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We don’t often see deals on flights from the U.S. to South Africa, but, right now, there are some interesting fares that you should definitely consider taking advantage of before they’re gone.
Here’s a look at everything you need to know!
These fares are with SWISS between Chicago (ORD) and Johannesburg, South Africa (JNB). These itineraries are actually mixed-cabin, meaning you’ll have a leg in economy and a leg in premium economy. In this case, the shorter flights between Chicago and Zurich (ZRH) are in economy and the longer flights between Zurich and Johannesburg (JNB) are in premium economy.
Play around with some dates on Google Flights and then book directly through the airline or an online travel agency (OTA). You may find cheaper rates using lesser-known OTAs, but if you think your plans may change, you may want to book with a more reputable option.
Take a look at our guide to Swiss Air Lines’ U.S. routes before you book your trip!
The best availability can be found in early 2024, though other dates in late 2023 may be available at a higher price.
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This is an excellent deal on an often-pricey route. SWISS offers a great onboard product, and though the deal is a mixed-cabin itinerary, you’ll get nearly 11 hours in premium economy each way between Zurich and Johannesburg!
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