I really hate the long first leg flights due to a bad back so trying to avoid Emirates and Qantas.
I am going to Bratislava (family visit) in October and trying to find a good option now that MH no longer fly into Milan or Rome which have been my pervious routes. Bratislava does not (or did not) have an international airport so we usually fly to Vienna and take a train.
Any suggestions of good cities to fly into for this trip. I plan on visiting Prague and Milan as part of my journey and am not averse to a stopover someone interesting so open to any suggestions at this point.
The travel agents I have spoken to have been pretty uninterested in finding me any options that are not via dubai that is cost and time effective.
I am a one world member but this is not a deal breaker.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.