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Flights

We are more than happy to arrange flights for you. For the UK and Europe we use an independent Brighton (UK) based company that is accredited with ATOL and IATA and in the USA our resident consultant arranges flights based on your departure point. They will source flights at the best possible rates and with the most effective transit times where appropriate for domestic African flights. Some airlines like South African Airways (SAA) allow you to book months in advance but only pay 4 weeks before departure (subject to any change in fuel surcharges etc.). There is a small booking fee involved, but they take away the hassle of any flight changes or delays that require administration. The main carriers that we use on routes to Southern Africa are listed below. Most operate non-stop flights to Johannesburg in the north and to Cape Town in the south from Europe. SAA operates a non stop flight from JFK to Johannesburg. Flight times from Europe to Johannesburg average 10¾ hours whilst those to Cape Town average 11.5 hours. From the USA, flight times will depend on departure points and where necessary, transit stops in Europe.

South African Airways

South African AirwaysSouth African Airways operates numerous flights to Southern Africa each day from various European cities as well as a non stop flight from the USA (JFK) to Johannesburg; they use Boeing 747-400 aircraft as well as different versions of the Airbus A340 and all are non-stop. From the UK, Two of the flights are to Johannesburg and one is to Cape Town. Within South Africa, South African Airways has its own internal flights to all major and minor cities. Different cabin classes include: Economy and Business Class. www.flysaa.com

British Airways

British AirwaysBritish Airways currently operates four flights per day to South Africa in summer and three in winter; all are either Boeing 747-400 or Boeing 777 aircraft and all are non-stop from London, UK. Two of the flights are to Johannesburg and two are to Cape Town in summer with one in winter. The extra summer flight from Cape Town is a day flight. Within South Africa, British Airways has its own internal flights to other major cities (operated by Comair). Different cabin classes include: World Traveller (Economy), World Traveller Plus (Economy but with extra legroom), Club World (Business) and First Class. www.ba.com

Virgin Atlantic Airways

Virgin Atlantic AirwaysVirgin Atlantic operates two flights per day to South Africa in summer and one in winter; all are Airbus A340-600 aircraft and all are non-stop from London, UK. There is one flight to Johannesburg and one to Cape Town in South Africa's summer months. Within South Africa, Virgin Atlantic makes use of various domestic airlines. Different cabin classes include: Economy, Premier Economy (extra legroom) and Upper Class (Business). www.virginatlantic.com

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

South African AirwaysKLM operate daily flights from Amsterdam to both Johannesburg and Cape Town, The Cape Town flight is a day flight. There are convenient connections from most UK airports and from the USA with Northwest via Amsterdam and in our opinion well worth considering if you are not travelling via or from London Heathrow Airport. They operate Boeing 777 aircraft and have Economy & Business Class. www.klm.com

Emirates

British AirwaysEmirates operates daily Airbus flights to Cape Town and Johannesburg from Dubai. In turn, there are a number of connecting flights with Emirates from various UK & USA airports. The prices are usually very competitive, but the journey takes in excess of 17 hours with the stopover from Europe slone. www.emirates.com

Lufthansa

Virgin Atlantic AirwaysLufthansa again operates daily flights to and from Southern Africa using Airbus A340-600, A380 and Boeing 747-400 aircraft. They fly from Frankfurt and Munich and there are numerous connecting flights from the UK and the USA. www.lufthansa.com

Delta Airlines

DeltaDelta Airlines is the only USA based airline to operate a direct flight to South Africa. It operates twice daily flights in most instances with some being via Amsterdam as it has a cooperation agreement with KLM. Aircraft that it uses are all from the Boeing family being mostly the 777 range. www.delta.com

Continental Airlines

Continental AirlinesContinental Airlines operates from two main hubs in the USA, namely Houston and New York with daily flights to a number of European cities. With its alliances through the USA/African market. Continental recently launched a daily nonstop service between its Houston hub and Frankfurt, Germany. The new service provides a link to the hub of Star Alliance member carrier Lufthansa. www.continental.com