Airfare of the Day: South African Airways BUSINESS CLASS Cape Town (CPT), South Africa to Sao Paulo (GRU), Brazil from $1,019 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to South African Airways and their midweek business class restricted fares between South Africa and Brazil.

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Fare Details:

  • Fare: South African (SA) DRTXSAO CPT to SAO
  • Booking class: D, C.
  • Price: from $1,019 ($365 base fare + taxes & surcharges).
  • Day/Time restrictions: do not apply.
  • Seasonal restrictions: do not apply.
  • Flight restrictions: transatlantic sectors must be on any SA flight operated by SA.
  • Advanced reservation/Ticketing restrictions: reservations are required for all sectors.
  • Minimum stay requirements: until the first SUN after departure.
  • Maximum stay requirements: 12 months.
  • Stopovers: 4 free stopovers permitted.
  • Transfers: 10 transfers permitted – 5 in each direction.
  • Blackout dates: do not apply.
  • Travel restrictions: do not apply.
  • Sales restrictions: tickets must be issued on SA.
  • Cancellations: charge 25% for cancel/refund.
  • Changes: charge $500.00 for reissue/revalidation.

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Price comparison:


I was able to find availability from December 2018 to October 2019 using Matrix:

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This fare can be booked on Priceline:

Fare construction:


The following accruals were estimated using wheretocredit calculator for CPT-JNB-GRU round trip travel on SA marketed and operated flights without considering any elite status bonuses or ongoing promotions.

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