Upgrade to Business Class

You now have various options of upgrading to our award winning business class on Kenya Airways. With an economy class ticket, upgrading to business class and enjoying award winning amenities is easy. 

Bid to Upgrade

Holding an economy class ticket? Our bid to upgrade program allows you to place a price you would like to pay for the upgrade to business class and if your bid is the highest, you will travel in style in Africa’s leading business class.

Make us an offer online before 48 hours to your departure time and with a little luck, we will get back to you with a bid acceptance.

Have you already made your booking? Enter your details here to see if you qualify to upgrade your ticket

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Benefits of upgrading to Business Class

  • Fly in Africa’s leading business class
  • Speed through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi on the sky priority lane through check-in, security and boarding
  • Higher luggage allowance for all business passengers for checked in luggage and carry on hand luggage
  • Sky Priority Baggage handling
  • Access our world class Pride and Simba lounge for your comfort while you wait for your flight
  • Invite a guest to Pride and Simba lounge for company while you wait for your flight
  • Enjoy the nouvelle cuisine onboard with a wide array of fine wines
  • More than 100 movies, documentaries and radio shows on a 15 inch screen for your in-flight entertainment
  • A wide selection of newspapers and international magazines

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    Do you need to book your ticket first?  Book here and you will get an upgrade request email after you get your ticket

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    Upgrade at the airport

    When you reach the check-in counter at the airport, request for an upgrade opportunity to be considered and the following options will be presented.

    Upgrade using your flying blue miles

    Flying Blue members can redeem their flying blue miles at the airport for an upgrade to business class on Kenya Airways when flying out of Nairobi

    Members will also be able to redeem for an upgrade for a companion travelling on the same flight with them.

    Upgrade and pay at the check-in counter

    With a valid and qualified economy class ticket, a small fee will be added to allow you to upgrade to business class. This upgrade will only be valid for the specific sector of travel.  

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