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Re: [Debconf-discuss] Money matters and air travel queries - 1 -2 stops and being in South Africa morning or afternoon.

Hi shirish, all

Thanks for working this into a wiki.

> If time is not a BIG issue, land at Johannesburg & take train to Cape
> Town. Very cheap deal. [I evaluated this option for me virtually ;-) ]
> Yeah it's approximately 1300 kilometers 1 way journey, but that's
> again if you have time & interested to explore South Africa ^_^
> South African trains should be fun but they looks expensive unlike
> Indian trains :-) [ Must be fast & air con trains.]

I love taking the train - shozoloza https://www.shosholozameyl.co.za/,
but delays of about 8 hours are common, making it about a 30 hour
journey one way. It is a great way to see South Africa cheaply, and
feel the local vibes. Overall I would say though that unless you have
a connecting flight from JHB to CPT (I think those are the airport
abbreviations) or LOTS of time, then it becomes a schlep. Unless you
have about a week to get down to Cape Town, it really is logistically
difficult, and undue stress, so try to get directly into Cape Town.

>> b. The other most common layover is Addis Ababa Bole International
>> Airport of Ethiopia
> Ethiopian air is having some good offers recently for flights
> originating from Mumbai to African countries via Addis Ababa.

I've also recently landed in Nairobi on a connecting flight using KLM,
and it was fine. Doha, Dubai are other common connecting flights.
>> It would be nicer if one of the cheaper flights makes the cut so
>> somebody else or it could be used to make debconf more awesome.
> Check if any1 driving from Johannesburg to Cape Town or from
> Bloemfontein to Cape Town. [carpool]

This is an option, yes.

>> In case of a long layover, for budget/economy travelers are there any
>> budget choices for storage lockers and having bit of sleep, food and
>> freshening up before the next leg of the journey.
> Don't expect much from airports in East & Central Africa. [No
> intention to start any fury but honest opinion.]
> Once upon time Indian airports were also like a bus station. :-D

+ 1. Travel light, bring a pillow and rough it :)

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