out of Chicago than from NYC.
May 18, 2012 7:46 PM
May 18, 2012 9:30 PM
May 22, 2012 9:10 AM
7Thank all of you!! I havas much time as I want; I am retired. Funny too, I never thought about flying out of Chicago and it is closer to Columbus than eith NYC or D.C.. Is there still Europe Rail Passes? This is what I meant when I wrote about trains. Again I am confused about proper dress in Maylasia while walking around in the cities. Is wearing nice shorts and polo shirt all right. And may one eat in decent restaurants in Khaki shorts?
Or is it just necessary to wear (YUK) long trousers? Is food cheap and really good there?
May 22, 2012 5:11 PM
May 22, 2012 5:38 PM
Jul 2, 2012 3:48 PM
10Hey this is how I'm traveling there....I live in North Carolina right on the beach....so what I'm doing is flying to Atlanta to pick up my passport...then flying to LA...Spend the night in LA...might do some sight seeing with friends I have there...but get on the plane at 3:30pm...and fly to Honolulu, Hawaii and I have a lay over for 22 hours....then take a flight to Guam....2 hour lay over....then flight in to Manila, Philippines gettin in at 8:45pm.....My whole reason of breaking it up is to not be so jet-lagged when I get there...I'll have some but not nearly as bad if I flew to DC to Tokyo to Manila...no layovers......anyways...Can't wait to leave..!
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