Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Dubai to Durban
South African has waived its change and cancellation fees on flights from Dubai to Durban. Confirm policy on booking site.
The average direct flight takes 11h 00m, covering a distance of 6626 km.
There are 7 (direct) flights between Dubai and Durban per week, averaging 1 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines (R5 393) and Qatar Airways (R8 679), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Multiple Airlines (R7 710) and Emirates (R10 378).
South African flies 7 times weekly (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday).
From Dubai to Durban, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Durban back to Dubai , the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Sunday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Dubai you will be using Dubai Intl, often referred to as Dubai Airport. You will be landing at Durban King Shaka Intl, also known as Durban Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Very happy on Doha to ORD"
Pros: "Everything was good. Seat is roomy and able to stretch leg."
Cons: "toilet is smaller"
Pros: "Leg room and cleanlness. Polite crew members"
Cons: "No entertainment. Very old movies and mainly in other languages not English. None for blacks to watch or listen"
Cons: "see my words above. it is bad tryout with your site. there no responsibility. i am very upset about your negligence of your clients."
Pros: "The plane was Dreamliner. It was huge and nice. Great staff on board , very friendly ."
Pros: "The service on our flights was wonderful! Qatar is the best airline that I’ve ever flown on."
Pros: "I loved the service. All of the attendants were really nice and helpful."
Cons: "My tv on both 12 hr and 8 hr flights didn’t work well and the food wasn’t the best. Also they ran out of food options when they got to me twice."
Pros: "Flight was good n easy"
Cons: "Flight was advertised on kayak as having wifi and electrical outlets for devices and did not have either."
Cons: "The flight+all Qater air Way services was canceled but I didn't receive any message or update from kayak. So stressful and bad expiarence."
Pros: "No flight No refund"
Pros: "Wonderful Experience with Qatar airways, as always."
Cons: "Leg room is tight, as it's with other economy airlines. Aside from that, there is really nothing to complain about."
Pros: "Very friendly online travel booking portal. I like it"
Cons: "Transit time was too close with my connection"
Pros: "Every things"
Pros: "Always exciting heading into Hamad intl Apt."
Cons: "Small plane heading back into Doha from Dubai. Please change to dreamlimer for the roundtrip. Also, yes we get it, its a short flight. But not all of us are good at making conversation with strangers. You have a quality name, keep with the program" give out headsets, they cost nothing to make in China!"
Pros: "food was good"
Cons: "all my flights were delayed"
Pros: "Nothing, no one was helpful at all."
Cons: "I arrived to the airport 2 hours prior to my departure to find out that my booking was cancelled. I never received a notification or nothing. I purchased a multi-trip and failed to used the ticket I purchased because I had to leave Qatar early since the person I was staying with was disorganized and flew out the country. I then purchased a different ticket with another airline because it was cheaper. Since I did that, they cancelled my whole trip. HOW? And I payed for a service I clearly didn't receive. As a result, stranded, I had to pay an additional $1,125 for a one way ticket home - more than my original round trip multi flight purchase."
Pros: "It was a short flight, so no problems"
Pros: "Awesome staff, super delicious food. Missed the flight, but airlines covered stay in Hotel in Doha. So we hot extra vacation day In Qatar with nice food and stay in a country we have never been"
Cons: "We have missed connecting flight from Doha to Oslo because of bad weather and had to stay in Doha, Qatar for 16hours. But airline took care of all passengers, organized 5*hotel in heart of Doha with luxurious food in the hotel restaurant"
Pros: "Wonderful services"
Cons: "Nothing bad to say"
Pros: "Quick, easy boarding and nice crew with professionalism."
Cons: "Food wasn't great, but edible. No options for a vegan who didn't choose a vegan meal as the flight was booked last minute. Unhealthy food all around."
Pros: "Great personnels!!"
Cons: "Overall nothing but great Service!!"
Pros: "Quick boarding, semi- spacious seats, decent snack food"
Cons: "Not much to dislike, but I still will NEVER fly Qatar again."
Pros: "Everything was good ... we were on time .. no delay so .. perfect !"
Pros: "New airplane. Friendly air hostesses and top notch service.. British Airways can say goodbye to my money"
Pros: "Boarding and Seat comfort was good"
Cons: "Food quantity in each service was not sufficient. Food quality ok. Cabin baggage limit of 15 lb/7kg per bag is awfully inadequate that renders the standard cabin baggage useless"
Pros: "The food was perfect"
Cons: "Chicken sandwich was not good"
Pros: "The Chicago flight was more than hour late so had to miss my cincinnati connection. Had to wait for 4 hours at the airport to catch my next flight- making the long journey even longer. No priority lounge access provided to make up for the delay. Qatar never getting my business again."
Cons: "I never made it to the Yerevan to Doha flight, because Qatar Airways did not get me to my destination in time. They had an emergency landing in The Azores, after turbulence and several passengers got injured, when the pilot failed to warn passengers to put on their seat belts and they flew into the air, hitting the ceiling before falling down. One passenger had a heart attack. Once they de-planed us in The Azores, not a single Qatar Airways employee helped us on site anymore. Passengers were left in the hands of hotel and airport staff. There was very little communication with the passengers. A relief flight was supposed to come in 12 hours. It did not come for another 35. After the emergency landing, some passengers noticed that a wing looked defective. The disruption may not have been due only to bad weather, but a defective plane as well."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and accommodating. The seats were comfortable and there was good leg space. There was a good selection of movies and shows to watch. The food wasn't bad either."
Pros: "I liked the food and the entertainment ."
Cons: "My seat was broken so I sat up right for 16 hours. To top it off I needed to use the toilet REALLY bad but was denied even though we were SITTING on the runway for 20 mins. When I FINALLY get to use the toilet, after a smaller Asian girl and a taller Indian girl were getting bags of blankets out of, I leave a WOODEN CLIPBOARD full of VERY important papers that will cost me inside. Yet when I call to retrieve them they are "nowhere to be found" so you're telling me out of those 2 women, the Indian gentleman, the black woman & the other Asian woman back there didn't notice a clipboard when I was the only person back there trying to use the toilet or they simply threw a wooden and metal clipboard away ?? With what was clearly paperwork clipped onto it ? The girl at the service desk of Qatar airways claims to have looked herself. But she was rushing me off of the phone so I don't feel like she remotely cared even a little. I am PAST unhappy. So thank you for throwing my paperwork away I know for sure was left behind. Very thorough team."
Cons: "everything were so bad and the service was awful ,"
Pros: "The crew was amazing. Food was top notch, and, in business class, served to order anytime. The seats were comfortable and the supplied noise cancelling headphones were great. Pillow, blanket and pajamas supplied were all nice quality. Restrooms kept spotless through a very long flight. Best business class I have experienced on any airline."
Cons: "The one glitch was the entertainment system, which froze several times and needed to be re-booted."
Cons: "Seats very cramped, food was horrible glad I brought my own, passenger lights didn't work on whole row on a 13 hr flight. The tv on both flight cut out during middle of movie"
Pros: "Staff was very courteous overall service excellent"
Cons: "Seating... our seating was changed so we did not sit how we would like"
Cons: "All the services and the airport"
Pros: "I miss the flight beacous of the gate agent the don't now what the doing I was coming from Washington to Dubai I just need to transfer my bags to this flight and the say ohh we canot do that it was unprofessional people I'm sorry so I book another flight from Dubai to Baghdad"
Pros: "The food was great and so was the staff. The plane was clean and spacious."
Pros: "Crew polite and efficient."
Cons: "Boarding process non-existent. Huge queue of 80+ people. Seats average comfort. Food bland. No entertainment other than on the overhead displays. Will avoid flying with this type of plane / flight."
Pros: "The business class was okay and food was good."
Cons: "The entertainment choice not as vast as Emirates that I always experienced"
Pros: "The crew and food were excellent! Great pilot also."
Cons: "Seats were too small and not very cushion for your bottom. Also 3 out of my 4 flights with Qatar were delayed 20-45 minutes after everyone was boarded. Person in front of me 2 of 4 flights had their seat reclined which gave me no room what so ever. It made eating and watching tv uncomfortable."
Pros: "about average"
Pros: "The service, the crew"
Pros: "Comfortable seats, if you like who is next to you"
Cons: "Food was the same going to Dubai and coming back, so if traveler didn't like it then too bad, will be starving both ways."
Pros: "Honestly nothing!"
Cons: "Non working TV"
Cons: "I wish the 777 had slightly wider seats like the A380"
Cons: "Very nice"
Cons: "No need for improvement"
Cons: "Family travellers should always be seat together"
Pros: "They rescheduled without our consent and didn’t give any accommodation either. We stuck at Dubai for 24 hour"
Pros: "They were very supportive.. Thanks."
Cons: "More what expected."
Pros: "Great value"
Cons: "So many people were ill near me and the 14 hours of journey was crazy with such curcumstances around you.Those people should not have allowed to board"
Pros: "The boarding was fast and efficiently carried out, considering there were hundreds of passengers"
Cons: "The fact that we were delayed for a variety of reasons and sat in the plane for 2 hours before taking off. That was difficult for everyone."
Pros: "Crew were great, entertainment was great, all in all a really comfortable flight despite not getting an aisle seat which would have made it even better"
Cons: "I discovered when I hit Dubai that despite having an eight an a half hour layover that I didn't qualify for the free hotel I thought I did qualify for as someone with an eight hour plus flight so that was a little disappointing have had it before so assumed it was on all flights but that ended up being a negative surprise..."
Cons: "Delayed my luggage. Still waiting for Emirates to call me after 2 days"
Pros: "For the most part it really was a most excellent flight, especially the Dubai to SF leg where there were SO MANY CHILDREN around [should get a free upgrade just for surviving that] but the flight crew did exceptionally well and remained calm all the way through. Apart from one grumpyish woman on the second flight the majority of crew were exceptional and really went out of their way to serve and help."
Cons: "I slashed my finger fairly painfully on a toilet door while pushing it from the outside to open it on the Dubai to Cape Town flight [again, an upgrade on my home flight which is a bucket list dream would more than make up for that!] which i pointed out to a flight attendant and they took note of it and bandaged me up so it was dealt with well but hopefully that gets sorted out [she said she would write a report] cos it did unfortunately affect the rest of my flight a little... And so many crying babies [thankful for volume control on headphones] but literally that was it - love flying Emirates cos on the whole felt super well treated..."
Pros: "Friendly cabin crew, new movies"
Cons: "Long wait after boarding before takeoff"
Cons: "Airport helpers at both airport are not dealing properly. Newark wheelchair employees were demanding for big money as tips. Why money is charged to use trolley to move luggage????"
Cons: "Main problems at Dubai airport. Employee at the airport charged me money for the same luggage that Newark employees said it is according to air line rules. That shocked me. I didn’t buy anything from Dubai. I think it’s not right."
Pros: "Almost everything"
Cons: "Not sure you can change anything but it seems as if we had an inordinate amount of crying kids. On a 14 hour flifht, that was hard"
Pros: "10 out of 10. excellent. 5 stars."
Pros: "Smooth flight. Attentive crew. Good entertainment options"
Cons: "The toilet had no toilet paper so I used the paper hand towel and prayed it did not block when I flushed. The beef option was not that great. I should've chosen the chicken."
Pros: "It was my first time flying again in ten years and my first time with emirates. I was expecting excellent standards and I´m very pleased to say I was not disappointed!"
Pros: "Besides noted above the arrival on time."
Cons: "Very good"
Cons: "Couldn't decline the chair and cause much neck pain"
Pros: "Everything from food to seating was quite comfortable."
Cons: "Boarding was a bit more difficult since they did not call boarding zones"
Pros: "I am pleased to travel and thanks to Emirates."
Pros: "Every thing was good"
Pros: "Very Kind"
Cons: "My seat assignment"
Pros: "Exceptional attention to details of client comfort."
Cons: "No faults."
Pros: "The crew were friendly."
Cons: "wifi wasn't good - I couldn't connect. Wine choice wasn't good (white). Would have preferred a sav blanc"
Pros: "Very professional and very good in customer care"
Pros: "Crew v good"
Cons: "Food .. Fish undercooked ... Aircraft bit dated"
Pros: "No comments"
Cons: "No comments"
Cons: "I and my friend booked together but we had to sit separate. All round trip. What the hell? The plane wasnt even full."
Cons: "The same comment as above."
Cons: "Staff was amazing"
Cons: "Vegetarian meal options were scarce."
Pros: "Very friendly, courteous service. Boeing 777, spacious and quiet aircraft."
Pros: "we were updated with info every moment there was a change."
Cons: "They wanted to charge me 2300 dhm for only 10 kg extra, American Airlines charge 100$ for 23 kg bag !!!"
Pros: "This was my first experience with the new A380. It is an awesome experience. Super quiet."
Pros: "The seat was very comfortable"
Pros: "Beef for lunch"
Cons: "The wine, the eggs and the bathroom never clean"
Pros: "The crew was good and the seats were comfortable and had enough space."
Cons: "There was no wifi and on a long flight like that I sort of felt out of date with the world."
Pros: "Was surprised with a meal and all beverages were free including alcohol."
Cons: "Entertainment limited to predetermined programming on screens every 5th row or so."
Pros: "the crew was really good! the plane was clean"
Cons: "The seats (economy class) where amongst the least comfortable i have travelled in. There seemed to be very little bottom cushion."
Pros: "Business class seats spacious, clean"
Cons: "Happy passenger! What more can I ask for"
Cons: "I couldn’t shop onboard. “The duty free guy are on his break”"
Pros: "Best soft landing ever!!!! Great pilots."
Cons: "My tv was not working during my trip there and back. For a long trip like this i think this is not acceptable"
Pros: "Crew was very pleasant and accomodating. They were respectful of the passengers. The food was great."
Cons: "The boarding was slow."
Pros: "Efficiency of the staff"
Cons: "Unfortunately the plane for our flight was faulty so we had to wait an hour for the next flight. SAA did a great job bringing in a bigger plane to accommodate everyone from our flight plus the hour later flight."
Pros: "Very friendly, helpful and professional"
Pros: "the staff was very friendly."
Cons: "it seemed to be a bit disorganized before boarding. there didn’t seem to be a good system in place"
Pros: "We delayed a bit at JNB and there is no open working wifi . with such hours to spend at the airport, i would advise to have internet access for travellers. plz attend to this."
Pros: "The food and entertainment selection. Wine selection better on inbound flight than outbound from Accra."
Cons: "Disinterested affectwhilst serving; not offering drinks othe than the initial one. It is nice to be offered more. Coats from women not collected automatically as for the men. The PA sound was so poor I couldn’t hear most of the announcements. That is a potential safety hazard ! On my outbound trip the seat belt was faulty: another safety hazard."
Pros: "Crew was fantastic and caring!"
Pros: "Headphones were included, bathrooms were clean, prompt response to attendant call."
Cons: "Seats were VERY uncomfortable. Food was not great and TV screens were very finicky"
Pros: "Leg room"
Cons: "Everything else. There wasn't a choice of meals. In-flight entertainment didn't work. Crew unpleasant. No water offered during flight. I had to go to the galley to request some."
Cons: "I missed it because SA crew would not help us when it had been held for us. (See above)"
Cons: "During the international flight a lot was not healthy. The crew was disinterested in the work in economy class with the exception of a very helpful young man. The announcements couldn't be understood, the speakers crackled so much and the stewardesses spoke in very heavy accents. There was still debris from the previous flight in the seat holders. The entry into the plane smelt unfresh . The TV. Programming was limited and often did not work. Overall it was a flight that lacked international standards. The final flight to cape Town was excellent. I was going to write you a letter. We are capable of much higher standards and I felt ashamed. The international flight to Perth was better but the flight back from Perth was not good. Every flight should be welcoming and helpful. The attitude and involvement of flight crew makes or breaks the journey even if the craft is old and not perfect With regards eva young and trusting that this review canbe of help."
Pros: "The crew members was very nice and helpful during the flight."
Cons: "Nothing pleasant first time experience."
Pros: "The crew was excellent and they were hospitable. Easy to approach"
Pros: "Haven’t flown SAA in about 5 years and airline has not kept up with completion. Crew in this leg was very friendly but is really hit or miss on SAA."
Cons: "Food was not very tasty No noise canceling headphones offered in business class, in fact headphones were very cheap plastic and only left audio channel works in chair. Seats were older and not very well maintained. Lots of play on controls. Would consider alternate route with layover next time I fly to HKG from JNB"
Cons: "Continued to lose my luggage."
Pros: "Boarding and leaving on time. Well organized. Great crew. They give us a sandwich for free, unexpected because in USA they charge for everything in economy. The best ..... we got the suitcases very fast. More than any another airline"
Pros: "The rest of the flight was good."
Pros: "I like the free drinks on South African. The food wasn't bad either!"
Pros: "I wasn't able to take this flight even though I made it to check in because jet blue and South African airlines could not communicate. I intend on reaching out to management for a refund it is ridiculous I had to wait 24 hrs for the next flight when I had a seat on this flight."
Pros: "The flight was very comfortable which is important for a 15 hour flight! There was excellent entertainment options and the attendants were pleasant."
Cons: "I was not a fan of the food options. Dinners were good but the snack sandwiches and pancakes served were disgusting. I also needed to purchase an adapter in order to use my personal headphones."
Pros: "Everything run like a clock"
Pros: "Was great!"
Cons: "In flight entertainment headphone jacks were not working in my seat or the seat next to me. Flight smelled like the bathroom most of the time, and bathrooms were really disgusting"
Pros: "Nothing... We were bounced because they oversold"
Cons: "Bounced. Told us nothing. Seemed impressed that they were paying for an off airport hotel for us. Gave us a minor voucher that expires in a year and is not transferable so worthless."
Cons: "Most airlines on the planet allow headphones during take-off and landing but you guys don't. Chill out and get with the 21st century."
Pros: "I liked that I got the seat I wanted (bulkhead) even though I had to pay for it. It made all the difference and I was able to sleep. I also liked the fact that I had onboard entertainment as I haven't had any on the last 6 flights on SAA. It was a pleasant surprise!"
Pros: "Entertainment was vastly improved vs the outbound flight. Not as great though as other airlines. Has serious catching up to do on quality of flight and entertainment to other airlines"
Pros: "The crew was pretty good and tried to help, but could not fix the entertainment system and gave up on it after one hour into the 13 hour flight."
Cons: "The entertainment system for my entire row did not work for my 13.5 hour flight even after resetting it multiple times."
Cons: "Boarding was messed up with wrong information on the monitors, 2 lines formed. Service was not ok considering it was business class."
Pros: "The crew and food"
Cons: "It's time to put more padding on those seats. Eleven hours on seat cushions that have no give plays havoc with the back and butt."
Pros: "The blanket and amenities in our seats"
Cons: "I had brakfast, it was OK, the bread was very cold -not inviting. Have the chefs check on this There is not enough offering of water, in mostly all other long haul flights I have been, bottled water is offered several times throughout the flight There is not a final collection of garbage at the end of the flight and we end up with carrying it out or leaving it inside the plane. In mostly all other long haul flights I have been, rubbish is collected at the end of flight Please implement these measures"
Pros: "South African Airways The flight in the A330-200 was perfect. The crew, the entertainment and food. The landing was also incredible with no so good conditions."
Pros: "It was so hot in the plane, the entertainment screens didn't work, the food was inedible, and the plane was so filthy- even after I wiped the seat with disinfectant wipes (I learned from the flight over), I caught a cold and the person sitting next to b=me had a cough before the end of the 15 hour flight."
Pros: "There was a lady having fit and vomiting and really not well, the crew looked after her amazingly until touch down!!!"
Pros: "Real silverware. Plenty of room."
Pros: "I liked that the attendants were very helpful. The flight was smooth. We had a bumpy take off. The landing was smooth. We got in Joburg a little late but we made it"
Cons: "The immigration staff in SA wasn't nice at all. They were very harsh and apathetic. Then we got delayed so bad when some other guy locked himself out with his car in the tarmac. We ended up being delayed all the way and we missed our flight from DC to Chicago. On our way to Harare our suitcases were missing. We had to incur more expenses in the city coming back to the airport , we got charged $148 on top of that by the Harare immigration guys and we had to spend a lot in the restaurant because of that"
Cons: "Special order meal not delivered without explanation."
Cons: "Flight was delayed and cabin crew had no customer service skills whatsoever"
Airlines flying from Dubai to Durban 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 Dubai to Durban
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Dubai to Durban
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Dubai to Durban
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Dubai to Durban
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Dubai to Durban