United: Fly Nonstop From Newark To Cape Town For $692 Or 44.9K Hybrid Points Round-Trip!

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Newark to Cape Town valid outbound dates:
January 26
February 16, 23, 26
March 1, 8, 11

Cape Town to Newark valid outbound dates:
February 6, 10, 13, 27
March 9, 12, 19, 26

Using points:

These fares are not on sale with airline miles, but you can pay for the ticket with “hybrid points” such as AMEX or Chase points with a card that allows your points to be used at an increased value for airfare in addition to be able to transfer points into airline miles.

Using Chase Points:

If you have a Chase Sapphire Reserve card you can redeem points for 1.5 cents each towards travel. If you have a Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Ink Preferred you can redeem points for 1.25 cents each towards travel.

You can login to your account and redeem Chase points for travel here. The cost will be 46,142 points round-trip with a Sapphire Reserve. That rate include all taxes and you will still earn flight miles as well!

Using AMEX points:

You can login to your account and redeem AMEX points for travel here.

This is bookable for 69,213 AMEX points. Plus you’ll get back a rebate of 24,224 points with the Business Platinum Card or 17,303 points with the Business Gold Card, dropping the total needed to as low as 44,989 points. That includes all taxes and you can still earn miles for flying!

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Booked 3 tickets – just had heard this route was starting – thanks!


No KSML option when booking online for this route–”Special Meals are not available for any of the flights in your itinerary.” Is that b/c this is a new route?