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Deal Alert: East Coast to South Africa From $666 Round-Trip

June 04, 2017
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Deal Alert: East Coast to South Africa From $666 Round-Trip
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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. For this particular deal, book through Priceline which allows you to cancel flights without penalty within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Priceline's courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.

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If you've been dreaming about a safari, this is a great opportunity to score a terrific price on flights to the biggest city in South Africa. We're currently seeing airfares as low as $666 round-trip from multiple US cities — including rarely seen Washington, DC (IAD/DCA) as well as New York (LGA/JFK), Baltimore (BWI), Boston (BOS), Miami (MIA), Philadelphia (PHL) and even Chicago (ORD) — to Johannesburg, South Africa (JNB) on Delta Airlines.

Normally we tell readers to use Google Flights to find the dates you want and then book on Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline itself. However, for this particular deal, if you use Google Flights to search for dates, the flights will price in the low-$800s. You'll have to book specifically through Priceline in order to get the lowest price, though you can use the Google Flights calendar to determine which dates are the cheapest and likely to price at the low level on Priceline.

Availability for this sale is mostly in the winter and spring months of November 2017 through March 2018, excluding the December holiday period, and generally these itineraries have one reasonable connection in Atlanta (ATL). Since these are international trips on a full service carrier, you'll get your first checked bag free and even a complimentary meal during the flight.

Airline: Delta Airlines
Routes: BWI/NYC/BOS/MIA/PHL/WAS/ORD to JNB
Cost: $666+ round-trip in economy
Dates: November 2017 - March 2018 (excluding the holidays)
Booking Link: Priceline
Pay With: Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on travel), Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Baltimore (BWI) to Johannesburg, South Africa (JNB) for $666 round-trip via Priceline:

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New York (LGA) to Johannesburg (JNB) for $666 round-trip via Priceline:

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Boston (BOS) to Johannesburg (JNB) for $666 round-trip via Priceline:

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Miami (MIA) to Johannesburg (JNB) for $666 round-trip via Priceline:

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Philadelphia (PHL) to Johannesburg (JNB) for $666 round-trip via Priceline:

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Washington, DC (IAD) to Johannesburg (JNB) for $666 round-trip via Priceline:

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Chicago (ORD) to Johannesburg (JNB) for $666 round-trip via Priceline:

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Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on travel), Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!

H/T: The Flight Deal

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  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
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TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
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3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
1XEarn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Intro Offer
    For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening

    Earn 80,000 ThankYou® points
    60,000 points
  • Annual Fee

    $95
  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    670-850
    Excellent, Good

Why We Chose It

The Citi Premier’s 3 points per dollar spent across a wide range of popular categories is one of the more lucrative offerings in the world of points and miles. The Citi Premier comes with a $95 annual fee and is currently offering a solid sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months. It also has some valuable transfer partners to make the most of your rewards. Add in access to Citi Entertainment plus a $100 hotel credit for any single-stay hotel booking that exceeds $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through the Citi travel website, there are few reasons why the Citi Premier should not be in every traveler’s wallet.

Pros

  • Earns 3x points on restaurants, supermarkets, gas stations, air travel and hotels.
  • $100 annual hotel savings benefit (on single hotel stay bookings of $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through thankyou.com)
  • Points transfer to 16 airline programs, from JetBlue to Virgin Atlantic.
  • World Elite Mastercard benefits, extended warranty, damage and theft protection.

Cons

  • $95 annual fee
  • Lacks travel protections that other travel rewards cards come with
  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
  • No expiration and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with this card
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases