Linking Separate Kenya Airways Reservations

Old Jun 11, 19, 3:29 pm
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Linking Separate Kenya Airways Reservations

Hi...I have no experience with Kenya Airways so appreciate any info.

I have an Flying Blue award flight operated by Kenya Airways from Male, Seychelles to Nairobi (economy class).

That connects to an Alitalia-ticketed Kenya Airways flight from Nairobi to Rome (then Delta Rome-Atlanta-Los Angeles biz class).

Can I link reservations since both flights are operated by Kenya Airways and I'd like to check luggage through and also be protected in case of a delayed or canceled flight from Seychelles?

Thanks!
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Old Jun 11, 19, 6:19 pm
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"Linking" is just text in a reservation that someone may or may not bother to read.
It will not get you protection for delayed flights. That would be up to the goodwill (or otherwise) of the airline.

Through checking of luggage on separate reservation is another matter (not related to protection)

How long between the scheduled arrival & scheduled departure?
Do you have a visa for Kenya?
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Old Jun 11, 19, 7:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Mwenenzi View Post
"Linking" is just text in a reservation that someone may or may not bother to read.
It will not get you protection for delayed flights. That would be up to the goodwill (or otherwise) of the airline.

Through checking of luggage on separate reservation is another matter (not related to protection)

How long between the scheduled arrival & scheduled departure?
Do you have a visa for Kenya?
Thanks. I am scheduled to arrive at 8 pm into NBO and depart at 11:50 pm. We don't have visas -- is one needed for airport connection only?

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Old Jun 11, 19, 8:54 pm
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... We don't have visas -- is one needed for airport connection only?
That's for you to check. And as you are on separate tickets that may be (or may not be) more of an issue. What will happen if the first flight (Male-NBO) is late or cancelled?
You can check with any TIMATIC service e.g.---> https://www.united.com/web/en-US/app...aspx?i=TIMATIC
Do not rely on a random web site (~FT) for visa/immigration advice.

How are you getting to Male, Seychelles ?
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Old Jun 11, 19, 9:22 pm
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I have an award ticket to Male -- LAX-CDG-SEZ. Got biz class on Air France for 95K Skymiles.

I'll check on the visa. Worried about a cancellation as I'm connecting to a separate paid biz class ticket. Not a lot of good options from SEZ-NBO.
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Old Jun 11, 19, 10:36 pm
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I have an award ticket to Male -- LAX-CDG-SEZ. Got biz class on Air France for 95K Skymiles.

I'll check on the visa. Worried about a cancellation as I'm connecting to a separate paid biz class ticket. Not a lot of good options from SEZ-NBO.
Travelling the day before to NBO or a day later from NBO is an option. Albeit with costs. May be cheap self funded insurance.
If the KQ flight /aircraft to Male the morning/afternoon has a problem you will know you will not get out on time. As a guess it will turn around and fly back to NBO (with you)
But no showing NBO- FCO could/would have large cost implications.

Worth phoning KQ, but may be hard to get a reliable reply.

Edit
KQ251 was cancelled 11 Jun 2019 . On time the 2 previous days
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/KQA251
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/kq251
https://www.flightstats.com/v2/flight-tracker/KQ/251
https://www.trip.com/flights/status-kq251/

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