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*A IAH-JNB in early 2019 - 3.4 cpm

*A IAH-JNB in early 2019 - 3.4 cpm

Old Jul 8, 19, 5:24 pm
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*A IAH-JNB in early 2019 - 3.4 cpm

Cheap fares with United, Swiss, and Lufthansa available between Houston and Johannesburg - in a great time of year to be in Joburg.

Sample itinerary with fairly quick turnaround over a long weekend.

This is a K fare - earns 100% PQM with United.
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Old Jul 8, 19, 5:51 pm
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Ouch, my back.

$727 is the linked fare.

K fare earns only 25% RDM on United.
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Old Jul 8, 19, 6:59 pm
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Originally Posted by veeRob View Post
K fare earns only 25% RDM on United.
Which is why he mentioned 100% PQM.
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Old Jul 8, 19, 8:42 pm
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I think the OP meant 2020 not 2019.....

unless you have a delorean haha
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Old Jul 9, 19, 10:49 am
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Originally Posted by whitethunder View Post
I think the OP meant 2020 not 2019.....

unless you have a delorean haha
Yeah - are we in 2019 already? Damn how time flies.

On the plus side... you get double PQM when you fly with a DeLorean.
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Old Jul 9, 19, 10:51 am
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Originally Posted by veeRob View Post
Ouch, my back.

$727 is the linked fare.

K fare earns only 25% RDM on United.
Ugh - why on earth would anyone fly for RDM when you can just purchase them outright for half of that? Mileage runs are all about PQM.
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Old Jul 9, 19, 5:34 pm
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almost booked one but last minute pulled back, this is a sweet PQM run for UA if you can get it on the carriers that credit 100%pqm. Was unable to find anything on UA to Europe at least that met my dates (E+ is such a great thing and not really valued enough)

great fare though
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Old Jul 9, 19, 5:34 pm
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Can fly from MIA on Qatar via DOH for $775. Not sure what earnings it produces but could be a more comfortable flight.

https://www.google.com/flights?lite=...83*2.USD.77483
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Old Jul 11, 19, 10:29 pm
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Originally Posted by thejaredhuang View Post
Which is why he mentioned 100% PQM.
Was just adding information, not correcting.
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Old Jul 15, 19, 11:11 am
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Similar itineraries available from IAD, EWR, ORD and even SFO for $840.
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