Delivering a unique world-class experience every time, with South Africa's renowned warmth and hospitality.
Forward-facing flat beds
Relax and enjoy a great night’s sleep in our forward-facing flat beds, which are 21” wide with a 73" seat pitch. Benefit from the enhanced comfort of an overnight mattress, duvet and full size pillow.
Never far from the aisle
Rest assured, our 2-2-2 seat configuration guarantees you a window or aisle seat every time.
Watch the latest movies and TV shows on-demand, via a personal 12 inch widescreen screen, or enjoy our in flight audio entertainment.
South African inspired cuisine
Enjoy a-la-carte dining, inspired by South Africa’s finest chefs perfectly accompanied by award-winning South African wines.
Award winning wines
Being South African, we offer some of the best wines in the skies. Enjoy a glass of golden Taittinger Brut Reserve champagne or one of our award winning wines, such as our Driehoek Sauvignon Blanc 2011, winner at the Global Traveler Magazine's 'Wines on The Wing' 2012 awards, beating 28 other airlines.
Power at your seat
Power at your seat if you choose to work on board.
Departure and arrivals lounges
Sit back and enjoy the Maple Leaf departure lounge at Heathrow Terminal 2 and our dedicated SAA departure lounge in Johannesburg. Surrounded by calm and comfort, you’ll feel relaxed and ready for your trip.
Freshen up and prepare for the day ahead in our comfortable, well-equipped arrivals lounges at Heathrow and Johannesburg where you can shower, have your suit pressed and enjoy breakfast before your meeting.
Conveniently located just after customs, the ORTIA Arrivals Lounge in Johannesburg is open from 05:00 – 13:00 and offers our Business Class customers a chance to refresh after their journey. A self service food and beverage area is available, as well as internet access and an enclosed smokers lounge.
Online check in
Online check-in is available 24 hours before departure. Save time at the airport by checking in online or through our new mobile app – simply download the app from App Store or Google Play and enter your booking information. You can also select your seat and email your boarding pass to your phone when flying from London Heathrow or from a number of airports in Southern Africa.
A generous baggage allowance
Benefit from a generous two piece baggage allowance (up to 32kg per bag) and an additional free piece of sporting equipment (up to 20kg) with dedicated check-in and priority baggage handling at the airport.
Voyager Frequent flyer Program
A world of privilege awaits you with our Voyager Frequent Flyer Programme. No matter which Star Alliance member airline's frequent flyer programme you belong to, you can earn and redeem miles and increase your status across all member airlines.
Voyager is a world where the currency is miles and the rewards are exceptional! As you progress through the Voyager tiers - Silver, Gold, Platinum and, ultimately, Lifetime Platinum - you will enjoy even more privileges, such as Bonus Miles, access to private airport lounges and an additional baggage allowance.
Just one round trip from London to Johannesburg in Business Class, D class or above, is all you need to reach Silver status. You can redeem your miles on an exciting choice of flights, upgrades, car rental options, luxury game reserve stays and spa breaks.
South African Airways is a member of the Star Alliance, the leading global airline network. The Star Alliance network provides a comprehensive end-to-end service for frequent flyers. With a range of benefits, such as faster and smoother transfers, frequent flyer programmes, awards, upgrades and lounges, you’ll enjoy a convenient, smooth and blissfully efficient worldwide travel experience.
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