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1. Posted by larondey (Full Member 105 posts) 11y

Has anyone heard exactly when SAA is joining the Star Alliance? They've been talking about it for years and I want to book my award ticket to Cape Town sometime soon!

Let me know if you've heard anything.

2. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 11y

Nothing just checked Star Alliance web site but nowt on it - l have heard the rumours but it stays as that only a rumour!! Have you tried ringing Star Alliance?


3. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Not to direct anyone away from this fantastic site, but the best source for these things is the board flyertalk. Here's the latest post on the subject, which is saying that they will be part of the alliance on April 1, but there is some doubt.

As for booking to Cape Town, a number of the Star Alliance members fly there. Can you not book with one of those to get there?


4. Posted by larondey (Full Member 105 posts) 11y

Singapore, Varig and Lufthansa all fly to Johannesburg (SG and LH to Cape Town). I just got off the phone with my FF airline and they found me a flight to Cape Town on Lufthansa!

I'd still like the whole SAA/Star Alliance thing to be resolved soon though so that I can get all the way to Walvis Bay, Namibia, on a reward ticket.

Thanks for the link.