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Excess Baggage Charges

Excess baggage information

Excess Baggage Policy

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All excess baggage must be assessed and charged for, prior to the boarding of the aircraft. Excess weight charges can also be paid for the entire journey to the final destination or to the next point of transfer or stopover.


  • For sectors not flown by SA Airways, please check with the operating airline.

 

Excess Baggage Charges:


THE CHARGE FOR EACH PIECE OF NORMAL SIZE EXCESS BAGGAGE OR EXCESS BAGGAGE CHARGE WILL BE INDICATED BELOW:


Within South Africa


Business class: ZAR 307 plus VAT 43 Total ZAR 350 per piece

Economy class: ZAR 219.30 plus VAT 30.70 Total ZAR 250 per piece


Between New York / Washington and Africa – via Johannesburg  

From the USA to South Africa – In case of Excess Weight Per Piece    within the free baggage allowance up to a total of 32kg (70lb), a flat rate of USD100 will be charged.

Excess baggage charge for 3rd piece when ≤50lbs (23kg):

Exceptions:

Country USD Local Currency  
All countries in Africa not
specified below:
150 USD150
Abidjan 150 USD150
Dakar (direct service only) 150 USD 150
Mauritius 150  USD150
Mozambique 150  USD150
Namibia 150 NAD650
South Africa  150 ZAR650
Zimbabwe  150 USD150

 

Excess baggage charge for the 3rd piece when ≥ than to 51lb (24kg) and ≤70lb (32kg):

 

Country USD Local Currency  
All countries in Africa not
specified below:
200 USD200
Abidjan 200 USD200
Dakar (direct service only) 200 USD200
Mauritius 200  USD200 
Mozambique 200  USD200
Namibia 200 NAD850
South Africa  200 ZAR850
Zimbabwe 200 USD200


Excess baggage charges for the 3rd piece from Africa to the USA (except for Washington and New York):

When ≤ 50lbs (23kg): USD 300
When ≥ than 51lb (24kg) and ≤ 70lb (32kg): USD 350

Between USA & Africa - except Hawaii, Alaska

Country / Cities Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia,Baltimore All other Contiguous
U.S points & Caribbean
All countries in Africa not
specified below
USD 300 USD 300 USD 350 USD 300
Dakar (direct service only) USD 200 USD 200 USD 300 USD 300
Namibia USD 300 NAD 1075 USD 350 NAD 2050
South Africa USD 300 ZAR 1075 USD 350 ZAR 2050
Zimbabwe USD 300 USD 300 USD 350 USD 300


Between Africa & Hawaii, Alaska & Mexico

Country Hawaii, Alaska & Mexico 
All countries in Africa not specified below  USD 400  USD 400
Dakar (direct service only) USD 350 USD350
Namibia USD 400 NAD 2200
South Africa USD 400 ZAR 2200
Zimbabwe USD 400 USD 400


Between Canada & Africa

Country Eastern Canada / New Foundland & Labrador / Prince Edward Island / Nova Scotia / New Brunswick / Quebec / Ontario Western Canada Manitoba / Saskatchewan Alberta / British Columbia / Yukon / N.W. Territories / Nunavut
All countries in Africa not specified below CAD 250 USD 250 CAD 300 USD 300
Dakar (direct service only) CAD 250 USD 250 CAD 300 USD 300
Namibia CAD 250 NAD 1075 CAD 300 NAD 2050
South Africa CAD 250 ZAR 1075 CAD 300 ZAR 2050
Zimbabwe CAD 250 USD 250 CAD 300 USD 300


Between New York / Washington and Australia – via Johannesburg

Country USD Local Currency
Australia

200

AUD 300


Between Africa & Brazil / Argentina – via Johannesburg

Country USD Local Currency
All countries in Africa not specified below: 120 USD120
South Africa 100 ZAR300
Namibia 100 NAD300
Nigeria 100 USD100


Between Hong Kong / India / Australia / Japan / Korea & Brazil / Argentina – via Johannesburg

Country USD Local Currency
Hong Kong 150 HKD1600
India 150 INR6710
Beijing 150 CNY 960
Japan 150 JPY 2000
Australia 150 AUD 150
Korea 150 KWR 285 900


Between Europe / UK and South Africa via Johannesburg

Country Local currency
Business Class Economy class Business Class Economy class
London GBP75 GBP35 ZAR800 ZAR450
Frankfurt/Munich EUR150 EUR100 ZAR800 ZAR450
UK N/A N/A ZAR950 ZAR600
Germany/Europe     N/A N/A ZAR950 ZAR600
Scandinavia/Finland     EUR180 EUR130 ZAR950 ZAR600


Between Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, India, Korea and South Africa via Johannesburg 

Country Local currency
Business Class Economy class Business Class Economy class
Australia AUD120 AUD120 ZAR800 ZAR450
Mumbai USD150 USD100 ZAR800 ZAR450
Hong Kong HKD1600 HKD1000 ZAR800 ZAR450
Beijing CNY1300 CNY800 ZAR800 ZAR450
Japan JPY20000 JPY15000 ZAR960 ZAR610
Korea KRW285900 KRW213000 ZAR960 ZAR610
India (beyond Mumbai) N/A N/A ZAR960 ZAR610


Between Europe / UK and Africa via Johannesburg

Country Local currency
Business Class Economy class Business Class Economy class
London GBP90 GBP50 USD150 USD90
Frankfurt/Munich EUR150 EUR100 USD150 USD90
UK N/A N/A USD200 USD130
Germany/Europe N/A N/A USD200 USD130
Scandinavia/Finland EUR210 EUR160 USD200 USD130


Between Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, India, Korea and Africa via Johannesburg / ex Africa to New Zealand, India

Country Local currency
Business Class Economy class Business Class Economy class
Australia AUD150 AUD150 USD200 USD150
Mumbai USD 150 USD 100 ZAR800 ZAR450
Hong Kong HKD2100 HKD1600 USD200 USD150
Beijing CNY1700 CNY1300 USD200 USD150
Japan JPY25000 JPY20000 USD220 USD170
Korea KRW358700 KRW285900 USD220 USD170
 
Ex Africa to New Zealand (WLG/AKL) N/A N/A USD250 USD200

 
Between UK & Australia via Johannesburg

Country Local currency
Business Class Economy class Business Class Economy class
Australia to UK AUD140 AUD140 GBP90 GBP50
London to Sydney/Perth N/A N/A GBP90 GBP50
London to other points in Australia     GBP120 GBP80


Between South Africa & Africa via Johannesburg

Country Local currency
Business Class Economy class Business Class Economy class
Between South Africa and Windhoek, Harare, Victoria Falls, Maputo, Mauritius, Livingstone USD50 USD30 ZAR400 ZAR250
Between South Africa and Blantyre, Lilongwe, Lusaka, Luanda, Ndola, Kinshasa, Entebbe, Nairobi, Kigali and Dar es Salaam USD60 USD40 ZAR500 ZAR350
Between South Africa and Dakar,  Accra, Abidjan, Brazzaville, Cotonou, Bujumbura,  Pointe Noire, Lagos USD60 USD40 ZAR500 ZAR350
Between South Africa – Libreville / Doula USD40 USD20 ZAR300 ZAR200
Between Cotonou and Pointe Noire,Between Bujumbura and Kigali,Between Abidjan and Accra USD40 USD20 N/A N/A

Between Africa – Middle East

Country Local currency
Business Class Economy class
 South Africa - Abu Dhabi USD170 USD170
Africa - Abu Dhabi USD210 USD210
South Africa - Middle East USD190 USD190
Africa - Middle East USD230 USD230

 
Within Africa – via Johannesburg

Between Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
Business Class Economy class Business Class Economy class Business Class Economy class
Group1 USD 75 USD 45 USD 80 USD 50 USD 80 USD 50
Group 2 USD 80 USD 50 USD 90 USD 60 USD 90 USD 60
Group 3 USD 80 USD 50 USD 90 USD 60 USD 90 USD 60

 

  • Group 1:
        Windhoek | Harare | Victoria Falls | Maputo | Mauritius | Livingstone
  • Group 2:
        Blantyre | Llilongwe | Lusaka | Luanda | Ndola | Kinshasa | Entebbe |
        Nairobi | Kigali | Dar es Salaam
  • Group 3:
        Dakar | Douala | Accra | Abidjan | Brazzaville | Cotonou | Bujumbura
        Pointe Noire | Libreville | Lagos

 

An excess charge will apply for each of the following:

  • Each bag (piece)exceeding the number of pieces prescribed in the passenger’s baggage allowance.
  • Each bag exceeding the dimensions of (H + L + W) 158cm (62inches), but not exceeding 203cm (80 inches)
  • Economy Class – Each bag exceeding the maximum prescribed weight of 23kg, where applicable, but not exceeding 32kg.

Multiple excess baggage charges will apply for baggage that violates more than one of the above rules.

 

Maximum number of bags permitted, including excess baggage –

  • Passengers are permitted to check-in a maximum of 3 pieces of excess baggage, above their free baggage allowance. Any additional pieces will need to be sent via Cargo, at applicable Cargo rates.

Exception: ex SAO/BUE – Maximum 10 pieces of baggage per customer, including free allowance and excess baggage 


 

Refer to Sporting Equipment for Sporting Equipment excess baggage rates


AVIH – Animals to be carried as checked baggage in the aircraft's hold 

  • N.B Not to be accepted as excess baggage on international and regional routes – refer to Cargo.
  • AVIH is not included in the free baggage allowance.
  • The animal shall be carried in a container that meets the specification of the "IATA live animals regulations". Suitable containers may be purchased from selected pet shops.

 

Crate Dimensions Weight
no. 1 60 x 45 x 40 cm (24x18x16 inches) 4 kg ( 9 lb)
no. 2 80 x 55 x 55 cm (31x22x22 inches) 6 kg (13 lb)
no. 3 100 x 65 x 70 cm (40x26x27 inches) 13 kg (28 lb)
no. 4 125 x 75 x 85 cm (49x29x33 inches) 22 kg (48 lb)

 

Following rates apply for pets:

  • Weight Concept (WC) : Normal excess baggage rates apply for all 4 crate sizes incl. the animal.
  • Piece Concept (PC) :
    • for crate 1 and 2: 1 single charge applies;
    • for crate 3 and 4: 2 single charges apply;


PETC – Animals accompanying passengers onboard the aircraft

  • Accompanied pets and container shall not be included in the free baggage allowance and normal excess baggage rates apply.
  • No pets permitted in Cabin.


Exception:  One dog for blind or deaf passenger is free.

 

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