Deal Alert: US Cities to Nairobi From $569 Round-Trip

Jul 17, 2019

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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using The Platinum Card® from American Express, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.

We’re seeing widespread availability from major US cities like San Francisco (SFO), New York (JFK) and Seattle (SEA) to Nairobi, Kenya (NBO) on SkyTeam airlines such as KLM, Kenya Airways and Delta. We’re also seeing discounted flights from Atlanta (ATL) to the Kenyan capital on Lufthansa. Flights are starting at just $569 round-trip and are available from September through the beginning of June.

Once in Nairobi, you can visit the famous Giraffe Center nature park and the Maasai Market (which will ship goods over $50 to the U.S.). Additionally, Nairobi is a great jumping-off point if you’re wanting to go on safari in one of Kenya’s many game parks.

To search, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or through an OTA like Priceline or Expedia.

Airline: KLM, Delta, Kenya Airways, Lufthansa
Routes: SEA/SFO/JFK/LAX/ORD/IAH/ATL/BOS to NBO
Cost: $569+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September 2019 – June 2020
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

San Francisco (SFO) to Nairobi (NBO) for $569 round-trip on KLM:

Seattle (SEA) to Nairobi (NBO) for $569 round-trip on Delta, KLM and Kenya:

New York (JFK) to Nairobi (NBO) for $569 round-trip on Delta:

Chicago (ORD) to Nairobi (NBO) for $569 round-trip on KLM:

Houston (IAH) to Nairobi (NBO) for $569 round-trip on KLM via Delta:

Atlanta (ATL) to Nairobi (NBO) for $584 round-trip on Lufthansa:

Boston (BOS) to Nairobi (NBO) for $588 round-trip on Delta and Kenya Airways:

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