There's a credit card section where you may get better advice. Due to the business spendings I have, I've been to Africa twice on rewards with flights that would only cost me $300-400 in taxes. However, I am not sure you have enough time at this point. Availability is limited and you may not(or you may, doesn't hurt to try) have any seats left, 2-3 months prior.amz155 wrote: ↑Aug 5th, 2017 5:07 pmThanks, this is helpful.
I've never had a CC with travel rewards because I guess I assumed there would be stipulations that might prevent me from booking the exact flight I want. I might spend $2K per month. Can anyone recommend a travel rewards card that would help me subsidize the flight cost? I'd have maybe 9 months to collect points.
Try TD Aeroplan card as it is free for the first year. Amex cards( Gold, Gold Business, Platinum, Platinum Business) also very good. Some of these are free for the first year as well. Sign up bonuses for 3 of these cards may be enough to buy 1 ticket. Post it in the Credit Card section for a better advice. There are also cards that can give you free hotel night stays (Marriott, Best Western, SPG,etc). You will likely not find any of those in Africa, Maybe 1 or 2 max in Johannesburg or/and Cape Town.
Enjoy your trip!