Hey there everyone! Just bought my plane ticket, so there's no turning back now. I'll be flying out on Sept. 1, at 9:30ish. The flight was actually quite reasonable. I went through a student discount side called statravel.com, and found a flight for about $580, with only one layover, and with taxes and everything included. It looks like with the layover, the flight is going to be about 17 hours. So now the countdown has really begun! Wish me luck!