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Old 08-05-2013, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Flying East to West in Africa is very dangerous. Getting to a major city from a major US or EU hub is not hard at all, since all of the airlines that travel these routes must meet stringent safety and maintenance regulations. But if you want to fly from, say, Dakar to Adis Ababa, you are taking your life in your own hands. Cape Town is "easy" to reach from several US cities, plus Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Maybe Zurich and a couple of other cities. From the UK it is a 12-13 hour flight. I'm not sure about the US. Flights are often delayed in Cape Town to Europe. Out of perhaps 20 trips there, I have slept in the old and new Cape Town Airport 4 times!
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:03 PM
 
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Flying East to West in Africa is very dangerous. Getting to a major city from a major US or EU hub is not hard at all, since all of the airlines that travel these routes must meet stringent safety and maintenance regulations. But if you want to fly from, say, Dakar to Adis Ababa, you are taking your life in your own hands. Cape Town is "easy" to reach from several US cities, plus Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Maybe Zurich and a couple of other cities. From the UK it is a 12-13 hour flight. I'm not sure about the US. Flights are often delayed in Cape Town to Europe. Out of perhaps 20 trips there, I have slept in the old and new Cape Town Airport 4 times!
How so? How many plane crashes have happened in the continent in the past 5-10years? What do you mean by this? I think it is as safe to travel between African cities as it is to go from the US to Africa, the only caveat being it takes longer to go from one African city to another because they don't have direct flights.
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:03 AM
 
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OAG is still around but it is subscription only, and only available to limited government and commercial offices.

For anyone else who wants the cheapest flights - use Matrix - ITA Software.
This is the flight search engine on which many sites such as expedia, etc. are based. You cannot buy tickets from this site though, you will need to go to a vendor site. Expedia, travelocity, orbitz etc. do not work well in Africa. Use kayak.com or an Africa based service such as Cheap Flights South Africa | Book Flights.

A search on matrix will show you that Turkish Air offers a flight from JFK NYC to Lagos for only $636 (with a stop in Istanbul). For an even better search, use the timebar feature in the top right hand corner to easily pick out shorter flights or even change airlines for the best options. Looking at this, there are many options such as flying to Dubai and then to Lagos, or flying straight to Lagos from Houston (almost four times as expensive as the Turkish Air flight from JFK).

Rayah

Chicago to Marrakesh? Most flights are around $2K but there is a JetBlue Air Maroc connection for $930. If you look at all the possibilities: Casablanca, London and Madrid are the main connection hubs to Marrakesh. So, do a second search looking for the cheapest route between Chicago and Madrid:$537 via Turkish Air and a $108 hop to Marrakesh on Air Maroc.

Matrix is a wonderful tool to do your own travel agent magic.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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There are some non-stop flights between major African cities and the U.S.

Perhaps a more popular "route" is to connect in Amsterdam, London, or Paris.

I personally took the overland route from Spain to Morocco, involving a 45-minute ferry ride across the Strait of Gibraltar from Tarifa, Spain (which I would highly recommend) to Tangier, and flew back to Barcelona from Marrakesh on a cheap ClickAir (now defunct) flight.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:08 PM
 
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Amsterdam and London have flights to almost everywhere if you can't get a direct flight from the US. It's also marginally shorter flights if you don't go direct, even though the total travel time will be longer.
Going through Europe is a big hassle,visa requirement and other harassing issues,racisme is still an issue,plus waiste of time,any flight delay will make u miss ur connection,plus more expenses,so i stopped going trough Europe many years ago.

Through Algeria,Morocco,Dubai,Dakar but never through Europe.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:26 PM
 
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Another good alternative to travel from North America to Africa,is Algiers in Algeria

There is a daily flight Algiers-Montreal.

Algiers International airport is a hub for West, North Africa and The Middle East.

Air Algerie has direct connections to Casablanca, Tunis,Tripoli,Cairo,Dakar,Abidjan,Ouagadougou,Niam ey,Nouakchott,Bamako,Dubai,Damascus,Amman,Ryadh,Dj eddah,Sharjah,Beyrouth,
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:03 AM
 
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Default If you want to avoid the time and expense of transferring in Europe

(1) Royal Air Moroc operates daily flights from New York (JFK) to Casablanca (CMN)

(2) EgyptAir operates a daily schedule from New York (JFK) to Cairo (CAI)
(3) Delta Airlines also offers a daily service from New York (JFK) to Cairo (CAI)

(4) South African Airways fly direct to Johannesburg (JNB), from New York (JFK)
(5) and Washington DC (IAD).
(6) Delta Airlines Johannesburg from Atlanta (ATL) In the longest flight by a USA carrier.

(7) Delta Airlines from Atlanta (ATL) to Accra (ACC) , the capital of Ghana.
(8) Delta Airlines New York (JFK) to Accra (ACC)
(9) United Airlines has daily direct flights from Washington DC (IAD) to Accra (ACC).

(10) South African Airways from Washington DC (IAD) to Dakar (DKR), the capital of Senegal.
(11) Delta Airlines flies direct from New York (JFK) to Dakar (DKR) several times per week.

(12)Ethiopian Airlines flies from Washington DC (IAD) to Addis Ababa (ADD), the capital of Ethiopia, four times a week with a fuel stop in Rome on the return flight.

(13)Arik Air based in Nigeria, flies from JFK to Lagos (Nigeria) three times a week. You have to e-mail to make a booking and for up to date schedule information.
(14) United Airlines Houston hub (IAH) to Lagos, Nigeria.

(15) Cape Verde Airlines (TACV) fly once a week (Sat) to and from Boston (BOS) to Praia (RAI).
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:15 AM
 
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(1) Royal Air Moroc operates daily flights from New York (JFK) to Casablanca (CMN)

(2) EgyptAir operates a daily schedule from New York (JFK) to Cairo (CAI)
(3) Delta Airlines also offers a daily service from New York (JFK) to Cairo (CAI)

(4) South African Airways fly direct to Johannesburg (JNB), from New York (JFK)
(5) and Washington DC (IAD).
(6) Delta Airlines Johannesburg from Atlanta (ATL) In the longest flight by a USA carrier.

(7) Delta Airlines from Atlanta (ATL) to Accra (ACC) , the capital of Ghana.
(8) Delta Airlines New York (JFK) to Accra (ACC)
(9) United Airlines has daily direct flights from Washington DC (IAD) to Accra (ACC).

(10) South African Airways from Washington DC (IAD) to Dakar (DKR), the capital of Senegal.
(11) Delta Airlines flies direct from New York (JFK) to Dakar (DKR) several times per week.

(12)Ethiopian Airlines flies from Washington DC (IAD) to Addis Ababa (ADD), the capital of Ethiopia, four times a week with a fuel stop in Rome on the return flight.

(13)Arik Air based in Nigeria, flies from JFK to Lagos (Nigeria) three times a week. You have to e-mail to make a booking and for up to date schedule information.
(14) United Airlines Houston hub (IAH) to Lagos, Nigeria.

(15) Cape Verde Airlines (TACV) fly once a week (Sat) to and from Boston (BOS) to Praia (RAI).
That's right.that's the purpose of travel,thanks
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