Fly to South Africa for $879* Before It's Too Late!

South African Airways' 72-Hour Sale Runs Through Oct. 21, for Travel in November

Oct 18, 2010, 17:05 ET from South African Airways

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most awarded airline, announced a 72-hour fare sale, with flights from New York JFK or Washington, D.C. to Johannesburg, South Africa, and Dakar, Senegal, available for only $879* round trip including fuel surcharges, for travel from Nov. 1-30, 2010.  Passengers should book their trips to South Africa at this low fare before it's too late, since the sale ends at 11:59 p.m. eastern standard time on Thursday, Oct. 21st.  To book the fare, travelers must call South African Airways' Customer Call Center at 1-800-722-9675, or visit

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"November is the perfect time to visit South Africa, as the spring weather is taking hold, and in Senegal, they're entering the dry season, which makes the cultural sights that much more enjoyable," said Marc Cavaliere, executive vice president, North America, for South African Airways. "Travel enthusiasts should take advantage of this great fare before it's too late, and get to South Africa before the holiday rush."

South African Airways features daily nonstop service from the U.S. to South Africa with morning departures from New York JFK and afternoon direct service from Washington Dulles (with a stop in Dakar, Senegal) that offer travel convenience and award-winning service.   Travelers in Premium Business Class enjoy 180 degree fully flat-bed seats, and in Economy Class enjoy the most legroom versus competitors.  Every seat on board offers an individual on-demand entertainment system, plush pillow, warm blanket and amenity kit.  SAA's unrivaled network, featuring seamless connections to nearly 20 destinations within South Africa, and more than 25 cities across the rest of the continent, makes the airline the savvy traveler's "gateway to Africa."  To complement this network, a world of privileges awaits those who join Voyager, South African Airways' premier mileage program.  To sign up, visit, and link to the Voyager icon. As a Star Alliance member, South African Airways is able to offer its customers 1,172 destinations in 181 countries and more than 21,200 flights daily, including convenient connections from more than 25 cities in the U.S. through code share service with Star Alliance member United Airlines. Members of United's, Continental's, US Airways' and Air Canada's frequent traveler programs are able to earn and redeem miles on all SAA 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 travel deals and vacation packages.  For information about South Africa, visit

*Fare is for travel in Economy Class.  Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights.  Departure taxes and fees of approximately $120 per passenger apply.

Contact:  Elizabeth Ninomiya, South African Airways; Tel: 954-769-5120

SOURCE South African Airways