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(Fare Gone) SA: JFK-JNB $700 a/i - 4.4cpm (SA/CO)//6.3cpm (UA)

(Fare Gone) SA: JFK-JNB $700 a/i - 4.4cpm (SA/CO)//6.3cpm (UA)

Old Dec 14, 10, 9:51 am
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(Fare Gone) SA: JFK-JNB $700 a/i - 4.4cpm (SA/CO)//6.3cpm (UA)

DansDeals.com:
Expedia New Zealand Linky

This is only pricing out on the site above, which leads to me believe that it’s probably a pricing mistake, so grab it quick if you want to go!
Total is $930 New Zealand dollars which comes out to just $699 US Dollars!
This seems to work for tons of dates in January and February. If you can find it in other months please post a comment!
Sample dates for JFK-JNB
01/12/11-01/19/11.
02/07/11-02/14/11.
02/15/11-02/22/11.
That's 15,942 miles. CO gets 100% EQM; UA gets 70% EQM, which equals 11,159 EQMs. US gets 50%.

Update: Works for IAD as well. When AndrewT84 mentioned CPT works as well, I checked and there is the same (or noted +$) base fare to LAD, LVI, DKR, LLW, PLZ, ELS, VFA, HRE, BLZ (+$50), LUN (+$50), DAR (+$120), NBO (+$120), EBB (+$120). I've tested a few random ones and they work on Expedia.co.nz for a slight additional.

Last edited by HansGolden; Dec 14, 10 at 11:20 am Reason: added IAD, other African destinations
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Old Dec 14, 10, 9:59 am
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Fare Basis Code: GLOBAL

RULE APPLICATION
NORTH AMERICA SPECIAL FARE BETWEEN USA AND AFRICA                               
 APPLICATION                                                                    
   AREA                                                                         
     THESE FARES APPLY                                                          
     BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND AFRICA.                                      
   CLASS OF SERVICE                                                             
     THESE FARES APPLY FOR ECONOMY CLASS SERVICE.                               
   TYPES OF TRANSPORTATION                                                      
     FARES GOVERNED BY THIS RULE CAN BE USED TO CREATE                          
     ROUND-TRIP JOURNEYS.                                                       
 CAPACITY LIMITATIONS                                                           
   THE CARRIER SHALL LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS CARRIED
ON ANY ONE FLIGHT AT FARES GOVERNED BY THIS RULE AND SUCH                    
   FARES WILL NOT NECESSARILY BE AVAILABLE ON ALL FLIGHTS.                      
   THE NUMBER OF SEATS WHICH THE CARRIER SHALL MAKE                             
   AVAILABLE ON A GIVEN FLIGHT WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE                        
   CARRIERS BEST JUDGMENT                                                       
 OTHER CONDITIONS                                                               
   PASSENEGER EXPENSES NOT PERMITTED.

MIN STAY
NO RESTRICTIONS

MAX STAY
FOR GLOBAL FARES
TRAVEL FROM LAST STOPOVER MUST COMMENCE NO LATER THAN 1                       
  MONTH AFTER DEPARTURE FROM FARE ORIGIN.

SEASONS
FOR GLOBAL TYPE FARES
PERMITTED 10JAN 11 THROUGH 19FEB 11.

BLACKOUTS
NONE

DAY
NO RESTRICTIONS
Reading the fare rules suggests that other US departure cities are available (LAS and SEA are specifically mentioned and it priced out of IAD, too). For folks who like collecting lines route via IAD one way and JFK the other for maximum factor.
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Old Dec 14, 10, 10:14 am
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Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post
Code:
Fare Basis Code: GLOBAL

RULE APPLICATION
NORTH AMERICA SPECIAL FARE BETWEEN USA AND AFRICA                               
 APPLICATION                                                                    
   AREA                                                                         
     THESE FARES APPLY                                                          
     BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND AFRICA.                                      
   CLASS OF SERVICE                                                             
     THESE FARES APPLY FOR ECONOMY CLASS SERVICE.                               
   TYPES OF TRANSPORTATION                                                      
     FARES GOVERNED BY THIS RULE CAN BE USED TO CREATE                          
     ROUND-TRIP JOURNEYS.                                                       
 CAPACITY LIMITATIONS                                                           
   THE CARRIER SHALL LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS CARRIED
ON ANY ONE FLIGHT AT FARES GOVERNED BY THIS RULE AND SUCH                    
   FARES WILL NOT NECESSARILY BE AVAILABLE ON ALL FLIGHTS.                      
   THE NUMBER OF SEATS WHICH THE CARRIER SHALL MAKE                             
   AVAILABLE ON A GIVEN FLIGHT WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE                        
   CARRIERS BEST JUDGMENT                                                       
 OTHER CONDITIONS                                                               
   PASSENEGER EXPENSES NOT PERMITTED.

MIN STAY
NO RESTRICTIONS

MAX STAY
FOR GLOBAL FARES
TRAVEL FROM LAST STOPOVER MUST COMMENCE NO LATER THAN 1                       
  MONTH AFTER DEPARTURE FROM FARE ORIGIN.

SEASONS
FOR GLOBAL TYPE FARES
PERMITTED 10JAN 11 THROUGH 19FEB 11.

BLACKOUTS
NONE

DAY
NO RESTRICTIONS
Reading the fare rules suggests that other US departure cities are available (LAS and SEA are specifically mentioned and it priced out of IAD, too). For folks who like collecting lines route via IAD one way and JFK the other for maximum factor.
If it's the GLOBAL fare basis, Expedia.nz must be pricing without the YR fuel surcharges:
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     AL FLGT  BK   DATE  TIME  FARE BASIS      NVB  NVA   BG                    
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 JNB SA  0204 G    15JAN 1040  GLOBAL          15JAN15JAN 2P                    
 NYC SA  0203 G    25JAN 1950  GLOBAL          25JAN25JAN 2P                    
                                                                                
USD   579.00      15JAN11NYC SA JNB289.50GLOBAL SA NYC289.50                    
                  GLOBAL NUC579.00END ROE1.000000                               
USD   290.00YR    XT USD 16.10US USD 16.10US USD 5.00XA USD                     
USD     5.50YC    7.00XY USD 2.50AY USD 1.60EV USD 28.79ZA                      
USD   103.40XT    USD 21.81WC USD 4.50XF JFK4.50                                
USD   977.90
IAD has a base of $579 (same as JFK) as well, but while LAS and SEA have a GLOBAL fare, they're $1945 and $2047!
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Old Dec 14, 10, 10:26 am
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was gonna post but beaten to it! nice find OP!
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Old Dec 14, 10, 10:31 am
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That's an unreal price. I remember seeing something in the $800-900 range a couple of years ago, but otherwise, the cheapest SA has priced out was $1,200 in the off-season.
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Old Dec 14, 10, 10:33 am
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Forgive my ignorance. So, what's the catch in booking through Expedia NZ? I found a $800 +/- flight BOS-CPT. Of course, I can't replicate it now

$839 US BOS-VFA (Victoria Falls) 2/14/-24 sample dates . Mix of airlines.

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Old Dec 14, 10, 10:36 am
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Forgive my ignorance. So, what's the catch in booking through Expedia NZ? I found a $800 +/- flight BOS-CPT. Of course, I can't replicate it now
Foreign transaction fee on your credit card. Use your Chase BA Visa or Schwab Visa (I think it's FIA Visa Signature now) to skip the foreign transaction fee. Otherwise, shouldn't make a difference.

Basically Expedia.co.nz is (apparently) improperly pricing this sans fuel surcharge.
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Old Dec 14, 10, 10:55 am
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Earns 50% with Aeroplan. I'm out. Would have been an uphill battle with the wife anyhow.

p.s. - Are referral links OK TOS-wise? Just curious.
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does expedia nz also have a 24 hour cancellation policy?
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Looks like Cape Town (CPT) is available also for a few dollars more
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Old Dec 14, 10, 11:18 am
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Originally Posted by AndrewT84 View Post
Looks like Cape Town (CPT) is available also for a few dollars more
Now that you mention it, same (or noted +$) base fare to LAD, LVI, DKR, LLW, PLZ, ELS, VFA, HRE, BLZ (+$50), LUN (+$50), DAR (+$120), NBO (+$120), EBB (+$120). I've tested a few random ones and they work on Expedia.co.nz for a slight additional.

Some of those add significant mileage--NBO adds 3612, LLW adds 1822.

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Old Dec 14, 10, 11:22 am
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ETA:Wrong dates, my bad
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Old Dec 14, 10, 11:22 am
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Originally Posted by YYZC2 View Post
p.s. - Are referral links OK TOS-wise? Just curious.
I've wondered that myself. This referral link is not mine, it's DansDeals, but I think he deserves the $$/credit for bringing this deal to light.
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Originally Posted by iloveipods View Post
does expedia nz also have a 24 hour cancellation policy?
Did you find this out? I searched high and low on the site but don't see one mentioned.

Also, has anyone pulled the trigger yet? I think I'm gonna JFK-CPT 02/18 to 02/21
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Anybody get it to work for any destinations outside of South Africa (i.e. Accra/Nairobi)?
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