SEA - CPT

Find cheap flights from Seattle to Cape Town

Search hundreds of travel sites at once for deals on flights to Cape Town

SEA — CPT
Dec 9 — Dec 161
Return
1 adult
Economy
0 bags
From?
To?
Fri 9/12
Fri 16/12

Let KAYAK do the searching

Save 12% or more

Search hundreds of travel sites at once for deals on flights to Cape Town

We’re completely free to use – no hidden charges or fees.

Filter by cabin class, free Wi-Fi and more

Good to know

Low season

March

High season

June

Cheapest flight

R11 224

Average price (return flight)

R24 021

Good deal (return flight)

R41 133

Good deal one-way

R14 648
Best time to beat the crowds (26% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (19% more expensive on average)
Flight from Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Cape Town Intl
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
or less
or less

When to book flights from Seattle to Cape Town Intl

Estimated return price
Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches

Top tips for finding a cheap flight out of Seattle

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R14 648 or less one-way and R41 133 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Seattle to Cape Town was found, on average, 89 days before departure.
  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is March.
  • Morning departure is around 6% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for booking flights from Seattle to Cape Town

Top 5 airlines serving Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Cape Town Intl

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
8,2
Qatar AirwaysOverall score based on 12108 reviews
8,2Boarding
8,1Comfort
8,6Crew
8,2Entertainment
7,9Food
Airline reviews

I would recommend my friends to travel by Qatar airways and enjoy the pleasure of serene journey .

Read more about Qatar Airways

I would recommend my friends to travel by Qatar airways and enjoy the pleasure of serene journey .

Boarding was fast.The airplane was small, and was shaking in the the sky a lot.

Airlines lost all my bags and is not being helpful at all in tracing them. Value of baggage is over $25,000. I expect a full refund and expect to be compensated for the loss.

The luggage wasn't handled properly. My checked in luggage was damaged badly.

The service is top notch, and they really make you feel valued and comfortable.

Pros: "i was told i miss my flight by 5 min and and they told me they wil book mw next flight and gave me a phone number when i called the ph9ne number i was given they asked ms 1400$ more and that was for a week latter flight when i asked for atleast refund or flight cridet they dniede me and wasnt even want talk to me."
Cons: "make it right by giving me my flight cdidet oroney back aince i was dnied."
Pros: "We really enjoyed this airline"
Pros: "Train the stuff Better food"
Pros: "Sevaral bathrooms available. Flight attendant wotj good attitude"
Cons: "Boarding process"
Cons: "Power outage delayed the deboarding De boarding always done not at the terminal but to a bus"
Pros: "Nothing"
Pros: "On time departure and arrival. Hard working crew members."
Cons: "No slippers for long flights."
Pros: "The crew were good"
Cons: "Food- eggs were terrible. The touch screens for the movies didn't work properly on either of our seats. Flight took off late, spent a long time taxi'ing. Sound for announcements was very bad"
Pros: "The crew was very attentive and professional"
Cons: "Food wasn't great"
Pros: "The food was good and many entertaining movies."
Cons: "When first boarding the airplane and sitting in my assigned seat. There was terrible smell, the smell of vomit. I notified a crew member and she used a fragrance spray to help."
Cons: "maybe they can offer more snacks on the plain"
Pros: "Food selection. However, the snacks need to be readily available on long flights."
Cons: "Entertainment is lacking behind other international carriers"
Pros: "Too crowded"
Cons: "One more staff will be better"
Pros: "Crew and flight time"
Cons: "Entertaiment - pleasee TV"
Cons: "Bad service for wheel chair. No wheel chair at Doha Airport! Need to walk."
Pros: "Service and entertainment."
Cons: "Food."
Pros: "Qatae Airways is second to non as always"
Pros: "the attention in general for me was excellent."
Cons: "may be the fact that it was the same kind of food in both of the flights I had, is not that it was bad just in my opinion they should have more option, especially for south american people, thank you"
Cons: "Out dated inflight entertainment system"
Pros: "Liked the in flight movie great distraction for the time."
Pros: "Great crew members. Very friendly and helpful. Qatar Airways is great about providing pillows, blankets, ear plugs and eye masks. Really good food as well."
Cons: "The seats were very close together. With the tray folded out it was right against me without being extended. Leg room was cramped."
Pros: "Stopover in Doha fun. The people are so friendly."
Pros: "Comfort of the seat/bed"
Pros: "The airline stewardesses were Fabulous! Especially one from Doha to Cape Town. Food was good and more than enough to eat. I was impressed by the scheduled meals and drink offers , very important for a dietetic"
Cons: "No leg room, can't stretch your legs properly so my bad knee was in pain"
Cons: "I did not like the fact that on now 3 flights I have lost miles, as on every flight I have tried to sign on as a member or frequent flyer and on all flights, there were no entry forms. This is also after my attempt to complete one on line, which I have had no response to."
Pros: "The flight went fairly smooth, the staff were courteous and the food was as good as can be expected of airline food. There were several courses and options, which is always appreciated."
Pros: "Courteous, helpful and professional crew members."
Cons: "No internet service on long international flight. Boarding process for business class could be better."
Pros: "Crew are great and entertainment options are good."
Cons: "The seats are quite uncomfortable and small. Really struggled to get comfortable."
Pros: "Aircraft was much better than the flight from US, food was great. The only thing I wished for was more movies."
Cons: "Lack of movies"
Cons: "Luggage items are missing."
Pros: "Crew professionalism"
Cons: "Food: at best a B+ Laptop Wrapping at gate: very slow process Entertaining: movie variety is poor. Seat: even in business class the seat doesn't recline completely... not very comfortable as compared to other airlines"
Pros: "Great food, and excellent choice of in-flight entertainment."
Cons: "Nothing!"
Pros: "Timely response on the phone."
Cons: "Timely response on the phone."
Pros: "Food and crew"
Cons: "Lost baggage no one knows anything."
Cons: "Engine problem. Everybody off of aircraft after sitting in it 3 hours!. No airline representitives inside airport to help. Slept in airport with various ppl from qatar popping up and giving untrue information"
Cons: "The chicken sandwich was horrendous. I saw multiple people take a bite and then put it down and not eat the rest. It tasted terrible."
Pros: "Nice people"
Cons: "6-hour delays coming and going. Sounds like a an issue."
Pros: "It was a good flight. I'd give it 4 of 5 stars."
Pros: "Qatar airlines was awesome! Comfy seat, great headrest, lots of entertainment options and decent food all on a very short flight. Would definitely fly this airline again!"
Pros: "The crew were nice"
Cons: "The screen of my seat and my mom ( sitting next to me) and the lady near the window stopped working after launching and we had to stair in the dark for eleven hours the flight attendant tried but couldn't fix it. The seat itself was broken and I had to put the bottom Cushing back every time I stand up.the cue to the rest room ( one off them has a broken lock so you can't lock it ) was very long and I had to wait for 25 minutes tell I got in ( the first time I waited too long standing in an air plane )"
Pros: "Qatar airways 3 hrs short flight was spectacular at all levels"
Pros: "The crew on the flight was excellent. They'll bring you pretty much anything reasonable you ask for. In flight entertainment options were many. I don't eat a lot of airline food, but the meals exceeded my expectations."
Cons: "I am quite tall (6'5"/1.92m), the in flight comfort was brutal. It'll take my knees a week or two to forget the constant jamming from the seat in front of me. Otherwise, on boarding was well organized, but very slow. Sound quality on provided headphones was very poor."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I am platinium and got treated that way!!"
Pros: "The QA Crew acted with courage during very severe turbulence, continuing to be professional despite injuries"
Cons: "QA HQ did not respond to the emergency with professionalism. They did a decent job w/hotel accommodation but only the hotel reception provided any communication. Only constant complaints led to food being provided at the airport after a 6 hour wait to board. No compensation was offered by QA when we arrived in Doha. Nothing. Exceptionally poor performance by an airline you expect more from."
Cons: "pizzaafan@yahoo.com"

Looking forward to fly out with you more!

Loved the entertainment system at all seats. Every seat had headphones. Meals on all flights. Longer flights had a little plane package that included eye mask, slippers, anti-slip socks, toothbrush and toothpaste, and lotion. Free wine available for all meals. Overall, a great way to fly!

Plane left late missed connection had to stay at a hotel . Scheduled for wheelchair assist at purchase of ticket and did not Have available between flights had towalk to find help

We are vegan and that can mean just tomato sauce of penne pasta on some lines. This was more innovative choices. And they kept it straight in amongst all other passengers meals. It was no big deal to them. I liked that. The service was pleasant. The movie selections were enjoyable. The temperature was kept comfortable on an 11 hour flight. That matters for that long

They ran out of small bottles of water, with the flight 5/6 full. I also did not like that announcements were really loud through the entertainment system. I had to lower the volume several times. The meals could be improved as well. Staff was very responsive.

My bags never arrived to Beirut.

As I had ordered a Hindu meal, I was served the same dish from Zurich to Istanbul and 2 more meals from Istanbul to Miami - of the SAME meal. Thee was no variety offered for me at all. The entertainment system did not work half the time as there was no access to recent movies etc. The flight attendant (male) spilled water on me, while trying to serve me and I was soaking wet from water from the bottle on my shirt and pants - and besides thrusting a few paper towels at me - nothing else was done and the flight attendant did not check back on me to see how I was doing. The check in process was meh, with the staff in Zurich insisting that I could not be given a more comfortable spot with my recently broken foot healing. Yet in the flight to Miami so many seats were empty while I was squashed and was forced to buy my aisle seat. For such a usually excellent airline, this experience was not in its quality and class of its usual service. It was disappointing.

Delayed 3 times and keeping saying people to sit down. No clear lines or clear instructions when checkin or boarding. Rude staff. Great pilots though. Experience some lost and found situation at IST. The worse nightmare ever. Staff keep sending me to different people: information desk to lost and found inside gate then to inside TK desk then TK send to outside gate lost and found saying go through customs. Customs say no goes there etc… after 1.5 hrs finally able to find the right lost and found. What make things worse is noone offers to take the luggage. We found someone stuff with passport and we just trying to give it back… why made things so hard on us

The layover in Istanbul was 1 hour 5 mins. That is NOT ENOUGH TIME to get from one gate to another and go through security again. By the time my plane landed from Kiev to Istanbul, the flight to San Francisco was already boarding. I had to cross a very long airport, go back into security check and then run another 15 mins. I barely made the flight and they were about to close the door when I arrived. Turkish Airlines should NOT SELL TICKETS WITH SUCH SHORT LAYOVER WITHOUT ACCOMODATING US or helping us to get to the other gate faster. It was a very bad experience. Why sell tickets with unreasonable layover times? It is not fair for the customer and not feasible to make the flight.

Plane took off without waiting for all passengers coming from connecting flight. We arrived at the gate 15 minutes prior to the flight and it was already closed. We got rebooked and have to wait 11 hours at the airport. No free wifi, no free lounge, almost no free Annemities. Terrible experience, and no one seems to care

Cons: "This is my first flight with Turkish Airlines. It is much better than every Europe Airline company. Until the Covid19 pandemic is over I will not fly to Europe with any European company. Turkish Airline are that good. On top of that you get to transport two big bags of luggage for free."
Pros: "crew"
Cons: "delayed flight management"
Pros: "Crew amazing, seats were comfortable."
Cons: "No one came with drink carts until halfway through the flight. I was very hungry, never offered food. Boarding was late but no communication from staff."
Pros: "The seat & the food were better than I’d expected, and, of course, that’s a *big* part of the experience."
Cons: "I had to file a claim with Turkish because my new suitcase (not an expensive suitcase, but still) got seriously chewed up and is now unusable. At least it made it to the destination on time! And the contents were only slightly damaged. I will be happy if I get reimbursed for the suitcase."
Pros: "Everything...the food was delicious, the staff was gracious and always went the extra mile."
Pros: "Liked? Nothing. I came up with a new slogan for them based on my experience. "Turkish Airlines: Shoulda flown Lufthansa""
Cons: "Didnt like? Everything. Ataturk is filthy and literally reeks. Gate crews, ticket counter personnel, flight crews are pretty rude and simply refuse to answer direct questions if they dont want to. Seem genuinely displeased if they have to bother speaking any language but their own to communicate with international passengers. Customer Service i believe is merely a joke to the entire company. If i was a religious person i would pray no one ever has to use their feedback system or try to communicate with their customer service group by phone. Thats what i get for being American i guess, just higher hygiene standards and expectations on service for the price paid."
Pros: "Food and service in business class were splendid."
Cons: "Absolutely nothing"
Pros: "I loved the customer service and the staff are ever so friendly. Always smiling and making sure we are ok. Polite and helpful."
Pros: "Sleeping accommodations, storage, crew attentiveness in business class was outstanding. 5he business lounge in Istanbul was the best ever. Great airline."
Pros: "Everything."
Cons: "Nothing."
Cons: "I was disappointed that the two female flight attendants on my side (seats A&B) did not come across friendly, and any request appeared to be a bother. At one point I requested bread and butter, the flight attendant seemed annoyed and said if she can find some, and never came back to me. I went to the galley, where a male flight attendant was working on something. I requested some bread and butter from him, was met with s smile, and was able to locate a roll and butter for me in under a min. Please note, I do not think this was a gender issues, it just happens to be the situation with this case, and I specified it as I do not know the names of the flight attendants, but the airline should be able to identify who was working the different sections."
Pros: "Everything was fine"
Pros: "The best trip! Thk"s! Good luck,T.Airlines!"
Pros: "Food"
Cons: "After bus arrived at steps kept on it 20 mins. 2 more buses arrived in this time. Still wait. Then let out all at once. Massive queues to board. Poeple not dressed for this. Poor babies crying Maybe 15 mins waiting in 2am cold on tarmac."
Pros: "Flight was good"
Cons: "There should be more snacks during the long flight. Only one item was available and it was located in the rear of the plane. It was difficult for senior citizens to avail this service."
Pros: "Timely departure and arrival. Excellent landing. Helpful crew."
Pros: "Food's always good and the staff friendly"
Cons: "The sound on the entertainment system is not good...it used to be good but not anymore"
Pros: "I truly enjoy my first experience flying on Turkish Airlines! Service was great, flight was smooth, food was great! I liked The whole experience! I'll definitely recommend Turkish Airlines To my friends!"
Cons: "The plain arrived late to Kiev and I missed the connection flight"
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Food was dried out and tasteless"
Pros: "As above"
Cons: "As above"
Pros: "Price, service."
Cons: "Can not take a laptop or Kindle on board (no fault of Turkish Airlines, but still an option available when flying from other places to the US)."
Pros: "It seems like the company and crew go above and beyond for its passengers. Even those in cabin. We still get treated like first class. That's awesome."
Pros: "I used the prime lounge in Istanbul and when it was time to go, I was able to practically walk on the plane without any wait. The seats were comfy and didn't have a ton of legroom but it wasn't bad. The staff we're friendly and helpful. The in-flight entertainment had a pretty impressive selection and had one of the best-designed interfaces I've seen so far (and I've ridden a variety of airlines). Last and most important, the food was hands down the BEST I've had on a plane. Turkish is killing it, they're my new go-to airline!"
Cons: "I really can't complain about anything, even if I try! Maybe the touch screen sensitivity on the entertainment console seemed a little off, but that's just nitpicking"
Pros: "I eventually arrived at the destination."
Cons: "Difficult to communicate with cabin crew due to lack of English. Flight was delayed by 1 hour. General atmosphere on plane was chaotic I think due to the small plane and length of flight as large numbers of people needed to use toilets."
Pros: "The staff were very friendly and welcoming"
Cons: "I'm very upset with the airline ... I filed a claim money back through the policy ... I do not presented to outbound flight because I had lost my passport ... However, buy another ticket of plane in the same airline and when I wanted to take my return ticket was told it was canceled and I had to buy another ticket plane ... very bad."
Pros: "Istanbul airport was very crowded and bathroom were not clean"
Pros: "Definitely would recommend Turkish airline Great experience overall"
Cons: "Leg space a nighrmare!! Was uncomfortable for all the 13 hrs of the flight. Terrible experience"
Pros: "It was a 12 or 13 hour flight and except for sitting too much we were never uncomfortable. The service level made me think we were back in the 80's. Hot towels, attentive service, tons of food and free drinks. There was actually one meal that we would have eaten even if it wasn't on a plane. They gave out full size blankets and pretty fluffy pillows. (I bring our own anymore, because you never know if you will get one on most airlines, and if you do they're usually useless). Their entertainment system was amazing. We caught up on all the recently released movies that we've wanted to see for FREE! If only Netflix had this quality of movie offerings. They had fresh flowers in the huge bathrooms. It's that type of attention to detail you just really don't see anymore."
Cons: "Can't think of a thing that could actually be changed."
Pros: "Service when it was done"
Cons: "Infrequent service Crowded Entertainment system bad"
Pros: "Service"
Cons: "Crowded -/ entertainment equipment bad"
Pros: "The cabin crew were super friendly, attentive, and accommodating on our flight. Upon boarding the flight, pillows, blankets, and earbuds were awaiting us on our seats. During the flight, the crew handed out Turkish delights, lemon-scented hot towels, and sleep-care bag full of goodies (like ear plugs, slippers, etc.). The entertainment system had quite a selection of music, TV shows, movies, and games! Though it's always uncomfortable sitting on a plane for an international flight, I felt our Economy seats had a little more legroom than most, and there was definitely a lot of stuff to do on the plane if you didn't want to sleep."
Cons: "The second meal I had, eggplant pasta, tasted terrible along with the beans. The only redeeming factor was the yogurt! In addition, the A/C was surprisingly on low, and for the first time, I became hot on the flight - not that I really minded. It was just a different experience. We also took off an hour after we boarded, which I thought was strange."
Pros: "Security at the Ataturk airport. Airtight and curious. No wonder terrorists could only strike outside."
Cons: "Departure time is always ten tative with Turkish. Even though they clearly were expecting a late departure, passengers weren't notified. When boarding time was pushed back 30 minutes, it was already 22 minutes overdue (and it started much later then eve n the pushed back time). Terrible standards/"
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Food. Entertainment. Leg room."
Pros: "Price"
Cons: "Worst airline I have flown, avoid if at all possible. We saved $400 each on a long haul flight from LAX connecting through IST and we should have spent the extra money. Flight attendants are extremely rude, not helpful, the food is terrible, the planes are all old Boeing 777-300 likely purchased second hand and seem to be falling apart on the inside. I saw flight attendants kicking, punching, and body slamming carts and other items to get them to fit in their racks in the kitchen areas, I hate to think what that means for safety of critical items. Just stay away for your safety and sanity"
Pros: "The Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 was beautiful. And so was the cabin crew and the service they provided. Entertainment System was fantastic. TA puts U.S. airlines to shame."
Cons: "My connections in Istanbul (which is huge) were a little chaotic and stressful. Most flights seem to be deplaned are boarded using transit busses - didn't really care for that - but the international terminal was pretty spectacular. Though there weren't enough places/outlets to recharge electronic devices and finding free WiFi was tricky - finally found some in a nice little cafe! Overall, I'd rate IST 4 Stars outta 5..."
Pros: "Very nice plane"
Pros: "Crew was super amazing and friendly! Very good service also!"
Cons: "No seat back entertainment.."
Pros: "Boarding process need to be improved. Seat assignment is horrible"
Pros: "Accommodating a lot more than American Airlines."
Cons: "It was fabulous as always! Thank you. I love Delta!"
Cons: "Crew was unfriendly and flight was 2hrs delayed"
Pros: "Free movies and drinks"
Cons: "Seats are uncomfortable as hell"
Pros: "Flight was comfortable and smooth all the way"
Cons: "Tastier food options"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "13 hour delay"
Cons: "We weren't alerted there was a chance of delays. Over two hours late."
Pros: "The crew were nice."
Cons: "We could have used more legroom between the seats."
Pros: "Great seat easy flight. The food always seem to be the same. I wish they would change it up every once in a while. I've been on this flight 14 times this year and its always exactly the same.."
Cons: "The gate was under construction in Seattle, and it was impossible to hear the gate agents."
Cons: "Filthy plane, and delayed too long"
Pros: "Crew was very friendly and efficient. Flight was pretty smooth."
Cons: "On time departure would have been nice. 2.5 hours late."
Pros: "Use my built up miles for the SEA-ANC leg of our trip, as to physically price it out as one ticket usually increases the fare by 300-600 u$d depending upon time of year. As it was the tail end of an already long journey (OKA-ICN/ICN-SEA), booked the First Class Cabin. Every mile was worth it."
Cons: "N/A"
Pros: "Never made the connecting flight."
Pros: "The crew really kept us updated on the many delays."
Cons: "There were SO many delays and they kept changing. At one point we got on and off the plane."
Cons: "We paid for comfort plus but the seats were no different than main cabin. Comfort plus experience on other legs was much better."
Pros: "The crew was amazing."
Cons: "Cleanliness"
Pros: "I was upgraded to Comfort+ and the seat next to me was left vacant. That was a great flight!"
Pros: "It was a nice flight. No troubles"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "The food was improved and the seat was comfortable."
Pros: "Awesome prompt and courteous service."
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Super friendly staf, big enough seat, good enough food, enough room for luggage."
Cons: "Seat was smaller than EVA and food not quite as good."
Pros: "Entertainment, food, comfort"
Cons: "Slow boarding/alighting, entertainment system was too sluggish"
Pros: "Boarding was quick"
Cons: "No entertainment, plane was small"
Cons: "First delay notification: 1 hour 20 minutes 1 hour later, Second delay notification: 3 hours 15 minutes 2 hours later: Third delay notification: 3 hour 50 minutes Fourth delay notification: 4 hours 25 minutes Fifth delay notification: 4 hour 32 minutes No explanation for reason. Last time flying Delta."
Cons: "Missed connecting flight because the first flight was delayed by 2.5 hours. I didn’t get the comfort seat I paid for because of this and was not given a refund for it."
Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Food, cramped seating."
Pros: "Great flight attendants and crew, 30 min early!!"
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "Crew did not offer me/ another passenger the complimentary drink/ snack. And made a face when I asked for a drink later."
Cons: "13hr delay!!!!!!!!!!"
Pros: "absolutely nothing"
Cons: "The crew! So slow! Not helpful with your questions/request and the attitude! What on earth! Awful customer service!"
Cons: "Was late almost for an hoir."
Pros: "Amenities, service, and punctuation of flight"
Pros: "Over an hour late wth!!!"
Pros: "Best Delta flight so far."
Pros: "Boarding was easy"
Cons: "Seats, the whole flight experience"
Cons: "The wifi wasn't strong enough to download the app to watch movies on the plane."
Pros: "Being on time."
Pros: "The EXIT seat with nothing in front of me."
Cons: "The non-ability to pre book seating. Assignment not available until arriving at departure gate. No entertainment."
Pros: "Almonds"
Cons: "Seat, did not get upgraded"
Pros: "Great service, very comfortable."
Cons: "Too crowded."
Pros: "The flight was fine, attendants we're good, entertainment options are great."
Cons: "Boarding. It was probably the worst I've seen. A shared intercom system between two gates (b7 and b7a), boarding flights around the same time and our flight beginning portions of pre boarding with no announcements caused mass confusion. Passengers lining up to go before they should, bumping into each other, no info or corrections over the intercom. The gate agent yelling at people to move aside. Overall terrible gate agents and terrible set up. Flight crew was great though."
Pros: "Free entertainment and free food was unexpected and very welcomed, especially given the trend of charging for more and more features."
Cons: "The tsa is worthless"
Cons: "*Again, my first choice of main off the menu, in Delta One, had run out. *Not a fan of the Delta One seats."
Cons: "The air conditioning was broken so it was sweltering the whole time. Staff didn't even mention it or apologize. No leg room. Bags took longer than 20 minutes to arrive but we didn't make a fuss since we were just glad to be finished with Delta. I'll never fly Delta again even if it costs me more."
Pros: "Getting to China, albeit two days late."
Cons: "The fact that the lack of knowledge regarding international travel visas by the counter staff and supervisor meant that two days of the vacation were lost. Upon arrival in China the 144 hour travel visa was granted with no problem within minutes, but the U.S. staff was completely befuddled by the possibility. The interrogation was completely stressful and resulted in a reschedule of the original flight and during the second attempt at flying even an email from the U.S. consulate with a link to the Shanghai/Chinese government immigration site was deemed "not official enough". i will be expecting proper compensation. I was once given an $850 travel voucher for voluntarily giving up my seat, and was flown first class to Hawaii, given 4 star accomodation and then flown first class on to China within 48 hours. This was an involuntary bump from our chosen flight time, all because of a lack of knowledge about current visa regulations and international law on the part of the check in staff. We have been loyal Delta users for over 15 years, and this was the biggest blunder ever. Also humiliating and extremely frustrating, stressful and a big problem with fulfilling our travel plans between son and father."
Pros: "Salmon dinner was the best dish Lufthansa ever served"
Cons: "Flight attendants disappeared after serving dinner. They didn't come around once between dinner and breakfast. This was the worst LH crew ever."
Pros: "Excellent service, friendly crew, economy seat was ok even if I’m 6’ 1”"
Cons: "Food was not very good, inflight headset available but very, very low quality for such a noisy environment and their own headset plug would not match the plug type of the entertainment center!"
Pros: "The crew was friendly"
Cons: "Maybe not have my luggage lost and get rebooked to a later flight for no reason"
Pros: "Crew were great. Very friendly & helpful"
Cons: "Lufthansa really need to serve something better than high school cafeteria grade food"
Pros: "Crew were friendly, boarded promptly"
Cons: "Food could have been better."
Cons: "Food could be better"
Pros: "Lufrhansa is a fantastic airline"
Cons: "The seat pitch and width were too small."
Pros: "Food was good but it would be great if we can select more options online before boarding the flight. Beverages were served without ice and you have to ask for ice cubes every time"
Cons: "AC in flight from Seattle to Delhi was at high temperature so we didn’t use any blankets or were not comfortable enough to sleep"
Pros: "One of the flight attendants was awesome!"
Cons: "I got bit by bugs. I’ve never experienced something like that on a flight."
Pros: "Movie choices were great! The crew was very nice and accommodating."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats, but that's a problem with every airline."
Pros: "We purchased seats with extra legroom. They were well worth the extra cost as we were very comfortable."
Pros: "Good plane and service"
Pros: "Very friendly crew"
Pros: "Food was ok. Beer offered at no charge. Lots of entertainment options"
Cons: "Plane was HOT no air and economy was unbelievably cramped and uncomfortable. 9 1/2 hr flight was torture"
Pros: "Flight attendants were personable"
Cons: "Both legs of flight were late"
Pros: "Food was excellent. Wide variety of entertainment options. Good German beer."
Cons: "Cramped seating in economy for the long flight with thin padding making me very aware of the knees of the man behind me."
Pros: "Clean aircraft, very friendly crew, good food, overall great trip."
Pros: "The selection of in-flight movies is excellent. That has been my only positive experience"
Cons: "Lufthansa is always late, every single flight I have caught with them has been at least 45 minutes late. Additionally they are very inflexible if you want to make a change to your tickets after purchasing. Boarding the plane is handled very inefficiently and takes much longer than most other airlines. The food is mediocre and the drink cart only comes by every 2 hours or so which is far too infrequent"
Pros: "On time Boarding was convenient"
Cons: "Food Seats"
Pros: "That was the most comfortable flight I have ever had. Famous German standards of excellence. Everything was just as it's supposed to be. Punctuality, politeness, order - just perfection. Thank you for such a great treatment!"
Cons: "N/a"
Cons: "Crew was not nice at all. They would skip us along the way while serving others, or even drop ice on us, and never said sorry once (instead, they would say it's only ice, or if I want 2 since they skipped me already twice when serving tea unlike the passengers around me on both sides). We paid nearly $6k for the 3 of us, but the crew made us feel as if we paid nothing. The entertainment system did not work well, and most of the time the movies refused to play. We were always suggested to restart, and were not even given free access to internet as an alternative. No one ever apologized for anything in the entire flight, it felt like this flight was a favor."
Pros: "The crew was extremely responsive, inviting, and constantly walking about the cabin to see if passengers needed juice or water. The boarding, for such a large flight, was pretty smooth."
Cons: "The small screens for entertainment need to be updated. It took mine a few minutes into the flight before I could access all of the entertainment options. Additionally, the touchscreen was very difficult to navigate, as it jumped between non-responsive and too sensitive throughout the flight. Furthermore, the headphone jack should be updated, so that passengers can use their own headphones without an adapter. The headphone audio setup at my seat did not work very well."
Pros: "Excellent service by amazing crew"
Pros: "None"
Cons: "Most of it"
Cons: "Leg room was less"
Cons: "Terrible food and atrocious crew staff -- impatient, rude, unhelpful and racist. Unacceptable to give kitkat and sweet offerings for kids meals both times. Zero nutrition and terrible for children. Adult meals were equally unpalatable. Aircraft was also older and not in the best condition."
Pros: "Services, Food, Crew"
Cons: "IFE doesn't had much options."
Pros: "Loved flying business class. Great service! Flight was on time for departure and arrival."
Pros: "I was upgraded after all the pressure from thehurrricane this was the icing on the cake"
Pros: "Great service!"
Pros: "The staff and food was great!"
Cons: "Seats are very close. Not comfortable when neighbors are big and fake up my space!"
Pros: "Our dinner meal was quite good for airline food. After they reset my TV three times, it worked good."
Cons: "The breakfast left a lot to be desired. Leg room was very limited, especially after the person in front of me reclined their seat."
Pros: "The crew were very helpful and polite. The seats had plenty legroom. The food was excellent, and entertainment was also very good. Most importantly, there was no delay."
Pros: "The crew was super nice the flight was great no turbulence"
Cons: "Bad selection of food felt really sick after wards"
Pros: "Flight attendant was very helpful. She went out of her way to bring me a special tea. Large selection of entertainment."
Cons: "Food could've had more healthier choices. Also, kid-friendly food would've been a plus. Not enough leg room. Headphones were only working for one ear which is really bad for the ears. Air conditioning was really turned on really high and gave me a headache and the sniffles. I started throwing up during landing time. Horrible."
Pros: "All the staff was very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Terrible leg room."
Pros: "Our attendents were clearly focused on our needs. Efficient and still very human and kind. A real treat."
Cons: "Seats recline too much. When the person in front of you reclines his/her seat, you feel like you're in a tunnel with the seat back just inches from your face. However, the flight attendant was very kind and asked passengers to lift seats for the main meal, which was very nice."
Pros: "Price"
Cons: "Few choice of movies"
Pros: "Thank you for the great experience!"
Pros: "Entertainment options were incredible; great legroom in our seats."
Pros: "COMFORT AND ENTERTAINMENT WAS BEST"
Cons: "BOARDING SLOW CREW A BIT RUDE"
Cons: "A kid next to me keep shifting and kick me and nudge me all the time. His dad was trying to stop him from moving too much but couldn't control entirely. I kept waking up"
Cons: "I was denied boarding. No one told me that my passport had to be 6 mo. to expiration. Why the hell do you even put an expiration date if you're going to deny all travels prior to 6 months?"
Cons: "Food was not satisfactory compare to other airlines like BA Everything was excelent."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything. No compensation given either"
Pros: "Lufhansa did a great job. During flights, everything was good."
Cons: "Security check in Frankfurt was terrible, violating all human rights in every possible way! Please don't tell me that it is for passengers safety; such a humiliation cannot be justified by any reason! Since Lufthansa uses this airport for the most of their flights, I would not fly with this company anymore"
Pros: "Check in smooth and professional. Please change places with Asia air so you are in front of rather than behind the hoard of people."
Cons: "On my flight from Seattle to Frankfurt I had one stewardess repeatedly skip me. She was a bit older. I thought after the first overlook she would take extra care but did not. This resulted in me having to ask the crew to repeat their previous steps just for me. "Hi, I know you are serving coffee but I wanted red wine". She was a bit clipped about having to repeat steps but what was I to do? She never looked up enough to see my hand and clearly didn't look at my face. She also didn't pick up my hand towel. I essentially had to rely on the rest of the crew but the care from this lady started to feel purposefully negligent of me. The rest of the staff was friendly and efficient. I also thought we were supposed to get an appertiff...one was never offered. Couldn't check in online. Was fine once I got to the countr but could you trade space with Asia air? It makes sense to have them at the end as they have a huge hoard of people it would be nice not to have to go through and several spots to check in. Check in at the desk otherwise was smooth and professional."
Pros: "The flight attendants were amazing. I bought the extra legroom seats and they were so worth it! I couldn't even tough the seat in front of me. Free wine. And the movies on your personal screen were all really good. Probably the best flight I have ever been on."
Pros: "The crew was especially great!"

Too many bad experiences. First, I couldn't get seating 24h prior to flight because they wouldn't reviewed Covid documents I sent 24h prior. An hour layover in Seattle was inadequate to get from my previous flight to the next. Getting last minute tickets and seats, almost missed the flight from Seattle to London. Once in the plane, the crew had no information about us and other people were also given the same seats. Service was poor. Lastly, our luggages did not arrive, I hope they could be delivered to our address tonight. Very stressful experience!

Pros: "The entire crew was amazing! Super comfy flight with complete lie-flat club world seats. Arrived into London feeling very refreshed!"
Pros: "The crew was very attentive and willing to assist with everything."
Pros: "The price!"
Cons: "Internet connection."
Cons: "The temperature in the cabin was unbearably hot"
Cons: "Should have the seat assignments opened in advance for international passengers, especially who paid for business class."
Pros: "Crew was very nice"
Pros: "Polite crew"
Cons: "The food, inflight entertainment. Our flight was delayed by over an hour."
Pros: "Both the crew and the leg room are awesome!"
Pros: "Efficient boarding, friendly staff"
Cons: "Very poor movie choice and poor quality screen"
Pros: "We pushed back from the gate about 24 minutes late and arrived at our destination about 38 minutes late. The four-course dinner (Chicken Tikka Masala or Penne Pasta) was good for airline food. The crew was friendly and professional."
Cons: "No USB power ports by the seats."
Cons: "Long wait at the gate upon arrival at Heathrow."
Pros: "Kind crew helping a frightened passenger"
Cons: "Terrible, frightening turbulence and illogical birding. Why not bore back of plane to front of plane?"
Pros: "Food and service"
Cons: "None"
Pros: "Food was great. Sleeper amazing- I was asleep for at least 4 hours"
Pros: "Crew were great."
Cons: "Food left a little to be desired."
Pros: "Great movies that were free!"
Cons: "The structure under the seats were set up super odd, so that my leg space was cut in half by a bar making it difficult to store my bag."
Pros: "Respectful and kind crew. Dressed well Love that they are still wearing a hat!"
Pros: "Friendly people-excellent ammenitties-great flight. A new & improved airline from prior experiences."
Cons: "Nothing-all was great."
Pros: "Easy flight sequence to get from Seattle to BCN"
Cons: "Could use better entertainment selection"
Pros: "Comfortable enough (but not a cm to spare); Splendid Entertainment choices, sufficient pillow & blanket"
Cons: "Lack of sufficient hydration offered; deboarding was a nightmare, missed connection, 4 hours late"
Cons: "Luggage did not make it to Paris pit on next flight which in turn was also delayed."
Pros: "Nothing to special comparing with other first class"
Cons: "Boarding process was very late, they made us wait in the cold for 10 min before letting us in the plane. The staff was professional but not too friendly and the place is old. When I purchased the ticket it said it was a airbus A380"
Pros: "Crew on flight friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Could never find anyone and at check in counter and gates. For this reason will never fly British Airways if possible."
Pros: "Staff are friendly, accomodating for an unaccompanied child with me, upgraded me and helped to support the extra baggage needs"
Cons: "Old, dirty planes with bad enterainment systems and mediocre food and drink offerings. With the price of a ticket more than Emirates, KLM and other airlines, always really suprised the overall crappy hardware, infrastructure on planes etc. When can we get a decent plane to fly the long haul flights. And an actual entertainment system like to competitors?"
Pros: "Flight was fine"
Cons: "Delayed due to inclement weather for 4 hours then lost the baggage"
Pros: "Flight crew was professional and kind! Food and drinks were free on the airbus. Roomy enough to sleep and got pillow, blanket, and free entertainment!"
Pros: "The crew was really nice overall and the entertainment system was adequate. The main meal was decent too."
Cons: "The flight was late (I was warned online but there was denial at the airport and gate) and further delayed in flight so I missed my connection. I didn't like the pods in business class. I had a forward facing seat at least, which are all by the aisles. They seemed narrow. I didn't sleep (never do). The breakfast was a bit lame. Getting into buses from the plane IS lame. It took a while to get to the terminal."
Cons: "The flight was cancelled, it was very difficult for me to do all rearrangements."
Pros: "After flying internationally in business class for work a number of times, this was my first international flight in economy. Exceeded my expectations."
Cons: "Second leg of flight ran late but no big impact."
Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Food, artificial not tasty"
Cons: "I ended up being rerouted to LA!"
Pros: "So nice to be able to lie down fir the long distances. The food was quite good for airplane fare."
Cons: "Where do they get these movies? Surely there are good movies that are a few years old they could offer."
Pros: "more comfortable than the flight from Seattle - more leg room and larger seats."
Pros: "Flights were on time, staff was courteous."
Cons: "Food was not tasty, leg space was inadequate, air conditioning was not adjustable,"
Pros: "Friendly and helpful crew Simple boarding process Good entertainment (when it worked)"
Cons: "Entertainment system failed partway through flight No hot breakfast"
Pros: "What a different experience in relation to last week!"
Pros: "Wonderful customer service and hot meal was a lovely treat!!"
Cons: "No direct communication. Really bad"
Cons: "Food was unappetizing and down to one choice by the time it got to us in Premium Economy. nothing premium about it."
Cons: "Entertainment system didn't work. Crew tried to get it working with no success."
Pros: "Seattle to London was wonderful in all aspects great service comfort and amenities."
Pros: "Spacious seating."
Pros: "Crew were friendly"
Cons: "Noise level when people were trying to sleep; seats not too comfortable"
Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "Was not able to check in through to Cape Town, only JNB. When arrived in JNB, British Airways flight was not clearly identifiable from ticket (no flight number). Then the flight was delayed, and plane was old! Horrible experience"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The whole trip."
Cons: "short connection. 1/2 of luggages didn't make it. Same instance as on outbound flight"
Pros: "We got to our destination eventually"
Cons: "Lack of communication. No explanations. Feelings of confusion and abandonment."
Cons: "No wifi"
Pros: "The attendant at SeaTac was very helpful and pleasant. He arranged better seats for my sister and I."
Cons: "We paid ahead of time for seats, but got better seats once at the airport. They lost my sisters luggage and trying to get this corrected was arduous. They did finally deliver it to our hotel, but a day later than we were told. During the flight, no one came by to pick up trash so we had to tuck it in the seat back pockets."

Book cheap flights from Seattle to Cape Town

Recent return flight deals

17/4Mon
1 stopMultiple Airlines
32h 30mSEA-CPT
24/4Mon
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
32h 48mCPT-SEA
R18 414
6/3Mon
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
44h 00mSEA-CPT
21/3Tue
1 stopMultiple Airlines
32h 25mCPT-SEA
R18 552
17/4Mon
1 stopTurkish Airlines
32h 30mSEA-CPT
24/4Mon
1 stopTurkish Airlines
32h 15mCPT-SEA
R18 586
6/3Mon
1 stopTurkish Airlines
31h 30mSEA-CPT
21/3Tue
1 stopTurkish Airlines
32h 25mCPT-SEA
R18 655
26/4Wed
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
44h 20mSEA-CPT
2/5Tue
1 stopMultiple Airlines
32h 15mCPT-SEA
R18 914
20/4Thu
1 stopMultiple Airlines
32h 30mSEA-CPT
24/4Mon
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
32h 48mCPT-SEA
R18 931
26/4Wed
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
44h 20mSEA-CPT
2/5Tue
1 stopMultiple Airlines
32h 15mCPT-SEA
R19 069
11/4Tue
1 stopTurkish Airlines
32h 30mSEA-CPT
28/4Fri
1 stopTurkish Airlines
32h 15mCPT-SEA
R19 103
28/1Sat
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
38h 10mSEA-CPT
9/2Thu
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
49h 11mCPT-SEA
R19 172
20/4Thu
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
44h 20mSEA-CPT
24/4Mon
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
49h 41mCPT-SEA
R19 259
29/4Sat
1 stopTurkish Airlines
32h 30mSEA-CPT
11/5Thu
1 stopTurkish Airlines
32h 15mCPT-SEA
R19 276
19/4Wed
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
44h 20mSEA-CPT
23/4Sun
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
49h 41mCPT-SEA
R19 328
26/4Wed
1 stopTurkish Airlines
32h 30mSEA-CPT
2/5Tue
1 stopTurkish Airlines
32h 15mCPT-SEA
R19 345
11/4Tue
1 stopMultiple Airlines
32h 30mSEA-CPT
28/4Fri
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
32h 48mCPT-SEA
R19 362
5/2Sun
1 stopTurkish Airlines
31h 30mSEA-CPT
14/2Tue
1 stopTurkish Airlines
32h 25mCPT-SEA
R19 517
7/5Sun
1 stopTurkish Airlines
32h 30mSEA-CPT
22/5Mon
1 stopTurkish Airlines
32h 15mCPT-SEA
R19 638
17/4Mon
1 stopTurkish Airlines
32h 30mSEA-CPT
23/4Sun
1 stopTurkish Airlines
32h 15mCPT-SEA
R19 862
21/1Sat
1 stopBritish Airways
29h 40mSEA-CPT
30/1Mon
1 stopBritish Airways
29h 00mCPT-SEA
R20 172
18/2Sat
1 stopBritish Airways
29h 40mSEA-CPT
1/3Wed
1 stopBritish Airways
26h 40mCPT-SEA
R20 483
21/1Sat
1 stopBritish Airways
29h 40mSEA-CPT
30/1Mon
2 stopsBritish Airways
32h 29mCPT-SEA
R20 655

Search by stops

Search by airline

Search by price

Recent one-way flight deals

15/2Wed
1 stopTurkish Airlines
31h 30mSEA-CPT
R11 224
9/2Thu
3 stopsMultiple Airlines
46h 25mSEA-CPT
R11 724
15/2Wed
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
38h 10mSEA-CPT
R12 448
26/4Wed
1 stopTurkish Airlines
32h 30mSEA-CPT
R12 603
26/4Wed
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
44h 20mSEA-CPT
R12 724
9/2Thu
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
55h 55mSEA-CPT
R13 362
29/12Thu
3 stopsMultiple Airlines
58h 45mSEA-CPT
R14 224
15/2Wed
2 stopsLufthansa
34h 20mSEA-CPT
R14 707
26/4Wed
3 stopsMultiple Airlines
42h 50mSEA-CPT
R15 396
15/2Wed
3 stopsMultiple Airlines
41h 50mSEA-CPT
R16 431
9/2Thu
1 stopQatar Airways
32h 55mSEA-CPT
R17 414
3/6Sat
2 stopsLufthansa
58h 00mSEA-CPT
R19 879
6/1Fri
1 stopTurkish Airlines
31h 30mSEA-CPT
R20 328
29/12Thu
1 stopQatar Airways
32h 55mSEA-CPT
R20 603
3/6Sat
1 stopTurkish Airlines
32h 30mSEA-CPT
R20 914
28/12Wed
1 stopQatar Airways
32h 55mSEA-CPT
R21 845
8/2Wed
2 stopsDelta
35h 50mSEA-CPT
R29 758
6/1Fri
3 stopsEthiopian Air
52h 45mSEA-CPT
R33 190
10/4Mon
1 stopBritish Airways
36h 30mSEA-CPT
R40 483
10/4Mon
3 stopsUnited Airlines
62h 56mSEA-CPT
R50 241

Search by stops

Search by airline

Search by price

Seattle - Cape Town Flights

Departure:

Seattle (SEA)United States

Destination:

Cape Town (CPT)South Africa

Return flight deals:

Cape Town - Seattle

Browse origins:

R18 241

Browse destinations:

R18 241