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Kenya Air Awards using Delta Miles Hacks

Old Aug 5, 19, 11:56 am
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Kenya Air Awards using Delta Miles Hacks

Trying to take my mother SFO to NBO in Business Class as part of birthday trip using Delta Miles on KQ.
Delta basically has no seats ever online.
Any hints on how to find / get?
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Old Aug 5, 19, 12:24 pm
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You have to call....it sucks
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Old Aug 5, 19, 3:12 pm
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Originally Posted by thaitraveller View Post
Trying to take my mother SFO to NBO in Business Class as part of birthday trip using Delta Miles on KQ.
Delta basically has no seats ever online.
Any hints on how to find / get?
KQ can't be booked online. In fact you'll need an agent that understands how to do "direct access" bookings.
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Old Aug 5, 19, 5:36 pm
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Originally Posted by flyerCO View Post
KQ can't be booked online. In fact you'll need an agent that understands how to do "direct access" bookings.
Is that the same process that is needed to book CI connecting flights?
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Old Aug 5, 19, 7:26 pm
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Originally Posted by RealHJ View Post
Is that the same process that is needed to book CI connecting flights?
No. CI fights just require an agent to piece it together. KQ flights require an agent booking directly with KQ. DL system doesn'tcommunicate with KQ for awards.
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Also, when you call DL you can see whether KL has availability using DL miles... does not happen often, but you may be lucky. They fly SFO-AMS-NBO.
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Old Aug 8, 19, 9:49 am
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Originally Posted by PHXflier View Post
Also, when you call DL you can see whether KL has availability using DL miles... does not happen often, but you may be lucky. They fly SFO-AMS-NBO.
How good are the redemption values on KL? Could you use DL miles to do a bargain US -> EU flight by chance?
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Old Aug 8, 19, 10:05 am
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Originally Posted by mayhem View Post
How good are the redemption values on KL? Could you use DL miles to do a bargain US -> EU flight by chance?
You'd have to book it as two separate awards. You can't book US->EU via Africa as one award. You can book US->AFRICA via EU as one, but not US->EU.

KQ a lot of times has great fares, including in J. Thus it depends on when you fly in regards to value.
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Has anyone tried to redeem DL miles on KQ for later this year or early next year? Is it still only available by calling DL? Trying to get on the nonstop from JFK to NBO.
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When? IIRC airports in Kenya are closed.
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Old Aug 5, 20, 4:03 pm
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When? IIRC airports in Kenya are closed.

Health Alert: Kenya, International Flights to Resume August 1

Location: Kenya

Event: The Government of Kenya lifts the suspension of international flights entering and departing the country on August 1st.

Passengers entering Kenya are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result. The test result is valid for entry if produced no more than seven days before deplaning in Kenya.

There is no mandatory quarantine for arriving passengers unless they are symptomatic.

Passenger Locator Cards (PLC, provided both on the flight and at the airport terminal) will be used to track passengers entering Kenya.

Passengers may be subject to quarantine restrictions if any passengers within two rows of their seat appear symptomatic.

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Old Aug 5, 20, 6:36 pm
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Originally Posted by SkyTeam777 View Post
Has anyone tried to redeem DL miles on KQ for later this year or early next year? Is it still only available by calling DL? Trying to get on the nonstop from JFK to NBO.
Yes, you would need to call.
Also, Standard Award Availability is extremely limited on the non-stop KQ flight, so you may wish to consider alternate routings:

[KVS Tool 10.0.1/Diamond - Awards/AF-SkyTeam/US]
Code:
NYC  New York Metro NY US = JFK LGA EWR SWF
NBO  Nairobi Metro / Jomo Kenyatta Intl KE = NBO WIL [HKJK]
MON  30 Nov 2020 | 1 Seat

Carrier    Flight   From     Depart    To       Arrive    A/C  St  Award Availability
---------  -------  -------  --------  -------  --------  ---  --  ------------------
KQ         3        JFK      13:45     NBO      10:30 +1  788      CV+  WX/  YV+
DL         156      JFK      23:40     ACC      14:30 +1  76W      CS+  WS~  YS+
 -> KQ     509      ACC      21:30 +1  NBO      06:10 +2  738
DL         46       JFK      16:27     AMS      05:55 +1  76W      CS0  WS~  YS+
 -> KQ     117      AMS      20:40 +1  NBO      06:45 +2  788
KL         642      JFK      17:45     AMS      06:50 +1  772      CV+  WX/  YV+
 -> KL     565      AMS      12:00 +1  NBO      22:00 +1  781
KL         642      JFK      17:45     AMS      06:50 +1  772      CV+  WX/  YV+
 -> KQ     117      AMS      20:40 +1  NBO      06:45 +2  788
KL         644      JFK      21:30     AMS      10:45 +1  789      CS+  WX/  YV+
 -> KL     565      AMS      12:00 +1  NBO      22:00 +1  781
KL         644      JFK      21:30     AMS      10:45 +1  789      CV+  WX/  YV+
 -> KQ     117      AMS      20:40 +1  NBO      06:45 +2  788
AF         23       JFK      16:30     CDG      05:45 +1  77W      CS+  WV+  YV+
 -> AF     814      CDG      10:10 +1  NBO      20:15 +1  789
AF         23       JFK      16:30     CDG      05:45 +1  77W      CV+  WX0  YV+
 -> KQ     113      CDG      10:50 +1  NBO      20:55 +1  788
AF         15       JFK      17:30     CDG      06:45 +1  77W      CS+  WV+  YV+
 -> AF     814      CDG      10:10 +1  NBO      20:15 +1  789
AF         15       JFK      17:30     CDG      06:45 +1  77W      CV+  WX0  YV+
 -> KQ     113      CDG      10:50 +1  NBO      20:55 +1  788
DL         262      JFK      18:30     CDG      08:00 +1  333      CS0  WS~  YS+
 -> KQ     113      CDG      10:50 +1  NBO      20:55 +1  788
AF         7        JFK      19:30     CDG      08:45 +1  77W      CV+  WX0  YV+
 -> KQ     113      CDG      10:50 +1  NBO      20:55 +1  788
AF         7        JFK      19:30     CDG      08:45 +1  77W      CV+  WV+  YX0
 -> AF     814      CDG      10:10 +1  NBO      20:15 +1  789
AZ         609      JFK      16:45     FCO      07:00 +1  772      CS0  WS~  YS+
 -> KQ     128      FCO      10:25 +1  NBO      19:05 +1  788
DL         3        JFK      19:00     LHR      07:10 +1  764      CS0  WS~  YS+
 -> KQ     101      LHR      17:25 +1  NBO      05:00 +2  788
DL         5        JFK      23:00     LHR      11:00 +1  764      CS0  WS~  YS+
 -> KQ     101      LHR      17:25 +1  NBO      05:00 +2  788
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Old Aug 6, 20, 9:04 pm
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Originally Posted by flyerCO View Post
You'd have to book it as two separate awards. You can't book US->EU via Africa as one award. You can book US->AFRICA via EU as one, but not US->EU.

KQ a lot of times has great fares, including in J. Thus it depends on when you fly in regards to value.
Redacted ... Mods delete if needed.

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Old Aug 9, 20, 8:39 am
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Originally Posted by Intl359Widget View Post
I don't know about you but I've successfully priced 40k one way Y awards between US and Africa via AMS/CDG/LHR on DL.com so what you just posted isn't true.
What was posted was US -> EU -> Africa works, but not US -> Africa -> EU.
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Originally Posted by hhdl View Post
What was posted was US -> EU -> Africa works, but not US -> Africa -> EU.
Whoops! I misunderstood the post.
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