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Saving R1212 on a BA flight

20 Mar 2009 flights
21 Feb 2009

We had a look at prices of one-way flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town on the 20th March 2009 (leaving between 1729 and 2036), and BA had a record price - but read on, we'll show you a way we could have reduced our BA flight price by R1212. The 21st March 2009 is a public holiday - not sure if this had an impact on prices (e.g. BA recording a record high flight price on the route).

Flights from JNB & HLA to CPT
Bus & train trips from Joburg to Cape Town

Mango lowest price
flight JE181 leaves 2035 arrives 2250

722

Shosholoza Meyl economy class

210

Kulula Air from O.R. Tambo Airport
flight MN6435 leaves 1945 arrives 2155

891

Shosholoza Meyl tourist class

350

1time economy class
flight 1T137 leaves 1920 arrives 2130

928

City to City coach

380

Mango Flex
flight JE181 leaves 2035 arrives 2250

996

Intercape coach

420

Kulula Air from Lanseria Airport
flight MN455 leaves 1845 arrives 2055

1063

Greyhound coach via Kimberley

450

Mango Plus
flight JE181 leaves 2035 arrives 2250

1106

Translux coach

450

South African Airways economy class
flight SA369 leaves 2010 arrives 2220

1236

Baz Bus (7 day pass)

1250

BA economy class
flight BA6431 leaves 1800 arrives 2010

1989

Premier Classe train

1730

BA business class

2812

Blue train

9215

South African Airways business class

2824

SA Roadlink coach

site down

Saving R1212 on your BA flight price

Book your BA flights on the Kulula website to get a cheaper price! Whilst R1989 is the cheapest flight I could find on the BA site, it's possible to book BA flights for less on the Kulula site! All you do, is look for the flight codes with 4 digits (those are actually BA flights), e.g. MN6435 is actually a British Airways flight. On the Kulula site you can book a flight on MN6435 for R891, on the BA site it costs R2103. This and other hints can be found at our tips for cheaper flights.

BA plane parked at airport

BA most expensive ever

Human Rights Day falling on the 21st of March 2009 may hae influenced these flight prices - R1989 is the highest flight price we have seen from BA on the Johannesburg to Cape Town route (for economy class tickets).

Flight Date

BA flight price

Fri 20 Mar 09

1989

Fri 6 Feb 09

1177

Fri 26 Dec 08

1564

Fri 14 Nov 08

1514

Fri 3 Oct 08

1444

Fri 22 Aug 08

1433

Fri 11 Jul 08

1374

Fri 30 May 08

790

Fri 18 Apr 08

550

Fri 7 Mar 08

1200

Fri 25 Jan 08

1200

Fri 14 Dec 07

867

Fri 2 Nov 07

1394

Fri 21 Sep 07

1532

Fri 10 Aug 07

728

Fri 29 Jun 07

728

Fri 18 May 07

728

Jamie visits Johannesburg

Jamie Sherman travelled from Hartford to Johannesburg for the greatest adventure of her life. She plans on visiting Shingwedzi, Skukuza, and Cape Town; and has set up a special blog to tell us of her travels. However, up to this blog it was Johannesburg Airport (where she got to in a business class seat - lucky lass) and the City Lodge Hotel.

a City Lodge Hotel room in Johannesburg

Let's fly without the passengers' bags

"Airports are notorious for sending Rush bags. It usually means that they are in danger of losing their takeoff slot and have decided that it is better to fly the passengers without their bags than miss their take-off time by packing the plane properly. The bags are only supposed to hang around for twenty-four hours before they are loaded onto a plane, otherwise they have to be checked again by security before they are allowed to fly." Imogen Edwards-Jones, as quoted in her book, Air Babylon (available from Kalahari).

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