I'm looking at making my flight arrangments to Jo'burg for July 2010. This world cup tournament seems to be making things challenging. The frequent flyer miles I was planning on using won't be honored during that time on South African Airways. So I've been researching airline ratings and fares. I've come up with a $2200 fare to Johannesburg from Houston on Qatar Airlines. It is routed through Doha, Qatar. The airline receives excellent reviews. However at the danger of appearing an ugly American, I've got my concerns using a middle eastern airline. Has anyone had any experience with this airline?