Addis Ababa - Post Report Question and Answers

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?

Australia. Two long haul flights, a minimum of 24 hours travel. - Aug 2020


West coast of the US. Trip is 27 hours. Connections through Frankfurt and Chicago. Addis is a major airline hub. The ability to travel is a huge plus for this post. - Mar 2020


Lexington, KY. It takes about 24 hours to get home and at least three flights. To get to big east coast cities, it's typically two flights and 18 hours. - Feb 2020


We're from the US. Trip is a long one. Flying from Addis to California through Frankfurt, Germany. It's not difficult to get to Addis from some large cities around the world, but there may not be flights to where you want to go very often throughout the week. - Feb 2019


The Netherlands. - Oct 2018


The USA. Travel time ranges from 16 hours to 24+. - Aug 2018


Virginia in the US. Roughly 14 hours with Ethiopian Airlines from Washington D.C. - Jul 2018


The USA, There are direct flights to DC from Addis or many options if you fly through Frankfurt. - Jan 2018


Houston. The trip is usually 30 hours or so, with a layover in Frankfurt. If you're based in DC you can now fly direct, though on the ADD-IAD leg this requires a fuel-up stop in Dublin. 17 hours is a VERY long time to be on a plane. - Sep 2017


US (DC). On average, from door to door is almost 24 hours, given the nightmare of the airport here in Addis (factor in three hours at least and you will mostly need it, especially on a Friday or Saturday night - all flights out of her are late evening for the US). - Aug 2016


US. Depends from where in the US, but anywhere from 18 - 30 hours. Significantly longer returning to US, since altitude at post precludes "direct" flights. - Aug 2016


DC. The trip is between 13 and 24 hours depending on which way you're flying and your connections. There's a direct flight from DC on Ethiopian that takes about 13 hours. But flying back, they can't fully fuel the airplane because of the high altitude at take-off. So if you go 'direct' on Ethiopian it's 17 hours with a refueling stop. Otherwise, you go through Frankfurt, which takes ~24 hours in either direction. - Feb 2016


Northern Virginia. Not an easy flight unless you are allowed to take the direct Dulles-Addis route on Ethiopian Airlines (not a code share). Formerly you could connect through Amsterdam or Frankfurt but KLM pulled out so now it is only through Frankfurt, often with a touch down in Khartoum. - May 2014


D.C. There is a direct flight (Ethiopian Air). If traveling on orders, you may be forced to use a more expensive and less convenient carrier transiting through Frankfurt. - Jan 2014


Washington DC - 18 hours with connection through Dubai. - Nov 2013


California, over a day via various European cities. - Aug 2010


Washington, DC is home base. On Ethiopian Airlines, the trip is about 15 hours. With a connection in Europe, west Africa, or the middle east, it's 20 hours or more. - Jun 2010


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