Is ACC to JNB or CPT possible on a SAA Award?

Old Aug 18, 19, 3:17 am
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Question Is ACC to JNB or CPT possible on a SAA Award?

What is the best way to find SAA availability from ACC to JNB or CPT? I don't see any availability on United.com. Everything seems to be Ethiopian. Does SAA ever open up award availability for that route?

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Old Aug 18, 19, 3:37 pm
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What is the best way to find SAA availability from ACC to JNB or CPT? I don't see any availability on United.com. Everything seems to be Ethiopian. Does SAA ever open up award availability for that route?
Yes, regularly. I've used this award at least 3 times this year already between JNB-ACC vv.
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Old Aug 18, 19, 3:56 pm
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Yes, regularly. I've used this award at least 3 times this year already between JNB-ACC vv.
What awards are you using? SkyMiles? Aeroplan? Voyager? My understanding is that Voyager points can only be used for upgrades. Maybe that is where I'm missing. Which points? Maybe availability is just poor for what I'm looking for.

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Old Aug 19, 19, 2:14 pm
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Twice using United miles and once using Lifemiles. Another United award also back in December.

I flew this route yesterday and am flying this route again tomorrow. There are award seats showing as available on both the JNB-ACC flights tomorrow (SA 56 at 1300 and SA 209 at 1830).
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Twice using United miles and once using Lifemiles. Another United award also back in December.

I flew this route yesterday and am flying this route again tomorrow. There are award seats showing as available on both the JNB-ACC flights tomorrow (SA 56 at 1300 and SA 209 at 1830).
I do, indeed, see these. I must believe that the days that I am looking, someone must have taken the 2 available awards. It seems that SAA only releases 2 per day.

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