Windhoek, Namibia: €394 with Eurowings Discover from Budapest (w/o Luggage)

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Currently Eurowings Discover is selling cheap tickets from Budapest to Windhoek during Namibian summer for HUF 156,600 (~€375). The cheapest availabilities are found in December. The classic fare with 23 kg checked luggage is HUF100,00 more expensive.

Info

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.

Rebooking is possible for €75 however you will have to pay a fare difference. Cancellations are not possible.

The calendar reflects all available dates with a travel period up to 28 days. After selecting an out- and inbound flight date, it will forward you to Lufthansa’s website, where the cheapest tickets are sold.

While the cheapest flights are only available in January and February 2023, flights in 2022 are available at HUF 172,600 (~€413), with availabilities ranging from September through December.

4Y BUD WDH 156500

These flights come with the huge advantage of departing in the evening and arriving in the morning at the destination. Since Namibia is in a similar time zone, you will be just in time to head to your hotel by the check-in time. The main leg is flown in an Airbus A330. The leg between Budapest and Frankfurt is serviced by Lufthansa in an Airbus 320 NEO. You have roughly one hour in Frankfurt.

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This fare can be booked for flights without a specific travel period. The fare has no expiration date and can thus be withdrawn anytime. The minimum stay requirement is of 6 days or one Sunday. Furthermore, your stay cannot exceed 12 months. The lowest fares are found in January and February 2023.

All dates are found with Google Flights, we recommend booking directly on Lufthansa’s website. Online travel agencies sell these tickets about €4.00 cheaper – which does not justify the inconveniences you might have to deal with:

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.

Mileage

The tickets are in booking class L. Your yield in miles would be:

  • 5,558 Award Miles + 1,112 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 5,558 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 3,520 Award Miles + 2,770 Tier Miles on Miles&More
  • 1,000 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
  • 312 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 260 Miles on Asia Miles
  • 260 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 260 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 260 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 250 Points on SAS EuroBonus
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Hotels

Hotels in Windhoek usually start from €60, depending on the hotel category. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is searching on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:

Cover Picture: Photo by Dick Hoskins on Unsplash

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