Nairobi, Kenya: €266 Economy Class; €1,525 Qatar Airways Business Class from Spain

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Oneworld member Iberia is currently selling tickets from Madrid to Nairobi, Kenya with a large discount. This is especially interesting because most flights are operated by their alliance partner Qatar Airways. A checked bag of 23kg is included in the economy class fare, the business class includes lounge access.

Update

This deal is a thing of the past.

Here are some of the most attractive options:

Economy Class:

Business Class:

Combining one economy with a business class leg prices out at roughly €900.

Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Iberia with your selected flight dates. You can switch between travel classes to see availabilities in either business or economy class.

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All flights require a change of planes in Doha. While Iberia offers one nonstop flight from Madrid, all three possible Spanish airports (Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga) are connected by Qatar Airways to the Qatari capital. If you want to try the lauded QSuite, you can find the products on flights between Barcelona and Doha, as well as Nairobi and Doha.

Search & Book

According to the fare rules, these tickets are on sale until May 13, 2024. Especially economy tickets might sell out earlier. You need to stay at least three days or one night from Saturday to Sunday in Kenya to get the lowest price.

Google Flights helps you find suiting flight dates. The fare is available on Iberia’s website.

Miles & Points

Tickets are issued in booking class O (economy) and I (business).

Oneworld credits miles based on flight number, not on operating carrier. Because ouf this you will be credited for Iberia flights, despite (mostly) flying Qatar Airways. A trip from Madrid earns the following miles & points:

In economy class:

  • 3,234 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiLes
  • 2,696 Avios + 34 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
  • 2,696 Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
  • 2,696 Points on Finnair Plus
  • 2,696 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
  • 2,696 Points + 14 Elite Points on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
  • 2,696 Award Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
  • 2,696 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
  • 2,696 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
  • 806 Miles on American AAdvantage
  • 760 Avios + 80 Tier Points on British Airways Executive Club
  • 750 Avios + 60 Elite Points on Iberia Plus
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

In business class:

  • 24,260 Award Miles + 13,478 Elite Qualifying Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
  • 16,174 Points on Finnair Plus
  • 13,478 Avios + 96 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
  • 13,478 AsiaMiles + 140 Club Points on Asia Miles
  • 13,478 Award Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
  • 13,478 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
  • 13,478 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiLes
  • 13,478 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
  • 10,782 Points + 20 Elite Points on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
  • 7,548 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
  • 7,522 Miles on American AAdvantage
  • 7,098 Avios + 560 Tier Points on British Airways Executive Club
  • 7,000 Avios + 300 Elite Points on Iberia Plus
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Destination

Most EU citizens no longer require a visa when travelling to Kenya. You still need to register online before starting your journey.

Information & Tips for Kenya

Immigration & Visa Requirements

EU citizens currently require a visa to enter Kenya. A single-entry visa costs $51 USD and is free for children under the age of 16 when traveling together with their parents.

You can apply for a visa online. Follow the instructions here. You can pay by Visa or Mastercard. It can take up to 2 work days for your visa application to be processed. You have to take a printed copy of your e-Visa to immigration when entering the country.

You can alternatively apply for a Visa on arrival at the airport in Nairobi or Mombasa.

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