Nairobi - Post Report Question and Answers

What is your home city/country? How long is the trip to post from there, with what connections? How easy/difficult is it to travel to this city/country?

answer - Mar 2024

We are originally from Virginia in the USA. It took about 24 hours of total travel time. Typically there is a layover in a US city, then another long layover somewhere in Europe, then on to Nairobi. It's not difficult to get here, but it is long and tiring. - Mar 2024

Washington, DC. Flight path is typically from DC to Frankfurt or Paris, then to Nairobi. There are also options through Dubai and Qatar but may not be Fly America compliant. - Aug 2023

Washington DC and Chicago: 28-hour flights with a transfer In Europe; brutal travel day. - Mar 2022

New York, New York. Nairobi is quite different, yet it has the same energy. If you don't like one, you won't like the other. It was hard to get home. Two 8-hour flights with a transfer in Europe. - Aug 2021

Boston, MA. You usually have to go through Europe or the Middle East. My favorite route is through Amsterdam. - Apr 2021

US. It is a LONG trip with a connection in Europe. Every airline uses their crappiest plane to fly in/out of Nairobi (even Qatar and Emirates) so the leg into/out of Nairobi is always unpleasant. - Nov 2020

USA. Long trip with stopover in Europe, usually either Amsterdam, London or Paris. There is now a directly flight from Nairobi to NYC, but not yet eligible for "fly America" regulations. - Dec 2018

Pittsburgh, PA by way of Washington, D.C. It's a brutal travel day, with flights to London or Amsterdam, then long layovers and what seem to be the worst planes in the fleet getting you down to East Africa. Total travel time ranges from 22 to 30 hours. - Dec 2018

New York City and St. Louis, Missouri US. Usually you will fly KLM/Delta with one layover. If going back to Missouri, you have two stops: in Amesterdam and in Chicago. - Jun 2018

Washington, D.C. The shortest available trip takes about 26 hours with a connection in Doha. - Jul 2016

Home is Eastern Europe. Trip takes between 6 and 14 hours depending on airline. - Sep 2015

Midwest, it takes a long time to get to the U.S. because layovers tend to be long through Europe (London, Zurich, Amsterdam). Last trip home was Nairobi-London-Charlotte-Louisville and in total took 24 hours of travelling including a 5-hour layover in London and delay in Charlotte. Perhaps going to a larger city direct from Europe would be quicker. - Aug 2015

D.C. Long flights. GSO city pair contract requires you to connect in either Zurich or Amsterdam, which is a pain, because there are other, cheaper connections. - Jul 2015

NJ, Stationed here until Jan 2017 - May 2015

Get to Boston with connecting flights in Europe, basically two 8-hour flights. - Dec 2014

Washington, DC. About 15 hours of flying with transit through Amsterdam, Geneva, or Istanbul. - Jun 2014

Washington, D.C. Quite a long time I would imagine, but I haven't flown there yet from here. - Jun 2014

Washington, DC - about 24 hours door-to-door. - Mar 2014

Washington, D.C. Depart from IAD with a layover in Amsterdam, London or Zurich. - Jul 2013

Transit from the US through Amsterdam is easiest. 27 hours total. - Jun 2013

It's a long way to the east coast of the US. It's about 8 hours to Europe for a connection (we usually fly through Zurich, but also sometimes Amsterdam) and then about 10 hours to the US. With layovers, it's easily a 24 hour ordeal. - Dec 2012

Washington DC. About 16 hours total air travel time. Most connections are through London or Amsterdam, which have about 2 flights per day. - Aug 2012

20+ hours - we like KLM - Dec 2011

Flew from DC via London (several day stopover -- very nice!) About nine hours from DC to London, then about nine hours from London to Nairobi. - Dec 2011

Washington DC, two flights and we went through Amsterdam. - Sep 2011

US, takes 1.5 days each way. - Dec 2010

Washington, DC. 24 hours total - two flights. - Dec 2009

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