DECEMBER 2015/
JANUARY 2016
 







 
 


The festive season is upon us! It is unbelievable how fast the year has flown. Now it's time to take a break, unwind, spend some time with family, and reflect on 2015.

We've been working hard to make sure that your holidays are going to be great. This month, we have some special promotions to help you get away from it all and relax, including a competition where you can win a trip to Ballito.

Lastly, we'd like to thank you for your continued support. We wouldn't be where we are today without you, our valued SAA Voyager members. Enjoy a wonderful festive season and we hope to see you on a flight to that well-deserved holiday.

Regards

SAA Voyager Team
Forever part of your journey!
 
 
 
 
South African Airways celebrates 20 years of flying to Tanzania

South African Airways, the leading carrier on the African continent, proudly celebrates twenty years of flying between Johannesburg and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. SAA introduced flights to this East African country on 25 October 1995. The route has since grown from three flights per week to the current offering of two daily flights between the two African cities.
 
 
 
 
New Domestic Terminal in Perth  opened on 22 November 2015

All Virgin Australia flights that previously operated from terminal 3 (T3) will now depart from terminal 1 (T1) Domestic. Regional, domestic and international Virgin Australia flights are now located together at terminals 1 and 2 (T1 and T2). Connecting flights are only a short distance apart making transfers seamless. Flight departures by terminal are outlined below:
T1 Domestic: VA0200 – VA1899, VA2000 – VA2499
T1 International: VA0050 – VA0199, VA1900 – VA1999
T2: VA2500 – VA2999, VA9020 – VA9499
 
 
 
Fly from Cape Town to Maun direct

From 11 March 2016, Airlink will provide direct flights between Cape Town and Maun, Botswana. You now have the freedom to discover the city of Cape Town and the Okavango Delta while experiencing the ultimate African Safari.

Book your flight at www.flyairlink.com, www.flysaa.com or through your travel agent.
 
 
 
 
Star Alliance Award Chart Update

Kindly be reminded that the mileage adjustment changes made to the Star Alliance Award chart are effective 1 December 2015. Please refer to our Voyager Star Alliance page to view the amended Star Alliance Award chart.
 
 
 
 
Tier Status

Year end is upon us, and we wish to remind you to use this opportunity to secure Voyager elite tier status. Please ensure that all your flights have tracked and the Miles have been credited.

Congratulations to all our members who have achieved a higher tier or retained their current elite tier status.
 
 
 
Mileage Expiry

There are three months left prior to mileage expiry on 31 March 2016. To avoid miles expiring, ensure that you have earned at least 6 000 SAA Tier Miles by 31 December 2015.
 
 
 
Checklist of Travel Requirements:

Proof of Identification:
Passengers are required to present an ID, South African driver’s license, passport and/or birth certificate (for minors) as proof of identification. The same documentation must be presented at the boarding gates.

International Travel Documents:
Prior to check-in, profiling of passengers for immigration purposes may be necessary. This process may require you to provide proof of confirmed accommodation, sufficient funds and valid return or onward travel bookings.

Check-in Times
Domestic flights:
Passengers are required to check-in at least 90 minutes before flight departure.

International flights:
Check-in at least 2 hours before flight departure irrespective of travel class, except for USA flights where check-in must be done at least 3 hours before departure.
 
 
Special Promotions

Being a Voyager member means you get access to excellent deals and promotions from participating partners around the world. Here are the deals for the month.
 
 
Enjoy a relaxing and engaging vacation in some of the world's most exotic destinations. Shangri-La allows you to choose from a range of vibrant cultural experiences, recreational and rejuvenation activities amidst the natural splendour of a tranquil, tropical retreat.
 
 
 
Earn up to Quadruple Miles with Shangri-La

Book the Best Available Rate to enjoy bonus Miles when staying at any participating property of Shangri-La hotels, Kerry hotels, Hotel Jen or Traders hotels (offer excludes resort hotels) for:
  • 2 consecutive nights = Double Miles
  • 3 consecutive nights = Triple Miles
  • 4 or more consecutive nights = Quadruple Miles
Period: 1 December 2015 - 29 February 2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earn Double Miles from 1st qualifying stay with IHG

From 1 January to 30 April 2016, you can earn double Miles from your 1st qualifying stay at any of the 4,900 IHG hotels including InterContinental®, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN™ Hotels, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Win 3 x Roberto Cavalli hampers to the value of R800 with FlySAA Duty Free 

You can now earn and spend Miles while shopping for Duty Free products on all SAA-operated International and Regional flights - exceeding 2 hours flying time. For your convenience, you can also shop online at least 3 days before you fly. Visit www.flysaadutyfree.com for more information about the Mile earning structure.

There are over 60 new products on board and even more online. Purchase duty free products and stand a chance to win one of 3 Roberto Cavalli hampers to the value of R800 each.
 
 
     
 
 
 
Win a weekend for 2 at the The Vineyard on Ballito

Convert your SAA Voyager Miles to StyleMiles and stand a chance to win a magnificent weekend at KwaZulu Natal’s Gold Coast. The Vineyard on Ballito is perched on a hill, commanding magnificent views of the Indian Ocean. Visit www.milesforstyle to find out more.

 
Convert any amount of SAA Voyager Miles into StyleMiles during December and you and your partner could be spending a luxurious weekend in a sea-facing room just minutes away from the beach. You’ll be greeted with a scrumptious breakfast in the mornings, coffee, and delicious cake in the afternoons. Enjoy the beautiful tranquil pool surrounds, or take in the serene atmosphere on your private balcony.
 
 
 
Enjoy Exclusive Wines at Discounted Prices with Wine-of-the-Month
 
 
Stylish Red Selection

2 x Barrington Shiraz 2013
2 x Bonnievale Barrel Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
2 x Compagnies Wijn Shiraz 2011
2 x De Waal Young Vines Merlot 2013
2 x Flagstone Dragon Tree 2012
2 x L'Avenir Provenance Pinotage 2013

Normally sells for R985, you pay R598. You save R387
 
 
 
 
 
MCC Selection

1 x Hoopenburg Integer MCC n/v
1 x L'Avenir Brut Rose MCC 2013
1 x Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel MCC 2012

Normally sells for R366, you pay R249. You save R117
 
 
 
 
 
Upgrade Your Hhonors Membership Status To Gold

Join Hilton HHonors, the guest loyalty programme of Hilton’s 12 distinct brands, and be fast tracked to Gold status after only 3 stays! This offer is available for existing and new members.

We make travel easy for you! Register, book and complete three stays by 29 February 2016 to enjoy all the benefits of HHonors Gold status:

 
Choice of MyWay Hotel Benefits (such as complimentary breakfast, late check-out)
 
Space-available Upgrade to a Preferred Room
 
25% bonus on HHonors base points that you earn, to help you get to your first reward night faster
 
Free standard WiFi when you book direct*
 
Digital check-in and choose your room


To enter, simply, click on the “Join now” button below, fill in your details in the pop up window, and you will be both enrolled to the HHonors programme and signed up for the fast track offer. If you are already a member, simply click here to register for the fast track offer.

Terms and Conditions apply.
 
Avis
 
 
 
Book an Avis Point 2 Point with your SAA Voyager Miles

Using your SAA Voyager Miles just got more rewarding. From only 9 550 SAA Voyager Miles, you can get from Point A to Point B by booking an Avis transfer! Just one more way We Try Harder.

Terms and Conditions apply.
 
 
Star Alliance
 
 
Ongoing Promotions
 
 
     
Earn Double SAA Voyager Miles with IHG

Miles lovers, it’s time to Double Up with a promotion designed just for you. Beginning now, we’re offering you double SAA Voyager Miles every time you stay at an IHG® hotel, starting with your next stay. It’s a great way to help you get to places you want to go, faster than ever. Offer runs until 31 December 2015.
 
Earn Double Bonus Miles with Radisson Blu

Book a 4-night stay at any Radisson Blu Resort in Mauritius and earn double bonus Miles.

Terms and conditions apply.
     
 
 
 
     
 
Winners’ Corner
 
During September and October 2015, SAA Voyager held a competition where SAA Voyager members stood a chance of winning on of the following prizes:
  • 10 000 SAA Voyager Miles; or 
  • 1 of 2 "fuel for a year" vouchers with Total SA; or 
  • a Travel Package that includes:
    • 10 SAA Voyager Miles;
    • 2 nights' accomodation in a standard room at a 3 Star hotel selected by SAA Voyager; and
    • 3 days car hire in Group A category with Europcar 
 
 
In order to stand a chance of winning, SAA Voyager members had to fill up at Total during the months of September and October 2015.

We would like to congratulate the following members who all won 10 000 SAA Voyager Miles each:
  • Alexis LLaguno;
  • Sharon Maja;
  • Mr Hasan Ahmed Asmal;
  • Morongoa Essy Letsoalo;
  • Raymond Julius;
  • Madeleine Bolton;
  • Mr Trevor Kitson; and
  • Berni van Zijl
Furthermore, we would like to congratulate the following members who both won 'Fuel for a year' vouchers with Total SA:
  • Mr Humza Ahmed Asmal; and
  • Mrs Blance Wesley
Lastly, we would like to congratulate Dr Agnus Alexander, who won the travel package.
 
Thank you for your Support
 
 
 
Reach For A Dream foundation continues to make a difference in the lives of many children with
life-threatening illnesses, and we would like to thank all SAA Voyager members for opening their hearts and heeding the call of making dreams possible.

Devan, 12, lives in a small farming town in the Eastern Cape, called Patensie. Increasingly, his condition is limiting his mobility making him feel confined to his small part of the world.
 
Devan’s big dream was to visit Cape Town and explore the Mother city in all her majesty. He had often heard about how beautiful the city is and wanted to experience it himself. And what a wonderful experience the Dream Team organised for him!