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Long weekend travel preperations

SouthAfrica.TO survey
13 June 2008 flights
surveyed on 17 May 2008

Heads up for the superstitious - there's a Friday the 13th on the 13th of June - luckily this is counterbalanced by the fact that Monday the 16th of June is a public holiday, making it a long weekend. Cheapest flight from Durban to Johannesburg is with Kulula Airlines, R577.

Flights from Durban to Johannesburg
Bus trips from Durban to Johannesburg

British Airways economy class

R 795

Baz Bus (7 day pass)

R1 020

Kulula Airways economy class

R 577

Citiliner bus

R 155

Mango Airlines economy class

R 763

Greyhound bus

R 215

1time Airline economy class

R 699

Intercape bus

R 130

SAA economy class

R 678

SA Roadlink bus

R 125

British Airways business class

R1 776

City to City bus

R 140

SAA business class

R1 293

Translux bus

R 170

Kulula MD82 on the tarmac

First time in a year that Kulula's cheapest

The last time that Kulula Airways was cheapest in our Durban to Johannesburg flight surveys was on the 13th July 2007 - and even then it was tied cheapest with 1time airline - this is the first time that Kulula has been the very cheapest airline from Durban to Johannesburg.

SA Roadlink cheapest again

SA Roadlink is once again offering the cheapest bus trips from Durban to Johannesburg - their cheapest fare being R125. This is the third time that SA Roadlink have been cheapest on this route (City to City have been cheapest once).

Board Destination Board Date Time Arrival Date Time Carrier Service No Class Fare
DUR JNB 13 Jun 2008 08:30 13 Jun 2008 15:30 RL 2101 LUXURY 175
DUR JNB 13 Jun 2008 11:00 13 Jun 2008 18:00 RL 2103 LUXURY 175
DUR JNB 13 Jun 2008 14:00 13 Jun 2008 21:00 RL 2105 LUXURY 175
DUR JNB 13 Jun 2008 20:00 14 Jun 2008 04:00 RL 2153 BUDGET 125
DUR JNB 13 Jun 2008 20:30 14 Jun 2008 04:30 RL 3101 BUDGET 135
DUR JNB 13 Jun 2008 22:00 14 Jun 2008 05:00 RL 2109 LUXURY 175
Johannesburg car rentals

As usual Tempest Car Hire are offering the cheapest car rentals at Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo International Airport:

Rental period

Europcar rentals

Avis car hire

Hertz car rental

First Car Rental

Imperial car rental (now Europcar)

Tempest Car Hire

Thrifty car rental

13 Jun 2008
15 Jun 2008

513

343

333

332

529

331

386

Accommodation options in Johannesburg

No real changes in hotel prices since last time we checked - Road Lodge is the cheapest, Intercontinental at Johannesburg Airport is the most expensive.

Night

City Lodge Joburg Airport

Town Lodge Joburg Airport

Road Lodge Joburg Airport

Garden Court Joburg Airport

I-C Airport Sun

Southern Sun Joburg Airport

Melrose Arch Hotel

Protea Hotel Wanderers

13 Jun 2008

679

542

355

997

2802

1050

1870

620

 

 

 

 


Travelblog of the week

Lionblossom caught a train from Johannesburg to Cape Town and took some stunning photos (see below). It took a day and a half to get from Johannesburg station to Cape Town station.

train trip from Johannesburg to Cape Town

1time Airline aircraft

The following photo is of a 1time airline aircraft parked at the domestic arrivals terminal (see left middle of photo) at Cape Town International Airport. The photo was taken in January 2008 from a port window of a South African Airways Airbus (you can see a piece of the Airbus's wing near the top right of the photo, with the distinctive colours of South African Airways).

1time aircraft at Cape Town Airport (South Africa)

Foreign flight news

You can never tell with people from the Guardian

A Life in Full Flight
In 2005 the marketing manager of Ryanair flights, Sinead Finn, remarked that she was the only female speaking to a room filled with male journalists. Michael O'Leary quipped, "I wouldn't be too sure. There's someone here from the Guardian and you can never tell with them." Read more about the controversial Michael O'Leary in his biography by Alan Ruddock, "A Life in Full Flight: The story of the man who made Ryanair take off".

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