I realize there is no "right" answer, but I'd love to hear opinions. We (father and son) are going to South Africa next summer. We can either: (1) Fly Qatar in business from SF-LA-DOH-CPT, and then CX Business (1 first class seat open now, will try to score a second) from JNB-HKG-SF. Total miles is 275,000 (or 290,000 if CX in F) (2) Fly Etihad in business from SF-AUH and SAA in business from AUH-JNB-CPT, and the same on return. Total miles is 204,000. Also, (3) There will be no fuel charges for either itinerary. (4) For me, getting there is half (or some) of the fun, so I really do like a premium product and lounge. Given all that, is it worth the extra 68,000-86,000 miles to fly Qatar and Cathay (and the Qatar lounge) over Etihad and South Africa Airways (and Etihad lounge)? Thanks for any thoughts on this.