Kenya Air Awards using Delta Miles Hacks

Old Aug 5, 19, 10:56 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, 11:24 am
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You have to call....it sucks
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Old Aug 5, 19, 2:12 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, 4:36 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, 6:26 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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Old Aug 6, 19, 9:24 am
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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, 8:49 am
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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.
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, 9:05 am
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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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