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Wondering about airfare for 2016 Kenya safari

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I've locked and loaded my itinerary for Kenyan safari in Feb 2016. Between some really good deals and wanting to make sure I get the locations I want, plus having to plan far ahead at work to take a big chunk of time off, that worked out well.

However, airfare seems exorbitant compared to the last two years. My usual carrier, KLM, is quoting twice what it was last year. The seating charts for the Amsterdam - Nairobi flights "appear" about half full. I'm unsure if that's because they hold seats or if people really are booking 10 months out. I didn't book my air for my last two February safaris until July, so I'm contemplating waiting to see if there's a drop then, but don't want to blow my alternatives, which right now are BA at slightly less than what KLM is quoting or Emirates at the same price as KLM last year. The only thing holding me back from booking Emirates is the thought of 12 hours to Dubai in economy (they have no premium economy). Turkish, which I recently got bumped on to on the way to Italy and I loved, doesn't work out due to the arrival and departure times of my itinerary.

I know no one has a crystal ball, but WWYD (what would you do?)?

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