Go Back   FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Global Airline Alliances > Star Alliance
Sign in using an external account

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Sep 15, 12, 9:25 am   #1
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 794
Star Alliance airlines to get from South America to Australia

I am looking to do a Round the World Trip.

I want to start in South Africa, go to South America and then onto Australia.

I can't think of/find an airline that is part of Star Alliance that flies South America - Australia, what am I missing?
747-444 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 15, 12, 9:42 am   #2
Original Member
 
Join Date: May 1998
Location: Canada
Programs: AC SE 1MM, HH Dd, SPG Gld, PC Plt/A; AA; Wyndham Rewards, AirMiles
Posts: 12,830
nothing

You could start in South America and fly to South Africa and then Australia on Star Alliance (SA) GRU-JNB-PER
BlondeBomber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 15, 12, 11:59 am   #3
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: YVR - Vancouver
Programs: AC 25K, AAdvantage, Etihad Guest, Fairmont Premier, Marriott Silver, SPG Gold
Posts: 2,472
I do believe that is your only option for Star Alliance, departing Sao Paolo.

Once in Jo-berg, you can get to Perth non stop, otherwise you will have to connect via Singapore on SQ metal to Perth, Adeleadie Etc...

There are no direct JNB-SYD/MEL flights from South Africa that are available for redemption.

South African Airways code shares with Quantas for this route.
worldtraveller73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 15, 12, 3:16 pm   #4
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: WIE
Programs: AC S100K, SPG Gold, HH Diamond, Hertz 5* Gold
Posts: 2,434
Star Alliance airlines to get from South America to Australia

And the Qantas (no u) flight JNB-SYD vv. is permitted under the *A Round The World fare when booked as SAA codeshare flight, however since Qantas is not a member of *A, the mileage earning options in *A frequent flyer programs are very limited.
ACflyerDE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 15, 12, 6:54 pm   #5
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Programs: NZ*G ELT, VA-G
Posts: 2,137
Quote:
Originally Posted by ACflyerDE View Post
And the Qantas (no u) flight JNB-SYD vv. is permitted under the *A Round The World fare when booked as SAA codeshare flight, however since Qantas is not a member of *A, the mileage earning options in *A frequent flyer programs are very limited.
I find that very strange when I saw this flight appear in *A timetable. What's so different with this flight from any other non *A codeshare flights?
Xiaotung is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 15, 12, 7:42 pm   #6
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: NYC
Posts: 61,292
Quote:
Originally Posted by ACflyerDE View Post
And the Qantas (no u) flight JNB-SYD vv. is permitted under the *A Round The World fare when booked as SAA codeshare flight, however since Qantas is not a member of *A, the mileage earning options in *A frequent flyer programs are very limited.
And it is NOT permitted as an award redemption from most carriers.
sbm12 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 15, 12, 8:25 pm   #7
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: SEA
Programs: AA EXP and OZ Gold
Posts: 1,848
I was going to say LAN for their SCL-SYD route since they are now LATAM due to the merger with TAM (a *A partner). However, they still operate independently.
Jimgotkp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 15, 12, 11:02 pm   #8
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: WIE
Programs: AC S100K, SPG Gold, HH Diamond, Hertz 5* Gold
Posts: 2,434
Quote:
Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post
And it is NOT permitted as an award redemption from most carriers.
That is not surprising at all given that you generally can't book awards on codeshare flights. The OP did not indicate that s/he is looking for an award ticket so this shouldn't be an issue then.
ACflyerDE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 15, 12, 11:03 pm   #9
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: WIE
Programs: AC S100K, SPG Gold, HH Diamond, Hertz 5* Gold
Posts: 2,434
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jimgotkp View Post
I was going to say LAN for their SCL-SYD route since they are now LATAM due to the merger with TAM (a *A partner). However, they still operate independently.
... and will not join *A as a combined entity.
ACflyerDE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 16, 12, 2:54 am   #10
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 794
I live in Aus and visit South Africa a few times a year and I would like to go to South America on my way from South Africa.

It seemed so easy to merely go South Africa - South America - Aus - South Africa, but alas it is not to be.
747-444 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 16, 12, 8:00 am   #11
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: NBO (used to be MNL)
Programs: UA1K/MM DL AA
Posts: 295
Rather than an around-the-world, why don't you go AUS-South-Africa-South America and back... while the earning on SA would not be ideal, a revenue ticket on SA might do the trick...
MNLGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 18, 12, 1:36 pm   #12
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Miami Beach, Florida
Programs: US Silver, National Exec, Radisson Gold, Hyatt Diamond
Posts: 1,145
South African does fly to EZE, as well TAP goes to both Brazil & Angola.
gkbiiii is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 2:59 pm.