Is anyone booking Flights for Next year yet?

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  1. DieJager

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    I am waiting for a finalized offer. When all of the details are worked out I will go end of may beginning of June. Small chance for march or april
     
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  2. Philip Glass

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    What route and how much for Business class?
     

  3. Wade J VanGinkel

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    I'll be booking my flights for late April this week.
    Like others I'm afraid pricing or seat availability might get tight if I wait until later.
    Looking at about $1200 from Eagle Colorado to joburg on Qatar with a very long flight.
     
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  4. KHohertz

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    Philip I will be flying Dallas to Qatar to Johannesburg. Price was around 3700 round trip business class. Hope this helps.
    Wade I agree with the possibility of flight availability being an issue later in the year.
     
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  5. Rare Breed

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    My costs were similar to when I went in 2019. Already paid and booked
     

  6. Rare Breed

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    This year I moved up to one level above comfort+. My round trip from Atlanta to OR all in with travel insurance was $2400
     

  7. Rare Breed

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    I could have gone with Quatar for one stop before OR for a total cost of $1200 but did not want to both risk my gun delayed and trip too long. Delta direct only 15 hours. Due to these two reasons I took Delta
     

  8. Hogpatrol

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    Why would your gun be delayed? I've heard nothing about Qatar and delayed guns.
     
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  9. 375Fox

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    Just to add to this. I’m having to fly domestic a lot for work. Flights are a disaster right now, last schedule was changed 3 times in week prior to flight. Until things return to semi-normal and people are traveling regularly again, I don’t think you can trust to actually get the flight schedule you book.
     
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  10. Hogpatrol

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    Weather, pilot/crew scheduling, maintenance issues, lead to that time tested expression: "Time to spare, take to the air". :D
     

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    I think they are putting schedule options up to get people to buy tickets then if plane isn’t full they are combining flights to make the economics work. I’ve visited a lot of new airports lately with the amount of connections I’m forced to make.
     
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  12. chashardy

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    Waiting to see when Delta resumes its Atlanta to J'berg flights. I'm booked for a hunt in July 2021.
     
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  13. Woody631

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    I booked yesterday for April. Going from Atlanta is same old flight returning not so much. I took the 2 hour stop in Cape Town from Johannesburg. Just a fuel stop no getting off. The othere routes look terrible for me.
     
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  14. Arctic97

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    I am wondering if Delta's old Flt 200/201 route is going to add the Capetown tag leg on the return like they have talked about.....
    https://thepointsguy.com/news/delta-cape-town-bookable/

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  15. Rare Breed

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    I have not either but do not want to take the risk. The main reason it just takes too long to get there
     

  16. Arctic97

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    I must have been typing my question up above here when you were posting. I see that this is true, they are going to do the tag leg into CPT on the return leg.
     

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    My hunt got rescheduled to August of 2021 unless a miracle happens and Zim opens up in the next few weeks. I will hold off on flight reservations until airlines start flying and things are back to normal.
     

  18. VonJager

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    Generally 11 and 1/2 months from return date is when it opens.
     
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  20. Mark Biggerstaff

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    My hunt for this June with Bos en Dal has been rescheduled for June 3-25 2021. Jennifer at Travel Express got me a good enough deal on Qatar business today for those 2021 dates that I went ahead and purchased tickets. Now to hope all the clears up soon. Let the planning begin!
     
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