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R18 606 Find cheap flights from Johannesburg to San Diego

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Cheap flight deals from OR Tambo to San Diego (JNB-SAN)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from OR Tambo to San Diego 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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19:20 - 18:10JNB-SAN
31h 50m1 stop
20:05 - 7:15SAN-JNB
26h 10m1 stop
R21 798
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Tue, Aug 20 - Mon, Aug 26
19:20 - 18:10JNB-SAN
31h 50m1 stop
16:35 - 7:15SAN-JNB
29h 40m2 stops
R22 129
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Tue, Aug 20 - Mon, Aug 26
19:20 - 15:21JNB-SAN
29h 01m2 stops
16:35 - 9:25SAN-JNB
31h 50m2 stops
R26 587British Airways
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Tue, Aug 20 - Mon, Aug 26
19:20 - 18:10JNB-SAN
31h 50m1 stop
20:05 - 9:25SAN-JNB
28h 20m1 stop
R27 046British Airways
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Tue, Aug 20 - Mon, Aug 26
19:20 - 15:21JNB-SAN
29h 01m2 stops
17:15 - 9:25SAN-JNB
31h 10m1 stop
R27 560British Airways
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Tue, Aug 20 - Mon, Aug 26
21:55 - 22:15JNB-SAN
33h 20m2 stops
6:55 - 21:20SAN-JNB
29h 25m2 stops
R27 670Delta
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Tue, Aug 20 - Mon, Aug 26
14:30 - 15:08JNB-SAN
33h 38m3 stops
21:35 - 13:05SAN-JNB
30h 30m2 stops
R34 642Ethiopian Air
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Tue, Aug 20 - Mon, Aug 26
19:35 - 21:24JNB-SAN
34h 49m2 stops
12:30 - 9:10SAN-JNB
59h 40m3 stops
R35 468SWISS
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Tue, Aug 20 - Mon, Aug 26
9:05 - 10:10JNB-SAN
34h 05m3 stops
12:40 - 7:10SAN-JNB
33h 30m3 stops
R42 459
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Tue, Aug 20 - Mon, Aug 26

Flights from OR Tambo to San Diego - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from OR Tambo to San Diego to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to San Diego?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to San Diego, 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 Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to San Diego is February, where tickets cost R17 431 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are August and December, where the average cost of tickets is R25 725 and R23 780 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to San Diego?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to San Diego, 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 Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to San Diego, you should book around 1 day before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 147 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to San Diego?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
The best deals for a one-way ticket found by KAYAK users over the last 3 days were on British Airways (R20 000) and United Airlines (R27 964). The cheapest round-trip tickets were found on British Airways (R26 587) and Delta (R27 670).

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When to book flights from OR Tambo to San Diego

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from OR Tambo to San Diego 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 Johannesburg to San Diego flights

  • What is the cheapest flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to San Diego?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to San Diego was R1 014 for a one-way ticket and R1 188 for a return.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Johannesburg to San Diego?

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

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Johannesburg to San Diego?

    oneworld, Star Alliance, and SkyTeam are the airline alliances operating flights between Johannesburg and San Diego, with Star Alliance being the most commonly used for this route.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Johannesburg to San Diego, British Airways or United Airlines?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Johannesburg to San Diego are British Airways and United Airlines. With an average price for the route of R21 377 and an overall rating of 6,7, British Airways is the most popular choice. United Airlines is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R22 994 and an overall rating of 7,4.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Johannesburg to San Diego?

    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 Johannesburg to San Diego.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Johannesburg to San Diego?

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

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Johannesburg to San Diego?

    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 San Diego with an airline and back to Johannesburg with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Johannesburg to San Diego?

    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 San Diego from Johannesburg 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 OR Tambo to San Diego

See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Johannesburg to San Diego. 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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The flight was canceled two hours before departure, it took over five hours to rebook us on another flight.

2,0 MediocreIvan, Jul 2024SEA - SNA
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The flight was canceled two hours before departure, it took over five hours to rebook us on another flight.

Rough day of travel all the way around. Wrong info given to us multiple times and mistakes in their booking making our trip 10 hours longer than planned. I’m bummed because I fly Delta all the time and love them. Mistakes happen. Just bummed that this was a rare trip our whole family was traveling together.

Meh. A late flight meant I missed my connections, and a 2pm LAX arrival turned into gettin in after midnight.

It was good until there was a 3 hour delay because there was not any pilots to fly the plane.

Had to change aircraft due to a faulty door. Surprisingly it only caused about an hour and a half of delay. Delta handled this situation as well as can be expected.

Your crew could maybe answer the call bell at least one of the times I pressed it. I pressed it first time with 2.5 hours left in our flight bc my partner was hungry and wanted a sandwich. We finally got the sandwich with 40 mins left in the flight.

The Flight crew didn’t serve us until about 1.5 hours into the flight because of turbulence but after it ended it was fine to move around. They served us water only and snacks and then NEVER, NOT ONE TIME came through to collect trash until right before landing about 1.5 hours later. There was absolutely no need for that. They crew was just standing around talking and visiting with each other and really never tried to see if we might want something besides water or even try to come pick up trash. This is VERY unusual for a Delta flight but it was not what I would have expected for a 4 hour flight.

There was a loud squeaky sound the whole time we were flying.

Had a broken tray in business class. Crew just shrugged it off.

I didn’t like that I could not select my seat and was assigned a seat when I checked in at LAX

The plane. Airbus A330-200. Comfortable for a 7-hour flight. Seats seemed to have more legroom. I was in row 17. Flight was operated by Delta but was better than expected.

It was operated by Delta. Boarding took a long time. How difficult can it be? Overall decent trip. Liked the Salt Lake City airport. Better option than Chicago for transfers.

Put some new and several options for entertainment. Do not be rude to customers and avoid serving them an extra coke or something. We paid 1200 GBP for a return flight.. A noisy, crowded, rude and uncomfortable flight.

Pretty bad. Food was awful. drinks were scarce, as if drinking an extra drink would ruin the airline. attendants were not very helpful. likely Dutch "directedness" (I cannot be bothered). Crammed flight. Entertainment in very minimal dosage. Almost all old movies and series with 1-3 episodes only. Very limited number of options available. Jesus!! it seems you need to bring your own entertainment these days even of flights that are 13 hrs long!! I would and I will avoid in the future!

Quick and efficient as always. Air France managed to loose and damage my luggage that never made it onto my KLM flight.

The food from Lagos to Amsterdam was was very poor compared to AMS-YYZ

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.

Booked connecting flights with KlM. My serving flight was the furthest part of the airport. On arrival in Zurich. My two cases arrived but only one carry on belong to my son. His three suitcase didn't arrive. After enquiring we discovered they were still in Amsterdam. We landed at 11.12. We eventually left the airport just after one.

Seats are fair enough for medium tall people. Good food all the trip. Fight attendances are warm

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...

I think Virgin is one of the best flying experiences, especially from/to the UK. The staff are so helpful and fun, the food is good, seats comfortable, goof entertainment and great value. Check in and boarding is pretty pain free. I also find that the other passengers are generally so kind and considerate than when I've flown other airlines.

Cabin crew on our flight showed lack of any customer service gruff and acting annoyed if you asked anything and I mean anything Example a man on the seat over dropped his beer on my husbands blanket We asked if we could switch out blankets cabin crew Said. No we don’t have any extras OK well can you take the wet one Cabin crew looked disgusted and annoyed Took it no OK or yes just a growl

Quick flight. But cabin crew were very noisy and talking too much, especially when we were seated at the back of the plane trying to sleep through the night .

My ticket was for Premium Economy and all the seats were taken, I was placed in Economy class and I’m looking for a refund.

Unfortunately delayed 2 hrs due to faulty tyre.. which had to be changed, but better safe than sorry.

The delay was an issue. Other than that. Every thing good

Hi vergin Atlantic service was good but the flight ticket agent travel up charge me extra 57 pounds as a airport charges, actually I refuse to pay but they say if I not pay £57 then they say you will not be able to travel from Heathrow to goa ,so for me there was no option and it was just 3 day before my departure so i paid, so please look in to the matter. And I have a receipt of £ 57 as well .thanks

Staff didn’t check cabin well for landing seemed more interested in chatting to each other. Food was poor and differed from pre order.

We were in the last group to be called to the flight - which was 30 minutes late taking off. While we were lucky enough to have been given bulkhead seats (due to a medical condition I’d told them about beforehand) the seats weren’t particularly comfortable. A crying baby for the whole trip made things worse, so the crew managed very well with coping. The final thing I’d say was that there wasn’t enough food served during the flight.

Very good. Glad we had Premium for the flight out.

loved the bulkhead seats with all the extra leg room! The initial dinner was excellent unfortunately the last meal was unsatisfactory. Our salad was partially frozen and the pizza roll was 90% dough. My only complaint

See my previous comments. I was probably booked in business but was moved to economy

Boarding was efficient. Crew was not pleasant and skipped me during a round of beverage service. Older plane with no seat back screens and I couldn’t connect to wifi or their entertainment offerings.

My flight was delayed for a whole day, so I lost a day of my vacation.

I was refused to used the toilet closes to my seat and had to go to the back of the plane .. it was difficult for me I’m a wheelchair customer

No entertainment system or wifi on a 12 hour flight. They failed to include GF meals And snacks as requested on my ticket so I had very little available to eat. Crew seemed indecisive.

Ability to watch movies.No earbud sound system.Marginal beverage service.Unexplained late take off resulting in VERY tight connection in LA which proved maximally stressful.

Ability to watch movies.No earbud sound system.Marginal beverage service.

Great service; lots of water offered, frequent trash cleanup; tasty food

United Airlines was fantastic, however, UnderPricer was a nightmare. I got to the airport 4 hours before my flight. We are moving to New Zealand so had quite a bit of baggage (16 checked items) and so wanted to have plenty of time to get everything taken care of properly. When I went to check in they (United) could only find a ticket for me. The 5 tickets for my children were never officially ticketed. I called Underpricer and they told me it was United's fault and United told me that Underpricer just needs to reissue the tickets, but they refused to. I asked the Underpricer agent to transfer me to his supervisor as I was not getting the help I needed. He told me the supervisor was busy but that he would call me back in 30 minutes. 30 minutes came and went with no phone call. After an hour I called Underpricer back but they would not let me talk to the person I had talked to before, just told me that he was talking with the supervisor and technical support. I called again an hour later, was told the same thing. I tried again later, with only about 30 minutes until my flight was scheduled to leave (meaning I had been at the airport for more than 3 hours with my 5 children trying to get ticketed and board the flight). Also, my husband had moved to New Zealand 3 months prior, I haven't seen him in 3 months, my children hadn't seen their dad in 3 months, we were all extremely eager to get on that flight and get to New Zealand. The situation with the tickets did not get resolved until after it was too late to check our luggage and board our flight. We were devastated. My 11 year old son was in tears at not being able to be on his way to see his dad. Thankfully we were rebooked for the next evening, but that night it felt devastating. We'd been at the airport for 4 hours waiting. My in-laws waited with me and then helped me reload all our baggage and took us home to stay with them for the night. On the newly booked flights we could not sit together - my children were spread throughout the plane. So, even though I had paid extra to select our seats after buying my seats from Underpricer only two of us were able to sit together (thankful that my 11 year old wasn't all by himself, but not happy that my 14 & 16 year old daughters were seated by strangers). I really feel that Underpricer should refund me what I paid for the seating ($120 USD). It was a very frustrating situation and I plan on never using Kayak or Underpricer ever again.

The 7 hour delay in Johannesburg was extremely tiresome, with poor communication at check-in and a sad R120 voucher as compensation. All in all sitting for 10 hours on an airport was pretty bad. At arrival the baggage arrival took 2 hours. All in all, a very, very long trip.

Overall flight experience was good. Unfortunately our process getting to our flight was a hit or miss. Our flight was delayed perhaps for the best as getting from terminal to terminal is very long and security had problems with the machines that delayed us getting to our flight. Heathrow security could care-less that you have a flight you are about to miss!

Access to movies was nice, food not bad, and landing was smooth. Cramming us in like sardines is not fun. A little more space to bend down to get a bag or not touch my neighbors arm because we’re so close would be better for a 9 hour flight. Whomever designed the seating and you, who bought these planes, clearly are NOT interested in customers’ comfort. So stop pretending you do. Also, if you want traveler’s to check their bags so there is space to store carry one, don’t charge so much to check baggage. Seriously?!

Horrible. Crew is not helpful. Lounge is sub standard and overcrowded. Getting to your plane is underwhelming “via a bus”. Worst experience I have had.

I had to wait for 10 hours at the airport and no hotel accommodation was provided. That sucks big time.

They can't seem to deliver a delayed bag in less than a week. Is this the 19th century?

We're waiting an BA flight being operated from London to Raleigh

Could be better in all aspects. Poor communication. Rude staff

The seats are comfortable enough, but the layout in business is wacky. The boarding process is disorganized. The flight attendants are friendly enough, but the food and snacks are sub par.

Crew was great. Food definitely top 10% for airline food. Seat was comfortable and legroom was good, BUT the seats were too close together and I was touching arms with the guy next to me the entire flight. Also, I had an aisle seat, and although my arm was pulled right up to my side, I was bumped by passengers and crew at least 6x. I'm looking into business class next time. One last note: the whole British-AA airlines partnership thing was confusing. In 2024 this should be seamless, and passengers shouldn't need this # for BA and that # for AA. There should be a single unified way of messaging from the airlines and checking things for the passengers.

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Recent one-way flight deals

Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Johannesburg to San Diego found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
1 stop
30h 05mJNB-SAN
R18 606
2 stopsBritish Airways
50h 36mJNB-SAN
R20 000
3 stopsUnited Airlines
32h 50mJNB-SAN
R27 964
2 stopsUnited Airlines
37h 31mJNB-SAN
R53 340
2 stopsBritish Airways
33h 32mJNB-SAN
R71 377
1 stopAmerican Airlines
29h 05mJNB-SAN
R88 019
1 stopAmerican Airlines
27h 20mJNB-SAN
R89 689
3 stopsEthiopian Air
49h 08mJNB-SAN
R95 487
3 stopsEthiopian Air
38h 39mJNB-SAN
R95 505

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