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We want to go back December to SA for the first time. Wooo hoooo !!!! Started shopping for air fares, and the best price is $2500 pp, and then it is a looooong flight. Most are around $3000. I know it is peak season, but boy, we would love to be home for Christmas this year ! Did anybody have exprience in the past, that it is better to wait, and closer to the time it gets cheaper ? or maybe more expensive ?

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It gets more expensive, the longer you wait, unfortunately. I've had to pay over $13,000 for 4 adults when we went back for a visit in Dec 2009. I booked the tickets in June but they were cheaper earlier on in the year.

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If you could fly out before say 25th November and then leave RSA on 26th December, you will probably get a much cheaper ticket. It is when you fly out that designates the season, not the return. Give it a try and see.

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I was also looking at this and got the quotes. Decided to rather go at a cheaper time through the year and rather import some loved ones throughout the year. Cant see myself paying $13000 and wishing I was at home in Sydney ?

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Sometimes there are specials, just have to look on all the websites a lot to find them, but the tickets do get more expensive about 3 months before Christmas. Anyway that was my experience.

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Mara, you are right. I bought my mom's ticket in September for her to come visit in November, and I paid $1200

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Can anybody tell me which search engines to use from Aus for return flights to RSA?

Thanks.

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Can anybody tell me which search engines to use from Aus for return flights to RSA?

Thanks.

When I start looking for flights I usually look on the webjet website to see what is available

http://www.webjet.com.au/

Then I look on each of the airlines website again. They give you a better price than webjet.

Popular airlines

http://www.qantas.com.au/

http://www.flysaa.com/

http://www.singaporeair.com/

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