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FlySafair selling flight tickets for R8 in annual mega sale — Here’s how you can score a ticket

04 May 2022 - 08:06
FlySafair will sell tickets for R8 as part of its 2022 mega sale. File photo.
FlySafair will sell tickets for R8 as part of its 2022 mega sale. File photo.
Image: Freddy Mavunda

Hopeful travellers are waiting with bated breath for FlySafair’s crazy flight sale after the airline announced it will sell tickets for R8 as part of its 2022 mega sale. 

The airline said the sale will start at 9am on Wednesday and 30,000 tickets, available for selected domestic routes excluding Mauritius, can only be bought online via FlySafair’s website.

“SA, we invite you to throw your sanity away because sh*t’s going to get crazy. Keep an eye on our social media platforms and your email inbox for more info on our crazy R8 sale, starting at 9am sharp. You’d be nuts to miss out,” said the airline. 

The sale started in August 2015, a year after the airline took its first flight and sold 30,000 tickets for R1 each. 

In 2016, the airline sold 15,000 tickets for R2, and in 2018 30,000 tickets were offered for R4 each. The following year 45,000 tickets were sold for R5 each.

HOW DOES THE SALE WORK?

FlySafair said tickets are only for the airline’s Lite Fare.

Hopeful travellers looking to score tickets will first be placed in a “waiting room” to limit strain on FlySafair’s booking platform.

Only one-way flight tickets, between May 5 and the end of October 2022, will be included in the R8 sale. 

“Access to the website to make the purchase will be limited by means of a ‘waiting room’ facility designed to preserve the integrity of the website and protect it against the heavy traffic demand,” said FlySafair.

“A selection of users, with the number determined by FlySafair, will gain access to our website for purchase when the sale starts. The remaining visitors will be placed in our ‘waiting room’.”

The process will continue until the last of the allocated R8 tickets are sold, or until 5pm, whichever happens first. 

“Users on the website will need to start their purchase journey before their sessions expire. Once a user completes a purchase, or their session expires, they will be redirected to the waiting room again.”

“Tickets are not held when selected. Only successful payment reserves a ticket. If many people are looking at the same tickets, only the first person who successfully completes payment will get those tickets,” said FlySafair. 

REACTIONS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Many took to Twitter to express how hopeful they are about getting tickets.

Here is a snapshot of some reactions: 

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