“One does not travel by plane. One is merely sent, like a parcel,” wrote Isak Dinesen, who knew something about flying and Africa. It seems apropos to think of her as I fly from New York (JFK) to Nairobi (NBO), artfully tucked into a spacious business-class seat, a velvety blanket wrapped around me, and socks, decorated with a lion’s footprint, delicately pulled over my feet.
It’s a small detail, but I love these socks, drawn from the requisite business-class amenity kit. They could be just any socks, as most airlines would give you. Instead, Kenya Airways, whose nickname “The pride of Africa” also refers to lions, celebrates what makes them unique with special socks. They understand many travelers taking this newly minted, 15-hour, direct flight to Kenya are looking forward to seeing some wildlife. Why not fuel their anticipation?
A game-changing route for tourists and corporate travelers, Kenya Airways’ New York–Nairobi route began daily flights in October 2018. Flight frequency will vary by season, but with full flights, affordable airfare and high rankings by consumers, it’s been well-received in the travel community. Considered by many to be the best airline in Africa, Kenya Airways offers a fleet of Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, planes built to diminish jet lag thanks to elements such as larger windows, better air circulation, a lower altitude oxygen level during fight and ambient lighting. They’ve just signed a codeshare agreement with Delta Air Lines, which puts travelers connecting to and from other cities in good stead.
I flew in February. Business-class service and perks were stellar, the staff had cheerful, big personalities and attractive uniforms, something I care about. The food was excellent, and the wine list was good.
Over the last three–four weeks, Portugal made significant strides in slowly, but surely, reopening the country for travel. As of May 18, Portugal further loosened restrictions by ending the country’s COVID-19 State of Emergency status while continuing social distancing.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
United Airlines introduces United CleanPlus, a partnership with Clorox and the Cleveland Clinic. The company is committed to putting health and safety at the forefront of the entire customer experience, and hopes to deliver an industry-leading standard of cleanliness. This partnership brings together Clorox and some of the country’s top medical experts from the Cleveland Clinic to help guide United Airlines’ new cleaning, safety and social distancing protocols.
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Since 1970, Goway Travel has been committed to providing customized travel experiences for world travelers. Few things are better evidence of this commitment than being awarded the 2019 Trazees award for Favorite Tour Operator. Goway Travel heartily thanks the readers of Trazee Travel for this honor and for their confidence in Goway’s work in creating travel memories that’ll last a lifetime.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is celebrating the heroes. Travelers can nominate the unsung heroes in their lives for a chance to be selected for one of 25 complimentary, seven-night European river cruises for two through July 31.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
Star Clippers offers two complimentary hotel nights in Barbados or St. Maarten for Caribbean sailings December 2020–March 2022. For use before or after the cruise, the hotel deal also includes one breakfast and a ship transfer.