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Africa –> Middle East award options?

Africa –> Middle East award options?

  1. Anonymous

    I’m trying complete my (awesome) award itinerary, and the only missing link is JNB/CPT —> DXB/AUH/DOH. I have the regular miles (Alaska, American, Chase UR, etc.)

    Which rewards currency and airlines can I use to book from South Africa to the Middle East? Any particularly good deals? Thanks!

  2. No Name

    The only use of Alaskan miles possible from Africa to Middle east would be 2 separate award with CX connecting in HKG.
    [URL]https://www.alaskaair.com/content/mileage-plan/award-chart/award-chart-Africa.aspx[/URL]
    Unless you are willing to spend that much miles you can safely overlook Alaska.

    If you were doing Africa-Middle East-US on Emirates with a free stopover in the ME it would be different matter of course.

    So where are you going after the ME? Are you going to/back to the US sometime in the near future?

  3. Anonymous

    Qatar will likely have the best availability, which realistically means AA miles, though the chart is pricey between those two regions.

    I can’t think of any particularly good deals off-hand otherwise, as most other currencies will incur fuel surcharges, which somewhat washes out the points savings.

  4. Sean M.

    The best value for Africa-ME awards is with Avianca LifeMiles. It is one of the hidden gems in their chart.

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