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JNB-BKK via RUN with Air Austral

JNB-BKK via RUN with Air Austral

  1. Anonymous

    Hey guys, I am in the look for a one-way flight in business class from JNB and BKK. My dates are quite inflexible and I need to be in BKK the 25th of November the latest. I found a relatively good fare with an airline I never heard about (Air Austral) for around $840. The second cheapest option was QR, but the price is over $1,700. My question is, is the premium worth it? According to Google Flights, the RUN-BKK section is operated by a 787, so I assume the product shouldn’t be too outdated (plus there are flat beds). I have tried to do some research, but I have only came up with very limited to none. Any of you have knowledge on Air Austral, or know where I could get some info from?

    Thanks in advance,
    Randy

  2. Hugh B

    It looks like it is a forward-facing 2-2-2 configuration. For whatever reason, the cheapest option showing on Google Flights is NOT Air Austral but, a combination of Kenya Airways and Etihad for about 1200$. Premium Economy might be a better option here because it is about half the Price (650$) and the Long Haul segment is on an SQ a350

  3. SA.Flyer

    Hey there Hugh I just made a screenshot of the offer from Google flights and for some reason Air Austral appears for me. Nonetheless, is SQ’s Premium Econ. good for a 10h flight? If so I guess it is a pretty good deal for $650 (which seems to be for the 23rd)

  4. rickyw

    Well there aren’t many reviews of Air Austral. But, they took delivery of their 787s in October, so you’ll be on a brand new plane.

    For $800 and a lie flat seat on an overnight flight on a brand new plane, I’d take the risk and do it!

    Only concern would be transiting Reunion, but I imagine that’s pretty easy since it is such a small airport

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