SkyTeam member Kenya Airways surprises with a very interesting business class fare for flights departing from Cape Town to Amsterdam. With a lengthy stopover in Nairobi, you are able to get tickets as cheap as €610. The fares shows up in fall 2021 as well as April through June 2022.
Worldwide travel restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. We strongly recommend gathering detailed information about the travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to your desired origin and destination.
A good start is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website. It provides current updates on a country’s immigration policies. Even better, the Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.
Our availability calendar shows all possible flight dates at the lowest fare for trips up to 28 days.
Flights between Cape Town and Nairobi are Boeing 737 services, with recliner seats in a 2-2 pattern up front. Between Nairobi and Europe, you can expect a Boeing 787 Dreamliner with proper lie-flat-seats in a long haul business class cabin.
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The lowest price shows up for flights in November 2021 as well as one date in April 2022. A maximum stay of one month in Europe applies. We expect this fare to be gone within hours.
You can look for additional flight dates or destination on Google Flights. From there, you can proceed to Kenya Airways, where tickets are available at €640-€687, or look what Skyscanner’s OTAs have to offer. We strongly recommend booking with Kenya Airways.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:
- The Covid-19 Pandemic
During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.
Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
- Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.
This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
- Baggage Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
Kenya Airways sells these tickets in booking class Z. The entire trip results in the following mileage:
- 28,024 Miles on China Eastern Eastern Miles
- 26,946 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
- 20,092 Miles on Czech Airlines OK Plus
- 20,092 Miles on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
- 20,092 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
- 20,092 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
- 17,414 Miles on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
- 16,744 Miles on Alitalia MileMiglia
- 16,744 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
- 16,744 Miles on Air Europa Club
- 16,744 Miles on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
- 16,744 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
- 16,744 Miles on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- 16,742 Award Miles + 108 XP on FlyingBlue
- 13,394 Miles on Delta SkyMiles