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Cheap flight deals from Cape Town to Chicago (CPT-CHI)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Cape Town to Chicago that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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21:15 - 21:44CPT-MDW
31h 29m1 stop
9:35 - 19:00MDW-CPT
25h 25m2 stops
R18 880Delta
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Tue, Oct 29 - Sat, Nov 9
19:50 - 13:15CPT-ORD
24h 25m1 stop
7:00 - 17:10ORD-CPT
27h 10m2 stops
R18 988United Airlines
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Thu, Jun 27 - Fri, Jul 12
14:00 - 15:50CPT-ORD
32h 50m2 stops
17:05 - 11:00ORD-CPT
34h 55m2 stops
R20 102British Airways
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Mon, Jul 22 - Mon, Jul 29
18:55 - 14:55CPT-ORD
27h 00m1 stop
21:15 - 11:00ORD-CPT
30h 45m1 stop
R20 659
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Mon, Jul 22 - Mon, Jul 29
18:55 - 16:45CPT-ORD
28h 50m2 stops
22:45 - 11:00ORD-CPT
29h 15m1 stop
R20 767
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Mon, Jul 22 - Mon, Jul 29
19:50 - 14:40CPT-ORD
25h 50m2 stops
7:45 - 17:10ORD-CPT
26h 25m2 stops
R20 982United Airlines
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Thu, Jun 27 - Fri, Jul 12
20:00 - 23:15CPT-ORD
34h 15m1 stop
18:30 - 15:20ORD-CPT
37h 50m2 stops
R22 096United Airlines
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Fri, Aug 2 - Fri, Aug 9
23:15 - 21:39CPT-ORD
29h 24m2 stops
16:45 - 21:25ORD-CPT
21h 40m1 stop
R24 827KLM
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Wed, Jul 31 - Mon, Aug 12
23:15 - 21:39CPT-ORD
29h 24m2 stops
13:31 - 21:25ORD-CPT
24h 54m2 stops
R26 533KLM
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Wed, Jul 31 - Mon, Aug 12
14:35 - 8:05CPT-ORD
24h 30m2 stops
13:28 - 13:45ORD-CPT
41h 17m3 stops
R37 258Ethiopian Air
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Flights from Cape Town to Chicago - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Cape Town to Chicago to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Cape Town to Chicago?

The average price of all flights from Cape Town to Chicago clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
For Cape Town to Chicago, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Chicago back to Cape Town, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Friday being the most expensive.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Cape Town to Chicago?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Cape Town to Chicago, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Cape Town to Chicago is October, where tickets cost R17 030 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are August and July, where the average cost of tickets is R24 970 and R21 413 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Cape Town to Chicago?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Cape Town to Chicago, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Cape Town to Chicago, you should book around 2 days before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 3 days before departure.

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When to book flights from Cape Town to Chicago

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Cape Town to Chicago based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
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FAQs for booking flights from Cape Town to Chicago

  • What is the cheapest flight from Cape Town to Chicago?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Cape Town to Chicago was R750 for a one-way ticket and R1 051 for a return.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Cape Town to Chicago?

    When flying out of Cape Town you will be using Cape Town Intl. You will be landing at one of these airports: Chicago Midway or Chicago O'Hare Intl.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Cape Town to Chicago?

    We unfortunately don’t have that data for this specific route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Cape Town to Chicago?

    oneworld, SkyTeam, and Star Alliance are the airline alliances operating flights between Cape Town and Chicago, with SkyTeam being the most commonly used for this route.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Cape Town to Chicago, United Airlines or British Airways?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Cape Town to Chicago are United Airlines and British Airways. With an average price for the route of R19 137 and an overall rating of 7,4, United Airlines is the most popular choice. British Airways is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R19 652 and an overall rating of 6,7.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Cape Town to Chicago?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Cape Town to Chicago.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Cape Town to Chicago?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Chicago from Cape Town is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Cape Town to Chicago?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Chicago with an airline and back to Cape Town with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Cape Town to Chicago?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Chicago from Cape Town up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top 5 airlines serving from Cape Town to Chicago

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Cape Town to Chicago. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
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KLMOverall score based on 1436 reviews
7,9Boarding
8,4Crew
7,2Entertainment
7,7Comfort
7,3Food
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The food from Lagos to Amsterdam was was very poor compared to AMS-YYZ

8,0 ExcellentJacob Oluleke, Apr 2024LOS - AMS
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The food from Lagos to Amsterdam was was very poor compared to AMS-YYZ

The flight was delayed for 2 hrs. Because they didn’t have a crew to fly. And it is not a first time for klm to do that. Last time they cancelled my filght and rebooked me 3 days later. Not reliable airline

We left one hour late because of technical difficulties. The economy comfort seats are great for the price. The crew was mediocre, they do not provide a pleasant experience, they just deliver food and drinks and give orders, not very amicable, no service and hospitality focus.

The food was ok. The crew seemed like they were cranky. I had one guy get mad at me for passing in between the storage area to get to the other toilet. I can understand if it's not allowed but reprimanding me like I'm a student saying "This is the last time!" was not appropriate. During my meal time, there was a French family around me. No problems there but when we usually have meals, they are supposed to put their chair in the upright position. These people did not do it and the steward did not tell them to raise their seat in the upright position. However, I was told to do so! So, me and another person next to me had to eat with the monitor almost touching our faces. Furthermore, a lady in front of me was putting her feet up and preventing another elder passenger from putting her seat back. To make it worse, she was continuously hitting her back into her seat, shaking my monitor while I was watching a movie. A crew member did speak to her about it but then she accused me of pushing her seat forward! The crew member gave me a death stare and told me to stop pushing the seat forward. I did not even touch her seat at all, if I did, she would know it. Her boyfriend also stood up and tried to push her seat even further past the maximum decline to no avail. None of these people were reprimanded but the steward, some bald guy, was extremely friendly with them and did not even try to instruct them to do anything until it was time to land. I resisted the urge to really argue with them because I would have obviously been seen as the aggressor (I have no idea why). I hardly said anything on this flight except "more wine please" and "sorry" if I bumped into someone accidentally. Overall, it was an annoying flight and I had to resist the urge to yell at the steward and the people he was overly friendly with. The happiest moment of this flight was leaving it.

Overall a good experience. We were disappointed when we had to check our carry on due to the plane being full. KLM hadn’t notified us and we had valuable items in the carry on but they still made us check it. Some of the food was great and some was mediocre. Crew is really kind and funny.

One of the vstewardeses wanted to bump me of the plane for absolutely nothing. There is CCTV in the plane ans everything can be verified. Very disappointing , you all will see, o other 5 years and the passangers who does not smile to flight attendent will be bumped off...

Mostly fine. Minor delays departing and arriving. Quite a cramped plane, not so much as regards legroom but very narrow seats. Quiet nice food. Non-working USB charger. Flight attendants were helpful but not particularly proactive — one had to work to get their attention (but all was fine once they notice you), very Dutch style:)

The flight itself it was great nice food the crew were very nice and helpful, Checking in from Birmingham wasn't great long queues for bag dropped, And I had my hand luggage case taken away from me even though I requested to have it with me as I had breakables items. I was told I can not because of the length of the flight with no explanation at all no options was given for me to take my fragile items out of my case it was taken away with hold buggage I find the staff member who was checking me in very unpleasant !! Can we please be advise if the rules have changed about the the carry on hand luggage it will be easier to be advise on booking your tickect if we not allowed to take the hand luggage with me. Overall I had a good flight .

I requested wheel chair assistance , it was confirmed via email that inwoood get it but I didn’t get it . The last leg of my trip to Nigeria was the worst.

One of their staff was so rude with discriminative. Such a reputed airline shouldn't hire such kind of arrogant attendants.

More facilities to transport to the gates......felt too much walking distance

Just happy I flew Qatar Airways awesome no wonder they are #1 in the world right now! The food was just delicious, very courteous, professional crew.

It was good no problems made it on time for the next flight overseas!

It was a really long flight from Doha to Philadelphia and it was overall a good one. The one area that I would comment on is that there is a lot of single-use plastic and disposables in the meal service for American Airlines. It would be great to see more circular options in the meal service to reduce the amount of waste.

Suddenly Flight has been change by Qatar and there’s no information is there of us from Bom to Doha and counter person is behaving like Qatar owner next I will not buy Qatar and I will not suggest anyone to fly in Qatar

The crew was fantastic and the over flight was perfect as well.

They shld provide food. Between food they are giving 10 hours gap which is toooo much

The crew was great and the food and liquor offerings were good. Seats were a bit cramped. Flight arrived early at destination. That's a plus.

All over with Qatar airlines my experience was really bad due to delays and then putting me on different airlines and after 8 hours of wait I had to listen to their is no plane to fly for another 24 hours. Wore experience ever.

I had already opted for Vegan food before 2 months yet they say we have no record for it,

It is a modern tragedy that any airline expects you to travel for 14 hours in such discomfort and that the only way to add comfort is exorbitant prices. I was in pain by the time we landed. Shameful.

After the morning frenzy of 35 min wait through CLT security at 4;30 AM, it was nice to have a smooth pleasant boarding experience. This 6:30 AM flight was not full. We were able to get seated swiftly and took off promptly. Nice touch they distributed the old fashioned headsets with 8 mm jacks. Snacks were decent and arrival was uneventful.

Food was very very bad! Same flight from US was amazing with great food but the food prepared for the flight from Cape Town to New York was not eatable. The crew also did not smile once. They all looked like it was a shift they had not signed up for but were forced to take. :(

I had a great flight. Everything went smoothly and the flight arrived early.

The flight and boarding were easy peasy. I was traveling with my 4-year-old, so a smooth boarding experience was especially appreciated. My only piece of feedback is really about where our gate was in O'Hare. They've shoved four gates into a tiny corner of the B terminal and there isn't early enough room or seating for everyone. Not United's problem, but did dent the overall experience.

It was good! Appreciated that it was very on schedule so it made the connecting flight less stressful

I was told we'd have a hot breakfast option in first class, so I chose not get a hot breakfast. It was a very strange meal, but the fresh fruit was very good quality. Service was excellent from ORD to ELP. No service from MBS to ORD, not even water. However, when flying American from FNT to ORD, which is a shorter flight, they at least pass out snacks and offer water.

We were delayed an hour leaving Munich (No fault of the crew). They kept us posted on the status so we knew what was going on, but as a result we missed our connection in Chicago and the communication on connecting flights was pretty poor as we disembarked. It was already stressful and some of that could have been reduced by better communications about where to find transfers, etc.

One problem, but a serious one - the plane is built with electric windows that tint dark to reduce light. Sitting next to the window is VERY UNCOMFORTABLE as it emits so much HEAT in the face when tinted.

The delays (5 hrs) were a comedy of errors, and the multiple safety issues encountered were very concerning.

Again, entertainment system didn't work. 50% of aircraft don't seem to have a functional entertainment system and the crew is absolutely uninterested in fixing. They just say Addis needs to fix it. Well, Addis had better get off it's butt and fix their aircraft.

Bathrooms were absolutely atrocious. Absolutely third world. Unusable. From non-flushing toilets to poor maintenance - missing toilet paper, dirty with mess, etc. Horrifying. Does Ethiopian Airways expect customers to clean the bathroom before use. For sure inconsiderate passengers don't do anything to clear/clean after use.

Boarding was mayhem. Entertainment system wasn't operational. Food was poor. It was like flying in the 1990's. For the price of the ticket, this was not value for money. It felt much more like an extreme discount airline.

It might have nothing to do with the airline but the only problem was the long waiting for baggage claim at Entebbe

My entertainment screen wasn't working and they couldn't fix it.

The gate was changed at the very last moment and no one informed us. The flight was one hour late and the screen broken, the remote control not working. One toilet was out of order . the other toilets were also not totally functioning, because the washbasin was plugged and the water couldn't flow away.

The food could be better, the beef was quite tough. The crew were friendly and helpful on this flight, which has not being my experience on other Ethiopian flights.

The crew were extremely unfriendly. The plane was dirty and the entertainment system did not work, so they did not even give out earphones to anyone.

It is just ok, the sits are very uncomfortable, the temperature too low and there weren’t blankets. The food is mediocre and there are no screens to watch movies.

Seat in front of my wife was broken so it reclined further than normal and without having to push the recline button so my wife had absolutely no room the entire 17 hour flight. My seat was broken and wouldn't recline at all. Also.. my tray table was sticky and dirty right away before I even used it. Also...the floor in the back of the plane from our row of seats on back was totally soaked and both times we landed water came rushing out of the food/servant area like a flood onto the same already wet carpet. It got everything wet that was placed around our feet...including our shoes and socks.

Tv didn’t work till the last hour of the flight. Staff was rude and on a couple occasions was arguing with each other. Food was possible the worst I’ve had on a flight.

Delayed so we landed 80 minutes late. Also the steward agreed we had unusually powerful AC above our seats which he couldn’t control so we were very cold throughout the journey . Food used to be better before. David our steward was excellent

Boarding was relatively smooth considering we were in Group 7. This was not a full flight so it went a little quicker than expected. We were on a 787 which is a wonderful plane, it felt like we had a little more legroom flying economy. The auto-dimming windows were a pretty cool feature. The flight crew were amazing, very attentive and they served a ton of food, snacks and drinks. I was surprised at how much we got. The flight went smoothly and we had no issues. I would fly overseas on AA/British Airways again.

Horrible experience, flight was delayed for 3 hours due to insufficient crew and tray was broken. Seats were extra tight for international flight and food was horrible

They could do everything better!! From the rickety plane, to the flight attendants… when American Airlines is operated by British Airways, their standards are lowered! It’s like Macy’s, operated by Walmart!

The lack of leg room for a 6 foot person makes for an extremely uncomfortable flight over the pond. Short little puddle jumper from Paris to London and back no big deal, but nine hours in a tiny and unbelievably hard seat makes me not want to do that ever again. This is my third trip to Normandy. FYI.

Every host and pilot were very professional. My next flight would be upgraded from economy to the next group.

I asked for a window seat and when I got on the plane 24A did not have a window so was very not happy, but good and entertainment was good and the staff was very good, so the only complaint was the seating.

Flights were actually with Aer Lingus outward and American Airlines & Aer Lingus on the return journey. Outward flight with Aer Lingus was good but the return flight with them was not so good as our seats were in a poor condition (15A & 15C) and looked like they needed replacing! The American Airlines flight from Miami to JFK New York was good and the seats were very comfortable and spacious (32D & 32E)

Awful. Flight delayed and we missed our long flight to Rome. It has been a nightmare and we have still not arrived. It was NOT a weather delay, just poor planning by AA

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Cape Town to Chicago found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
10/7Wed
3 stops
46h 55mCPT-ORD
R13 473
10/7Wed
1 stop
27h 00mCPT-ORD
R15 162
10/7Wed
2 stopsBritish Airways
31h 10mCPT-ORD
R15 988
10/7Wed
2 stops
50h 39mCPT-MDW
R17 282

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These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Cape Town to Chicago that are departing in the next 10 days.
27/6Thu
multi-stopUnited Airlines
24h 25mCPT-ORD
12/7Fri
multi-stopUnited Airlines
28h 10mORD-CPT
R17 012
27/6Thu
multi-stopUnited Airlines
24h 25mCPT-ORD
12/7Fri
multi-stopUnited Airlines
27h 10mORD-CPT
R18 988
27/6Thu
multi-stopUnited Airlines
25h 50mCPT-ORD
12/7Fri
multi-stopUnited Airlines
26h 25mORD-CPT
R20 982
27/6Thu
multi-stopKenya Airways
34h 03mCPT-ORD
12/7Fri
multi-stopKenya Airways
47h 27mORD-CPT
R22 312
27/6Thu
multi-stopKenya Airways
49h 27mCPT-ORD
12/7Fri
multi-stopKenya Airways
47h 27mORD-CPT
R34 851

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