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By Lineo Lesemane

Digital Lifestyle Journalist


‘FlySafair if I catch you’- funniest reactions to the airline’s R9 tickets sale

FlySAfair R9 tickets are selling out like hot cakes. However, some people have complained about struggling to access them.


Social media users have shared hilarious reactions following FlySafair’s announcement that the sale for the R9 tickets is officially on.

The #FlySafair has been trending since the big announcement, and many fans have revealed that they have been able to bag themselves some free tickets, while others have complained about the long waiting period on the website and unsuccessful tries.

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Unlucky ones

One unlucky customer cried out on the timeline after failing to grab a ticket. “This feels like punishment #FlySafair #R9 Other kids got their tickets to Cape Town while I am still in the waiting room.”

Another one said: “Can #FlySafair just open the door and let me in? I’m waiting and watching these tickets vanish, haibo don’t be shy bestie let me in 😭😭”.

The winners

Those who were lucky enough to get their hands on the elusive tickets have also flooded the timelines with celebratory messages.

“@FlySafair, Yay, happy to grab some R9 flights to be able to explore and visit family, thanks FlySafair for the opportunity! 2 trips booked 😊 #FlySafairLuckyR9Winner,” tweeted one happy winner.

Another winner also tweeted: “Whoop! @FlySafair, I just got my Lucky R9 ticket! Flight to JHB to see my BFF, who will be out from Australia for the first time in 3 years! And then got my return ticket at the 30% discount price for today – YAYNESS! #FlySafairLuckyR9Winner”.

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How it works

FlySafair is selling 50 000 domestic tickets for only R9 today. The sale will be closed as soon as the 50 000 tickets sell out. In a statement, the company explained that the tickets are randomly placed. To grab a ticket, customers are first placed in the waiting room for a little over an hour, the lucky ones are then redirected to the booking site to grab their R9 tickets.

Giving an update around 2pm today on Twitter, the company said the tickets are almost sold out.

“It’s getting close! We’re nearly sold out of 50 000 R9 tickets. That’s 264 of our planes full of people who only paid R9!!! Good news though – the 30% off all tickets will keep going until midnight!”

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