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Premium routes with wide open awards

UPDATE 3/20/20: I’ve added Qatar flights from North America to the list. Business class awards are wide open in January and February 2021!  I’ve also added United flights to Israel which are wide open this summer through September.  San Francisco to Tel Aviv via United is wide open in January and Feb 2021. One of the many weird things about life under COVID-19, for me, is that I don’t have any travel plans.  I can’t…

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(EXPIRED) Nonstop New York to South Africa from ~$750 / 50K Chase Ultimate Rewards RT

South African Airways is offering its new nonstop A350 service from New York (JFK) to Johannesburg, South Africa from $755 round trip via most major travel agencies (Priceline, Expedia, directly from South African Airways, etc). You can alternatively save a few bucks with cheaper online travel agencies listed at Skyscanner or fly round trip on 50,316 Ultimate Rewards points if you have the Chase Sapphire Reserve. While this is a long ~15 hour flight, the nonstop service will certainly…

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Airfare + Amex Offer: Orange County, CA to Johannesburg for $682 RT with Delta, KLM/Air France

As reported by Secret Flying, airfares from Orange County, CA to Johannesburgh, South Africa are available as low as $682 RT on Delta and KLM or Air France. Itineraries with Air France may qualify for the Amex Offer of 20,000 Membership Rewards points back on $1,000 spend if purchased through Air France on a card previously synced with the offer (this offer is no longer available for new accounts). Secret Flying is actually reporting fares as…

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