Turkish Airlines: Los Angeles – Nairobi, Kenya. $983. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

Anywhere from the West Coast to Africa for under $1,000 is a very good deal.

Masai Mara, Kenya Photo: Paul Mannix, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Date:

  • November 6th – 15th. Valid for travel until March 31st, 2013. Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and flexible month search to see availability — enable “advanced routing codes” and enter “tk+” on both the outbound and return field to search for only Turkish Airlines.  Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure and by September 10th.


  • LAX – IST (Istanbul) – NBO (Nairobi) – IST – LAX


  • 19,636 miles or 5.0 cents per mile. Turkish Airlines is a partner with United Airlines and is a member of the Star Alliance, so you will receive 100% mileage credit with United Airlines. 19,636miles is almost enough for a one domestic reward ticket — or up to $400 in value. Provide the Turkish Airlines check-in staff with your MileagePlus number to receive your miles.


Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – Visa on Arrival for $25. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Kenyan Shilling – $1USD = 85 KES

Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:


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