United and SAA sell codeshare

Customers can now purchase tickets and earn miles in Africa and Europe when booking travel on code-share flights between United and South African Airways.“We’re thrilled to expand our relationship with South African Airways,”
said Graham Atkinson, United’s senior vice president-Worldwide Sales and
Alliances.  “We look forward to offering our customers more benefits, such as
Mileage Plus redemptions, when South African Airways joins the Star
Alliance in April.”
  “South African Airways is proud to partner with United Airlines in this
code-share agreement,” said Nomfanelo Magwentshu, South African Airway’s
general manager-Business Development.  “It is sure to expand our services and
continue to provide our passengers with the highest standards of comfort and
convenience.”
  United and South African Airways frequent fliers began earning miles on
each other’s flights in November 2005.  In April when South African Airways
joins the Star Alliance, Mileage Plus members will earn elite benefits
including Elite Qualifying Miles, which are miles that count toward elite
status, and the ability to redeem their miles for award travel on South
African.
  United’s customers will be able to book on South African Airways flights
between Washington-Dulles and Johannesburg and connecting flights between
Johannesburg and Cape Town, Durban, East London or Port Elizabeth in South
Africa.  Customers will also be able to connect onto South African Airways
from the United States via Europe on flights between London and Johannesburg;
London and Cape Town; Frankfurt and Johannesburg; Frankfurt and Cape Town; or
Paris and Johannesburg.  South African Airways customers will be able to book
on United flights between Washington-Dulles and Chicago, Las Vegas, Los
Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco or Seattle.
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