SAA Flights Quick FactAs national carrier, SAA goes back quite a few years. In fact SAA was
initiated in February 1934, when the South African government took
control of the assets and liabilities of Union Airways. They renamed
the airline as South African airways, governed by the South African
Railways and Harbour administration. In the 1940’s SAA became a
military wing, suspending their services until December 1944. In April
1945 SAA became one of 44 active founding members of the International
Air Transport Association.
SAA Voyager Frequent Flyer ProgrammeTo reward loyal flyers, SAA has a Voyager frequent flyer programme. The
programme consists of five tiers – Blue, Silver, Gold, Platinum and
Lifetime Platinum. Passengers build up “Base Miles” by flying with SAA,
and can graduate to a higher “Tier” by flying on selected flights called
“Tier Miles”. Base Miles can earn members rewards.
SAA Flight RoutesSAA flight destinations include most International and Domestic terminals. Click here for information on SAA Flight Schedules and here for helpful SAA Route information.
With the SAA Aircraft fleet constantly growing, the sky as they say, has and always will be their limit.
SAA Baggage PolicyIf you’re travelling with SAA to one of the many local and international destinations the airline services, you may be wondering about the baggage restrictions you will have to comply with. SAA baggage policy allows passengers a generous weight allowance on both domestic and international flights, which will give you the freedom you need to pack essential items, gifts for colleagues and family members, or items you’ve bought on holiday.
SAA’s Pet PolicyTravelling with pets is sometimes unavoidable. Whether you’re having trouble finding someone to look after your pets while you’re away or are relocating to another city or country, you can rest assured that SAA is able to cater to your pets’ transportation needs. By familiarising yourself with the SAA pet policy, you’ll ensure a smooth journey for your domestic companions.
Booking your SAA Flight is easy!
Booking your next flight just became a lot easier thanks to South African Airways and Pick n Pay. Simply book on flysaa.com and pay at any Pick n Pay store.
SAA FlightsSouth African Airways (SAA) is a government owned national carrier. As a national carrier, it also subsidises Mango Airline. SAA offers the most extensive coverage of routes, in Africa as well as to 36 destinations worldwide. As a full-service carrier, SAA tickets tend to be more expensive but you are guaranteed food and drinks in-flight.
The airline also modernised its in-flight service and entertainment by employing air hostesses for domestic SAA flights and adding a cinema on direct flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town. International flights started in the 1960’s and expanded over the next decade. The 90’s brought positive change with greetings in English, Zulu, Sotho and Afrikaans introduced on domestic flights and on international flights, passengers were greeted in the relevant language of their destination.
In 1997 SAA announced a new corporate identity which saw a change in the tail design reflecting the colours of the new national flag. In recent years SAA started a fleet renewal programme, opened an online check-in service. It is also a proud member of the Star-Alliance group, the first African airline to achieve this, and the official carrier of the Springboks which are South Africa’s National Rugby team. They have a four star rating with the research consultancy firm Skytrax. SAA is also linked to South African Express and Airlink.
On-board services include meals, television and an in-flight magazine, Sawubona. Tickets are sold mostly online, but unlike its competitors SAA does not have affiliate marketing agreements to aid sales on the internet.
SAA has developed tremendously over the past decades and the airline promises to “deliver a world-class experience every time.”
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