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  1. Mick

    so I am trying to get from Chicago to joburg with a stop in Europe. I was hoping to use United miles but have not tried a multi leg search since the changes. I see flights that should seem to work via the old multi leg strategy. But I don’t know how to build this? Any tips?? Thanks all!!

  2. David W

    You probably have to call United but even then I’m not sure it’d work anymore.

  3. MarkS

    Not allowed [USER=2190]@Mick[/USER] All you can do with United is take what the search engine gives you. Multi-leg searches simply combine individual one-way rewards and if a flight falls into the excursionist perk then it doesn’t charge for that flight. The excursionist perk gives you a free one-way flight within the destination region at the same class or lower than the international flight class. Europe and SA aren’t in the same region. You could fly into ADD on Ethiopian with a stopover of 24Hr or more then get a flight down to JNB at not charge. That’s your stopover on UA these days.

  4. Mick

    Thanks for the replies guys!! Might be looking at KLM then

  5. MarkS

    Good luck, but that one is really difficult. Been trying for months to get KLM to Europe from Chicago then KLM to CPT. KLM is stingy. Maybe with a stopover you’ll have better success.

    Are you using Alaska or FB points? Obviously KLM isn’t part of the UA program.

  6. Mick

    I am looking in July and found a few options. KLM ord to Amsterdam then on to joburg. Flying blue

  7. Mick

    Actually when I look again on blue a lot of it is Air France. And that is sporadic too

  8. MarkS

    You can also try CPT as KLM flies there and I’ve seen some space open from time to time. Short inexpensive flight to JNB, see both!

  9. Mick

    Do you see any of this KLM availability to Africa on Alaskan? Or any Cathay availability on Alaskan? Thabks mark!

  10. MarkS

    Cathay is often available. HKG-JNB frequently. The US to JNB on Cathay at 70K for first (HKG-JNB will be in business as there is not first class cabin) or 62.5K in business all the way is probably the most reasonable international award there is.

    KLM rare.

    You can get a stopover in HKG with Cathay and Alaska miles.

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