After this w/e at the travel show I decided to look at JNB award options in sept from east coast and of course not having any luck in J. My question is any creative Star Alliance routes I may have overlooked? Home airport is PHL but can go from JFK, EWR or IAD. Tried SAA nada, looked at FRA, LHR as connections with US and LH no luck. not familiar w/Star to know if I can pay easily for coach and upgrade w/miles at booking or if can split one way tix/carriers although think I looked at those too. Any ideas? I have 180k US and 80k CO/United Thanks!