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At Just $244(a) One Way to South Africa, It’s a “November to Remember” on South African Airways

October 3, 2008

The year 2008 will be memorable, not just for its historic election, but also for South African Airways’ “November to Remember” sale, which offers fares as low as $244(a) one way from the U.S. to South Africa and Senegal. South Africa’s flagship airline and the continent’s most awarded carrier introduced the fares from New York or Washington, D.C., to Johannesburg, South Africa, and Dakar, Senegal, for departures on Tuesdays and Wednesdays(a) from Nov. 4, with all travel being completed by Dec. 3rd. Based on round-trip travel, the fare is available for sale now through Oct. 17th by calling 1-800-722-9675, or at www.flysaa.com. The sale fares do not include taxes and fuel surcharges, and are available on specific dates, which are outlined below.

“By the time election day comes around, people from all walks of life will be ready for an escape from the wall-to-wall election coverage and economic news,” said Marc Cavaliere, executive vice president, North America for South African Airways. “With this low fare, we invite travelers to plan ahead for that escape to a place where their dollar will go far and buy them an unforgettable vacation. The fares are only available until Oct. 17th, so act fast.”

Now is the time for American travelers to stretch their dollars in South Africa. With an exceptional exchange rate of 8.4 Rand(b), a visit to South Africa offers Americans a chance at having a vacation with hotel rates, meals and incidentals that could cost less than at other international destinations.

South African Airways features the only nonstop service from the U.S. to South Africa with daily departures from Washington, D.C., and daily direct service from New York that offer travel convenience and award-winning service. Travelers in premium class enjoy 180 degrees fully flat-bed seats with individual entertainment systems, and in economy class enjoy the most legroom versus competitors and individual on-demand entertainment systems. SAA’s unrivaled network, featuring connections to more than 20 destinations within South Africa, and more than 20 cities across the rest of the continent, make the airline the savvy traveler’s “gateway to Africa.” As a Star Alliance member, South African Airways is able to offer its customers 975 destinations in 162 countries and 18,100 flights daily, including convenient connections from more than 25 cities in the U.S. through code share service with Star Alliance member United Airlines. Members of United’s Mileage Plus, US Airways’ Dividend Miles and Air Canada’s Aeroplan programs are able to earn and redeem miles on all SAA flights. For more information on South African Airways, please call 800-722-9675 or visit www.flysaa.com, where travelers can sign up to be notified of other great travel deals and vacation packages.

(a) Taxes and fuel surcharges apply. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights. Fare is non-refundable and non-endorsable. The following dates apply:

From NY: Nov. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

Return to NY: Nov. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, Dec. 2, 3

From Washington, D.C.: Nov. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 26

Return to Washington, D.C.: Nov. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, Dec. 2, 3

(b) Oct. 2, 2008, according to xe.com