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Friday, October 24, 2008

Red Letters Campaign - Air Travel by Numbers

  • Airfare to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Nov 23rd through Dec 6th - $1867.85 times 2.
  • Room rate Sheraton Reston Hotel Washington D.C. for one night- $209.00
  • Total number of Connecting flights- 5
  • Total hours estimated "plane time" (not including time between connections)- 42 HOURS! I am so afraid for Dustin!
  • Lap fare for Jonas' return home- $315.00
  • Number of flights available to Addis on Wed 26th (the day we had originally planned to leave)- ZERO
  • Number of days until we hear whether or not we've passed court and can actually travel on the dates we have purchased tickets for- best guess is two weeks ????
  • Fees associated with not passing courts thus requiring the purchase of new tickets- $150 plus any increase in ticket prices
  • Unknowns related to the rest of our travel plans- 1,000,000
  • The opportunity to experience the joy of welcoming our beloved Jonas home- Worth every ounce of blood, sweat, tears and coin!


Audrey said...

So excited for you!

Julie said...

I bet Mark could score you a better rate on a hotel room via priceline. Let me know if you want help - once you know something more definite because you do pay when you make it.

beBOLDjen said...

Julie- WE know the room is expensive but the Sheraton is a Starwood property and we stay at those because we accrue points for free nights. We earn those by staying at the Wigwam during the summer when they have their really cheap rates. We now have points to apply to the stay so it's not going to cost us that much. But thanks for the offer.

Sassy Granny ... said...

... and what you're about to experience: Priceless!

Jeff said...

Wow, that is so much to think about! Hang in there Jen :o)

Stacey said...

Ugh... signed in as Jeff again!!

Karen said...

Holy cow, 42 hours.... Yikes!

Jen, you are getting SO close to seeing your little boy! I'm so very excited for you. :)