Today is a good day for low fares to South Africa. Delta and Skyteam Alliance have low $879 fares from LAX to JNB, Johannesburg, South Africa. United and Star Alliance have fares as low as $882 round trip.
This fare is close to the lowest fare ($853) I saw back in June for November travel with SkyTeam airlines.
Oneworld Alliance fares start at $930 round trip with fewer low fare departure dates.
The difference in this sale from previous sales to JNB are travel departure dates from LAX start next week in August 2015 and run through May 2016. Low fares in previous sales were primarily for departures beginning in November 2015. SFO has far fewer low fare dates and only for late October to early December departures.
Sample Fares from LAX
$878.80 Delta LAX-ATL-JNB-ATL-LAX Tue Aug 25 – Tue Sep 8
$882.00 United LAX-FRA-JNB-FRA-LAX Mon Oct 26 – Mon Nov 9 (Lufthansa operated flights, except outbound FRA-JNB South African Airways.
$896.00 KLM LAX-CDG-JNB-AMS-LAX with Air France outbound and 12-hour layover in Paris 11am to 11pm and 23.5 hour layover in Amsterdam on return leg. Wed Feb 3 – Wed Feb 17, 2016.
$929.37 British Airways LAX-LHR-JNB-LHR-LAX Mon Nov 9 – Mon Nov 23
Sample Fares from SFO
(Star Alliance had low fares from SFO, but they went up while writing this post.)
$895.80 Delta SFO-ATL-JNB-ATL-SFO Mon Oct 26 – Mon Nov 9 (note: low Delta fares start in August for LAX departures, but not until October for SFO departures. Low fare for August and September is $996).
$951.37 British Airways SFO-LHR-JNB-LHR-SFO Mon Nov 9 – Mon Nov 23