With Star Alliance members Lufthansa and SWISS, you can currently get inexpensive business class trips to Nairobi in Kenya. With departure from Budapest, you can secure return flights to the nation’s capital starting at HUF 483,900 (~€1,278). These flights are available from March through August 2024.
Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Lufthansa or Swiss with your preselected flight dates.
First, you’ll fly the feeder flight to Frankfurt. Then, you’ll fly on to Nairobi with Lufthansa onboard an Airbus A340 or A330. Both planes feature a similar business class cabin.
Many of our readers may have already experienced Lufthansa’s business class. Generally, Travel-Dealz writers and readers are not big fans of the Lufthansa business class, even though it is definitely not bad. One reason for that is that the service is too inconsistent: From extremely friendly and quick to unfriendly and slow – everything is possible with Lufthansa, even in business class.
Search & Book
The fare rules say the following:
- Expiration date: Unknown
- Travel Period: See the availability calendar
- Minimum Stay: Six days or one night from Saturday to Sunday
- Maximum Stay: 12 months
The best way to search for dates is to use our availability calendar above, which will take you to Lufthansa’s website. Their website also has a best price search, although similarly to Google Flights, you’d need to trick with the duration of your stay. We recommend booking through Lufthansa.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:
Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. In many cases, you may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.
This especially applies to premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
Baggage and Other Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are industry standard by now. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
This also applies to other things like food services, insurances or priority treatment. In almost all cases, you pay less for additional amenities when booking on the airlines’ website.
The tickets are issued in booking class P. For a round trip to Dubai with a transfer in Frankfurt both ways, the credit is as follows:
- 17,772 CV Points on Vistara Club Vistara
- 11,108 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 9,350 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 8,886 Award Miles + 1,778 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 8,886 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 8,886 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 8,886 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
- 8,368 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 6,222 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 4,600 Award Miles + 9,350 Tier Miles on Miles&More
- 4,600 Award Miles + 480 Points on Miles&More 2024
- 1,036 AsiaMiles on Asia Miles