Also, what's a logical stop midway in time between Manila on July 6 and Budapest July 20? New Zealand is always a good choice and the Rotorua area is the prime tourist attraction of the North Island. It's only about 11000 miles and 2 additional pitstops from there to Budapest. Where did ARA2 stop between Manila and Rotorua? Beats me, as there are hundreds of possibilities including Guam, every major city in Australia, and BRUNEI. There's where that Brunei rumor would possibly have come true.