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Find cheap flights to San Francisco from R11 278

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Cheap flight deals to San Francisco

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights to San Francisco that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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18:50 - 18:50JNB-SFO
33h 00m2 stops
21:20 - 19:00SFO-JNB
36h 40m1 stop
R16 717Delta
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mar., oct. 1 - lun., oct. 14
21:30 - 0:12CPT-SFO
35h 42m1 stop
7:10 - 17:50SFO-CPT
25h 40m1 stop
R16 755Delta
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mar., juin 4 - jeu., août 8
18:55 - 14:45JNB-SFO
28h 50m1 stop
17:01 - 10:15SFO-JNB
32h 14m1 stop
R17 173Virgin Atlantic
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mar., mai 21 - lun., juin 3
18:55 - 14:45JNB-SFO
28h 50m1 stop
17:01 - 10:15SFO-JNB
32h 14m1 stop
R17 382Virgin Atlantic
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ven., mai 3 - dim., mai 12
19:20 - 13:15JNB-SFO
26h 55m1 stop
15:30 - 9:25SFO-JNB
32h 55m1 stop
R17 801British Airways
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dim., sept. 29 - lun., oct. 14
19:20 - 13:15JNB-SFO
26h 55m1 stop
19:20 - 9:25SFO-JNB
29h 05m1 stop
R18 067British Airways
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dim., sept. 22 - mer., oct. 2
11:55 - 13:50DUR-SFO
34h 55m2 stops
19:55 - 10:35SFO-DUR
53h 40m3 stops
R19 265Qatar Airways
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dim., sept. 29 - dim., oct. 13
20:15 - 18:13JNB-SFO
30h 58m2 stops
16:10 - 17:00SFO-JNB
39h 50m1 stop
R19 284Qatar Airways
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ven., oct. 4 - sam., oct. 12
18:40 - 14:00DUR-SFO
28h 20m1 stop
17:05 - 16:35SFO-DUR
38h 30m1 stop
R26 625Emirates
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dim., sept. 29 - dim., oct. 13
18:40 - 14:00DUR-SFO
28h 20m1 stop
17:05 - 16:35SFO-DUR
38h 30m1 stop
R30 067Emirates
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lun., avr. 29 - lun., mai 6

Flights to San Francisco - Travel Insights & Trends

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

What is the cheapest day to fly to San Francisco?

The average price of all flights to San Francisco clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Based on KAYAK data, the cheapest day to fly to San Francisco is Monday where tickets can be as cheap as R18 287. On the other hand, the most expensive day to fly is Saturday, where prices are R21 135 on average.

What is the cheapest month to fly to San Francisco?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights to San Francisco, 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 to San Francisco is October, where tickets cost R16 508 on average for one-way flights. On the other hand, the most expensive months are August and July, where the average cost of tickets from South Africa is R22 289 and R21 662 respectively. For return trips, the best month to travel is November with an average price of R17 097.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly to San Francisco?

The average price for all flights to San Francisco depending on the time of departure, clicked by users on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks.
The cheapest time of day to fly to San Francisco is generally in the morning, when flights cost R16 559 on average. The most expensive time of day to fly to San Francisco is generally in the afternoon, which is peak travel time and where the average cost of a ticket is R23 640.

How far in advance should I book a flight to San Francisco?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights to San Francisco, 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, you should book around 0 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 73 days before departure.

How long is the flight to San Francisco?

The duration of your flight to San Francisco depends on your departure and arrival airports. Obviously any flights that include a layover will also be longer. The most popular routes to San Francisco on KAYAK are from Johannesburg, which takes 26h 55m, Cape Town, which takes 29h 02m, and Durban, which takes 35h 00m.

Good to know

Low season

February

High season

June

Cheapest flight

R11 278
Best time to beat the crowds (10% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (7% more expensive on average)
Flight from Johannesburg to San Francisco

When to book flights to San Francisco

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel to San Francisco 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. The information is for flights to San Francisco based on your location. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs - booking San Francisco flights

  • How far is San Francisco from central San Francisco?

    Central San Francisco is 19 km away from San Francisco.

  • What is the name of San Francisco’s airport?

    All flights to San Francisco land at San Francisco. The airport code is SFO,and it can also be referred to as San Francisco or San Francisco Intl.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights to San Francisco?

    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 to San Francisco.

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

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

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights to San Francisco?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to San Francisco with an airline and back with another airline.

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

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to San Francisco up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

  • Which airline offers the most flights to San Francisco?

    Of the 10 airlines that fly to San Francisco, United Airlines offers the most flights, with around 1 835 per week, followed by Alaska Airlines with 693 flights per week.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to San Francisco

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Prefer to fly direct to San Francisco?

Find which airlines fly direct to San Francisco, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

South Africa to San Francisco

Monday

AIR PREMIA, ANA, Aer Lingus, +79 more

AIR PREMIA, ANA, +80 more

Tuesday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +79 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +80 more

Wednesday

AIR PREMIA, ANA, Aer Lingus, +80 more

AIR PREMIA, ANA, +81 more

Thursday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +80 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +81 more

Friday

AIR PREMIA, ANA, Aer Lingus, +79 more

AIR PREMIA, ANA, +80 more

Saturday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +81 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +82 more

Sunday

AIR PREMIA, ANA, Aer Lingus, +81 more

AIR PREMIA, ANA, +82 more

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Direct returns

San Francisco to South Africa

Monday

AIR PREMIA, ANA, Aer Lingus, +79 more

AIR PREMIA, ANA, +80 more

Tuesday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +79 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +80 more

Wednesday

AIR PREMIA, ANA, Aer Lingus, +80 more

AIR PREMIA, ANA, +81 more

Thursday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +80 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +81 more

Friday

AIR PREMIA, ANA, Aer Lingus, +79 more

AIR PREMIA, ANA, +80 more

Saturday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +81 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +82 more

Sunday

AIR PREMIA, ANA, Aer Lingus, +81 more

AIR PREMIA, ANA, +82 more

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Top 5 airlines flying to San Francisco

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying to San Francisco. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline from South Africa to San Francisco. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with to San Francisco? 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 verified KAYAK customer reviews.
8,1
EmiratesOverall score based on 4092 reviews
8,3entertainment
7,9food
8,2boarding
8,1comfort
8,3crew
Airline reviews

The customers before boarding the plane from Dubai was HORRENDOUS. The entire Emirates staff had a stick up their bum. The guy at the check in booth was rude. I don’t understand.

8,0 ExcellentAnonymous, Apr 2024DXB - JFK
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The customers before boarding the plane from Dubai was HORRENDOUS. The entire Emirates staff had a stick up their bum. The guy at the check in booth was rude. I don’t understand.

Food is really bad, not to the Emirates standards. Coming out of Houston airport is very confusing,

Service needs to improve. Air hostess do not register flyers request and we need to keep on repeating our request to them on multiple occasions

The flight was great. We had to purchase extra long seats for the long flight. But overall it was great.

The experience was not as pleasant returning as leaving. Went through clearance twice, crew was not as customer focused.

WORST AIRLINE EVER—FOOD WAS MEDIOCRE AND WIDEBODY 777 BOEING WAS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE! IT WAS NOT WORTH THE MONEY THAT I PAID.

Amazing service and food. However I didn’t get chance to choose my own seat which bothered me a little.

More space all around is practically essential on long international fights, and Emirates definitely delivers. But food selection and taste was only average. Otherwise, the flight was smooth and the cabin crew service was fine.

Food was not eadable. Testless and not apealing. order for indian vegitarian, recived spice less. combination of main course and side iteams are far away from traditonal food, serve less iteams. , but eadoble. Thanks

I bought Business class ticket but they treated me like economic class. No lounge allowed at check inn I have to take stuff out while other passengers have more than 25 lb in bag. Because I bought tickets from other than airlines . It’s discriminations from airlines to passengers.

The flight was delayed for 2 hrs. Because they didn’t have a crew to fly. And it is not a first time for klm to do that. Last time they cancelled my filght and rebooked me 3 days later. Not reliable airline

We left one hour late because of technical difficulties. The economy comfort seats are great for the price. The crew was mediocre, they do not provide a pleasant experience, they just deliver food and drinks and give orders, not very amicable, no service and hospitality focus.

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

no issues at all... Kudos to the food. This time was really really good

Overall a good experience. We were disappointed when we had to check our carry on due to the plane being full. KLM hadn’t notified us and we had valuable items in the carry on but they still made us check it. Some of the food was great and some was mediocre. Crew is really kind and funny.

It was nice to be on a legacy airline, people try at least.

I travel frequently. The flight was late again... KLM should really try and be on 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 .

The plane was clean and the staff was friendly. Food and drinks as expected on international flights. The entertainment system was old style, with a pullout controller, and selections not as extensive as on other flights.

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.

More facilities to transport to the gates......felt too much walking distance

Just happy I flew Qatar Airways awesome no wonder they are #1 in the world right now! The food was just delicious, very courteous, professional crew.

It was good no problems made it on time for the next flight overseas!

It was a really long flight from Doha to Philadelphia and it was overall a good one. The one area that I would comment on is that there is a lot of single-use plastic and disposables in the meal service for American Airlines. It would be great to see more circular options in the meal service to reduce the amount of waste.

Suddenly Flight has been change by Qatar and there’s no information is there of us from Bom to Doha and counter person is behaving like Qatar owner next I will not buy Qatar and I will not suggest anyone to fly in Qatar

The crew was fantastic and the over flight was perfect as well.

They shld provide food. Between food they are giving 10 hours gap which is toooo much

The crew was great and the food and liquor offerings were good. Seats were a bit cramped. Flight arrived early at destination. That's a plus.

All over with Qatar airlines my experience was really bad due to delays and then putting me on different airlines and after 8 hours of wait I had to listen to their is no plane to fly for another 24 hours. Wore experience ever.

I had already opted for Vegan food before 2 months yet they say we have no record for it,

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

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

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

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

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

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

We flew Upper Class from London to The Turks and Caicos. Check in was amazing. Our ldriver too us directly to a special entrance to terminal 3. It took 10 minutes to check in and clear customs. Amazing! The VA lounge is large and comfortable. Boarding the flight was easy and without a wait. The crew was excellent. But the seats were awful, strange and uncomfortable. Having a comfortable flat bed seat is the reason we pays 1000s extra. The VA 787 uses a reverse herringbone configuration. Look it up. You have your back to the window and are facing the aisle with no privacy. Turning the seat into a bed requires assistance from the crew so not very spontaneous. . The food was ok. A bit tasteless and meager portions. Had to pay for WiFi. I believe VA has other configuration on their dream airbus flights. Lots of stuff about all this on YouTube where you can see what I have been describing. I can not recommend taking VA on a long flight with these seats.

From the start everything was perfectly fine. First meal was fantastic. Breakfast needs a lot of work and food was overcooked and not very nice for breakfast. Staff were fantastic friendly nice they came round and check we need anything else to eat or drink

From the start everything was perfectly fine. First meal was fantastic. Breakfast needs a lot of work and food was overcooked and not very nice for breakfast. Staff for a fantastic friendly nice we came round and check we need anything else to eat or drink

From the start everything was perfectly fine. First meeting was fantastic. Breakfast needs a lot of work and food was overcooked and not very nice for breakfast.

The crew was very attentive and kept busy serving a variety of treats!

Terrible. Flight was 3 hours delayed and I missed my other flight to my final destination

Offered vegetable curry when it was actually tofu which I don’t care for.

The flight was good the crew excellent…but take off delayed three hours!!!

Both mine and my husband's chairs were broken. Also it took 2 hours to get our bags after our flight which was wild.

perhaps eye contact with the cabin crew, instead of abruptness and an impatience to serve.

Not enough trash pickups throughout the flight. Everything else was great.

Overall good, the gluten free food is very hit/miss though and you must tell them you have an allergy days in advance.

All was good. The headphones they supply are of poor quality. The food is good but too much dairy.

Seating space was crowded and I am a very small woman.

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Recent return flight deals

 
These are the cheapest return flights to San Francisco found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
1/10mar.
2 stopsDelta
33h 00mJNB-SFO
14/10lun.
1 stopDelta
36h 40mSFO-JNB
R16 717
4/6mar.
1 stopDelta
35h 42mCPT-SFO
8/8jeu.
1 stopDelta
25h 40mSFO-CPT
R16 755
21/5mar.
1 stopVirgin Atlantic
28h 50mJNB-SFO
3/6lun.
1 stopVirgin Atlantic
32h 14mSFO-JNB
R17 173
3/5ven.
1 stopVirgin Atlantic
28h 50mJNB-SFO
12/5dim.
1 stopVirgin Atlantic
32h 14mSFO-JNB
R17 382
29/9dim.
1 stopBritish Airways
26h 55mJNB-SFO
14/10lun.
1 stopBritish Airways
32h 55mSFO-JNB
R17 801
22/9dim.
1 stopBritish Airways
26h 55mJNB-SFO
2/10mer.
1 stopBritish Airways
29h 05mSFO-JNB
R18 067
29/9dim.
2 stopsQatar Airways
34h 55mDUR-SFO
13/10dim.
3 stopsQatar Airways
53h 40mSFO-DUR
R19 265
4/10ven.
2 stopsQatar Airways
30h 58mJNB-SFO
12/10sam.
1 stopQatar Airways
39h 50mSFO-JNB
R19 284
29/9dim.
1 stopEmirates
28h 20mDUR-SFO
13/10dim.
1 stopEmirates
38h 30mSFO-DUR
R26 625
29/4lun.
1 stopEmirates
28h 20mDUR-SFO
6/5lun.
1 stopEmirates
38h 30mSFO-DUR
R30 067

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best deals for one-way flights to San Francisco found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
29/5mer.
2 stopsEtihad Airways
47h 03mJNB-SFO
R11 278
29/5mer.
2 stopsEtihad Airways
47h 03mJNB-SFO
R11 487
29/5mer.
3 stops
54h 34mJNB-SFO
R11 924
29/5mer.
1 stopQatar Airways
26h 35mJNB-SFO
R13 351
26/5dim.
1 stopQatar Airways
26h 35mJNB-SFO
R14 092
27/5lun.
1 stopBritish Airways
26h 55mJNB-SFO
R14 777
21/8mer.
1 stopBritish Airways
25h 10mJNB-SFO
R14 796
15/7lun.
1 stopEmirates
28h 20mDUR-SFO
R20 406
1/9dim.
1 stopEmirates
28h 40mCPT-SFO
R43 000
17/7mer.
3 stopsUnited Airlines
28h 34mJNB-SFO
R262 905

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Recent domestic flight deals

10/5ven.
directDelta
1h 25mLAX-SFO
11/5sam.
directDelta
1h 35mSFO-LAX
R1 655
30/4mar.
directJetBlue
1h 27mLAX-SFO
2/5jeu.
directJetBlue
1h 29mSFO-LAX
R1 731
2/5jeu.
directDelta
1h 26mLAX-SFO
6/5lun.
directDelta
1h 31mSFO-LAX
R2 111
27/4sam.
directAlaska Airlines
1h 32mLAX-SFO
28/4dim.
directAlaska Airlines
1h 33mSFO-LAX
R2 206
27/4sam.
directAlaska Airlines
1h 32mLAX-SFO
28/4dim.
directAlaska Airlines
1h 33mSFO-LAX
R2 396
27/6jeu.
directSouthwest
1h 15mLAX-SFO
28/6ven.
directSouthwest
1h 25mSFO-LAX
R2 415
6/5lun.
directSouthwest
1h 25mLAX-SFO
9/5jeu.
directSouthwest
1h 25mSFO-LAX
R2 663
29/6sam.
directUnited Airlines
1h 25mLAX-SFO
30/6dim.
directUnited Airlines
1h 40mSFO-LAX
R3 309
3/5ven.
multi-stopUnited Airlines
9h 33mLAX-SFO
4/5sam.
multi-stopUnited Airlines
10h 50mSFO-LAX
R4 716
17/5ven.
multi-stopAmerican Airlines
5h 38mDFW-SFO
24/5ven.
multi-stopAmerican Airlines
16h 33mSFO-DFW
R13 160

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Last minute flights to San Francisco

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 to San Francisco that are departing in the next 10 days.
21/4dim.
multi-stopUnited Airlines
24h 16mCPT-SFO
4/5sam.
multi-stopUnited Airlines
22h 05mSFO-CPT
R18 428
21/4dim.
multi-stopUnited Airlines
24h 16mCPT-SFO
4/5sam.
multi-stopUnited Airlines
22h 05mSFO-CPT
R18 485
22/4lun.
multi-stopEmirates
28h 40mCPT-SFO
6/5lun.
multi-stopEmirates
33h 30mSFO-CPT
R30 828
22/4lun.
multi-stopEmirates
28h 40mCPT-SFO
9/5jeu.
multi-stopEmirates
33h 30mSFO-CPT
R31 475
22/4lun.
multi-stopBritish Airways
31h 45mCPT-SFO
6/5lun.
multi-stopBritish Airways
30h 40mSFO-CPT
R32 236
22/4lun.
multi-stopBritish Airways
27h 35mCPT-SFO
6/5lun.
multi-stopBritish Airways
34h 30mSFO-CPT
R32 331
22/4lun.
multi-stopTurkish Airlines
27h 45mCPT-SFO
9/5jeu.
multi-stopTurkish Airlines
32h 15mSFO-CPT
R33 167
22/4lun.
multi-stopTurkish Airlines
27h 45mCPT-SFO
9/5jeu.
multi-stopTurkish Airlines
32h 15mSFO-CPT
R33 833
22/4lun.
multi-stopQatar Airways
33h 01mCPT-SFO
7/5mar.
multi-stopQatar Airways
33h 40mSFO-CPT
R35 278
21/4dim.
multi-stopQatar Airways
33h 50mCPT-SFO
5/5dim.
multi-stopQatar Airways
37h 25mSFO-CPT
R38 017

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Flights to San Francisco

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San Francisco (SFO)United States

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San Francisco - South Africa

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