I will be flying to Cape Town from Houston in March and I am at a loss as to the best route to take to get there. I want to use a Continental partner and know of several that will get me there. British Airlines, Air France, KLM, Northwestern, Emirates, Delta, and Virgin are all partners. I would rather not have more than one stop, but don't want a 24 hour lay-over either, as I will be traveling to Cape Town by myself.
I'm just very confused. Is it best to go to Europe then to Cape Town, or is it smart to fly Emirates and have a lay-over in Dubai. What are the options?
Thanks in advance for your help!