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North America to South Africa on Oneworld

North America to South Africa on Oneworld

Old Feb 11, 06, 3:24 pm
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North America to South Africa on Oneworld

Can anyone tell me if it is possible to go from N/A to S/A on OneWorld without visiting the UK and using BA? Not that I have anything against it, but my seatmate and I on Friday afternoon were discussing how we were separately planning to get to Capetown and Jo'burg, respectively.

Both of us would leave from either DFW or ORD and head for S/A, but we wondered if we could fly south to South America and then across the Atlantic on a OneWorld partner like LAN or TACA. (We know we could also get there via CX, but decided that we wanted a third alternative. Iberia is out for obvious service-related reasons.)

Our goal is to take a less-common routing and still earn AA mileage.

Is this possible? Any suggested routings?
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Old Feb 11, 06, 3:27 pm
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There are no OW members that fly from North or South America to Africa, except via Asia, Europe or Australia. BA and IB serve JNB from LHR and MAD respectively. So any OW Africa RTW itinerary must involve Europe.
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Old Feb 11, 06, 4:02 pm
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Not to get off the subject, but I just took LAN first class from LAX-SCL and it was sensational. Maybe you could try this....
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Old Feb 12, 06, 12:53 am
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The only oneworld intercontinental routings into JNB/CPT are HKG-JNB (CX), LHR-JNB (BA), LHR-CPT (BA), MAD-JNB (IB) and SYD-JNB (QF). So pretty much, take your pick

If you want to fly South America-Africa then you need to fly SA/MH on the GRU-CPT-JNB-KUL route. If you want to do it the long way round, you could potentially fly SCL-SYD on LA and then SYD-JNB on QF.
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