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I just spent over an hour looking for flights. You can’t really book directly from your hometown to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), so you have to look in stages. For us, these stages consisted of from New York to Amsterdam, from Washington DC to Amsterdam, from New York to London, from Washington DC to London, from London to Amsterdam, and from Amsterdam to Kilimanjaro. Holy cow are flights expensive! I guess it doesn’t really help that we’re flying from the middle of June to the end of July — peak travel season. But, I really thought our flights would be about half what they were (at least to/from Amsterdam). The cheapest combination I found was $1800.00 per person! Plus we already bought flights out to the east coast for over $220 per person. Over $2,000 just in flight costs. I wasn’t expecting it to be over $1500 per person, so that came as a bit of a shock. I did put in a call to our leader’s travel agent to see what prices she can come up with, but I’m a pretty good flight hunter, and I honestly don’t know if she will be able to do any better. I certainly hope she can though.

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