Lufthansa – $929: Boston – Johannesburg, South Africa. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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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 23rd – December 1st

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel on the outbound from November 1st – November 30th for Monday through Thursday departures. Must purchase at least 60 days in advance

How to Search for Availability:

Fare Class:

  • L


  • BOS – FRA (Frankfurt) – JNB (Johannesburg) – FRA – BOS. A routing that involves Munich will have segments operated by South African Airways. South African Airways also codeshares with Luftansa from Frankfurt to Johannesburg, be mindful when selecting flights. Those segments will not earn 100% mileage with United. An itinerary involving South African via Munich will be $20 cheaper but you will earn less miles.



  • 18,108 miles or 5.1 cents per mile. Lufthansa is a member of the Star Alliance and United partner. This fare will earn 100% mileage with United.

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Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: South African Rand (ZAR). $1USD = 11.08 South African Rand (ZAR)

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