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Australia to South Africa on AA Miles

Australia to South Africa on AA Miles

  1. Jonathan Tekaev-Hynds

    I’ve been going crazy trying to sort this out by doing online research, so I figured I might ask here and get a more concise answer.

    I would like to book 2 tickets F or J from Australia to South Africa. Dates don’t matter, and I’m fairly confident that I can Find and Book the tickets myself. The question is about the specific routing rules. There is a QF Flight from SYD to JNB that I’d LOVE to take but I only see availability for one J seat per flight for the foreseeable future. There are other options though as CX, QR, and EY all fly connecting routes. But could I fly Australia to South Africa via Asia or the Middle East on a single award or would it be broken up into 2 separate award tickets?

    My guess is that it’s going to be two separate award tickets but I really have no idea

    Any guidance of information would be greatly appreciated.

  2. MidSouthSkier

    Welcome [USER=3138]@Jonathan Tekaev-Hynds[/USER] –

    Assuming this post is still accurate:
    [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/06/08/american-aadvantage-award-routing-rules/[/URL]

    you can’t transit a 3rd region going from the South Pacific to Africa. So I think you’re stuck with two awards unless by some miracle QF opens up a flight with more than one premium seat.

  3. David W

    With AA, connecting in the ME or Asia will require a 2nd award. Same goes for Alaska awards and youre also only limited to flying Cathay Pacific.

    United should let you connect in Asia, if their online search spits out the itinerary. Singapore might also let you connect in SIN as well. Do you happen to have United miles or Chase UR points? Or other points that transfer to SQ?

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