Jun142015

Delta Johannesburg South Africa sale Miami and Houston $710, British Airways at $793 better deal

Delta Airlines has dropped fare to Johannesburg, South Africa to as low as $710 round trip from Houston and Miami for departures in October and November. Fares in the $700s are available from August into April 2016.

British Airways has fare in the $790s and Star Alliance carriers are priced in the $750s. Fares from Los Angeles LAX are in low $800s. There are probably some other airports with these low fares.

IAH-JNB Delta $710 Oct15

Delta is the lowest fare at $709.40 round trip in economy V class with a transit through Atlanta.

IAH-JNB Delta $709.40 Oct 27-Nov 8

$585 base fare earns 2,925 miles round trip for this itinerary in Delta Skymiles

British Airways has a $793 flying in economy O class via London Heathrow. The extra $83 will earn far more miles worth the difference in ticket price.

IAH-JNB BA $793

The routing from Houston to London to South Africa is more than 20,000 flight miles. British Airways economy O class earns 100% flight miles as redeemable miles in American AAdvantage. IAH-LHR-JNB-LHR-IAH is 20,908 flight miles. An extra $83 earns an extra 18,000 miles for a furutre ticket, plus you break up the flights with a few hours in London each way, rather than Atlanta.

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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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