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 – Expedia.nz $390 to $615 USD IAD/JFK–South Africa CPT/DUR/JNB Aug-Dec.
But for those of us living in California the cost to get to IAD kind of negates most of the big value of this low fare deal.
San Jose SJC to Johannesburg with Lufthansa or KLM $750 round trip
After running around town this morning I came home to contemplate whether the deal from IAD at $390 round trip is worth buying considering the expense of getting to Washington IAD for the low fare.
Checking fares shows KLM and Lufthansa have San Jose SJC – Johannesburg priced at around $750 round trip for travel departures August to December. And there is no concern whether tickets will be honored by Expedia New Zealand. These ticket prices are available through Lufthansa and KLM websites.
Fares to Cape Town and Durban are priced over $1,000 round trip from California, but another check of intra-South Africa airfare shows round trip flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town or Durban are just a little over $100 on some dates flying South African Airways.
KLM San Jose SJC – Amsterdam AMS – Johannesburg JNB
One way ticket JNB to Cape Town is $72. One way ticket from CPT to Durban is $74. One way ticket Durban DUR to JNB is as low as $59.
Basically you can book a cheap $750 ticket from San Jose to Johannesburg and fly to other cities in South Africa on cheap fares if you want to visit several places.
Lufthansa Airlines San Joe SJC – Frankfurt FRA – Johannesburg JNB
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