Johannesburg: €1,438 Eithad Business Class from Amsterdam & Brussels

Etihad Airways Business Class Boeing 787

Gulf carrier Etihad Airways has freshly uncorked some attractive business class fares from Amsterdam and Brussels to Johannesburg. If you don’t mind changing planes in Abu Dhabi both ways, you can reach South Africa’s transport and business hub for as little €1,438 in a lie-flat-seat. Prices are available for travel between August and November 2022.


For travel before September 30, Etihad has a very generous rebooking policy. You can change your dates for free if there are available seats in the same booking class. To rebook to other routes or booking class, you need to pay a fare difference, but no change fee.

To enter South Africa, you currently only need to fill out this traveler health questionnaire.

Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Eithad’s website with your preselected flight dates. You can also check what OTAs have to offer, as they sell these tickets up to €100 cheaper.


Etihad uses Boeing 787 aircraft on all possible flight segments. Their business class cabin features lie-flat-seats in a 1-2-1 seating pattern, with half of the seats facing the rear of the plane.

Thanks to our reader Marc, who gave us notice via Report a Deal!

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The fare is valid until June 3, 2022 for departures between May 31 and November 30, 2022. A minimum stay of three days applies. You may not stay longer than one month to get the cheap tickets. Availability is fairly good from August 2022 onwards.

Google Flights helps you find additional flight dates. We recommend buying your tickets directly on Etihad’s website for a plethora of reasons.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


Etihad issues tickets for all flight segments in booking class Z. You can earn the following mileage with affiliated frequent flyer programs for an Amsterdam to Johannesburg ticket:

  • 29,874 Miles on Hainan Fortune Wings Club
  • 18,564 Award Miles + 18,562 EQMs on American AAdvantage
  • 18,564 Award Miles + 18,562 Tier Miles on Asiana Club
  • 18,562 Miles on Czech Airlines OK Plus
  • 18,562 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
  • 18,562 Miles on Virgin Australia Velocity
  • 18,562 Miles on Oman Air Sindbad
  • 17,850 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 17,850 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
  • 16,420 Miles on South African Voyager
  • 16,420 Miles on Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
  • 16,420 Miles on Etihad Guest
  • 14,278 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
  • 7,420 Points on SAS EuroBonus
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