Q: Did those extra seats to Johannesburg on South African Airways for the World Cup become available?
By Florin R. Ferrs (Frugal frequent flyer & international airfare expert)
I am glad to announce that yes; South African Airways is releasing more and more economy seats for travel in June. The discounted airfare from the USA to Johannesburg for the World Cup dates are also far lower than they were last year. Check out vayama’s airfare deals on South African Airways today.
I already saw a deal on Vayama from $1049 total from Washington to Johannesburg. More seats will become available through the winter and spring so keep checking vayama to find the best deals to South Africa for the World Cup. Goooooool!
Here is the original question and reply from last year.
Q: How do we get discounted airline tickets to Johannesburg for the South Africa Football World Cup next June?
Unfortunately, FIFA dictates who they can sell their tickets and there are only 3 large consolidators appointed in the USA by FIFA – who can sell the entire world cup package (Including hotels plus Air etc).
The discounted airline tickets to Johannesburg for next June are currently blocked by the airlines to fulfill the package deals given out through the FIFA appointed agents.
However vayama.com expects to get last minute deals when the appointed agents return some blocked seats, if they are unable to sell everything by the ticketing deadline – that will be sometime next year, aprox 3 to 4 months before the June kickoff . So keep checking this space and the vayama.com website for news of cheap Johannesburg Tickets closer to June.