Well at the end of the month we are flying Emirates from Glasgow to Dubai then non stop to Auckland, NZ. Last time we were back we stopped in Brisbane going and Melbourne on the way back with decanting. You have no idea how frustrating it is to stand in Brisbane knowing Auckland (home) is just 3hrs eastwards. I tear up as we head in over the Manukau Heads, bank over the Hauraki Gulf, again over Wiri and again to bring us in from the South, descending all the time with more detail coming clear. The guy in a lemon squeezer hat who checks your black passport and says 'welcome home' with a smile.
I can't wait even if I have to deal with my family when I get there ;-)