Ethiopian and United recently launch codeshares between the United States and Africa. With these new codeshares, there are some good deals to Africa from the West Coast. Kilimanjaro is not a destination often on sale — even from the East Coast, it is normally in the $1,300 – $1,500.
Two things you should do: summit the mountain and go on a safari. This fare will only show up if you follow the search and book instructions explicitly.
Update 12:49PM Eastern – looks like ITA and booking engines are not perfectly sync’ed. If your first set of dates fail to price, try another set. We know that can be frustrating, sorry.
Sample Travel Date:
- Sample from Los Angeles
- October 27th – November 4th
- Valid for travel on the outbound from October – December 5th or December 21st – May 8th, 2015. Availability is scattered — so please use the calendar of lowest fares function on ITA and use a date range on the length of stay fields to find availability. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure
- Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.
How to Search for Availability:
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: LAX
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: iad add
- Destination: JRO
- Return Advanced Routing Code: add iad
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- (For San Francisco availability, replace LAX with SFO on the Departing from: field)
- (For Seattle availability, replace LAX with SEA on the Departing from: field)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “0-7” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions below.
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
- LAX – IAD (Washington D.C.) – ADD (Addis Ababa) – JRO (Kilimanjaro) – ADD – FCO (Rome) – IAD – LAX. Some segments will be operated by United under Ethiopian flight numbers
- Pemitted in Addis Ababa for $70 each.
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
- 20,676 miles or 4.8 cents per mile. Ethiopian is a member of the Star Alliance and United partner. This fare will earn 100% mileage with United.
How to Book:
- Support us by using our Orbitz link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you select “Additional Search Options” and then “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select Ethiopian on Airline 1 and United on airline 2
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- Currency: Tanzanian Shilling – $1USD = 1,660 TZS
- Proof of yellow fever vaccination also required.
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