Delta currently operates the 4th longest flight in the world with a 777. If you are lucky enough to find award availability on this flight, you’ll ride in style with Delta’s completely flat bed Business Product. The challenge is just finding the availability. But you are in luck, I’ve just found two days this spring with two seats available at the low level on both days.
I searched Delta’s website for 2 tickets from Atlanta to Joburg this spring. I made sure to select non-stop and my dates were flexible. The award calendar availability popped and I was totally shocked to find two days each with Business Class available.
Selecting either of these days (very soon before these seats get taken) will show you that the miles required is 140,000 Delta SkyMiles per person for flat bed Business Class.
If I were looking to get to Africa on a Business Class ticket, this would be one of my first choices. But I’d only fly this route one-way. I’d also add in an open jaw and a stop over. For example, I’d add in an open jaw to a place like Mauritius and a stopover on the return in Paris (like I did in 2009.) No added miles cost to the award except for maybe taxes and fees.
Adding an open jaw and stop over is great for exploring more places, and besides, the return award availability at the low level isn’t that good anyway.
There you go, Business Class award availability does exist on the 4th longest flight in the world.