Belgian Star Alliance member Brussels Airlines offers relatively cheap non-stop flights to Accra in Ghana. All fares include meal service and a checked bag up to 23 kg. There are three possible travel periods: From now to June, from September to November and January-February.
This fare is not refundable. Your only way to change flight dates is to pay the fare difference, but at least the rebooking fee is waived.
Worldwide travel restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. We strongly recommend gathering detailed information about the travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to your desired origin and destination.
A good start is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website. It provides current updates on a country’s immigration policies. Even better, the Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.
Our availability calendar shows all possible flight dates at the lowest fare from trips up to one month. It redirects you to Brussels Airlines’ booking site with pre-selected flight dates.
Brussels Airlines uses an Airbus A330 aircraft for this flight. These planes feature a usual 2-4-2 seating in economy class with a rather generous 81 cm seat pitch. While you can reach Accra with TAP a lot cheaper, Brussels Airlines offers luggage and a more comfortable aircraft.
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The fare rules do not offer any restrictions besides a minimum stay of six days (or a Saturday night). This means that we don’t know when these fares will expire. You can travel until February, but there are blackout dates from June to August and in December.
All flights in question can be found easily on Google Flights. We suggest using our availability calendar above, which will redirect you to Brussels Airlines’ booking site. Alternatively, you can also use Lufthansa’s calendar.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:
- The Covid-19 Pandemic
During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.
Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
- Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.
This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
- Baggage Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
Brussels Airlines issues tickets in booking class L. Since these are discounted economy fares, it is not surprising that only little miles will be credited:
- 3,142 Award Miles + 628 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 3,140 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 1,570 Miles on Asiana Club
- 1,570 Miles on Etihad Guest
- 1,256 Award Miles + 1,570 Tier Miles on Miles&More
While hotels in Accra aren’t expensive, you should pay attention to safety. To find the best hotel, we suggest using our hotel search box below. Once you selected your dates, it will forward you to either Booking.com or Travel Dealz hotel search.
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