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Cash flights from the U.S. to South Africa are notoriously pricey, but SWISS is offering a great deal on premium economy seats from several U.S. cities to Johannesburg that start at under $1,800 round-trip.
Here’s what you need to know!
This deal is valid on tickets originating in several cities served by SWISS, including Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), and Washington, D.C. (IAD).
There is a catch, however. The flights between the U.S. and the airline’s hub in Zurich (ZRH) will be in economy and then the leg between Zurich and Johannesburg (JNB) will be in premium economy.
Still, for such a long journey, it’s a great price to pay for the ability to travel in premium economy for more than 20 hours.
Note that you can search for your dates through Google Flights, but you’ll want to book directly at SWISS.com, as the flights aren’t bookable directly through Google Flights. You may find cheaper rates if booking through an online travel agency (OTA), but we suggest booking directly through the airline if you need to change your reservation after purchase.
Check out our guide to the SWISS’ U.S. routes to learn more about the airline.
There’s widespread availability between this fall and next spring, so you shouldn’t have trouble finding travel dates that work for you.
Either way, once you’ve settled on dates, you’ll want to book your flight using a credit card that rewards you for travel purchases. Here are a few of our favorites here at Upgraded Points:
This is an excellent deal for a lengthy, often expensive route. SWISS is a fantastic airline to fly, especially in premium economy. This deal won’t last, so make sure to book ASAP!
The information regarding the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.
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