I'll say it again. R7240.
That's how much it will cost you to fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town on SAA in June next year.
With my grubby paws on three tickets for Match 56, R16 - 1H v 2G on 29 June, I have Joburg family flying down to enjoy a game at Cape Town's striking new stadium. But browsing around for airfares the other day I discovered that it's not only the stadium for the beautiful game that is breathtaking.
SAA is often not the cheapest option, so I merrily clicked over to kulula.com. R4298. Close on half the price, but still three times what you'll pay for a flight outside of World Cup season. BA/Comair split the difference with a return fare of R5248. Ouch.
Now, obviously, issues of supply and demand are going to affect availability (and therefore fares) when the World Cup circus comes to town, but with all the warnings for the travel and hospitality industries not to fleece tourists and locals perhaps the airlines didn't get the memo?
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