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Airport flight times

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Airport flight times


My wife and I are going to do a safari at Zulu Nyala but would like to spend three or four days in Victoria Falls before hand. We saw some airfare from SA that would have us arrive in Johannesburg on a direct flight from JFK at7:45 am and then board another SA flight at 10:50am to Victoria Falls. Do you think I would have enough time to get through customs and make the 10:50 flight to Victoria Falls?

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Not sure you would have to clear customs. Couldn't you stay in-transit?

Edited: 11 September 2012, 04:55
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Hi there,

Clearing customs (when coming from New Zealand) has previously only taken me around 40 minutes. Based on that, I am sure you would be fine - But of course, it fluctuates. I have not done the above trip before, perhaps check with airline, or maybe one of our fellow Trip Advisor friends can give you some further information :-).

All the best,


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The time for transit should be fine and I agree with lamlee, actually you should remain in the transit area? It also depends with which flight you are leaving Johannesburg. As we flew with 1time to Victoria Falls, we had to clear customs first. Even if you have to clear customs the time is ok.

As mentioned, depending with which airline you fly, usually you can check your luggage straight through to Victoria Falls.


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I agree with lamlee and Inyati that you should stay in transit and book your luggage through to Victoria Falls. Should your incoming flight be delayed, then it would be S.A.A.'s responsibility to rebook you. It might help to request transit assistance.

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