Isn’t that how everyone does it?
Just makes sense.
Get home on Thurs. night from Israel. Leave on Sat. night for London.
The thought of going straight crossed my mind, but then I saw the worst-case scenario.
We fly as a family from Israel to Istanbul.
The flight to London leaves 20 mins before the flight to DC (or whatever).
I go to London.
Then, there’s a mechanical failure on the DC bound plane and the NFO and kids are stranded in Istanbul for 2-3 days by themselves.
Better: just fly home, get them settled and use the plane time to my best advantage.