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A good sale to Dar es Salaam
Here’s some practical travel tips to Zanzibar if you are using Dar es Salaam as a springboard to Zanzibar.
Qatar Airways is currently running a special promo because of Alaska Air joining the Oneworld Alliance in March. There is a $100 off Economy Class promo code available for most fares. The promo code is MPMEMBERS
Pricing is as follows:
- Chicago [ORD] – $842 ($742 after $100 coupon)
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – Photo: Martijn Munneke via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)
Sample Travel Date:
- November 8th – 15th
- This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below
- Valid for travel from late August – early December or January 2022 – February 2022 for Sunday through Thursday departures and Sunday through Wednesday returns. A 7 day minimum stay is required. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure
- Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.
How to Search for Availability:
- This is just to search for availability. To buy your tickets, scroll down to “How to Buy” section of this post
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search Advertisement
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- Departing from: ORD
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: doh
- Textbox 2:
- Destination: DAR
- Return Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: doh
- Textbox 2:
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “3-10” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
- The ITA search page should be like below when all values are inputted
- You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Buy” section below.
- ORD – DOH (Doha) – DAR (Dar es Salaam) – DOH – ORD
- Not permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
Qatar Airways is a member of the Oneworld Alliance and American partner. Mileage earning with American is as follows:
- Miles Flown: 19,090 miles or 3.9 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 9,545 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 4,772 miles
How to Buy:
- Support us by using our Qatar Airways link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
- To receive this price, you must enter promo code MPMEMBERS at the initial search screen.
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- Visa: US Citizens – Visa on Arrival for $100. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
- Currency: Tanzanian Shilling – $1USD = 2,318 TZS
- Proof of yellow fever vaccination also required.
Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:
- No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards to save on international purchases
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