I leave my job on April 29 and start with my new employer on May 9. I want to travel in the time between. I live in San Francisco and have family at UAL which means free airfare on UAL flights (UAL only, no Star Alliance). Where should I go? I had my heart set on Istanbul but after researching the flights, I'd only be able to be in Turkey May 1, 12:00 PM - May 5, 11 PM, connecting through Washington, D.C. and Rome - That's a hell of a lot of travel for a 4.5 days in Turkey. Alternatively I can buy a normal RT ticket for $1,200 but I'd prefer not to... With SFO as my starting point, does anyone have any other recommendations? I've traveled extensively in Asia so I was looking forward to Europe or something different. Thanks.