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Find cheap flights from London Heathrow Airport to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg from R7 479

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Cheap flight deals from Heathrow to OR Tambo

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Heathrow to OR Tambo 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.
19:45 - 21:20LHR-JNB
24h 35m2 stops
23:15 - 13:50JNB-LHR
15h 35m1 stop
R10 343
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Sat, Jun 1 - Fri, Jun 28
19:45 - 21:20LHR-JNB
24h 35m2 stops
23:15 - 18:35JNB-LHR
20h 20m2 stops
R10 456Air France
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Sat, Jun 1 - Fri, Jun 28
20:55 - 21:20LHR-JNB
23h 25m1 stop
23:15 - 16:15JNB-LHR
18h 00m1 stop
R11 115KLM
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Sun, Jun 16 - Mon, Jul 1
18:35 - 21:20LHR-JNB
25h 45m1 stop
23:15 - 13:50JNB-LHR
15h 35m1 stop
R11 341KLM
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Sat, Jun 1 - Fri, Jun 28
20:30 - 15:00LHR-JNB
16h 30m2 stops
16:00 - 6:35JNB-LHR
16h 35m2 stops
R11 699RwandAir
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Wed, Mar 13 - Thu, Mar 28
21:20 - 15:00LHR-JNB
16h 40m2 stops
16:00 - 7:00JNB-LHR
16h 00m2 stops
R11 756RwandAir
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Fri, Apr 26 - Sat, May 25
18:40 - 9:10LHR-JNB
13h 30m1 stop
19:35 - 7:55JNB-LHR
13h 20m1 stop
R12 792SWISS
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Thu, Apr 18 - Tue, May 7
11:30 - 16:20LHR-JNB
26h 50m2 stops
17:25 - 10:30JNB-LHR
19h 05m2 stops
R13 018Kenya Airways
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Tue, Mar 19 - Tue, Mar 26
11:30 - 16:20LHR-JNB
26h 50m2 stops
17:25 - 10:30JNB-LHR
19h 05m2 stops
R13 093Kenya Airways
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Tue, Mar 19 - Tue, Mar 26
14:25 - 9:10LHR-JNB
17h 45m2 stops
19:35 - 16:20JNB-LHR
21h 45m1 stop
R13 300SWISS
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Sat, Jun 15 - Tue, Jun 25

Flights from Heathrow to OR Tambo - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Heathrow to OR Tambo 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 London Heathrow Airport to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

The average price of all flights from London Heathrow Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
When flying from London Heathrow Airport to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg, you should consider leaving on a Wednesday and avoid Saturdays if you are looking for the best rates. For your return to London Heathrow Airport, you’ll find the best rates on Mondays and the most expensive ones on Saturdays.

What is the cheapest month to fly from London Heathrow Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from London Heathrow Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, 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 London Heathrow Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport is November, where tickets cost R13 809 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are July and December, where the average cost of tickets is R21 702 and R20 195 respectively.

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

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from London Heathrow Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, 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 London Heathrow Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, you should book around 1 week before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 44 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from London Heathrow Airport to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the last 72 hours, the cheapest one-way ticket from London Heathrow Airport to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg found on KAYAK was with Etihad Airways for R7 479. Air France proposed a return connection from R10 456 and Egypt Air from R10 625.

Which airlines fly direct between London Heathrow Airport and Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from London Heathrow Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport.
There are 2 airlines that fly direct from London Heathrow Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport. They are British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. The cheapest airline for this route is Virgin Atlantic, with the best one-way deal found costing R14 143. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at Virgin Atlantic.

How many flights are there between London Heathrow Airport and Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport per day?

Each day, there are 7 direct flights that take off from London Heathrow Airport and land in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, with an average flight time of 11h 02m. The most common departure time is 18:00 and most flights take off in the evening. Each week, there are 49 flights and there are the same amount of flights each day 7.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between London Heathrow Airport and Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There are 3 cabin class options for the route. These are Business, Economy and Prem Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from London Heathrow Airport to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg take?

The duration of a direct flight to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg from London Heathrow Airport is typically 11h 00m. The journey crosses a distance of 14 593 km.

What’s the earliest departure time from London Heathrow Airport to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from London Heathrow Airport at 18:25 and will be landing in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport at 7:25.

What’s the latest departure time from London Heathrow Airport to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport jets off at 22:25 and lands at 11:25.

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Low season

June

High season

December

Cheapest flight

R7 479
Best time to beat the crowds (8% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (27% more expensive on average)
Flight from London Heathrow Airport to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg

When to book flights from Heathrow to OR Tambo

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Heathrow to OR Tambo based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking London Heathrow Airport to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg flights

  • Are there any direct flights from LHR to JMB Airport?

    British Airways and Virgin Atlantic offer direct flights to Johannesburg from LHR, and many other airlines fly with only one stopover, minimising the flight hours. You’ll find that airlines like Kenya Airlines, Egypt Air, Lufthansa, and Turkish Airlines often fly with only one stopover, generally at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, or in Cairo, Frankfurt, or Istanbul.

  • Are there any hotels that I can stay at in JMB Airport?

    There are six hotels for you to stay at in JMB Airport, all located within a 10min walk of the airport. The Garden Court Hotel – OR Tambo International Airport is only a few minutes’ walk from the airport and is located near to Rhodesfield metro station, ideal for travelling around the city. There is also the Southern Sun Hotel – OR Tambo International Airport, which is again only a few minutes from the airport. This accommodation offers a free shuttle service from the main terminal every 15min if you prefer not to walk.

  • Can I hire a car from JMB Airport?

    Yes, the airport has several companies for you to hire from, such as Hertz, Avis, Sixt, and Thrifty. You can collect your hire car outside the airport entrance in the car hire drop-off and collection car park, behind the Intercontinental Hotel. You’ll find the car hire companies at the north end of the car park, in front of the terminals.

  • What lounges can I use when I fly from LHR to JMB Airport?

    If you chose to fly with Virgin Atlantic then you can enjoy the Clubhouse at LHR, where you can try a complimentary a la carte menu, order drinks from the bar, or freshen up with a shower before your flight. You’ll find it in the Upper Class Wing in Terminal 3, open from 06:00 to 22:00.

  • What is the cheapest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from London Heathrow Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport was R397 for a one-way ticket and R549 for a return.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from London Heathrow Airport to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

    When flying out of London Heathrow Airport you will be using London Heathrow. You will be landing at OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg, also known as Johannesburg OR Tambo.

  • Which airlines offer Wi-Fi service onboard planes from London Heathrow Airport to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

    Only SWISS offers inflight Wi-Fi service on the London Heathrow Airport to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg flight route.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from London Heathrow Airport to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

    The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the London Heathrow Airport to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

    oneworld, and SkyTeam are the airline alliances operating flights between London Heathrow Airport and OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg, with oneworld being the most commonly used for this route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from London Heathrow Airport to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

    There are direct flights from London Heathrow Airport to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg on a daily basis.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from London to Johannesburg, British Airways or Virgin Atlantic?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from London to Johannesburg are British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. With an average price for the route of R17 172 and an overall rating of 7,3, British Airways is the most popular choice. Virgin Atlantic is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R16 976 and an overall rating of 8,0.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from London Heathrow Airport to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

    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 London Heathrow Airport to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from London Heathrow Airport to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg from London Heathrow Airport 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 London Heathrow Airport to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

    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 OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg with an airline and back to London Heathrow Airport with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from London Heathrow Airport to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

    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 OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg from London Heathrow Airport up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight from London to Johannesburg

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R16 663 or less one-way and R17 081 or less round-trip.
  • Once you have landed at Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) you’ll find several currency exchange offices where you can change your sterling for the local rand. There are many within the central terminal building and one Travelex in International Arrivals.
  • At JNB Airport you can catch the fast train service to Sandton and beyond to Johannesburg and Pretoria, allowing you to travel hassle-free from the airport.
  • You can hire baggage trolleys at JNB Airport and there are also porters who are available to help you with your luggage if you need it. You can expect to tip the porters around R10 (£0.50) for their help.
  • There are several information kiosks throughout JNB Airport if you ever find that you need help. You’ll find one located in Terminal A by the international arrivals and departures areas.
  • If you find that you need medical attention after landing at JNB Airport then you can go to the first aid point at the travel clinic. It is open 24h and can offer emergency care, first aid, and immunisations.
  • There are several airlines that you can choose to fly with when travelling from London Heathrow to JMB, such as Ethiopian Air, Qatar Airways, Emirates, and KLM. These airlines don’t generally offer direct flights, but rather routes with one stopover.
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Prefer to fly direct from London Heathrow to Johannesburg OR Tambo?

Find which airlines fly direct from Heathrow to OR Tambo, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

London Heathrow to Johannesburg OR Tambo

Monday

American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, +3 more

American Airlines, British Airways, +4 more

Tuesday

American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, +3 more

American Airlines, British Airways, +4 more

Wednesday

American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, +3 more

American Airlines, British Airways, +4 more

Thursday

American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, +3 more

American Airlines, British Airways, +4 more

Friday

American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, +3 more

American Airlines, British Airways, +4 more

Saturday

American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, +3 more

American Airlines, British Airways, +4 more

Sunday

American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, +3 more

American Airlines, British Airways, +4 more

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Direct returns

Johannesburg OR Tambo to London Heathrow

Monday

American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, +3 more

American Airlines, British Airways, +4 more

Tuesday

American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, +3 more

American Airlines, British Airways, +4 more

Wednesday

American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, +3 more

American Airlines, British Airways, +4 more

Thursday

American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, +3 more

American Airlines, British Airways, +4 more

Friday

American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, +3 more

American Airlines, British Airways, +4 more

Saturday

American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, +3 more

American Airlines, British Airways, +4 more

Sunday

American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, +3 more

American Airlines, British Airways, +4 more

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Top 5 airlines serving from Heathrow to OR Tambo

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Heathrow to OR Tambo? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to KAYAK reviews.
8,0
Virgin AtlanticOverall score based on 1664 reviews
85crew
81overall
77comfort
77food
82boarding
80entertainment
Airline reviews

Very good airline. There is still some room for improvement but overall I’m happy

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Very good airline. There is still some room for improvement but overall I’m happy

Pros: "This is the way to fly long haul."
Cons: "Frustration is it is impossible to sleep during the breakfast service, but this is a problem for all airlines and Virgin is better than most."
Pros: "Courteous and attentive crew from baggage check in thru baggage claim."
Pros: "Very friendly crew. The meals are good, nice variety. Hot food is hot."
Cons: "Seats are not the most comfortable and sometimes the screen on the entertainment tv doesn't work that easily."
Cons: "Overall, I am disappointed in Kayak for listing my round trip flight as KLM, when in actuality, only one short connection of this flight was actually KLM. My itinerary said KLM all over it, but in the fine print it said "operated by Delta." This is dishonest and misleading."
Pros: "I had one of the few empty seats next to me."
Cons: "The food is awful. Not enough toilets."
Pros: "Good collection of movies"
Cons: "To pay for luggage for international flights while on their website it says i dont have to pay if im going to South Africa. The food was not so great."
Pros: "Nobody are better hosts than the British. Great service, lovely people."
Pros: "The flight crew was phenomenal, especially Daniella. Somehow we wound up with seats right next to the bathroom door, which would have been a pretty uncomfortable situation for a variety of reasons, but the flight wasn't full, and she helped us find a suitable place to sit. Also, my wife and I usually take our tea with honey vs. milk and sugar. Even though honey is usually one of the options for tea, she found a way to accommodate our request. The lunch meals were the best I can remember in a long time on an airline flight. They might have been the best I've ever had. The chicken curry was authentic, flavorful and spicy. Frankly my outbound flight had problems. My luggage got damaged. The transfer experience in Manchester left a LOT to be desired. I wasn't planning to use Virgin Atlantic again, but this flight crew (Daniella especially) redeemed Virgin Atlantic. They were attentive, pleasant, diligent."
Cons: "Only thing I didn't like about this flight was the boarding area. Once you get into that the area, you don't really have access to appetizing food (only vending machines) or even restrooms. That's one thing that could be improved."
Pros: "Great movie selection"
Cons: "They need softer seats...had to stand half the time"

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.

Amazing KLM service and brilliant economy comfort seats. Well worth the extra.

The Crew have no idea about the food they're serving the passengers. The Crew MUST be instructed before each flight about the menu that will be served to the passengers, whether the food is vegetarian or non-vegetarian, whether it is Halal, Kosher or not.

Pros: "Crew was great, on time flight, clean plane."
Cons: "Entertainments options were shockingly few. Honestly have not been on a plane recently with so few and limited options of TV series and movies. I was extremely surprised. Wish I had know and I would’ve had more options for my family."
Pros: "Almost everything, especially the crew."
Cons: "Don’t feel like anything should be better to be honest"
Pros: "Seat was comfy and spacious for economy class"
Cons: "Vegetarian meal was okay but could be more enjoyable if served with bread at start of meal."
Pros: "Great crew, comfortable seating with enough leg room."
Cons: "Provide dinner before getting to joburg, instead of a snack. Flight arrives late so dinner would be appreciated"
Cons: "The air conditioners fan was bad and they had to fix it in London which took over 40 minutes off travel time...we arrived much later than expected in Lagos"
Pros: "Crew was pleasant but not attentive to detail. Bypassed is completely for snack and drink towards end of 9 hour flight!"
Cons: "Pay attention to passengers."
Pros: "Crew very helpful."
Cons: "Both flights late. Food was worthy rather than tasty. Seats small. Too much plastic - why not use non plastic cups. Sexist safety card."
Cons: "The entertainment system broke down completely on the whole plane and the crew was sort of grumpy."
Cons: "Boarding by rows would avoid people rushing to line up ahead of time."
Pros: "The crew were super friendly. There was plenty of space and I slept for a few hours"
Pros: "Lots of entertainment from music to podcasts to movies and tv. Food was good!"
Cons: "The flight was quite cold! More teas and coffee instead of cold drinks. Couldn’t tell if there was WiFi or not :/"
Cons: "There was not enough room for all the people’s cabin size luggage. They allowed people to get on board with big coats once they’re in the plain they take off the coats and place them up. Those coats take the same space as a small suitcase. I asked the fly attendants for assistance and they didn’t even pretend to care about the situation. I had to put my luggage under the seat for the entire flight, which ended up reducing the very reduced legroom. What this airline is trying to do is; to charge passengers twice for cabin size luggage. This has been my worst experiences with airlines. Lufthansa is definitely an airline to avoid."
Cons: "Online check-in did not work. When I checked in at the airport, I received only a middle seat."
Pros: "Once again, the in-flight crew was excellent. The flight was good, but no entertainment is provided."
Cons: "Another late take off, probably because the incoming connections were late. So it was good that the airline delayed the connecting flights. However, this leg of the trip was so late that I barely made it to third leg of the trip. A huge problem is that each of these international airports require that you go through the security check again. For that reason, connecting legs of trips through these airports should not be scheduled so close together. Heathrow is the worst, with security staff that, at best, don’t care that you have a close connection to make and just ignore your pleas to speed up the process, and at worst, are just plain rude."
Cons: "The flight was delayed . When we arrived in Frankfurt, there was a quie of 200m . After waiting 10 minutes, they asked us to go to other passport control . We had to walk onother 10 minutes to get there ."
Pros: "The boarding process was smooth, take off delayed by just over an hour but the Crew were exceptional with providing updates and bringing around refreshments whilst we waited."
Cons: "Seats were a little uncomfortable but outside that not much I can fault the airline for."

Struggled with boarding pass on my iPhone.Suggest taking a printed copy. We sat upper deck at the rear on right hand side and best Economy flight in years. Bins below the windows made a massive difference for storage etc. inflight entertainment played up for a few pax but we were fine. Crew were first rate. Overall an excellent flight

They ran out of starter options but the alternative was okay. Just disappointed

Staff was wonderful. There was no breakfast because a cooling system had not been repaired. My luggage didn’t make it on the plane in London, so I had to wait to have my luggage delivered. I’m a long ways from home to be without items in my bag. We have to wait to be reimbursed for costs

The flight boarded two hours late and then we had an hour sitting in the aircraft before take off. Tempers got hot The actual flight was fine and the food was really tasty. Because we landed more than 3 hours late, I missed my connecting flight. No connecting flight for the rest of the day and had to sleep over. There was absolutely no support from BA on the other side. Nothing

Pros: "No and no."
Cons: "Very crowded in.club class. Way lower standard for business class as compared to the other airlines."
Pros: "Friendly staff, easy check in. Professional and courteous on board."
Cons: "Food could be better of course and the price could be better,"
Cons: "They charge for coffee and soft drinks and have no snacks complimentry"
Pros: "Check-in staff was great at LHR - they were able to configure our seating so that the seat was empty between us."
Pros: "Quick boarding as we arrived towards the end and off quickly because we were seated at the back of pane. Crew were very friendly and flight was very swift."
Cons: "Food and drink was good but quite expensive"
Pros: "New Years flight... very special. Great staff and grear entertainment on board"
Cons: "The flight data was not showing... could have been interesting especially on a New Years flight"

I booked a round trip flight and boarded a Kenya Airways trip from New York (JFK) to Nairobi (JKIA). First flight from New York to Nairobi was uneventful with no issues. However, the return flight was beyond disappointing. To begin with I had paid an extra $60 each for premium seats (me and my wife) in economy aisle 15 (B & A). However, upon settling down in the middle seat, I noticed that the controller had been ripped off meaning I would not have access to some of the seat functionalities like the individual lighting etc. I proceeded to alert a flight attendant that the controller was missing and she politely responded to me by telling me if I need anything, to use my wife’s seat controller (on the window seat) to call for assistance and I would be assisted accordingly. I was surprised by the response that she gave as it felt like my comfort and request for a service that I paid for was undermined, but nonetheless I opted to play it nice and kept my calm. After this I engaged in a conversation with a passenger (Caucasian / White male) who sat next to me on the aisle seat. In the process of having this conversation I asked him if he had paid for his seat. He went ahead to politely tell me that he had been moved from a seat in the back by one of the flight attendants and had not paid any extra fees. During this conversation, he noticed that the charging docks were not working and he needed to charge his iPad to watch his Netflix show (it was on pause). Alarmed by this, he went ahead and flagged one of the flight attendants who without wasting any time acted astonished and as fast as lightning was able to find him a better seat a few rows in front. Please note, all the charging plugs were not working for the three seats. In summary, below are the reasons for the low rating: 1. Charging for a broken seat: Kenya Airways should not charge for a defective seat. If a seat is defective and is paid for, the airlines should work out a way to either refund the customer or move the customer to a better seat – regardless of skin color. 2. Below Par Customer Service: Do not debilitate a customer’s request especially when a paid for service is not delivered – regardless of skin color. Assuming that I am comfortable with having to either keep alerting the flight attendant or relying on my wife’s seat to perform some of the functionality I may need is ridiculous. 3. Biasness / Inequality / Prejudiced Behavior: The Caucasian/ White male was treated with more favor. Not only was he moved around to make sure he was comfortable (free of charge) but all his complaints were resolved immediately without any hesitance. On the contrary, I being a black man of African descent who had paid an additional premium for his seat, I was completely ignored and told to settle for what I got.

The flight never took off. We sat on the tarmac for over two hours due to an electrical fault and finally the flight was cancelled. We were told that hotels would be organised but there was no further communication. In the end I retrieved my baggage and went to the car park to pick up my car and drive home. It cost me over £150 to park the car for two weeks, plus of course petrol, and over £600 for the four flights and £50 for the travel visa. All gone up in my smoke. I’m bitterly disappointed that my business Trip was cancelled and have been told I will get a “partial refund” within three months!!! What a way to treat a customer.

Few movies to choose from. They did not board by zone

Pros: "They made my journey exciting"
Cons: "The delay leaving Nairobi was long and they offered us on breakfast"
Pros: "The crew was great, and greeted passengers with a smile."
Pros: "Lie Flat beds in Business Class."
Cons: "Meal service was very slow, and food was uninspiring. Essentially economy meals placed on proper plates."
Pros: "I had an entire row to myself so this greatly improved my experience, but if this had not been the case I don't think I would have rated my flight as high."
Pros: "This was a good flight; enjoyed everything"
Cons: "My only disappointment was that I hoped to buy Amarula on the flight, but apparently they were out of stock."
Pros: "The plane is nice with wonderful amenities. The flight was on time even though departure was 1 hour late. The price is great."
Cons: "The staff did not care. They caused many of the delays, exasperated many customers, and slept during the flight instead of tending to the needs of passengers. If you're prepared to take care of yourself, the price and speed may be too hard to pass."
Pros: "Everything worked like a flight should work from check-in to landing"
Cons: "Food was minimal and rather tasteless, but not a real concern"

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from London to Johannesburg found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
9/5Thu
1 stopEtihad Airways
16h 40mLHR-JNB
R7 479
11/4Thu
3 stops
33h 10mLHR-JNB
R7 536
29/2Thu
1 stopKenya Airways
17h 10mLHR-JNB
R8 986
24/3Sun
1 stopKLM
23h 45mLHR-JNB
R10 569
27/3Wed
1 stopKLM
23h 45mLHR-JNB
R11 021
22/3Fri
1 stopKenya Airways
21h 45mLHR-JNB
R12 810
3/3Sun
directVirgin Atlantic
11h 00mLHR-JNB
R13 922
11/4Thu
directVirgin Atlantic
11h 00mLHR-JNB
R13 941
10/7Wed
directBritish Airways
11h 00mLHR-JNB
R17 765
31/3Sun
directBritish Airways
11h 10mLHR-JNB
R17 878

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Last minute flights from Heathrow to OR Tambo

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from London to Johannesburg that are departing in the next 10 days.
23/2Fri
multi-stopEgypt Air
30h 40mLHR-JNB
11/3Mon
multi-stopEgypt Air
25h 15mJNB-LHR
R12 471
22/2Thu
multi-stopEtihad Airways
21h 30mLHR-JNB
6/3Wed
multi-stopEtihad Airways
22h 55mJNB-LHR
R12 641
22/2Thu
multi-stopKenya Airways
23h 05mLHR-JNB
5/3Tue
multi-stopKenya Airways
24h 05mJNB-LHR
R12 924
22/2Thu
multi-stopKenya Airways
23h 05mLHR-JNB
6/3Wed
multi-stopKenya Airways
29h 20mJNB-LHR
R12 980
20/2Tue
multi-stopKLM
19h 45mLHR-JNB
5/3Tue
multi-stopKLM
15h 51mJNB-LHR
R13 526
21/2Wed
multi-stopKLM
13h 40mLHR-JNB
8/3Fri
multi-stopKLM
18h 15mJNB-LHR
R14 694
22/2Thu
directVirgin Atlantic
11h 00mLHR-JNB
6/3Wed
directVirgin Atlantic
11h 20mJNB-LHR
R16 315
21/2Wed
directVirgin Atlantic
11h 00mLHR-JNB
26/5Sun
directVirgin Atlantic
11h 05mJNB-LHR
R16 748
21/2Wed
directBritish Airways
11h 00mLHR-JNB
28/2Wed
directBritish Airways
11h 25mJNB-LHR
R18 330
22/2Thu
directBritish Airways
11h 05mLHR-JNB
11/3Mon
directBritish Airways
11h 15mJNB-LHR
R18 632

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London Heathrow Airport - OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg Flights

Departure:

London Heathrow Airport (LHR)United Kingdom

Destination:

OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg (JNB)South Africa

Return flight deals:

OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg - London Heathrow Airport

Cabin classes:

R120 475
R62 658
R32 629
R16 465