I am new to DL and I would like to work towards a future awards redemption to JRO (Kilamanjaro) for September 2012. Based on KLM being the sole western carrier into the airport, Skymiles or Flying Blue miles appear to be the best approach. I am soliciting any help I can from SM veterans to see if such a redemption is even possible and how many miles I will need to pull it off. What is the best method to obtain a low award and is such an award possible. I am based in MCI so I likey need to include a leg to a Skyteam gateway city. I am fine going in coach, but if I can score elite seating, my 6'4" frame would greatly appreciate it. I have heard that sometimes biz class is not that much more expensive in miles than coach, but maybe that's just a rumor. I am entertaining the AMEX Platinum with Delta first time promo balance, but not sure if the $450 benefit is worth it given that I am more than a year out from my trip...how often does Delta have AMEX transfer promos? Thanks so much for any assistance anyone can offer.