Belgium’s premier airline and Star Alliance carrier SN Brussels Airlines takes you to the shores of Lake Victoria and back fore less than €300! Flights to Entebbe, Uganda start at €295 with departure from French airports Nantes, Toulouse, Lyon & Marseille. Tickets from Paris are a little more expensive. Luggage and board service are included in this fare. Each trip necessitates a layover in Brussels.
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Fare rules give no sales or travel period for these tickets. The only restriction is a minimum stay of at least six days or one night from saturday to sunday. Availability is great and almost daily from October 2019 through June 2020.
You can find suiting flight dates easily on Google Flights (instructions). Enter them in our flight search to check if cheaper tickets are available. In most cases, online travel agencies offer these tickets just a couple of bucks cheaper than Brussels Airlines. We recommend booking directly with the airline.
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.
The booking class for this discounted Economy fare is L. It’ll yield very little to none award miles in many frequent flyer programs:
- 4,396 Award Miles + 880 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 4,392 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 2,196 Miles on Asiana Club
- 2,196 Miles on Etihad Guest
- 2,188 Miles on Miles&More
Entebbe is one of the major cities in Central African country Uganda. Located at the shores of Lake Victoria, it is an attractive destination for poeple who seek extraordinary wildlife and beautiful nature.
EU-Citizens need to apply for a Visa to enter Uganda. To fill out the form at this official government website is obligatory. As of now, the Visa application fee is US$50.
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