South African domestic flights are amongst the cheapest in miles and charges and fees. See how you can use Avios to cross the country.
Flying domestic can save you a lot of time in a country like South Africa. That's why Avios miles come handy. Comair, British airways partner, will allow you get the cheapest domestic flights in South Africa. Let's see what are the various options based on one-way routes.
Cape Town to Johannesburg
There are 36+ daily flights from Cape Town (CPT) to Johannesburg (JNB). It's the Rapidair corridor of South Africa. Twelve of those flights are operated by Comair Ltd. The airline is a franchise partner of British Airways and a member of the oneworld alliance. Which means you can book Comair flights through your British Airways Executive Club account. Its fleet is made of 26 B737-400s and 800s and Johannesburg is its hub.
Here is the daily schedule of the Cape Town - Johannesburg service. A one way fare retails at $155.
You'll pay 25% of that cash value if you redeem your Avios, Here's an example below.
A one way reward flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg will cost you 6,500 Avios and $42 in taxes, fees, and charges.
Johannesburg to Durban
This route is operated by Kulula.com, a Comair Ltd company. It operates 8 daily direct flights. Here is the daily schedule of the Johannesburg-Durban service. A one way fare retails at $107.
A one way reward flight from Johannesburg to Durban will cost you 4,000 Avios and $42 in taxes, fees, and charges! This is definitely one of the cheapest domestic reward flights around the oneworld alliance network. Other low miles and charges flights are domestic flights in Japan. I also wrote about Madrid-Lyon in Business class and Tokyo-Okinawa.
If you have questions about this article or on the best loyalty program for your future redemptions please contact me via the Amin On Miles Facebook page.