Best way to Namibia

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  1. Philip Glass

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    Air Namibia does not have the best reputation although many have flown that way.
    Philip
     

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    Cost wise, Qatar is x, SAA is 2x and Delta is 3x.
     

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    Was actually trying to be funny,,, :rolleyes:aint no such airport as "dullas".o_O Its DULLES, DC.:D
     
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  5. RBurg44

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    First, yes, im using travel express, but like i said planning is part of fun so thats why i posted this thread. But also i like to get as much information before I do something as possible. But apparently i didnt come across as clear as I originally thought. After rereading ill try to be. alot of routes you all listed is 30/35+ hr trips and/or changing airlines mid trip and not checking guns all way through. Of course id like best deal possible and economy class is fine, but we are limited too how many days away from work we can take so preferably not use 12+ hrs to save couple hundred rather be at final destination then in air still. Dulles is my closest major airport but i am willing to go to jfk bc i can take SAA and make the connecting flight hence the no long layover part and its like 14hrs then 1.5hr layover then 2hr flight to windhoek. If i take SAA out of dulles you won't make your connecting to namibia and youll have to spend night in joberg. SAA is looking like best deal still out of jfk. Qatar is looking good longer layover but you skip the whole joberg stop but total hrs a just a few longer but we get to fly out of dulles any looks like it could be cheaper. Ethiopian was just another option out there that ive seen people use aswell. And looks promising as well cost and travel time. From what i can tell and thats just me most flight to Germany and UK are too long or just seem to be a hassle and you arent saving any money doing it just burning up more time. And again this is a thread trying to inform myself and have a lil fun at same time maybe i was missing and airline or a flight plan i wasnt aware of at same time. Travel express will do there job and ill be thankful when they do.
     
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  6. Travel Express

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    Qatar is a good option with no firearm hassles and KLM via Amsterdam direct into Windhoek (avoids Johannesburg) is also good but may be higher than Qatar. We'll look at the options for you when flights open up.........(y)
     

  7. Newboomer

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    Dulles(dullas) is close to Washington DC.
     
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    OK. I read that as dull ass.
     
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    That’s the route I was thinking would be pretty good.
     
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  10. ve7poi

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    KLM great airline to fly with need transit permit Amsterdam which must be applied for a month in advance, can be done online no cost in 2018 last time I flew.
     

  11. RBurg44

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    Thanks for the KLM info never knew of them before!
     
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    Two of my buddies just flew to Namibia Tuesday with Qatar. If the lay-over in Doha is long enough they give you a free room at the airport (bed and shower). Qatar is very good with the guns. No hassles, a little slow but very smooth. I've had bad luck in Heathrow with rifles and won't go back that way. The last few trips I have used Travel with guns. They understand the limitations of travelling with firearms. I've had good luck with them.
     
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  13. Tobe

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    Forgot to add that Qatar flies directly to Namibia after the lay-over in Doha.
     

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    I would just let Lori at @Travel Express set you up. Travel as free from headaches as you are going to get with any current info you may need.
     
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  15. MAdcox

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    Been working with Lori this week on our hunt with @Kowas Hunting Safaris next May. Glad to see you’re planning to use @Travel Express. Lori just makes it too easy. We’re going KLM from OKC thru Amsterdam to Windhoek. Check guns at OKC and don’t touch them again until Namibia, and a great rate. If it wasn’t for all my rookie questions she would have us fixed up in an email or two.
     
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  16. Travel Express

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  17. Dean Macdonald

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    I took KLM from Toronto - Amsterdam - Windhoek last year, no problems. No extra baggage fees for the rifle case, and all luggage was checked through straight to final destination. First leg was an overnight, which put me in Amsterdam in the morning. The problem is a 10 hour layover, but the solution is 3 quick Heineken in the bar, then a "Pod" room at the Yotel inside of the terminal. Got me a bed, sink, shower and toilet for 7 hours, and slept like a baby. A quick shower and a nice meal before boarding for the next leg to Windhoek.
    A Transit pass to allow your firearms to transit through Dutch territory was applied for online a few months before departure, and was surprisingly easy. I don't know about your departure city, but dealing with only one airline has its advantages.
     
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  18. andrewgrant

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    I'd suggest to book the flights sooner than later. If you’re seeing only a limited number of seats available for the flights you’re interested in, then you’ll want to snag them as quickly as you can, since once they’re purchased fares are likely to rise. Just recently found a nice resource that helps to find cheap flights as well as compare prices
     

  19. Rob404

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    Relax,,Just let Lori or Jenn handle it
     
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    I have 2 trips to Windhoek with SAA. Dulles-JHB-Windhoek with overnights at the airport hotel. This stops in Senegal or Ghana depending on day of departure. Going again next June, same flight except we are connecting to Windhoek without an overnight. So far no issues either way. Guns and bags all present and accounted for.
     
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