Star Alliance member SWISS is currently selling cheap business class flights from Amsterdam to Johannesburg. Availability is extremely high, even in 2021. We recommend booking these flights for 2021, as to reduce any risk of the flight being canceled due to the Coronavirus.
The flights include 2 pieces of luggage. You will first fly to Zurich, and then continue to Johannesburg on an Airbus A340.
By the way – feel free to check out our other business class dealz from Amsterdam:
Dennis, one of our editors, has already flown this exact flight and wrote a review:
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This deal expires on May 15, 2020. You can fly anytime before February 28th (except the Christmas holidays), and need to stay at least 6 days (or a Sunday) and no longer than 3 months.
We expect major shakeups in the airline industry over the following months. Some services might be cancelled, aircraft changed or downgraded. The schedule we describe was planned under different economic circumstances and may very well change.
To save you some time, clicking through all those websites, here’s a calendar, showing all available dates:
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 to book with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:
- 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 tickets are issued in booking class P, which should get you:
- 18,430 on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 14,010 on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 12,060 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 11,960 on Miles & More
- 11,660 on SAS EuroBonus
- 11,460 on Asiana Club
- 11,460 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 11,210 on TAP Miles & Go
- 11,210 on Copa ConnectMiles
- 11,210 on United MileagePlus
- 11,210 on Air India Flying Returns
- 11,210 on EgyptAir Plus
- 11,210 on Avianca LifeMiles
- 11,210 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 11,210 on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 11,210 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 11,210 on South African Voyager
- 11,210 on LATAM Pass
- 7,840 on ANA Mileage Club
- 5,600 on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 750 on Asia Miles
Information & Tips for Johannesburg
Johannesburg has 9,6 million inhabitants and is the largest city and most important business and financial center in Africa south of the Sahara. The city is well connected to Europe by air, flights for under 500€ (round trip) are becoming increasingly more common.
Best Time to Travel
The best times to visit Johannesburg are during fall (March – May) and during spring (September – Novemver). Temperatures are warm but pleasant and rainfall is comparatively rare.
From the Airport to the City
One possibility is taking the Gautrain, a type of local commuter rail. A trip to the city center takes about 25 minutes and costs approximately 12€. Taking a cab or an Uber runs you about 18€ to 24€.
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