Unlike Johannesburg, Cape Town rarely goes on sale. Star Alliance (Lufthansa/Swiss) and SkyTeam (Delta/KLM) has this for $30 – $50 cheaper. But if you want to travel more for less, this is a better deal. The mileage you will earn crediting to American from this trip is enough for an one-way to parts of South America, all of Central America, Caribbean, Hawaii, within the US and Canada.
Sample Travel Date:
- November 2nd – 9th
- Valid for travel on the outbound from October 26th – December 6th or January 10th, 2016 – February, 2016. Must purchase at least 7 days in advance of departure
- Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.
How to Search for Availability:
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: ORD
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: ba+ /f bc=O
- That’s the letter O and not number zero
- Destination: CPT
- Return Advanced Routing Code: ba+ /f bc=O
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “5-12” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions below.
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
- ORD – LHR (London) – CPT (Cape Town) – LHR – ORD
- Two permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
British Airways is a member of the Oneworld Alliance and American partner. Mileage earning with American as follows:
- Miles Flown: 19,952 miles or 5.0 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 19,952 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 19,952 miles
How to Book:
- Support us by using our Orbitz link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you select “Additional Search Options” and then “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select British Airway
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- Currency: South African Rand (ZAR). $1USD = 12.03 ZAR
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