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DL/SA: WAS-JNB $551 ai RT (Jan/Feb)

Old Dec 11, 14, 5:53 am
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DL/SA: WAS-JNB $551 ai RT (Jan/Feb)

Seems like a partial self-dump...

Delta and South African Airways flights from Washington DC to Johannesburg, South Africa for $551 return.

Dates are in Jan and Feb.
Not itable

Credit goes to Secret Flying.

More info here: http://www.secretflying.com/2014/12/...ca-551-return/
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Old Dec 11, 14, 6:00 am
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DL/SA: $551 Washington (WAS) to J'burg (JNB) - Jan/Feb

Base MQM's under new structure?
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Old Dec 11, 14, 6:37 am
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Bookable on gotogate.co.uk
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Old Dec 11, 14, 7:27 am
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Originally Posted by MSPDeltaDude View Post
Base MQM's under new structure?
MQM earning does not change under new structure. However, the long haul portions of these flights are flown by SAA which will not earn any DL miles (SAA is a Star Alliance member). I see WAS-JNB available from $753 exclusively on DL metal which will earn full MQM's on all flights.
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Old Dec 11, 14, 7:44 am
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The lowest I can get is $753 either all DL or all SA, not seeing any of the $550ish fares.
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Old Dec 11, 14, 7:58 am
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Originally Posted by coolbeans202 View Post
The lowest I can get is $753 either all DL or all SA, not seeing any of the $550ish fares.
The $550 fare apparently involves a partial fuel dump when booking both carriers together.
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Old Dec 11, 14, 9:11 am
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For United, Y, B, M, K, H, S, Q on SAA earns 100% PQM while T, V, L, W, G earns 50%. Does anybody know what this deal falls under? (Although I can guess...)
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Old Dec 11, 14, 9:25 am
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Originally Posted by CrunchNoodle View Post
For United, Y, B, M, K, H, S, Q on SAA earns 100% PQM while T, V, L, W, G earns 50%. Does anybody know what this deal falls under? (Although I can guess...)
Plugged the same SAA flights into ITA; believe it's G (50%).

Provide this information to a travel agent to help them match the fares found.
Make sure to provide the exact booking and fare codes shown.
Fare 1: Carrier SA GLSART NYC to JNB (rules)
Passenger type ADT, round trip fare, booking code G
Covers JFK-JNB (Economy)
$244.50
Fare 2: Carrier SA GLSART JNB to WAS (rules)
Passenger type ADT, round trip fare, booking code G
Covers JNB-IAD (Economy)
$224.50
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Old Dec 11, 14, 10:37 am
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Old Dec 11, 14, 4:34 pm
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Just tried to book on the UK version of Momondo (as suggested in the Secret Flying post) - price is adjusted at booking. Has anyone else had any success?

On the hunt for LAX - JRO tickets! JNB would've been good enough an excuse for a 2-3 week adventure in East/South Africa!
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Old Dec 11, 14, 9:24 pm
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Originally Posted by CrunchNoodle View Post
For United, Y, B, M, K, H, S, Q on SAA earns 100% PQM while T, V, L, W, G earns 50%. Does anybody know what this deal falls under? (Although I can guess...)
For the price it'd be a G fare (best guess). Experflyer shows G at US$449 before tax and that fare allows routing via JFK on DL (or a few others). The next higher fare, W is significantly higher.
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Old Dec 12, 14, 3:34 am
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Still available Feb 1/Feb 15 for 375GBP all in @ site I mentioned up thread.
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Old Dec 12, 14, 8:31 am
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Google flights is pricing JNB for as low as $475 RT. When you click, however, it price increases.


https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...M;mp=1100;eo=e
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Old Dec 12, 14, 9:12 am
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Originally Posted by gregman858 View Post
Google flights is pricing JNB for as low as $475 RT. When you click, however, it price increases.


https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...M;mp=1100;eo=e
These phantom fares happen a lot on google flights. Makes it difficult when searching for real flights...
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Old Dec 12, 14, 11:21 am
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Originally Posted by YoustonFlyer View Post
These phantom fares happen a lot on google flights. Makes it difficult when searching for real flights...
Yes! I got annoyed enough to make a video about it and tweet it to them a few days ago. Still no response...
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