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Flights arrive in Chicago
Flights depart from South Africa
Flight price R11508
Airlines Ethiopian Air, Emirates, KLM

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The cheapest airline ticket to Chicago from South Africa in the last 72 hours was R11508 return on the route Johannesburg to Chicago. The most popular route is Johannesburg to Chicago and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was R11508 return.

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(Return)
Airports
Origin
Durban
R14529
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R14529
Cape Town
R14356
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R14356
Johannesburg
R11508
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R11508
Destination
Chicago
R11508
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R11508
R17535
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R17535
Sun, Jun 9
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
24h 45m
Tue, Jun 18
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
20h 35m
R11508
Trip: 10 days
7,0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,0 Good
Based on 2 044 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,1
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,6
Food
6,6
CPT
ADD
Good 7,3

Pros: I love the entertainment and frequent availability of food and drinks

Cons: The seats are too squished together. I was stuck next to a fat woman who kept shutting off my movies by hitting the controls of my arm chair

EBB
ADD
OK 5,6

Pros: the drinks

Cons: reduce on the spices in the food or provide different options.

DAR
ADD
Good 6,6

Pros: The crew were very welcoming, helpful and charm, makes you feel easy

Cons: General interior cleanliness

NSI
ADD
Excellent 9,0

Pros: The food was good, seats were quite comfortable and the crew was awesome

Cons: The entertainment was not that great

NBO
ADD
OK 5,3

Pros: everything was pretty adequate

Cons: they skipped me when they passed out food and never came back.

Sat, Aug 31
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
27h 35m
Thu, Oct 10
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
25h 45m
R14169
Trip: 41 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 13 972 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
DXB
CAI
OK 5,6

Pros: Crew were rushed. Wifi didn't work. Lost my luggage on one flight!

AMS
DXB
Good 7,6

Cons: Handling and boarding at Schiphol was pathetic

DXB
DMM
Excellent 8,6

Pros: The crew

Cons: Wifi

SIN
DXB
Excellent 9,0

Cons: Scrambled eggs breakfast was more like a mousse and had no texture

FLL
DXB
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Crew, food, drinks and seats in business class were fantastic.

Mon, May 27
CPT
Cape Town Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
22h 05m
Mon, Jun 3
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
30h 40m
R14356
Trip: 8 days
7,7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,7 Good
Based on 3 101 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
7,9
Comfort
7,6
Crew
8,4
Entertainment
7,2
Food
7,5
LYS
AMS
Excellent 8,0

Cons: This was just a short commuter flight from Lyon to Amsterdam for connection.

YYC
AMS
OK 4,3

Pros: The crew was attentive and the seat at economy comfort was comfortable at the “ok” level. It needs much mor3 to be super comfortable. The plug for the headphones was a mess! It was NOT possible to watch a movie and hear the sound too! I gave up! Not a great offering for the extra dollars...

Cons: So many things! Starting with the way assistance in the airport is offered to travellers with mobility issues! This is an important issue that needs to be revisited and changes for better service to be made!

AMS
JFK
Good 7,6

Pros: Overall KLM experience is good

Cons: Food quality was mediocre for a business class flight.

IAH
AMS
OK 5,3

Cons: KLM was not prepared to get wheel chair passenger off plane. Cost me delay of 1 hour. I will never fly KLM again.

DUB
AMS
Good 6,0

Pros: Pleasant flight

Cons: We were delayed & missed our connection

Sat, Oct 12
CPT
Cape Town Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
26h 00m
Fri, Oct 25
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
44h 20m
R14515
Trip: 14 days
7,7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,7 Good
Based on 3 101 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
7,9
Comfort
7,6
Crew
8,4
Entertainment
7,2
Food
7,5
LHR
AMS
Excellent 9,0

Pros: The entertainment was amazing

Cons: The seats were a bit hard

ORD
AMS
Good 7,6

Pros: Crew was fantastic.

Cons: This was the most narrow airplane seat I’ve ever experienced. So uncomfortable.

AMS
SIN
Excellent 8,6

Pros: The crew are amazing! Attentive and friendly.

Cons: The seats could have been bigger.

GLA
AMS
Excellent 8,6

Pros: The crew

Cons: Seat comfort

AMS
LHR
Mediocre 2,0

Pros: Nothing!

Cons: We were told they were holding our flight, we ran 3 terminals and they’d already left.

Mon, Jul 15
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
46h 10m
Tue, Jul 23
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
36h 50m
R14529
Trip: 9 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 13 972 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
SIN
DXB
Excellent 9,0

Cons: Scrambled eggs breakfast was more like a mousse and had no texture

BKK
SYD
Mediocre 3,3

Cons: Stuff not helpful, rude and not helping at all despite us being with a baby

DMM
DXB
Excellent 8,6

Pros: The stewardess were lovely.

Cons: The refreshments

DXB
SYD
Excellent 8,0

Pros: All good.

Cons: Actually, pretty all right, so no recommendations.

DXB
LHR
Excellent 10,0

Pros: I was happy with all aspects of the flight

Tue, Aug 13
CPT
Cape Town Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
33h 40m
Tue, Aug 27
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
31h 50m
R14845
Trip: 15 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 13 972 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
SYD
DXB
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Great crew, excellent legroom

RNO
SEA
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Good flight and crew but.......

Cons: .........they left my suitcase in Seattle and it didn’t get on the flight to Dubai AND they didn’t want to give me a voucher for accommodation in Dubai despite a 15hr. wait for trip to South Africa. For two hours I pursued different officials in Dubai until they organized a voucher for overnight acc

DXB
HND
Good 6,6

Pros: The crew were nice and boarding was smooth

Cons: the main meal was good, but it didn't come with much more. It didn't have water, dessert, or a side dish, it only came with the main meal, a piece of bread, and butter. The chair was not that comfortable, I've had a better sleep on other airlines for the same flight.

DXB
ATH
Good 7,6

Cons: The PA system can be deafining when it interrupted the music. Overall it is just another cattle class now.

MAA
DXB
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Amazing crew. Seat upgraded to business class. Superb service and comfort!

Tue, Jun 25
CPT
Cape Town Intl
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
28h 25m
Sun, Jul 21
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
37h 00m
R15608
Trip: 27 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 13 972 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
BKK
SYD
Mediocre 3,3

Cons: Stuff not helpful, rude and not helping at all despite us being with a baby

JFK
MXP
Mediocre 2,6

Cons: In

RNO
SEA
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Good flight and crew but.......

Cons: .........they left my suitcase in Seattle and it didn’t get on the flight to Dubai AND they didn’t want to give me a voucher for accommodation in Dubai despite a 15hr. wait for trip to South Africa. For two hours I pursued different officials in Dubai until they organized a voucher for overnight acc

DXB
MAA
OK 5,6

Cons: I carried the same exact baggage from my SFO-DXB flight into DXB-MAA flight but was still charged excess baggage. Even after being asked to checkin my luggage I found that I could carry it in and there was more than enough space to accomodate everyone.

DXB
JFK
Mediocre 3,6

Pros: Very poor service, the crew members were not friendly. Low quality food.

Cons: Emirates have a big name in the industry but their presentation was really disappointing.

Wed, Aug 14
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MDW
Chicago Midway
27h 14m
Sat, Aug 31
MDW
Chicago Midway
CPT
Cape Town Intl
25h 18m
R17535
Trip: 18 days
7,7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,7 Good
Based on 3 101 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
7,9
Comfort
7,6
Crew
8,4
Entertainment
7,2
Food
7,5
MXP
AMS
Good 7,3

Cons: Boarding was very slow.

AMS
DMM
Good 7,6

Cons: Entertainment

AMS
NRT
Excellent 9,0

Pros: Entertainment was amazing

Cons: Seats a bit hard

AMS
BHX
Good 7,0

Cons: Flight on time would have been good when you have a late evening arrival. Long wait for luggage at Birmingham airport.

LHR
AMS
OK 5,6

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

Tue, Jun 25
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MDW
Chicago Midway
48h 17m
Sun, Jul 21
MDW
Chicago Midway
CPT
Cape Town Intl
25h 17m
R25908
Trip: 27 days
7,7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,7 Good
Based on 3 101 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
7,9
Comfort
7,6
Crew
8,4
Entertainment
7,2
Food
7,5
LAX
AMS
Excellent 9,0

Pros: Good for both.

Cons: Bigger seats.

AMS
IAD
Mediocre 3,0

Cons: The plane was very hot

BUD
AMS
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Service is awesome. Food is great.

Cons: People with short connection are affected by the 15 to 25 minutes delay.

GLA
AMS
Excellent 8,6

Pros: The crew

Cons: Seat comfort

BLL
AMS
Good 6,8

Pros: It was all fine

Cons: Really was unsure of why I had to purchase a ticket as I was able to pick my own on the way to Billund

Mon, May 27
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MDW
Chicago Midway
27h 13m
Fri, Jul 19
MDW
Chicago Midway
CPT
Cape Town Intl
27h 19m
R25922
Trip: 54 days
7,7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,7 Good
Based on 3 101 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
7,9
Comfort
7,6
Crew
8,4
Entertainment
7,2
Food
7,5
AMS
JFK
Excellent 10,0

Pros: the trip was excellent and comfortable. LOved the windows that shaded out rather than the having to pull down the plastic blind. entertainment on board top notch screen huge One hostess , Helen was absolutely fantastic and the best I ve had on my many trips. I will recommend KLM whenever I can

Cons: the headrest is hard. Apart from that- all was fine

AMS
JFK
Good 7,6

Pros: Overall KLM experience is good

Cons: Food quality was mediocre for a business class flight.

CDG
AMS
OK 4,0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: They check for everything in the counter as if it was a low cost airline. If you go a kilo more over your baggage allowance you have to pay 100 eur. And for your cabin luggage you only have 12 kg that they check you twice and they have security staff at the airport specifically check in this.

ORD
AMS
Good 7,6

Pros: Crew was fantastic.

Cons: This was the most narrow airplane seat I’ve ever experienced. So uncomfortable.

LHR
AMS
OK 5,6

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

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