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Welcome to a New Year with Voyager! Let’s toast not only our beautiful country and its people, but also the opportunity we have, to realise our dreams and ambitions, to overcome challenges and to be able to look back and feel a sense of achievement every time that a New Year comes around.

It’s the second month of the year and after the first 31 days of 2018’s work and play, shared experiences and adventures, we are already celebrating our first pit-stop. Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many countries as a day of love, passion and appreciation of those we love. In South Africa it is no different and everything red and heart-shaped along with plush toys bearing love’s message are already on display in retail. We must remember though that love is a gift that keeps on giving, and so it should, long after the 14th of February has come and gone.

Create memories year-round and earn and/or spend your Voyager Miles with our array of partners. Good news is that if you book the SAA flight number on Mango you will now receive a Voyager Mile for every R1,60 spent and it goes toward your tier status.

SAA Voyager Team
Forever part of your journey!
Get there faster. Earning Voyager Miles has never been so easy. Apply for your SAA Voyager Credit Card, get 2 500 enrolment Bonus Miles when you enrol as a Voyager member and double Miles for the first month for all your purchases. No other card earns you Voyager Miles faster. To Apply go to Nedbank.co.za/saa.
Miles expire 31 March 2018

If you have Miles due to expire, kindly redeem your Miles for a variety of awards before the looming expiry date. Please refer to the information block located on the top right of this newsletter to verify if you have miles due to expire.

SAA enhances offering on popular Mauritius route

The Mauritius route is one of our most popular destinations for both business and leisure travel, which has prompted us to add more seats.

Some of the features that you may look forward to include a lie-flat bed option in Business Class on the respective wide-bodied aircraft range that operate daily (SA190 and SA191).
Star Alliance enhances Round The World (RTW) fare product

Traversing the globe with shortened stopovers and connecting with fellow globetrotters and even sharing your travel plans is now at a tip of your fingers.

Star Alliance RTW tickets can be booked online at www.staralliance/book-fly. The “Star Alliance Book & Fly” tool is available in English, German and Japanese. It allows customers to plan their RTW journey from the comfort of their own home, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Those wishing to share their travel plans can do so via email or the integrated social media functionality. Once all flights have been booked, electronic tickets can be easily issued via the online tool. Alternatively customers can contact any Star Alliance member airline or a travel agent to book and purchase an RTW ticket.

You now earn Miles based on revenue spend for SAA marketing flights operated by Mango

Several of SAA’s domestic frequencies were transferred to our low-cost subsidiary Mango, to strengthen SAA Group commercially. The changes came into effect on 15 January 2018; and as a Voyager member, it is important to note that you will continue earning miles, even on Mango-operated flights, but your flight must bear an SA flight number (SA2000 – SA2199). You are still able to redeem your miles on any SAA Group flight, including Mango.

Effective in tandem with the changes, you will earn revenue-based mileage (1 Voyager Mile for every R1.60 spent) when booked on the SAA marketing flight number where Mango is the operating carrier and these Miles will count towards tier status. You will furthermore continue to enjoy the SAA baggage allowance and lounge access based on your tier status. The seamless transfer to the regional and international network services of SAA will continue.

New code-share agreement with TAAG Angola Airlines

SAA is proud to announce a code-share agreement with TAAG Angola Airlines. As part of the extended agreement, SAA code-shares with TAAG on their direct services between Johannesburg and Luanda and between Cape Town and Luanda.

You will earn Miles when you are booked on the SAA flight number.

No show fees

As a reminder please note that no show fees are charged when passengers do not show up at the airport for their flights. Fees charged for SAA domestic flights are R570 for Economy and R1 140 for Business Class per no show. The fees applicable for regional and international routes varies and are according to the fare rules associated with your itinerary.

Legacy Lifestyle partnership

The partnership with Legacy Lifestyle will end on 28 February 2018. You will be able to convert Voyager Miles to Legacy Rands until midnight on 28 February South African time.

Adverse weather conditions affecting airline schedules

Looking in the rear-view mirror of the past month, we realise that no matter how seasoned we are as travellers, airline operational quandaries, due to inclement weather, can cause disruptions of the highest order, especially if it is towards the end of a family holiday. When an airline cancels your flight because of some force majeure event; your options are either a refund or the next available seat to your destination. Additional travel insurance is available from travel insurance and financial services providers for these unplanned situations, albeit limited.

Moreover, it is of utmost importance that your personal contact details are in all your reservations and Voyager profile, to enable us to contact you during these unforeseen circumstances to accommodate you as best as possible.
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.
Save 30% with Wine of the Month

Normally sells for R1003.88, you pay R698, you save R305.88 and receive 1000 Bonus Miles!

Summer Reds x 12

2 x Bayede The Prince Merlot 2015

2 x Burger Family Vineyards Cinsaut Shiraz 2015

2 x Compagnies Win Merlot 2016

2 x First Sighting Pinot Noir 2013

2 x Lyngrove Collection Shiraz 2015

2 x Mulderbosch Syrah 2014
Win a 2 night country getaway for 2 to celebrate Valentine's day with Miles For Style

Stand a chance to win the perfect getaway for 2 at The Kite House in McGregor by  converting SAA Voyager Miles to StyleMiles during the month of February 2018 on milesforstyle.com. Discover, explore, experience and enjoy what McGregor has to offer.

Terms and conditions apply.

Visit www.milesforstyle.com to learn more about The Kite House in McGregor and to shop online with your SAA Voyager Miles.
Get 3 000 bonus Miles with Rocketmiles on your first hotel booking

You’ll always earn up to 10,000 Voyager Miles every night, every time you book hotels on Rocketmiles. Book before 31 March 2018 and get 3 000 bonus Miles when you make your first booking. 

Choose from hotels around the world and book for yourself, friends or family. The Miles will be credited to your Voyager account, and you can easily save thousands of Miles for the trip of your dreams.

Stand a chance to win one of five R500 Healthspas' vouchers

Spoil the one you love this Valentine's Day by redeeming your Voyager Miles for Healthspas vouchers during the month of February, which are valid at over 300 spas listed on Healthspas.co.za.

All spa vouchers are valid for 3 years, redeem now and stand a chance to win one of five R500 spa vouchers.
Love is in the air with FlySAA Duty Free

Love is in the air and all around. Why not take a chance on love and buy an exclusive gift for your loved one at www.flysaadutyfree.com during the month of February.

Browse and select from an exclusive range on our site and pay using your credit card or SAA Voyager Miles and you could stand a chance to WIN* 1 of 3 hampers up to the value of R3000.

*Standard SAA Voyager terms and conditions apply.
Win fuel for a year with TOTAL & SAA Voyager

Spend R500 or more on fuel at any Total Service Station and stand a chance to win one of two fuel vouchers worth R12 000 each, courtesy of TOTAL.

Swipe your SAA Voyager card at the service station after you fill up and you will be automatically entered into the draw to win.  You earn Voyager Miles everytime you fill up at TOTAL.

This promotion is valid from 1 February until 31 March 2018.