Great Layovers – One City, Five Hours

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I haven’t been flying United much these days.  And because I haven’t, I missed that one of my favorite Hemisphere features – One City, Five Hours about how to have great layovers with limited time in various cities – had not been published since 2011.

One of my recent great layovers was in London where I had one evening.

One of my recent great layovers was in London where I had one evening. Unfortunately there was no One City, Five Hour feature to help me along so I had to find a local instead.

Often my travels for work limit how much time I really get in a particular city because I spend most of my time at the client (or sleeping), so I love finding ways to see things quickly.

I was delighted to discover that this Hemispheres Magazine feature is archived for me to plan future whirlwind trips!

The series (which ran from 2009 to 2011) focused primarily on cities where United customers were likely to have layovers, although there were a couple other random stops thrown in (Reno and Albuquerque, for example).

I will definitely be using the Singapore guide for an upcoming evening there before I leave on a cruise.  The guides are a great supplement to some of my other fast travel resources such as United’s Three Perfect Days and the New York Times’ 36 Hours series.

Do you use quick travel resources?  Which are your favorites?

About Jennifer Moody

Jennifer is a management consultant and avid volunteer. Her career and volunteer duty travels have helped her log top-tier airline and hotel status annually for the last eighteen years. In addition, she embraces the opportunity to maximize her vacation time by planning extracurricular trips that have taken her to over 60 countries and 47.5 US states. Although she averages 200 days a year on the road, she loves to return to “the homestead” in her native Fort Worth, Texas where she enjoys cooking, gardening, sewing, needlepoint, wine, and cocktail mixology.

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