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    ............Eurowings has also announced its main schedule for the forthcoming winter season. New routes include a weekly flight from Cologne to Cape Town, a new Düsseldorf – Hurghada service as well as flights from Munich to the Canary Islands and Morocco.................

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    It makes 8500 return with Eurowings.

    I frequently manage to get a return around 9000 on Air France...

    Not that low cost at all !

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    Quote Originally Posted by f2wohf View Post
    It makes 8500 return with Eurowings.

    I frequently manage to get a return around 9000 on Air France...

    Not that low cost at all !
    Ja, it is not as cheap as I hoped, but it is something. Just did a quick search on travelstart. At lease these prices are competitive with the ME carriers at similar pricing and is non stop. If you going to Germany only of course and not to London for example where you will have to connect still then anyway.

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    Gut feeling told me that price feels slightly off the mark so I investigated...

    Sure enough - the price is right:

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    Unfortunately the currency isn't:

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    Still...not bad. Also - pro tip...if you want to fly to Europe cheaply fly to Rome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by f2wohf View Post
    It makes 8500 return with Eurowings.

    I frequently manage to get a return around 9000 on Air France...

    Not that low cost at all !
    7.5k at current exchange rate. Not to bad for a direct flight to Germany.



    NVM, they charge for the luggage. It's not selected by default. So yea, another 66$ to take along a suitcase @23kg

    Food is also not included on the base fare. With food you're looking at 9k
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3lOH55A View Post
    Food is also not included on the base fare. With food you're looking at 9k
    Just grab a sandwich or something before boarding the plane.

    The low budget airlines don't seem to mind if you bring your own food & water.

    Lack of luggage - well depends how long you're there for. Especially in cooler climate you can get away with less changes of clothes so hand luggage only might be viable. Jeans plus decent jacket can last a few days so you just need shirts & underwear really. And if you fk it up you just do like I did on last trip...walk into a shop and buy clothes there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HavocXphere View Post
    Just grab a sandwich or something before boarding the plane.

    The low budget airlines don't seem to mind if you bring your own food & water.

    Lack of luggage - well depends how long you're there for. Especially in cooler climate you can get away with less changes of clothes so hand luggage only might be viable. Jeans plus decent jacket can last a few days so you just need shirts & underwear really. And if you fk it up you just do like I did on last trip...walk into a shop and buy clothes there.
    Ja, I would rather take my own food anyway if I were to fly long haul again. I really did not like the food I got on SAA. I am not sure if it was the food or just the long high altitude flight, but my god, I was feeling very bloated and gassy after each trip. I think I could easily get away with just a small cabin suitcase. Specially if you visit friends or family at the destination. Just do washing now and then there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ockie View Post
    Ja, I would rather take my own food anyway if I were to fly long haul again. I really did not like the food I got on SAA. I am not sure if it was the food or just the long high altitude flight, but my god, I was feeling very bloated and gassy after each trip. I think I could easily get away with just a small cabin suitcase. Specially if you visit friends or family at the destination. Just do washing now and then there.
    LOL, I also feel bloated and gassy after every long haul trip, my waist size seems to go up a notch for a while and my shoes seem to shrink a size. I think it's low cabin pressure and it's worse if you're out of shape. Definitely better in the 787's - which makes sense as better cabin pressure and humidity is one of their selling points.

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    Well, with Emirates you can also fly to Germany for just under R11k. Food and luggage included
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    Quote Originally Posted by wetkit View Post
    Well, with Emirates you can also fly to Germany for just under R11k. Food and luggage included
    with a stop over though. and in some cases, a very LONG one.

    You can now often get nice deals with Ethiopian and Kenyan also to Europe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ockie View Post
    with a stop over though. and in some cases, a very LONG one.

    You can now often get nice deals with Ethiopian and Kenyan also to Europe.
    And Turkish direct from CT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spizz View Post
    And Turkish direct from CT.
    The few times I checked on their prices they tend to be a bit on the expensive side.
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