The next time my friends consider asking me for travel advice, I’d like them to please keep this in mind: I am currently in the middle of a 9 hour and 15 minute layover in Dubai. This trip will include a 4:35 am flight, a 4:15 am flight, and a 2 am flight (all in coach). I have a 9 hour and 15 minute layover and a 6 hour and 30 minute layover. There is no way you could construct an itinerary worse than the one I am on now. If you’re so inclined, I’d like you to find me an itinerary that includes worse flights than these. For a guy who thinks about flights/fares/schedules as often as I do, you would think I could’ve avoided 15 hours and 45 minutes of layovers. In the middle of the night.
On the plus side (and I’ve written about this before, so I’ll leave it at this), this is a pretty cool airport to be stuck in. For about an hour and a half.