Premium fare deals continue for South Africa. This week travelers can get from Miami to Johannesburg for less than $2,400 – while earning over 19,000 elite qualifying miles towards status.
The premium airfare sale to South Africa continues, as flyers are now finding airfare through South America and onward to Johannesburg for under $2,400. Discovered by FlyerTalker ccel713, the flights aboard LATAM business class start at Miami International Airport (MIA), through Santiago, Chile and Sao Paulo, Brazil before traveling onward to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB).
The premium fare run is particularly intriguing for those trying to collect status aboard a oneworld carrier before the end of 2019. Although the prices are on the low end of the spectrum according to Google Flights, the airfare can produce major returns in miles, elite qualifying miles and elite qualifying dollars. When FlyerTalker Whodunnit68 ran the numbers for American Airlines, they found the round-trip flight would earn 19,077 elite qualifying miles and $3,815 elite qualifying dollars towards elite status. The flight alone would nearly earn Gold status in the American AAdvantage elite program.
How do FlyerTalkers spend a week in Johannesburg? While most of the hotels are in the Sandton or Rosebank areas, train service connects tourists between the airport, hotel districts and Johannesburg’s Central Business District. Those looking for a more “American” vacation may prefer staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Hilton Sandton, or the Holiday Inn Sandton – Rivonia Road, all bookable with points. For those who want to immerse themselves in the local culture, our travelers recommend the Hyatt Regency Rosebank or the Crowne Plaza Johannesburg.
While in the historic city, frequent travelers recommend visiting the Apartheid Museum, the historic town of Soweto and the Old Fort and Constitutional Court. In many situations, the hotel concierge can help you get tickets and transportation to the city’s sights.
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