Cheap Flights of the Week: South Africa, USA and New Zealand

Peter Terlato 8 March 2019 NEWS

Jump on these top flight deals now before they sell out!

$889: Stampede to South Africa with Etihad

Etihad Airways has an unbeatable sale on flights between Australia and South Africa. If ever you wanted to go on safari, now is the time to book!

Sample fares include Adelaide to Johannesburg from $889 return, Hobart to Johannesburg from $954 return, Sydney to Johannesburg from $963 return, Melbourne to Johannesburg from $964 return, Brisbane to Johannesburg from $972 return, Canberra to Johannesburg from $998 return and Perth to Johannesburg from $1,090 return.

These are return airfares on a full-service airline and include checked baggage, meals and entertainment.

Travel dates: April - June and August - October 2019.
Sale ends: No official end date, unless sold out prior.

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We love these flights because:

  • Do we really need to explain just how cheap these flights are? Typical fares cost $1,700 return.
  • If you travel between April-October the weather will be dryer, which means wildlife is more visible.
  • Etihad has a stopover deal where if you stay in Abu Dhabi for two days, you'll get the second night free.

$949: Visit the USA with Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia has released what it's calling the "Sale of the Decade", offering up discounted fares across its popular USA routes.

Sample fares include Brisbane to Los Angeles from $949 return, Melbourne to San Francisco from $1,046 return, Melbourne to New York from $1,106 return, Sydney to Las Vegas from $1,046 return, Melbourne to Orlando from $1,346 and Melbourne to Seattle from $1,146 return.

Keen on October-November flights? Flight Centre is offering them that much cheaper, starting at $925 return. Check them out here.

These are return flights on a full-service airline and include checked baggage, meals and entertainment.

Travel dates: 3 May - 14 Jun and 14 Jul - 11 Sep and 5 Oct - 30 Nov 2019.
Sale ends: 12 March, unless sold out prior.

Book your Virgin Australia fare now

We love these flights because:

  • You can spend summer, autumn or spring in the USA. Decide which season you want to experience.
  • Flights from major capitals are direct while flights from smaller cities may include a layover in Australia.
  • Velocity members earn 5 points per $1 spent. That's a minimum of 4,745 points on the cheapest route.

$297: Hop to Auckland with Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has sale fares to NZ's largest urban area, Auckland.

Sample fare is Sydney to Auckland from $297 return.

These are return flights on a full-service airline and do not include checked baggage, meals and entertainment.

Travel dates: 26 March - 3 April and 29 April - 3 July 2019.
Sale ends: 12 March, unless sold out prior.

Book your Air New Zealand flights now

We love these flights because:

  • Auckland offers locally-grown cuisine, welcoming hospitality, exciting activities and stunning surrounds.
  • You can visit the Howick Historical Village or try stargazing at the Stardome and Auckland Observatory.
  • Auckland plays host to 53 volcanic peaks. The peaks of these formations make for spectacular views.

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