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SFO and LAX to Cape Town, South Africa $766 Delta/KLM or $900 British Airways

British Airways was the good deal fare from California to South Africa this morning at $890 to $910 for November and December departures. After getting lost writing about the Borneo rainforest of Malaysia, I see that Delta and Skyteam have brought back their low $766 fares in the past couple hours for flights to Cape Town, South Africa via Amsterdam and Paris.

Today is a good day for South Africa fare purchases. Similar fares have appeared for SFO-CPT and LAX-CPT for 24 to 48 hours in limited sale periods in the past three weeks with both the $766 Delta fare and $$890 British Airways fare.

British Airways has the competitive advantage of earning 100% American Airlines AAdvantage miles on the 23,000 miles round trip flight route. Delta earns 5x the base fare and Flying Blue is 25% miles. Swiss is in the mix for Star Alliance flyers.

British Airways $904.66

San Francisco – London LHR – Johannesburg JNB South Africa – Cape Town CPT for 23,139 flight miles. That is sufficient redeemable AAdvantage miles for one way economy USA-Europe November to May. Return is one stop in London LHR.

British Airways ‘0’ economy booking class.

November 18 – November 25, 2015. These are not good dates to sample with only 5.5 days in November. I’d want at least ten days between air travel dates, if I am flying 22,000 miles round trip.

SFO-CPT BA $905 Nov15

Delta/Skyteam Los Angeles – Cape Town, South Africa $766

SFO-CPT $766 DL Nov15

The Delta Skyteam fares became far less abundant during the time I spent writing this post.

South Africa has been a hotspot for discount fares in the past month.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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