I am very tired of booking airline tickets. And I haven't even found anything that will us to Kyrgyzstan yet. Since the US government is paying for the trip to KG (thank you!), we're required to fly on a US airline. There are not a lot of US airlines that are interested in flying to Bishkek. Therefore, the ones that do fly there are significantly more expensive. This wouldn't be a problem except that we're only getting money for three of us to fly even though there are four people in the family. So we're trying to fly four people on a generous allotment for three people and it's not working very well. I'd still like to stop in at least London and hopefully Spain and Istanbul on the way there. I'm running out of hope for Spain and Istanbul.
Of course, there are some foreign air carriers that I'm not in the least interested in flying on. Aeroflot out of Russia has a real flair for crash landings. Maybe they've improved in the last few years.