Business Class Saver Awards To Capetown For 4+ Passengers: 105,000+ Miles Roundtrip

United is bringing back Capetown service and making it year-round, with three flights a week starting June 5. And United Airlines is making business class saver awards available for Newark – Capetown non-stop for up to four passengers.

  • Outbounds are available for 2+ passengers every Wednesday, as of this writing, for the summer and broadly June through October with some dates available for four.
  • Returns to the U.S. are available Monday and Thursday in the same fashion.

This deal was first spotted by Thrifty Traveler‘s premium airfare deal alert service. It’s always a great idea to check out new and restored routes for award availability when they’re first loaded into a schedule. United features its newish Polaris business class seat on the route.

  • ANA Mileage Club charges just 104,000 miles roundtrip for this award. American Express points transfer to ANA, but can take up to 48 hours, and there’s no guarantee the seats will still be there when the transfer shows up.

  • United charges 70,000 miles each way (140,000 roundtrip) with usually-instant transfer from Chase.

  • Aeroplan charges 85,000 miles each way and is a usually-instant transfer partner of Chase, American Express, Capital One and Bilt

Long haul business class saver awards on United can be tough to get, so this is certainly worth a flag even when it’s not high season.

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  1. Saver Award appears to have already vanished in looking at United website and Expert Flyer. Typical of United?

    Thinking having ANA miles ready to go is better given confidence can beat the three year expiration clock.

  2. Don’t know what I am doing wrong but I don’t see a single EWR-CPT available for 70k miles on Are all the saver seats already booked up for June – October

  3. @gary – really? A crude attack back to a mindless comment, please don’t descend to this level

  4. Gary – it’s the proper, widely- known name of a major world city, and you get it wrong multiple times. What kind of a “thought leader” cant get something so basic correct?

  5. I don’t understand where you guys are seeing this – I don’t see a single flight at any day during 2022 from CPT>EWR. I see some 88k routes which are indirect, multi-leg flights, but nothing direct. I looked earlier today too. Are you still seeing this? If so, does is the calendar view not valid?

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