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24 Oct 2008 flights
surveyed 27 Sep

Today we write to you from Cefalù, a little town in Sicily (Italy), where we are busy trying to avoid Italy's mafia bosses and do some research for a new travel site (it's still in an embryonic phase of development, but here's a preview of what we think of Cefalù).

Cefalu beach

Back to business - if you haven't booked your end-of-year flights yet, you're probably too late to get them cheap - 1time Airline, BA, SAA and Mango are already recording their most expensive flight prices since our 8 December 2007 survey (when prices were seasonally higher), and Kulula is not far off having come in with their most expensive flight price since 1 March 2008. Interlink Airline are happily keeping flight prices down, quoting R698 (including all airport taxes) for a one-way economy class ticket from Cape Town to Johannesburg.

Flights from Cape town to Johannesburg
Bus & train trips from Cape Town to Johannesburg

BA economy class

1191

Baz Bus (7 day pass)

1200

Interlink Airline economy class

698

City to City bus

380

Kulula.com economy class

779

Greyhound bus

450

Mango Airlines economy class

789

Intercape bus

500

1time Airline economy class

798

SA Roadlink bus

499

SAA economy class

901

Translux bus

450

BA business class
Interlink Airline business class
SAA business class

2912
1709
2177

Premier Classe train

1730

Interlink Airlines

Business class tickets

Cheapest business class tickets from Cape Town to Johannesburg are also with Interlink Airlines (R1709). SAA & BA's business class ticket prices have crept up slightly. An interesting phenomenon we've noticed is that the price of business class tickets is much more stable than economy class tickets (perhaps business class flyers don't shop around as much, so there isn't as much competition on a price basis).

City to City buses are cheapest

Cheapest of the cheapest are City to City buses, which are going for R380 for a one-way ticket from Cape Town to Johannesburg. Average bus prices (R580) are the highest since 8 December 2007 (R601).

Departure City

Destination City

Full Price

Departure Date & Time

Arrival Date & Time

Carrier

CAPE TOWN

JOHANNESBURG

380.00

24 October - 11h00

25 October - 05h15

CitytoCity

CAPE TOWN

JOHANNESBURG

460.00

24 October - 16h00

25 October - 09h55

Translux

CAPE TOWN

JOHANNESBURG

450.00

24 October - 18h00

25 October - 12h10

Translux

City to City bus

Flight price inflation = 29%

24 Oct 2008 cheapest flight
cheapest flight a year prior
Flight price Inflation

R698
Interlink Airline

R542
1time Airline

29%

Melissa does the V&A Waterfront again

Melissa Faith Yeo is one of the few people who have won our blog of the week twice...but then she is special... Melissa, a Singapore model, took tons of photos of the V&A Waterfront, before turning down an invitation to go clubbing in Cape Town (she rather wanted to get some shut-eye).

Cape Town harbour from V&A Waterfront

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