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DECEMBER - JANUARY 2017
 





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Warm sun kissed skin. Music and laughter reverberating in the distance. The refreshing sensation of sipping an ice-cold drink. Yes, the holiday season has arrived.

It is unbelievable how fast 2016 has flown by. Which means it's the time for celebration, holidays and relaxation with family and friends. We have some great promotions to help end off your year on a positive note.

Whether you are travelling or staying at home, we’d like to wish you, our loyal customers, a very happy 2017!

Warm Regards


SAA Voyager Team
Forever part of your journey!
 
 
 
 
 
Fly into the future with SAA's new A330s

Powered by two Rolls Royce Trent 772B engines and boasting 249 comfortable seats, the A330-300 with its impressive technology, world-class entertainment system and comfortable surroundings, will be deemed a globetrotter’s dream.

This wide-bodied aircraft is also a pleasure to fly; it exceeds stringent noise requirements and features the most advanced navigation systems, resulting in lower fuel burn and CO2 emission levels. The SAA A330’s upmarket interior design will resemble the elegant surroundings of our airport lounges, where warm neutrals will be inviting to make you feel at home. The on-demand inflight entertainment system, with full programme offerings in both Business and Economy Class, will ensure that boredom is not an option on an A330 flight.

 
 
 
 
Applying for a Visitor Visa to New Zealand

All South African visitors to New Zealand now require Visitor Visas. This rule has been introduced since 21 November 2016 to replace the previous one where visitors were granted visas on arrival.

Immigration New Zealand recommends that applicants apply for a Visitor Visa about six weeks in advance of their intended travel dates.

There are two ways that you can apply for a Visitor Visa to New Zealand. You can apply online for a Visitor Visa application by visiting  www.immigration.govt.nz. Follow the link to “Apply for a visa”.
 
Alternatively, you can submit a paper-based application for a Visitor Visa. The forms and guides can be downloaded via the website at www.immigration.govt.nz/forms. You must then submit the application to Visa Application Centre in Pretoria. The address is:

New Zealand Visa Application Centre
1st Floor
Cherry Lane Office Park
114 Fehrsen Street
Nieuw Muckleneuk
Pretoria 0181

You can contact the Visa Application Centre to discuss requirements by phoning +27 12 346 0335.

Alternatively, you can email them on info.nzza@vfshelpline.com.

The website for the Visa Application Centre is www.vfsglobal.com/newzealand/southafrica, Immigration New Zealand’s website is www.immigration.govt.nz.
 
 
 
New mileage accrual structure for Thai Airways

Effective 1 December 2016, Voyager members will earn Miles on Thai Airways as per the table below in Economy Class. Business Class mileage accrual structure remains unchanged.
 
Economy Class
Y, B, M, H, Q
100%
Interline / SPA and Discounted Economy Class
T, K, S
50%
Deep Discounted Economy Class
G, V, W, L
No Miles
Ineligible Award and ID Booking Classes
O, I, X, E, N, R
No Miles
 
 
 
New Award mileage chart for SA Express

Please take note of the increased Award mileage thresholds for SA Express K-Keeper Awards effective 1 December 2016. The old Award mileage thresholds are applicable to SA Express K-Keeper Awards redeemed prior to 1 December 2016. The mileage thresholds for MileageKeeper Awards on SA Express services remain unchanged.
 
 
One-way Return

Region

Mileage
Keeper

K-Keeper
Mileage
Keeper
K-Keeper
Within South Africa 9 500 24 200 19 000 48 400
Between South Africa and Southern Africa 11 250 28 700 22 500 57 400
Between South Africa and Africa 1 18 750 64 800 37 500 129 600

 
 
 
 
SAA prohibits Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones on all its flights

In everything we do, your safety is paramount. In line with the latest recall of the Galaxy Note 7 by Samsung, we would like to alert you of SAA’s ban on these devices on all its aircraft.

Effective 19 October 2016, SAA announced the ban on the usage and carriage of all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices by customers on all SAA-operated flights. This is due to a defect in the devices that causes them to explode into flames, which resulted in Samsung announcing a global recall on all of these devices.

The devices may not be carried by travellers on their persons, in carry-on baggage, in checked-in baggage or as cargo.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Samsung South Africa has set up exchange kiosks at OR Tambo, Cape Town and King Shaka International airports for your convenience.
 
 
Special Promotions

Being a Voyager member means you get access to excellent deals and promotions from participating partners around the world. Here are some of the best deals for the month and beyond.
 
 
Hilton sale now on - save up to 30% on hotel stays
 
There’s never been a better time to book a Hilton break than during the Hilton Sale. Book
before 31st January and you can enjoy big savings at luxurious Hilton hotels at stunning locations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

So whether you’re looking forward to some extra sun or fancy strolling through a snowier winter wonderland, take a look through the full list of Hilton Hotels - then just choose where you’d like to go!

 
     
Two Nights Stay for 2 at Kagga Kamma 

SAA Voyager members stand a chance to win a magical experience for 2 people at Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve in the Cedarberg Mountains.

Breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the Reserve. Kagga Kamma not only offers guests spectacular scenery and absolute tranquillity, but also unique accommodation, South African cuisine and fascinating tours and activities. Simply convert your SAA Voyager Miles to StyleMiles during the month of December and stand a chance to win this magical experience.

Visit milesforstyle.com to learn more about Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve.

Terms and Conditions Apply
Save up to 24% discount plus 1 000 Bonus Miles

Normally sells for R1053.74, you pay R798, you save R255.74 and receive 1000 bonus Miles.


Festive Reds x 12
2 x Compagnies Wijn Shiraz/Mourvedre nv
2 x Darlington Malbec 2012
2 x Deetlefs Elements Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
2 x Sentinel Pinotage 2013
2 x Steenhuis Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
2 x Van Loveren African Java Pinotage 2015

Please ensure to place your order by 9 December 2016 for it to arrive on time for Christmas. Orders placed after this date will be delivered in January 2017.
Do your Christmas shopping online with FlySAA Duty Free

Buy the best from our brand new range, redeem your SAA Voyager Miles and you could WIN*.

Redeem your SAA Voyager Miles in December and stand a chance to WIN one of 3 Sekonda watches to the value of R1 500 each.

Competition closes 31 December 2016.

Click here to shop and automatically enter the competition.

*Terms and conditions apply.