SAA Voyager December 2013 – January 2014

From the SAA Voyager Team

The holiday season is finally here. It’s time to slow down, relax with family and friends, and enjoy the festive holiday season. Whether you are travelling or staying at home, we have a list of SAA Voyager promotions and competitions to end this year off on a high note.

In our issue this month, SAA Voyager is offering you a chance to win in a range of competitions. Firstly a season's worth of shoes with Madison Footwear. Secondly a shark cage diving experience and viewing trip for 2 with "White Shark Projects" in Gansbaai. Last but not least from our SAA Voyager partner, Miles For Style, a chance to win flowers for a year with NetFlorist and a stay for you and your partner at Holden Manz Wine Estate in Franschhoek which includes two return tickets to Cape Town on SAA. We also feature the winners of our women’s month SAA Voyager competition held during August 2013.

It is that time of the year that invokes the spirit of giving. For Members who have some of their Miles due for expiry and are wondering what to do with them before they expire, there is an option to donate Miles to our charity organisations – the Reach For A Dream Foundation and/or WWF (World Wildlife Fund) – a minimum of 5 000 Miles is required to make a donation to the charity of your choice.

We continuously strive to satisfy your travelling needs, and would like to share the exciting news that SAA has expanded the codeshare agreement with Air Seychelles to cover the island of Praslin in the Seychelles. The new deal will see SAA place its ‘SA’ code on six Air Seychelles flights per week between Mahé and Praslin.

Furthermore, we are pleased to announce that effective December 2013, Mango is joining SAA Voyager as a Redemption Partner for their Mango-operated flights. We trust that this partnership will provide greater redemption opportunities to you as a valued customer.

From the SAA Voyager Team, we wish you and your loved ones a joyous festive season and a wonderful New Year! We look forward to be in contact during February 2014 and to share with you a major milestone in SAA Voyager's existence.

Enjoy reading.

 

South African Airways Re-aligns its African Network

 

South African Airways (SAA) announced that in keeping with the Strategic Objectives of its Long-term Turnaround Strategy, Gaining Altitude, the airline remains focused on maintaining a commercially sustainable African route network.

The airline will therefore re-align available aircraft thereby strengthening some of its key African destinations.

Frequencies which will be increased are as follows:

Effective 10 December 2013 flights between Johannesburg and Kinshasa (DRC) are to be increased from 4 to 6 per week;
Effective 13 December 2013 the flights between Johannesburg and Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) will be increased from 12 to 13 per week;
Effective 12 January 2014 flights between Johannesburg and Windhoek (Namibia) will increase from 20 to 21 per week;
Effective 13 January 2014, flights between Johannesburg and Ndola (Zambia) will increase from 19 to 20 per week; and
Effective 14 January 2014 flights between Johannesburg and Lusaka (Zambia) will increase from 19 to 20 per week.

Other changes to the African route network is that SAA will, effective 7 December 2013, no longer operate its own aircraft between Johannesburg, Bujumbura and Kigali, but will service this market through its recently announced codeshare partner RwandAir.

Customers already holding ticketed reservations on SAA's direct services between Johannesburg, Bujumbura and Kigali from the 8th of December 2013 onwards, will be re-accommodated via SAA’s airline partners in line with the IATA conditions of carriage.

 

SAA Voyager partnering with Mango


Terms & Conditions

A minimum of 5 000 Miles will be required for redemption purposes;
All Mango ticket classes are eligible for redemption;
Redemption bookings can be made directly at www.flymango.com;
A 5% administration fee will apply;
SAA Voyager Members cannot earn miles with Mango;
SAA Voyager Member benefits do not apply on Mango, e.g. lounge access or preferential seating;
SAA Voyager Miles may be used as part or full payment;
If you are short on SAA Voyager Miles, you can pay the balance of the fare with your credit card or cash; and
Terms and Conditions of Mango flight Awards will be available to SAA Voyager Members at the time of transaction on www.flymango.com.
 

SAA Voyager & Tsogo Sun bring you Festive Summer Breaks

 

Tsogo Sun is the leading hotel, gaming and entertainment company in South Africa, providing a variety of hospitality, entertainment and leisure experiences. Combining an established heritage with a professional and energised approach, the group proudly encompasses 14 casinos and over 90 hotels in Africa and Seychelles.

Through SunBreaks, SAA Voyager Members have so much to choose from this summer with sunshine-filled days in Durban and shopping in Johannesburg, to sipping wine in the beautiful Cape. From only R625 per person sharing per night at selected hotels, there’s a perfect destination to suit your family.

Remember, 2 kids under 18 stay and eat breakfast free when sharing with 2 adults. In addition, daily high-speed WiFi per room is now available.

Visit www.tsogosun.com to make your booking. Terms and Conditions apply.

 

SAA and RwandAir’s New Codeshare Offering

 

From 1 December 2013, SAA will codeshare with RwandAir, the national carrier of Rwanda, on the route between Johannesburg and Kigali.

RwandAir will be the operating carrier, while SAA will market the route. RwandAir flies seven times per week between the two cities (Johannesburg and Kigali). RwandAir will also provide feeder flights between its network and that of ours, from OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA).

 

Miles For Style Summer Offers

 

Madison Footwear

Step into summer with style! Win a season's worth of footwear, courtesy of Madison & Miles For Style.

Fly a return flight between Johannesburg and Beijing or Johannesburg and East London from 1 December 31 December 2013 and stand a chance to be the lucky winner of a pair of shoes per month for six consecutive months, courtesy of SAA Voyager, Miles for Style and Madison Footwear. Sign up to Miles For Style's website and tell us on Facebook why you should be the winner! Click here to enter.

Inspired by the bustling streets of New York and the chic fast-paced lifestyle of the city, Madison Footwear has created a range with a fearless approach to fashion just like the women who wear them! Miles For Style offers you this boutique lifestyle!

This prize includes 1 pair of shoes per month for 6 months delivered to your door!

Terms & Conditions

SAA Voyager number must be inserted at the time of flight booking;
Non SAA Voyager Members will be required to enrol as Members in order to qualify for this promotion;
Each qualifying return sector will secure 1 entry into the competition;
Competition is valid in all revenue class fares on SAA operating flights between Johannesburg and Beijing (China) / East London only;
Value per pair of Madison Footwear up to R500 per month;
Choose a pair of shoes for six consecutive months (30 January – 30 June 2014); and
The winner will be announced on 3 January 2014.


 


Shark Cage Diving & Viewing

Win a shark cage diving experience and viewing trip for 2 with "White Shark Projects" in Gansbaai.

Fly a minimum of 5 000 Miles on SAA or 3 000 Miles on SA Express prior to 31 December 2013 and your Miles will not expire. You will be entered into a lucky draw competition to stand a chance to win a shark cage diving experience and viewing trip for 2. "Like" Miles For Style on Facebook and share our competition post! Click here to enter.

White Shark Projects is totally dedicated to the conservation of these magnificent ocean predators.

Shark diving with White Shark Projects provides you with a unique opportunity to witness the wonder of the Great White Shark in a safe and professional environment.

Prize Includes:

A trip for you and your partner.
Drinks and meals included for the day.

Terms & Conditions

The prize is subject to availability at the time of booking;
The prize is valid to use between 1 February 2014 and 1 December 2014;
Please call 028 384 0773 or email bookings@whitesharkprojects.co.za; and
Draw will take place on 1 February 2014.
 

The Big Win with InterContinental Hotel Group

 

Win Often, Win Big

Welcome to The Big Win, a fantastic opportunity towards earning free travel and more with IHG® Rewards Club. All you have to do is register for this promotion to take advantage of offers personalised just for you and earn up to 10,000 bonus Miles, starting with 500 Miles after your first stay. More than 4,600 hotels world-wide equals unparalleled choice.

Promotion period: Valid until 31 December 2013
Participating hotels: InterContinental® Hotels and Resorts
  Crowne Plaza® Hotels and Resorts
  Hotel Indigo®
  Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts
  Holiday Inn Express®
  Staybridge Suites®
  Candlewood Suites®

Visit www.Ihgrewardsclub.com/winSouthAA to register or call your nearest IHG® Rewards Club Service Centre with your member number and quote promotion code 1374.

IHG® Rewards Club Service Centre

Australia +61 2 9935 8362
China +86 20 3419 8282
Japan +81 3 5767 9325
Korea +63 2 857 8778
Other Asia Pacific countries +63 2 857 8788
Middle East +971 4 429 0 530
Africa +44 871 226 1111

Terms & Conditions

You must register your SAA Voyager membership number in advance. To register, complete the offer details by visiting www.Ihgrewardsclub.com/winSouthAA. Terms and conditions apply.
Frequency/partner credits may be issued in other currencies than Miles.

©2013 InterContinental Hotels Group. All rights reserved. Most hotels are independently owned and/or operated.

 

Ongoing Promotions by Miles For Style

'Flowers for a Year' by NetFlorist



Look forward to a brighter 2014 with "Flowers for a Year" from SAA Voyager and Miles For Style's partner, NetFlorist!

Stand a chance to win by simply updating your SAA Voyager details. Sign-up for our Newsletters (SAA Voyager, NetFlorist & Miles for Style) on the following link to be entered into the draw: http://eepurl.com/FcWMf

Redeem your dreams with SAA Voyager, Miles For Style and NetFlorist!

Terms & Conditions

The winner must be a SAA Voyager Member in order to qualify for the prize;
Non SAA Voyager Members will be required to enrol as Members in order to qualify for this promotion;
The winner must have updated his/her details on their SAA Voyager account;
Competition will end on Friday 31 January 2014;
Draw will take place on 5 February 2014 and the prize winner will be contacted by email;
The winner will be offered a catalogue from which to choose their flowers for a year;
Total prize value approximately R6000; and
Miles For Style and NetFlorist general terms and conditions apply.



 

Holden Manz Wine Estate

Hello Summer! Win this magnificent prize for you and your partner to Holden Manz Wine Estate in Franschhoek and indulge in opulence!

Miles For Style together with SAA Voyager will whisk you away on a flight to the beautiful Cape Winelands. Share your 2014 New Year's Resolution and be the winner of 2 return tickets to Cape Town on SAA.

From the moment you cross the Stony Brook River onto this beautiful wine farm you will be enchanted by the welcoming atmosphere on this family estate. The Holden Manz Wine Estate is nestled between the Franschhoek and Stony Brook Rivers amidst the majestic mountain range of the Franschhoek valley. Experience a luxurious 5 star stay! "The Franschhoek Kitchen" restaurant located above the boutique winery welcomes you to enjoy fresh, local, organic food and wine! The Africology Spa is renowned for its perfect setting and pampering treatments.

To win, sign up with Miles For Style on the following link http://eepurl.com/FsY9P and share with us your 2014 New Years Resolution!

This Prize includes:

38 000 SAA Voyager Miles, the equivalent of 2 Economy Class return tickets to Cape Town on SAA;
2 Nights luxurious accommodation for 2 people;
Breakfast at the magnificent Holden Manz Estate; and
A dinner at "The Franschhoek Kitchen' for one evening.

Terms & Conditions

Winner will be announced on 2 January 2014;
Valid for 2 persons sharing;
Non SAA Voyager Members will be required to enrol as Members in order to qualify for the promotion;
Prize redeemable from 1 February 2014 1 May 2014.
The draw will take place after the end date of the promotion;
19 000 x 2(38 000) SAA Voyager Miles will be credited to the winner's SAA Voyager account after the draw has taken place and the winner's name has been announced;
The winners will be notified telephonically or via e-mail;
Airport taxes and levies are for the passenger’s account;
All SAA Voyager Award Terms and Conditions apply;
The winner must be willing to pose for pictures; and
Transport is not included.
 

Star Alliance Updates

 

Air Canada

Air Canada will be changing their Accrual structure as of 1 January 2014. SAA Voyager Members purchasing seats on Air Canada flights in the fare classes below will earn SAA Voyager Miles as follows:

Miles accrued on all Air Canada Flights:

P class fares will earn 100% Miles;
E class fares will earn 100% Miles;
N class fares will earn 100% Miles; and
W class fares will earn 50% Miles.

Miles accrued on International flights (excluding flights within Canada)

S class fares will earn 50% Miles.

Miles accrued on flights within Canada

G class fares will earn 50% Miles; and
S / T / L class fares will not be valid for accrual.


 

Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines will be changing their Accrual structure as of 1 January 2014.

SAA Voyager Members purchasing seats on Austrian Airlines flights in the below fare classes will earn SAA Voyager Miles as follows:

Z class fares will earn 100% Mile;
P class fares will earn 100% Miles; and
Q class fares will earn 50% Miles.
 

Airline Corner
 

Air Seychelles Codeshare

SAA has expanded its codeshare relationship with Air Seychelles. This codeshare expansion entitles SAA to place its designator code “SA” on flights operated by Air Seychelles (HM), not only from Mahe (SEZ) to Johannesburg (JNB), but also from Mahe (SEZ) to Praslin (PRI).

SAA Voyager Members will be able to earn Miles on these flights if they book the SAA flight numbers.

 

Competition Winners



 

Women’s Day competition winner

The winner of our Women’s month SAA Voyager competition held during August 2013 is Mrs Georgina Essah.

The competition was in the form of a lucky draw, and the criteria was for you to fly a return flight to Accra during the month of August to qualify for an entry into the draw.

Mrs Essah has won SAA Voyager Gold Membership Status for the 2014 calendar year, as well as Health Spas vouchers for two people to the value of R500 each.

 

Camelot Spas competition winner

During the month of August, we featured a competition where if you purchase any spa treatment or Health Spa voucher, you stood a chance to win a Bali Spa Journey for two worth R1 850.00!

The Camelot promotion ran from 1 August until 31 August 2013, and Camelot Spa together with SAA Voyager is proud to announce Mr Fransiscus Priem as the winner of the Bali journey for two worth R1 850.



 

Miles For Style Lavender Farm competition winner

Congratulations to Rential Smal on winning the Miles For Style Lavender Farm competition. The prize includes; 2 nights accommodation for 2 people sharing at Lavender Farm, breakfast, a free bottle of Dieu Donne Cap Classique and 2 wine tasting vouchers at Dieu Donne Vineyards..



 

Miles For Style Lalibela Game Reserve competition winner

Congratulations to Lisa Harrison on winning the Miles For Style Lalibela Game Reserve competition. The prize won is a weekend stay for two people at either Lentaba Lodge or Mark's Camp. The weekend stay includes all meals, wine with dinners and two Game drives per day.



 

Miles For Style Glen Carlou competition winner

Congratulations to Simon Hitchcock on winning the Miles For Style Glen Carlou competition. The prize won is a two course luncheon for two including a bottle of the Glen Carlou Classic Range Wine.

 

Miles For Style Genevieve MCC competition winner

Congratulations to Adrian Phipps on winning the Miles For Style Genevieve MCC competition. The prize won is a case of Genevieve MCC.

 

Let’s Engage

 

We would like to remind you that 31 December is around the corner and you still have an opportunity to retain or achieve a higher Tier status.

To those who have retained their Tier status, congratulations! This means an extra year to enjoy all those added benefits you have become accustomed to.

Please do check your statement to ensure that all your flights on SAA, Airlink, SA Express and Star Alliance flights have been added onto your SAA Voyager account, as these are the Miles counting towards achieving your Tier status.

Your SAA Voyager statement can be accessed as follows:

Go on to the website www.flysaa.com;
Enter your SAA Voyager number and PIN;
Scroll down to Mileage Summary; and
Click on List of Transactions  -  this enables you to have a look at your list of flight activities.