Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Dortmund
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 15h 45m
Most visitors from Dortmund need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter South Africa.
Read more about travel restrictions for South Africa
Visitors from Dortmund are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.
Visitors from Dortmund must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.
Current regulations for vaccinated travelers to South Africa: most visitors from Dortmund may enter South Africa but may still need to provide proof of negative COVID test.
Health Declaration Form
Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.
Masks: Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants: Open with restrictions
Bars: Open with restrictions
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "I was amazed how comfortable we were in economy. Pillows, Blankets that felt like cotton. I would fly Lufthansa over an american carrier any day. We passed through the business class cabin on the way out and I can only imagine how much they were pampered!"
Cons: "Since flying in the US has become expensive and painful I was not expecting much from this flight. They exceed my expectations by so much that I cannot think of anything I would change. (Ok, my chicken was a bit over cooked but that was such a minor thing.)"
Cons: "More space on economy for long flights."
Cons: "They told us there were no earbuds so recommended using our own. Our children had left theirs at home so they ran to get a $20 pair nearby. But the the plane DID have the buds; what we did not have were blankets — the crew said none were to be had."
Cons: "Better organized boarding"
Pros: "Middle seats had little useful legroom due to conduit"
Cons: "The plane was hot, muggy, and had little airflow with no user movable nozzles. Lots of people sweating for 6+hours."
Pros: "Actually a very roomy plane for these days. Highly recommend this flight and plane type."
Cons: "The food sucks - bring your own."
Pros: "Crews was excellent, always refilling water which I can appreciate so much. Keep it up! Loved the United pilot at John Wayne who came out just to say hi, let us know we were in good hands."
Cons: "Had to wait in tarmac forever from Frankfurt to Florence"
Pros: "The problem was with the booking, cancelled flights- under stable- but nobody willing to make it right. Flights still screwed up"
Cons: "Give some customer service to your paying customers. Don't make a bad situation worse. Practice a can do attitude. Very disappointed in customer service. Not the flight itself."
Cons: "Delayed flight barely catch the next one."
Pros: "On board crew was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Muslim meal does not mean all Muslims eat curry. It’s rediculous that we cant have a decent English breakfast instead you get curry or some form of curry for breakfast, lunch and supper. Your so called Muslim meals are not suitable for kids!! There is no such thing as a Muslim meal either. It’s simply called Halal otherwise then everyone else’s meals should be called Christian or Jewish meals etc. Also I requested help with transfer to my last flight which was horrendous because I’m one adult with 4 kids ages 1 to 11 and my eldest has sever learning disability. I nearly missed my flight because our flight landed late and I was struggling to keep my kids safe and together while running for the next flight. Somone should have been there to help with transfer."
Cons: "We weren’t able to take this flight because our trip to Salzburg ended up getting canceled! We had to cancel this one"
Pros: "I liked size of the lavatory ,food"
Cons: "I didn’t like selection of movies and seat wasn’t that comfortable"
Cons: "I have been transatlantic for forty years on various carriers. Without a doubt this was my worst flying experience ever."
Pros: "Flight out was delayed three hours, causing me to not be able to make connecting flight."
Cons: "The long delay. Ended up having airline reroute my last two flights."
Cons: "Rating and bad customer experience shared on web...."
Pros: "Great entertainment"
Cons: "It was an old plane! There was no personal air comditioning. I was dying. So hot."
Pros: "The crew was excellent, the food was pretty good,"
Pros: "Clean aircraft, very friendly crew, good food, overall great trip."
Pros: "Boarding was fast. Crew was good. Comfort level was good."
Cons: "The requested meal was not delivered. However, the crew bring it from the extra they had with other classes."
Pros: "Everything went well."
Pros: "Firstly, the food was great!"
Cons: "Most of it"
Pros: "All of it"
Pros: "Crew !!!"
Cons: "Very long distance to gate Z 69 with no time to cost my knee pain !!!"
Cons: "Refusal to board as our flight was a few minutes landing"
Cons: "Very cramped legroom. Confusion during boarding."
Pros: "I was upgraded after all the pressure from thehurrricane this was the icing on the cake"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Entertainment system wasn't working. 11 hour flight. Boring. No seat change available. No reading light, as light controlled by entertainment system. Seats in front of toilet cluster lit up every time door was opened. Crew were slow to react. Wasn't a priority. Ruined the excellent first leg of had from Philadelphia to Frankfurt. Do they run inferior planes to South Africa compared to USA?"
Pros: "The check in staff and crew were very nice and helpful"
Cons: "The seat had plenty of room but not comfortable for a long flight Entertainment options were just okay"
Pros: "The boarding process is very efficient."
Cons: "Lufthansa’s people are mostly good. But there are some obvious opportunities for people to be more friendly. Also, LH like many others continues to serve cold rolls and cold butter on international flights. KLM warms the rolls! It’s the one small touch that would make Lufthansa’s meal service so much nicer."
Pros: "Great crew, good humor and helpful!"
Cons: "Could have had more beverages served. But to many kids crying & screaming (not crews fault)"
Pros: "Good flight, nice crew"
Cons: "2,5 hrs delay, no bus available despite boarding started"
Pros: "Service, flight, everything was flawless. Departure and arrival ahead of time. Great staff. Congratulations to Lufthansa. Keep it up."
Cons: "I liked everything."
Pros: "The plane was clean, the temperature was fine during flight. They fed us dinner almost right after taking off. The staff was attentive and friendly"
Cons: "Almost was late for our flight, because it took us over 1 hour to pass the passport control at the Frankfurt airport. It was terribly organized and understaffed which caused other people to miss their flight. My husband and I ended up running to our gate like mad men and we were the last to board right before they closed the gate. Very stressful and frustrating!!! Other than that the flight was ok. We were surprised that we were served a dinner right after we took off, but the hot entree was bad, so we ended up asking the flight attendant bring us more bread so we filled up on that."
Pros: "All the staff was very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Terrible leg room."
Pros: "The seats on the leg of this flight were much more comfortable and there was normal space for feet."
Cons: "The boarding here was completely unorganized. After people had just been in a crowd, they attempted to have people love up, which was futile. Some of the seats were dirty and/or unkempt. The snack option wasn't to my liking and may have been the cause of a stomachache later."
Pros: "Taking off was good"
Cons: "Landing was a little bit stressful. But still ok."
Cons: "Overall experience - will not recommend this company and will suggest another company"
Pros: "excellent flight crew, and entertainment options"
Cons: "the food/meals on this flight was awful. More snack options would be nice."
Pros: "We often fly on Lufthansa and highly recommend it!"
Cons: "Seats were very cramped in economy. A big factor on a 10 hour flight."
Pros: "Pleasantly greeted"
Cons: "Lack of space makes flying pure torture. When will airrlines get it regarding customer needs?! Crew not accessible in between serving times"
Pros: "Lots of great choices in movies and music; good food; great service"
Pros: "As a Germany company all was in place on time and well done."
Cons: "All was good"
Pros: "Service was good, boarding was fast, no other issues."
Cons: "The seat pitch is inhumane. I could barely fit into the seat without hitting my knees on the seat in front. And that was before the person ahead of me reclined. It's not like Lufthansa is a budget airline. It's a full-fledged major carrier charging full-fledged prices. Seriously, I was expecting more."
Cons: "Flight may have been overbooked. Very confusing boarding/seating arrangements."
Pros: "Staff were pleasant. Like the amounts of restrooms"
Cons: "Seats were a little uncomfortable. Food was awful"
Pros: "The food was very good, as well as the crew"
Cons: "The assistant to the handicap people is very poor l missed my flight from Frankfurt to Cairo because of the poor assistance it took them for ever to transfer me to my connection although I letting them know the timing of my flight"
Pros: "The service was excellent! ALL staff, great! Food, very good. Only complaint is too many people, 1 smaller planes would have been better."
Airlines flying from Dortmund have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Dortmund
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Dortmund
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Dortmund
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Dortmund
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Dortmund