Hi all.My wife, 2 young kids and I will be going to south africa for christmas and are looking to book soon.
Now the weird thing is, Flying with BA from london to Durban, via Johannesburg is around £5500 for the 4 of us.
If I we fly from Madrid to Durban, via Heathrow and Johannesburg, it is around £3400
So you get a £2000 discount for flying the extra leg from madrid to london, then flying the same route from LHR-JNB- DBN.
How does this make sense, an extra flight, fuel, taxes, etc costs £2000 less!
Question is, could I book from madrid, paying the cheaper fare, and then either cancel or just not pitch for the MAD-LHR leg, but check in from heathrow thereby getting the exact same route for £2000 cheaper?
Any idea if this is possible? Hope I haven't confused you all.
Thanks for reading.