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KQ: CPT/JNB-CDG/AMS/LHR starting at ~1600 / 23000ZAR

KQ: CPT/JNB-CDG/AMS/LHR starting at ~1600 / 23000ZAR

Old Jan 2, 17, 3:53 am
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KQ: CPT/JNB-CDG/AMS/LHR starting at ~1600 / 23000ZAR

Various fares (all in Z class), available throughout most of the year:
PERMITTED 21DEC THROUGH 25JUN OR 07JUL THROUGH 15DEC.
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PERMITTED 23APR THROUGH 15JUN OR 16SEP THROUGH 31DEC OR 16JAN THROUGH 31MAR.
No minimum stay requirement, max stay 12 months
NBO-EU operated by the 788 with lie flat seats (or KL 747), NBO-CPT by E190, NBO-JNB is a mix of E190/738/788.

2 Stop overs in NBO (or LVI if going from CPT) are allowed free of charge.

Book directly through KQ website.
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Old Jan 3, 17, 12:03 pm
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Forgive my ignorance but is KQ Kenya airways?
I searched through the glossary but couldn't find it.
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Old Jan 5, 17, 8:25 am
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Yes, KQ is Kenya Airways
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Old Jan 6, 17, 10:30 am
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Originally Posted by Ditto View Post
Yes, KQ is Kenya Airways
Thank you
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Old Jan 6, 17, 12:51 pm
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If I was in a position to take advantage of this route, I would def jump on this fare. I have flown KQ in J JNB-NBO-BKK on their 787 and was impressed with the service provided. It wasn't SQ level (nobody else is really) but it far surpassed my expectations.

NOTE - connecting arrivals from JNB (and at least some other international arrivals as well) must clear security again at NBO. Since many of their international flights are banked together, the line can be lengthy, even for premium pax. I would be cautious about scheduling a tight connection at NBO. My 90 minute connection in J was barely enough and I doubt that the Y pax made the connection. I cleared security, walked to my gate, and boarding was already underway.
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Old Jan 10, 17, 2:51 pm
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NBO is rather easy to connect since it is a small airport, and if you have a short connection you can always ask assistance from the airport employees, or even just ask the people in the queue to move to the front.

On a recent CPT-NBO-AMS flight, the CPT-NBO flight was more than 1h later cutting the connection time short to about 50 minutes, it took me about 20 minutes gate to gate, without skipping any queues, there were about 20-25 PAX before me in the SkyP lane.

On the other side (the normal lane) some other PAX who were bound to the same flight were helped with moving to the front of the queue, although I don't think there was a need.

A short connection is risky in any airport, I would much rather have a 40 minutes connection in NBO than in AMS or CDG where you might spend half of this time just walking.
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