South African Airways resumes direct Johannesburg-New York flights

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/n...irways-resumes-johannesburg-new-york-flights/

    South African Airways has announced that it is resuming its popular non-stop flights between Johannesburg and New York – JFK International Airport.

    The non-stop flight will resume on March 9th, nearly three weeks ahead of its original schedule of March 28th.

    While SAA’s New York-Johannesburg flight has continued to operate on a non-stop daily basis, the return flight has been temporarily making a one hour refuelling stop in Dakar, Senegal, due in part to lower travel demand during the winter months.

    The non-stop flight will be timed to arrive in New York in the early morning, allowing customers to quickly connect on flights to points throughout North America.

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    IIRC, SAA is part of Star Alliance. Would one be able to redeem Mileage Plus miles for the flight?

    You'd think so, but when I search for award travel NYC-JNB on United's site, even with flexible dates it comes back "united.com could not find any available flights for award travel meeting your requirements." :confused:
     
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    UA's website is wonky today as they try to update their systems to jack us out of more miles. ;)
     
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    I happened to be playing with that last week. If I recall correctly (I looked at tons of different routings), I was able to see some awards for JNB-NYC, but nothing for NYC-JNB.
     
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    There, I fixed it for you.
     
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