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

I am from St. Paul, Minnesota. It can be difficult flying anywhere from Kabul. Most flights must go through Dubai or Istanbul. Europe isn't too difficult but the U.S. will take a couple of days. - Jul 2019

Washington, DC. There are daily connections via Dubai, requiring an overnight. Emirates, Safi and Fly Dubai all connect to Dubai, with USG employees continuing to Dulles on United. - Jun 2014

Washington, DC. Usual routing is Dulles direct to Dubai direct on United (14+ hours), with the inbound requiring an overnight in Dubai. Dubai to Kabul on Safi Air, which is not as bad as you'd expect. - Mar 2013

Home is California. It takes around 3 days to get from Los Angeles to Kabul which includes an overnight in Dubai. There are quicker and less expensive connections but due to the "Fly America Act" we have to take a much longer and more pricey way of getting here. Coming to Kabul generally requires an overnight but going home can usually be done in around 24 hours. That is...if Safi, the one airline we can fly in and out of Afghanistan is actually flying that day. They cancel quite often and are known for always departing late. - Dec 2010

Most people take the United flight from Dulles to Dubai, stay overnight and take a flight to Afghanistan the next morning. Safi, an Afghan carrier, also flies to Frankfurt five days a week. Total travel time is about 18 hours in the air to the east coast. - Aug 2010

Home base is DC.Travel to Kabul is two days:a late night flight from Dulles to Dubai, followed by an overnight in Dubai and a noon flight to Kabul. Travel from Kabul to DC is 1 day:afternoon flight to Dubai followed by a red-eye to DC, arriving early AM at Dulles. - Jul 2010

New book from Talesmag! Honest and courageous stories of life abroad with special needs.

Read More