Me and Mike began our two week international adventure on a Metro Bus. Didn't see that coming did you? The Metro 5A leaves L'Enfant Plaza and takes goes to Dulles, stopping only twice, for $7. It drops you right at the curb, no parking fees, walking or shuttles at the airport.
We took South African Airways for the 17 hour flight to Johannesburg South Africa, leaving at about 6:00 pm local time. The SAA Airbus 340 stopped after 10 hours, traveling at nearly 40,000 ft and averaging 550 mph, in Accra Ghana to refuel and off/onboard passengers. About half the passengers, deplaned in Ghana. We were on the ground for about an hour before continuing to Jo'burg.