Perhaps I pushed it too much and that is the reason but I think I have given up flying to the States. In the past 12 months I have made three trips to Las Vegas. Yes, I broke them up by staying in Atlanta each time for a couple of days in both directions, but even then 17 hours in aluminum tubes in each direction is just too much. I made the flights as easy on myself as possible by flying Biz Elite/FC (until two years ago I would usually book Economy) but the simple fact is that it is simply not possible for me to avoid being miserable when stuck in planes for that long. My last itinerary was TLV-MXP-PRG-TLV. The longest segment was 4 1/2 hours. My next one will be TLV-PRG-DUS and returning FRA-PRG-TLV. I will spend four days in PRG in one direction and two days on the return trip and the longest segment will be 4 hours, 10 minutes. That is so workable that I am taking Economy again and forking out about $450 instead of over $4000 as I did on my Vegas trips. As hard as it is for me to admit it to myself, I may never see my native country again. I am not going to give up travel completely, but I may well restrict myself to European trips. If I do go to the US, it is almost certain to be the Northeast and even then with a long stop in Europe in both directions. That should limit my time in an aluminum tube to about 9 hours. That is a lot better than the 13 hour TLV-ATL segments but still is not something I look forward to. Oddly enough, this may make me into more of a frequent flyer although it certainly will reduce my mileage total to the point where I won't have elite status on any airline when my current Delta Gold disappears in Feb 2013.