Wednesday, May 28, 2008

$925(a) from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle to Africa with South African Airways’ “Fares for All Seasons” Sale

BUSINESS WIRE--South African Airways (SAA), Africas most awarded airline, announced the Fares for all Seasons sale, with prices as low as $925(a) round trip for travel on flights from the West Coast to South Africa and Senegal during the late summer season, as well as the upcoming fall, winter and spring seasons.

The $925(a) fare is valid on certain flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and other west coast cities connecting to South African Airways flights from New York or Washington, D.C. from Oct. 5 through Dec. 6, 2008 or Jan. 7 through March 31, 2009. Fares start as low as $1,025(a) for travel from Aug. 20 through Oct. 4 or Dec. 24, 2008 through Jan. 6, 2009. The fares apply for travel to Dakar, Senegal, or Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, East London and Port Elizabeth in South Africa. Reservations must be ticketed by June 20th through, or the airlines reservations center at 1-800-722-9675. Taxes and fuel surcharges apply. Low fares also are available for travel from many other cities in the U.S.

Africa is an amazing place to visit during any season, and for many reasons, so we decided to offer low fares for travel from many cities in the U.S. as early as late summer and as late as next spring, said Marc Cavaliere, executive vice president, North America for South African Airways. Whether a visit to the wineries and Table Mountain in Cape Town, a safari outside of Port Elizabeth or a jaunt in Dakar at some of their exciting new resorts, we have low fares that make it easy and affordable to get there at a time when the U.S. dollar goes very far in Africa.

The U.S. Dollar is currently exchanging at approximately 1:7.5 against the Rand, making prices for dining, lodging and attractions in South Africa amazingly affordable.

For an even greater vacation value, SAA offers a line of affordable luxury vacations through South African Airways Vacations. Customers can learn more when they call to make their flight reservations, or by visiting

South African Airways features the only nonstop service from the U.S. to South Africa with daily departures from Washington, D.C., and daily direct service from New York that offer travel convenience and award-winning service. Customers in premium class enjoy 180° flat-bed seats with individual entertainment systems, and customers in economy class enjoy the most legroom versus competitors and individual on-demand entertainment systems. SAAs unrivaled network, featuring connections to more than 20 destinations within South Africa, and more than 20 cities across the rest of the continent, make the airline the savvy travelers gateway to Africa.

As a member to the worldwide Star Alliance, South African Airways is able to offer its customers 965 destinations in 162 countries and 18,000 flights daily, including convenient connections from more than 25 cities in the U.S. through code share service with Star Alliance partner United Airlines. Members of Uniteds Mileage Plus, US Airways Dividend Miles and Air Canadas Aeroplan programs are able to earn and redeem miles on all South African Airways flights. For more information on South African Airways, please call (800) 722-9675 or visit, where travelers can sign up to be notified of other great South African Airways travel deals and vacation packages.

(a) Taxes and fuel surcharges apply. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights. Fare is non-refundable and non-endorsable. Minimum stay of 3 days, maximum stay of 1 month.

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