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Book a flight nowMango March 2014 Flights

Do you like surprises? Before we get into the Mango flights for March, we'd like to let you know that we have a surprise for you next week, and probably on Monday...keep an eye out on the newsletter :) Clue : It's Mangolicious!

Who is still looking to book in March?

Anybody still making flight plans for March and looking for cheap flights, or have you already booked? Last night we carried out a snapshot survey of Mango flights in March 2014, and listed the results below.

Commentary on Airfares

  • As we saw in our investigation into which was the cheapest airline in South Africa, the very lowest airfares from Johannesburg to Cape Town (and return) are from Lanseria Airport, not from OR Tambo International Airport (although this doesn't hold for every day).

  • The very lowest airfares overall were from OR Tambo to King Shaka Airport.

  • If there was a price war between Kulula and Mango on the OR Tambo to George flight route, it seems to have eased.

  • Cape Town to Durban flight prices are generally higher than those between Johannesburg to Durban. Since flight times are more or less the same, this is probably a function of supply and demand. Johannesburg to PE flights, which are shorter, are generally higher than both CPT-DUR and JHB-CPT - probably for the same reason.

Mango Airlines plane parked at Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg

The airfares listed below may have subsequently changed since we looked (it's the nature of the game & we may also make mistake - yes, this is a human behind this, not a machine!) - check current airfares at Mango. This isn't a flight special, it's merely the provision of info by an independent party.

 

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Mango one-way flights O.R Tambo JNB to George
Mango one-way flights George to O.R Tambo JNB

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Mango one-way flights Cape Town to Durban
Mango one-way flights Durban to Cape Town

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R980

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R1069

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Mango one-way flights JNB to Port Elizabeth
Mango one-way flights Port Elizabeth to JNB

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Another reminder, that the airfares may have changed from those above.

 

The Purple will Rule! Email us a write-up of your trip & we'll give you a travel voucher (write more & share pictures for bigger vouchers):

I was on my gap year with my best friend Jordan. We decided to go island hopping in Indonesia and Thailand. (which is highly recommended for gap year students.) We went around all the Islands including an amazing Komodo Island Cruise. After two months in Indonesia we went to Thailand and experienced everything one needs to experience in that country. After three months we split up. He went to Taiwan and I went to China. Both of us managed to get teaching jobs in our respective countries. It was a truly amazing experience however we were sad that we had to split up. We did know that we were going to see each other back in South Africa 4 months later so it was going to be ok.

coastline in Bali, Indonesia


After my 4 months in China I had to fly back to Bali in order to make my flight back home to South Africa. (We had booked a 7-month return flight through Student Flight Centre.) See how Singapore Airlines saved the day in Bali

rock jutting out to the sea in Bali

After arriving in Singapore, I checked in for my flight to get to South Africa the following evening. I spent an amazing night in Singapore, which took my mind off the hellish week I had just endured. I woke up the next morning, explored the city and later that evening I got to the airport. I had a 3 hour wait before my flight so I wandered around the amazing Changi Airport. When the plane was ready to board I went to the gate. This has to be the most amazing event of my life. When I joined the queue I thought I recognized the person a few places before me. By the most impossible odds, it was my best friend Jordan. Because I was delayed by losing my passport, the few days between the date when I was supposed to leave and the day that he had delayed his flight just happened to be the same. All the pain I had been through in the past week had been forgotten as fate had brought us together to finish the long gap year trip together, just the way we had started it.

We weren't sitting next to each other but luckily he had a very kind person next to him who agreed to swap with me. The flight was amazing, just like all the countless flights I have experienced with Singapore Airlines. It was a smooth trip, decent food and great company. I think that even if the flight was horrible I would have been happy to be with my friend but the fact that it was an amazing flight made it even better! We started the trip on a high, visiting the most amazing places, experiencing the most amazing things. Although My trip took quite a depressing dip, we ended the trip on an equal high that we started on. It was an experience of a life time which I recommend for any young traveler as I have also matured and become a better person.

bus trip in Bali


Written by Sekh-Fei De Lacy

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The bottom line: Remember the 22 travel predictions for 2014. Not sure if this is good news, but we can tick number 13 off the list (politician involved in travel related scandal).

As South African Airways do not operate flights from Cape Town to Durban, if you book a flight on their website, you end up flying with one of their codeshare partners - Mango Airlines or SA Express.

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