A good sale to Johannesburg.
Flights within South Africa can be pretty cheap with low cost carriers such as Mango (part of South African Airways) or Kulula (part of Comair, a British Airways affiliate). We flew Kulula between Johannesburg and Cape Town last year for about $150 roundtrip and it perfectly fine for such a short trip.
ITA will price this at $749, but if you buy it on Priceline, it will be $723.
Sample Travel Date:
- Sample from Los Angeles
- January 19th – 27th
- Valid for travel on the outbound until May or late August – November. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure
- Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.
How to Search for Availability:
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: LAX
- For San Francisco availability, replace LAX with SFO on the Departing from: field
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: vs+ /f bc=O
- That’s the letter O and not number zero
- Destination: JNB
- Return Advanced Routing Code: vs+ /f bc=O
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “5-12” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- Departing from: LAX
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Book” section below.
- LAX – LHR (London) – JNB (Johannesburg) – LHR – LAX
- Two permitted for free. If you want a stopover in London, use the Virgin Atlantic stopover function, its the easiest way to find stopovers with them. If you do a stopover, while free will trigger additional taxes associated with the UK which for this will be around $150 or so.
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
Virgin Atlantic is a Delta partner. Mileage earning with Delta is as follows:
- Miles Flown: 22,150 miles or 3.3 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 22,150 miles
- Base Redeemable Miles: 11,075 miles
How to Book:
- Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you enter “Virgin Atlantic” on the Airline textbox under the Advanced Options section of the form.
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