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Flight path from Johannesburg to Atlanta (USA)

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Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Atlanta

Take a good book on the flight with you, as the Johannesburg - Atlanta route is the 2nd longest commercial flight in the world (after Qantas's Sydney to Dallas Fort Worth), and Atlanta is the busiest airport in the world. To find a cheap flight compare prices using the airfares comparison tool on the left.

Other routes over 16 hours in length are Emirates' Dubai to Houston and Dubai to Los Angeles routes.

Reviews

  • April 2013. A lung specialist findings himself having to assist in a resuscitation on an Joburg to Atlanta flight, after a passenger stops breathing and has no sign of a heartbeat. They got the heart beating and breathing going and the aircraft was diverted to Miami.

Airlines

We carried out a snapshot survey of airfares and ordered the airlines from the cheapest at the top. This will have changed since, but when we looked Lufthansa were cheapest.

Airline
Airports
Stops

Lufthansa

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) to
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

1-stop (26 hours)
Frankfurt (FRA)

British Airways

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) to
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

1-stop (28 to 29 hours)
London (LHR)

Air France

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) to
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

1-stop (21 to 26 hours)
Paris De Gaulle (CDG)

KLM
& Delta

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) to
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

1-stop (28 hours)
Amsterdam

Emirates

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) to
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

1-stop
Dubai (DXB)

Delta Airlines

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) to
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

non-stop (17 hours)

El Al Israel Airlines

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) to
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

1-stop (25 hours)
Tel Aviv (TLV)

Iberia suspended its flights from Johannesburg from 1 May 2012

South African Airways
& Delta

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) to
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

1-stop (24 hours*)
* Various

Swiss International

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) to
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

1-stop (25 hours)
Zurich (ZRH)

United Airlines

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) to
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

1-stop (26 hours)
Frankfurt

The shortest flight path from Johannesburg to Atlanta (Georgia, USA), ignoring restricted flight zones, air traffic and wind, is 13582km.

Live view of the Atlanta skies

There's a fair bit of air traffic in Atlanta's skies most of the time. Credit to Flightradar24.com for making this map available.

Top blog review

Observation by Lize on her Johannesburg - Atlanta trip: "A seventeen hour flight is made considerably better by a half empty plane.  Especially to steal beautiful bananas in the middle of the long long night."

Delta Airlines plane in Atlanta, USA

Hotels

It depends on what you're looking for, but in terms of guest ratings the best spots in Atlanta to stay at are:

  • Stonehurst Place. A bed & breafast a walk from Piedmont Park & nearby restaurants. Ask for the upstairs Master Suite.

  • Staybridge Suites. Good location for shopping at Perimeter Mall and close to restaurants. Avoid rooms on the ground floor and near the parking lot (because of the noise & light). Request a king suite, non-smoking.


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