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Business class for less

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by Alastair E, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. Alastair E

    Alastair E Reader

    Hi Lucky.

    I've been told of getting a business class flight to Cape Town for under £1000 and the trick is to buy a flight from another location to the one I live. I live in London and was told that there was a business class flight to Cape Town for £950 but it was from Dublin. What is the best way to find these deals and is it possible?
  2. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Member

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    Hi Alistair,

    Ethiopian just started a business class sale to Cape Town with prices around GBP 1020. These fares are out of Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Goteberg, and Oslo, so if it is convenient for you to position to one of those cities these fares may be of interest to you.

    Here's a link to a Boardingarea article discussing the fares (it's in german, so you may have to use google translate).
  3. rickyw

    rickyw Well-Known Member

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    It's definitely possible, you just have to get yourself to the new city (in this case, Dublin). As Josh notes, the major Scandinavian cities also tend to have very attractive premium cabin fares as well.

    More often then not, it is going to be a better deal to take advantage of those fares. Especially for you, being based in London, you have tons of cheap options to get to those gateway cities (Ryanair, Norwegian, Easyjet, etc.)

    Just factor in the additional travel time and collecting your bags if you typically check luggage.