SFO-JNB - Virgin Atlantic Upper Class (Business Class)

South Africa is one of those destinations that are typically challenging with miles, if you’re not careful, you could “spend” 480,000 miles or more. Today, was a good day on that front. For 115,000 Delta SkyMiles + $36 in fees, this is probably the best way to get to Africa’s southern most country. While it could be the same number of miles on Virgin Atlantic’s own program, you’ll be stuck paying $600+ per person in carrier fuel charges.

Key Details:

Number of Travelers: 2

Point Currency: Delta SkyMiles

Dates: Jan 2020

Points Needed: 230,000 (115,000 per person)

Feel Good Value of Ticket: $11,868

Real Value: ~$5,000

What’s a “Feel Good Value”? Feel good value is the retail value of the flights booked (as searched on Google flights at the time of booking in the class of service). Why does it feel good? Cause its crazy expensive! We’d never let you pay this amount for a ticket - but that is why points are AMAZING!