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What is your home city/country? How long is the trip to post from there, with what connections?

USA. It's about a 24-hour trip home including layovers. - Mar 23, 2017
Home base is Fort Worth, Texas. There is a charter flight from Luanda to Houston thrice weekly. The USG, though, makes us cost construct vs a restricted fare ticket through Europe. That means the Houston one is unaffordable to USG personnel. Oil personnel use it frequently. Otherwise, it's through Frankfurt, Paris, Brussels, or Lisbon to the US, which is a much longer trip. - Apr 23, 2016
Washington DC - 20 or so hours. Many possible connections in Europe, UAE, and Houston. - Mar 28, 2015
Washington, DC. Trips generally take 24 hours, however the U.S. Embassy can get seats on a charter flight run by the Petrol Industry that runs direct from Luanda to Houston, and then you can connect through there. The charter flight is populated by oil workers, and upgrades to business class are about US$700, which also allows you to check more luggage. They also take dogs - any size and breed - for about an extra US$100 to $200. Our dog was more than 100 pounds, not including the crate, and he was US$200 or less to ship. Care and attention by the airline of our dogs was great. Much easier and simpler than transiting through Johannesburg. The J-burg flight is hard -- it's about four hours to J-burg and then another 15 to either Atlanta or NYC. Another note, many travelers will check full-size coolers filled with meat and other perishable food. - Aug 31, 2014
Based in the United States. Travel from USA to Angola takes 24-36 hours. Most people fly to Europe (London, Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, Lisbon) and then connect to Luanda. You can also fly direct from USA to Johannesburg and connect to Luanda that way. - Jul 11, 2013
Jakarta, Indonesia 8-hours flying time with Emirates from Jakarta to Dubai, plus 6 hours waiting time in Dubai, then 8 hours flying time from Dubai to Luanda. - Aug 4, 2011
It's a two-day trip from Washington DC, through either Europe or Johannesburg. The "Huston Express" is a private plane that travels between Huston and Luanda, but it is much more expensive than commercial flights. - Aug 3, 2011