Cape Town: €394 from Italy with Air France – KLM (€500 with luggage)

Cape Town South Africa
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You can currently fly from Milan and Rome to Cape Town with SkyTeam‘s Air FranceKLM for prices starting at €394. Sadly, flying with luggage will cost €500, unless you have a SkyTeam Elite status.

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We even found €375 on the Finnish Skyscanner site, but booking in Finnish might not be your preferred choice

The flight times are almost identical for Milan and Rome. The layover is either in Amsterdam or Paris, depending on your airline choice. Both airlines operate a Boeing 777 on the flight to Cape Town, which is quite modern and comfortable to fly in.

As always with Air France – KLM, meals and drinks (incl. alcoholic beverages) are included, as well as 12 kg of hand luggage.

Search & Book

This deal expires on August 4, 2019. The flights have to be flown between September 1st and March 31st (the return flight until June 30th). The trip length has to be 6 days (or a Sunday) to 3 months long.

You can find available dates using Google Flights, and then find the cheapest fare on Skyscanner. If you’re planning on traveling with luggage, we recommend booking the flights directly on klm.com and selecting the Standard fare.

To facilitate your search for possible dates, we’ve put together an availability calendar for trips of 7-10 days, that will redirect you to Skyscanner:

Miles

While the short European flight is issued in class L, the long-haul flight to South Africa is issued in class X, which won’t get you any miles for any program other than Flying Blue. This is what you’d get for a Milan-Cape Town roundtrip via Amsterdam:

  • 1,500 on Czech Airlines OK Plus
  • 1,000 on Saudia Alfursan
  • 790 on China Eastern Eastern Miles
  • 790 on Aeromexico Club Premier
  • 640 on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
  • 630 on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
  • 600 on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
  • 500 on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
  • 500 on Alitalia MileMiglia
  • 500 on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
  • 500 on Aeroflot Bonus
  • 490 on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
  • 490 on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
  • 490 on GOL Aéreos Smiles
  • 490 on Delta SkyMiles
  • 490 on Air Europa Club
  • 490 on Korean Air Skypass
  • 490 on MEA Cedar Miles
  • 490 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

You are basically only getting the miles of a Milan-Amsterdam roundtrip.

Flying Blue would credit you 1,354 miles if you select the Light fare, and 1,674 miles if flying Standard with luggage.

Information & Tips for Cape Town

Cape Town is the second largest – but touristically more relevant – city in South Africa and especially known for the Table Mountain and the beaches in the south. The city is well connected to Europe and the rest of Africa by air travel.

Compared to Johannesburg, flights to Cape Town are pretty much always more expensive. A good price is 500€ – 600€ for a round trip ticket in economy class. Anything under 500€ can be considered a good deal, occasionally you can find fares around 400€, although without checked luggage for the most part.

Best Time to Visit

The ideal time to visit Cape Town is during the summer from the end of January until the end of April; the hottest temperatures are from December to February, although it is very windy during this time.

From the Airport to the City

Due to high crime rates, it is not recommended to take a bus or other forms of public transport in the regions surrounding the airport. A taxi from the airport to the city center costs about 18€ to 25€, an Uber is a good alternative and costs about half of that.

All Dealz for Cape Town

Source: travelfree – thanks!

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