South Africa South African Airways - Star Alliance $390 to $615 USD IAD/JFK–South Africa CPT/DUR/JNB Aug-Dec

There is a low fare deal happening on New Zealand’s site today with round trip tickets on South African Airways from Washington Dulles IAD and New York JFK pricing from $390 for IAD-JNB up to $615 for JFK to Cape Town for travel from August to December. The parameters I have searched show availability from as early as August 17 to early December.

Check out my Twitter feed where I have placed many route screenshots with fare links. I’ll update this post with details.

These fares were searched Fri July 1, 8:00-9:30am California Pacific time.

South African Airways Washington IAD Johannesburg, South Africa

$390.12 USD ($544.20NZD) Nov 9-23 (November seems to have lowest fares).

IAD-JNB $390 USD Nov9-23

South African Airways Washington IAD – Cape Town, South Africa

$593.43 USD ($828.00 NZD) Aug 17-31 Aug 17 is earliest date I found for this deal.

IAD-CPT $493USD Aug17-31

Nov looks like lowest fares. IAD – Durban $477USD round trip Nov 9-23 on

South African Airways Washington IAD – Durban DUR, South Africa

$413.63 USD ($577.00 NZD) November 9-23

IAD-DUR $413 USD Nov9-13

South African Airways New York JFK – Cape Town CPT, South Africa

$541.23 USD (755.00 NZD)  November 9-23

JFK-CPT Expedia NZ $541

South African Airways Washington IAD – Cape Town CPT

$514.50 USD ($718 NZD) Dec 4 – 14

IAD-CPT $515USD Dec 4-14

HT: Fly4Free and SecretFlying

Reality Check Update: California time 12:30pm July 1.

After running some errands I got back home to see these fares are still available. I checked fares from California as I contemplated whether this deal is good enough to warrant buying a ticket from California to IAD.

Fares from San Jose to Johannesburg are pricing on Google Flights at $750 Delta and Lufthansa for fall travel available through regular airline’s own websites.

The $390 ticket price Washington IAD – Johannesburg looks like a great deal, but for west coast people $750 to Johannesburg is also a good deal without any concern over whether the low $390 fares IAD-JNB will be honored by Expedia New Zealand.

Washington IAD – Durban for $413 USD or Cape Town are not low fares from San Jose SJC and still worth considering a ticket to IAD to take advantage of the low fares from IAD to South Africa.

Lufthansa San Jose SJC – Johannesburg JNB

$748.16  Sep 21 – Oct 4

SJC-JNB $749 LH Oct

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  • Jig July 1, 2016


    Can we please accurately describe these as LOW fares? :=)

  • Ric Garrido July 1, 2016

    @Jig – Can you find these fares on any other website?

  • Jig July 1, 2016

    Nope, haven’t tried. My point is simply certain words really hurt in these situations, as you know. So if the intention is for these kinds of deals to actually be used by readers, then it seems best to be choosy in your descriptions, since loose language by bloggers and social media have been quoted directly in harmful regulatory decisions. And ‘low’ is certainly still accurate.

  • Jig July 1, 2016

    You’re the best! Of course it’s your call, but feel free to remove this string, not really relevant to the deal as such.

  • Ric Garrido July 1, 2016

    I find fares from San Jose, California SJC to Johannesburg as low as $750 round trip in October with KLM available for booking on

  • […] I decided to write another article on low South Africa fares today from the USA. There has been a deeply discount economy class fare from Washington IAD to Johannesburg for the past 6 or so hours at $390 USD round trip when booked through the New Zealand expedia site. That is a great deal from Washington and Durban or Cape Town are also in the low $400s. Loyalty Traveler – $390 to $615 USD IAD/JFK–South Africa CPT/DUR/JNB Aug-Dec. […]

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