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Via The Flight Deal, you can fly from New York (JFK) to Nairobi, Kenya, or Johannesburg, South Africa for ~$500 round-trip in coach.
This is NOT a mistake fare! But cheap flights like these won’t last!
How to Book Cheap Flights to Africa!
Link: Google Flights
Go to Google Flights and look for flights from New York (JFK) to Nairobi or Johannesburg.
The Flight Deal reports there are great deals to Nairobi during November, December, and February. And cheap fares to Johannesburg in February.
But I even found a cheap flight in October to Nairobi, Kenya.
I also found flights to Johannesburg, South Africa, for ~$505 round-trip from February 2, 2015, to February 12, 2015.
Deal or No Deal?
Usually a ticket from New York to Africa costs ~$1,500 round-trip. You can save ~$1,000 on this ticket. This is a great deal and I don’t expect it to last much longer!
What If You’re Not in New York City?
If you’re not in New York, you could use points (like British Airways Avios) to get there cheaply. British Airways Avios work best for short-haul flights because you pay 7,500 points 1-way for flights up to 1,149 miles.
You can use the Visual Map to see how many British Airways Avios points you’ll need to get to New York.
If you have the Southwest Companion Pass, you and a companion could fly to New York very cheaply. That’s because with the Companion Pass, your companion flies with you for almost free on both paid and award tickets.
You could also try to find a cheap paid ticket from your home airport to New York. But do the math to see if it makes sense.
Remember to Use a Card That Will Earn Bonus Points!
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Low fares usually don’t last, so book soon if you want to get in on these prices.
Please leave me a comment if you book a flight!