Incredible US-Nairobi on business, London-Bangkok on business, all from $2,000 round trip

Our friends at Mighty Travels have offered us some jaw-dropping business class fares for travel this year. In particular, there are amazing deals for premium cabins on routes from the United States to Nairobi in Kenya, as well as from London to Bangkok.

May Getaway – Philly to Nairobi with aworld

If you want to get away as soon as you can and want to carry it around in lying comfort for a long time, one world has a great deal on a trip from Philadelphia to Nairobi in May. The whole thing will cost just over $3,000 and give you two whole weeks to explore the wonders of Kenya’s wilderness.



City sights or wilderness, it’s all on offer in Nairobi. Photo: Unsplash

Flights are operated via Heathrow, departing Tuesday May 10 at 7.45pm. Operated by American Airlines, its comfortable Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner features direct aisle access to every seat, fully flat seats with premium bedding and chef-designed menus.

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American’s Dreamliner business class is about as good as it gets. Photo: American Airlines

After a brief stopover in London, the second leg is operated by British Airways using the trusty 777, usually the 300ER. It’ll be lucky if you get the old Business Class with the ying-yang front and rear seating arrangement or the new Club Suite. BA is installing the Club Suite on all its 777s by the end of 2022, and while it is certainly a superior product, both options offer the comfort of a flat bed and the inimitable service at edge of BA.

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If you’re lucky, you’ll get the renovated Club Suite on the BA part of the trip. Photo: British Airways

Returning on May 24, the service is operated by the same aircraft in reverse, although the stopover in London is slightly longer this time at three o’clock sharp. Passengers will land at Philadelphia International Airport at 12:05 p.m. on May 25.

If you’d rather go later in the year and from the West Coast instead, Mighty Travels found us an even better deal in October, coming closer to $2,000. Departing Tuesday, October 25 from LAX and returning November 8, Lufthansa Group will take you there and back in comfort flat for just $2,094.

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Flights operate via Frankfurt Airport and will see you on the rare Boeing 747-8 from Los Angeles. That alone is reason enough to jump at this price, even if the on-board hard product isn’t quite up to BA and AA standards. The 2-2-2 layout leaves the window passenger without direct aisle access, but everything stays flat, and the exceptional onboard food and drink makes up for that. The FRA – NBO leg is on the A330-300, which is almost identical in hard product to the Queen.

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The business class product is dated but still very comfortable. Photo: Lufthansa

Easily within reach of Nairobi city are hot destinations such as Diani Beach in Mombassa and of course the Serengeti National Park. Closer to town, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust lets you get up close to orphaned baby elephants, while Nairobi National Park lets you see plenty of the Big Five against an unusual backdrop of skyscrapers. Entry currently only requires a full vaccination or PCR test.


National parks with opportunities to spot the ‘Big Five’ are within striking distance of Nairobi. Photo: Unsplash

Bangkok from London in October

For our UK readers, this is a great opportunity to soak up the autumn sunshine in bustling Bangkok, with multiple opportunities to fly in luxury for just over $2,000. Choose from three Lufthansa Group airlines for this unique stopover in the best of Southeast Asia for a two-week vacation.

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Departing London Heathrow on October 4, board Lufthansa, Austrian or SWISS for the 1-2pm transit to BKK. Return fares on October 18 are $2,022 and a dollar less with Austrian.

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Business class on the Austrian is comfortable and modern, though it lacks direct aisle access for some. Photo: Austrian Airlines

Pick this Austrian flight and you’ll see business in euros on the short trip to Vienna. It’s a stuck middle seat on the Airbus A320, but for a two-hour flight it should be comfortable enough. In LIFE, you’ll switch to your jumbo tank – a Boeing 777-200. Like Lufthansa, it’s a 2-2-2 layout but completely flat. Austrian’s on-board soft product also tends to be very good.

On SWISS, you can fly to Zurich on the mighty A220, or potentially the A320neo Family, depending on the day’s schedule. Again, this is Euro business, but not for very long. The widebody layout is the 777, but this time the 300ER. This cabin has the odd 1-2-2 or 2-2-1 layout: naturally, you should try to book that solo seat if you’re traveling alone when you can! It’s a newer product compared to the A340s – personal storage is improved, privacy is enhanced and the overall aesthetic is more refined.

Finally, you have the option of good old Lufthansa, with a connection in Munich. The A320neo will take you out of London, connecting with a very modern Airbus A350 in Munich. We won’t talk too much about it because it’s literally the same product you’ll find on all Lufthansa jumbo jets with a 2-2-2 layout. Keep in mind the quality of service and food with this airline though.

Bangkok is a wonderful city to visit any time of the year. As Thailand’s capital, it’s packed with cultural and historical sites, from the giant Buddha at Wat Phra Chetuphon to the bustling Chatuchak weekend market.


Bangkok itself has a lot to offer. Photo: Unsplash

But for many, Bangkok is just the starting point for a multitude of adventures. An easy day trip from the city is ancient Siam, as is Ayutthaya, the country’s former capital.

Further afield, Koh Chang is Thailand’s second-largest island and offers the full spectrum of true Thai, from lively all-night beach parties to secluded beach shack retreats. To the south, a sleeper train or overnight bus will drop you off at Surat Thani, the departure point for popular Koh Samui, or at Krabi for Phuket and the inimitable Koh Phi Phi.


A few hours of travel and you could be in the azure waters of Koh Phi Phi. Photo: Unsplash

This post was kindly sponsored by Mighty Travels

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