UA: JFK-JNB, $884,4.7 cpm

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  1. olmangsr

    olmangsr Silver Member

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    Found some good prices to JNB from mid october to mid march....

    2 days minimum,via FRA,books in united K fare

    18,470 miles ~4.7cpm

    good luck and happy travels
     
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    Operating metal is what matters when earning credit in *A programs. The UA K fare will map to something else on the LH metal. If it maps to a K fare - and a quick scan of ITA suggests it very likely might - then you will not earn anything. And the itinerary above is all LH metal so there is a very good chance you're looking at nil accumulation in the MileagePlus program with that routing.

    Also worth noting that AF has a $795 fare on the same dates in V class. That fare is 100% earning in the SkyMiles program.
     
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    KL also has a 790ish V fare if you want to connect in AMS vs CDG.
     
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    Thanks WA!

    I should stick to AA :)
     
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    Yeah...it was a few dollars more for those specific dates but I saw that one, too.

    It is good to learn more. ;)
     
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    Btw Seth someone on flyertalk said that his K UA fare map into LH L and gave him 100% credit...it's a long trip to test but I guess YMMV.
     
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    Maybe it does. With the 24-hour cancel policy you should be able to issue the ticket, call LH and find out their booking code on the flights can cancel if it is no good. But the same fare on LH codes is K so I'd be a bit concerned. Maybe it works and maybe it doesn't. My point was really just about going in eyes wide open so there are no surprises.
     

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