United: Chicago – Johannesburg, South Africa. $922. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

An United sale from Chicago is a very rare due to its duopoly with American from O’hare. Since we launched, United deals from Chicago has made up about 20% of all our deals. With that said, this is a very good deal to Johannesburg with good travel periods!

Soccer City Stadium - Johannesburg. Photo: babasteve, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Date:

  • April 12th – 19th. Valid for travel from March 29th – May 17th or July 29th – October 29th. Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and flexible month search to see availability. Must purchase by March 31st.


  • ORD – IAD (Washington D.C.) – JNB (Johannesburg) – IAD – ORD. The Washington D.C. – Johannesburg portion of the trip is operated by South African Airways. South African Airways is a member of the Star Alliance and an United partner. You’ll receive 100% mileage for the trip.


  • 17,440 miles or 5.2 cents per mile. Remember to collect your miles, 17,440 miles is more than enough for an one-way domestic award ticket which can be worth anywhere from $125 – $200.


Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – not required
  • Currency: Rand – $1USD = 8 South African Rand (ZAR)

Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:


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