Airfare Deal – Air France/KLM: Washington D.C. – Johannesburg, South Africa. $900. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

Air France and KLM has put Johannesburg on sale for about $800. Star Alliance carriers (United, Lufhansa, Brussels Airlines, Air Canada and Swiss Air) also have a similar fare. But those fares do not earn any miles. Instead, we recommend that you spend slightly more money to buy the $900 fare with Air France/KLM that does earn 100% mileage with Delta. The distance between Washington D.C. and Johannesburg via Air France / KLM is over 18,000 miles. At a super conservative valuation of a penny a mile, that’s worth $180. In essence, by spending about a hundred dollars more, you will at minimum earn a profit of about $80.

Skyline, Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo: ThisParticularGreg, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Skyline, Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo: ThisParticularGreg, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • November 4th – 11th

Fare Availability:

Partner Fare Class:

  • R


  • IAD – AMS (Amsterdam) – JNB (Johannesburg) – CDG – IAD.  For AvGeeks, the segments between Jo’Burg – Paris – Washington D.C. are on the Airbus A380. Parts of the itinerary are operated by KLM. You can book the entire trip on AirFrance.US


  • 18,730 miles or 4.8 cents per mile. Air France partners with Delta. This $900 fare in R class will earn 100% mileage with Delta SkyMiles. Remember to provide your SkyMiles number at check-in to receive your miles. DO NOT CREDIT THIS TO Air France/KLM’s program, as it will only earn 25%. Credit to Delta!


How to Book:

  • Use dates found on ITA Software Matrix Search and book on AirFrance.US
  • Receive 2% back with*), use‘s AirFrance.US link book to receive the 2% saving
  • Chose the fare that add up to $900. At the confirmation screen, make sure it says Class R. If it is V, it will not earn any miles!

Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Rand – $1USD = 9.9 South African Rand (ZAR)

Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:

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