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LA to South Africa
HI everyone, getting married in October and will be heading to South Africa via Los Angeles for our honeymoon anytime between March-May 2020. I have around 550,000 UR, and 75,000 United. I know it’s too far out to see actual award availability, but looking for suggestions about the best way to get there and back in Business Class. We don’t care what way we go, Asia, Europe, whatever; and would welcome stop-overs to break up the trip. Thanks!
If you can get some Alaska miles, book with Cathay? You’d be able to stop over in HK as well. It’s a fantastic deal – 62.5k/70kpp J/F one way.
Singapore Airlines is a good choice – though im not sure if it’d require two awards. Otherwise, using UA miles to book Swiss or Turkish is good. If you can find First on Lufthansa, that’s great as well. LH’s business is good as well, though I think Swiss and Turkish business is slightly better.
There’s also rumors that Etihad might dump American for United, so that’d be good as well, especially if you can get on their 787 or A380s.