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There is no time like the present, but its foundation always remains the past. At SAA we have been privileged to build on a rich heritage which, this month, is marked by the airline’s 88th celebration of flying South Africa’s flag across the globe. Voyager which was launched 60 years after our first flight, turns 28 this month, too.

It is incredible to imagine that a flight to the United Kingdom, which on today’s modern jetliners takes around 11 hours, took 3 days to complete in the 1940’s. Even more incredible were the extensive, what they’d call in airline-speak, milk runs where a flight from Johannesburg to East London, for example, would take almost a day as it traversed the country picking up and dropping off passengers. That is progress, and the forward momentum of humankind.      

At SAA and Voyager, we had the opportunity post-business rescue to reset our objectives, and to ignite a renewed leap in our quest for customer service. While we were always a client-centric rewards programme, we are injected with a new energy, a new impetus to serve you better. 

The SAA restart network is also growing, with flights between Johannesburg and Durban recently announced from 4 March 2022. Our schedule between Johannesburg and Cape Town has been optimized to serve business and leisure travel more efficiently and soon, we will be building our network even further. As a reminder SAA's regional route network offering includes Harare, Lusaka, Accra, Lagos, Kinshasa and Mauritius.

We believe that this is the perfect month to spend time appreciating those who are close to you, there are some great promotions in this newsletter to help you make the most of this Valentine’s Day!
Warm regards

SAA Voyager Team
Forever part of your journey!


SAA resumes flights to Durban

We are excited to advise that SAA will resume flights to Durban effective from Friday, 4 March 2022. The schedule has been published with 3 daily return flights during weekdays, and 2 return flights on Saturdays and Sundays. We believe that the time is right to add this important route back to the SAA network and further support the recovery of South Africa’s business and tourism sectors.
Mauritius travel ban lifted

With the lifting of the travel ban for South Africans on 7 January 2022, SAA will resume flights to Mauritius in March 2022, to once again take you to your favourite Indian Ocean Island destination.

Voyager Wallet

SAA has created the Voyager Wallet, which enables you to transfer the value of open unused tickets or credit vouchers into Voyager miles. This will give you the flexibility to redeem your miles with any one of our 34 Voyager program partners.

Conversion to the Voyager Wallet will give you, full control over the value of your credit in the form of miles. The Voyager miles will be valid for 3 years and allow the flexibility to book awards for yourself or anyone you nominate. Your miles can be redeemed on any one of  Voyager's 29 airline partners or should you no longer wish to fly, Voyager has several non-airline redemption partners available.

How do I activate this benefit?

Please provide us with your Voyager membership number and details of your existing credit voucher or open unused ticket details (issued on South African Airways (083) paper valid for travel up to 23 August 2021) on this link.

The value of your voucher or unused ticket will be converted to Voyager miles and credited to your Voyager Account within 7 – 10 working days.
Accrual class changes for Ethiopian Airlines & Virgin Australia

Effective 1 January 2022 you earn 30% miles in H and L classes and 15% miles in U class on Ethiopian flights.

From 18 January 2022 when travelling on Virgin Australia, you earn 200% miles in D-class, 100% miles in W and A classes, 50% miles in R, O, P and I classes, and 25% miles in M class.

Europcar award cancellation procedure

In order to cancel Europcar award reservations, follow the steps below:
  • Visit;
  • Locate “Manage my reservation” at the top of the page;
  • Add your email address and reservation number then click the search button and
  • Follow the process to cancel your reservation.

Note: Europcar awards can only be cancelled on the Europcar website.

Your Voyager award will get cancelled automatically. Miles will be credited for all cancellations made within 30 days from the date of the original booking. Unfortunately no mileage credit will be applicable for all cancellations made 30 days or more after the award creation date.

Star Alliance Upgrade Awards  

SAA Voyager sincerely apologises for the current unavailability of Star Upgrade Awards. We have prioritised resolution of the technical challenges that are being experienced.
Special Promotions
As a Voyager member you get access to excellent deals and promotions from participating programme partners. Here are some of the best deals for the month and beyond.
Earn double miles to/from Durban

As a Voyager member you will earn double Voyager miles when traveling on South African Airways operated flights to or from Durban during the first month of operations.

The promotion period applies to flights from 4 March until 4 April 2022.

Buy a Valentine's gift from NetFlorist and get a free box of Lindt
Order your Valentine’s Day gift for delivery on the 12th or 13th of February 2022 and get a free box of Lindt chocolates with your order.

You furthermore stand a chance to win your spend back. The spend refund will be credited into your NetFlorist wallet to use on your next purchase.

Stand a chance to win 2 Business Class tickets on SAA

Book and fly on any SAA flight using a revenue or a dynamic redemption ticket from 1 February until 31 March 2022, and stand a chance to win 2 Business Class tickets to any SAA operated destination.

The winner will be announced in the April 2022 Newsletter. Prize tickets will be valid for 12 Months from 1 April 2022.

Spoil your partner on Valentine’s day and save with Wine-of-the-Month Club 

Mixed Bubbly wine selection. You pay R998 saving R116 on the normal selling price of R1114 and you receive 1000 Bonus miles.
1 Delaire Graff Sunrise Brut MCC N/V
1 Quoin Rock Method Cap Classique 2014
1 Kleine Zalze Vintage Brut MCC 2015.

Primos Gin Hamper. You pay R649 saving R121 on the normal selling price of R770 and you receive 1000 Bonus miles.
Primos Gin Hamper

1 Primos Blyde River Citrus Gin 750ml
2 Fitch & leedes Grapefruit Tonic
1 Dried Lavender 10g
1 El Burro Chipotle Chilli & Lime Nacho Chips 100g
1 El Burro Mercado Salsa Verde 320g
1 Meshuggah Caramel Popcorn 120g
1 Tri-Coloured Chocolate Sunflower Seeds 100g
1 Gourmet Mystery Pantry Item 
 SAA Voyager Charities
Reach For A Dream – making dreams a reality

Meet our 10-year-old dreamer Luvuyo whose ultimate dream is to be a pilot one day. We surprised him with an unforgettable trip to the SAA Museum. We went sightseeing and explored inside the Museum. He was truly inquisitive and had a lot of questions about the engines, the planes and so forth. We also surprised him with his own pilot uniform.

Luvuyo enjoyed taking pictures in the aeroplane, as he could envisage his future as a Pilot.

This was the very first time that Luvuyo has been in an actual aeroplane. A memory that he will never forget.

Help us make more dreams come true, by donating your voyager miles today.
Winners Corner
Winners of the mileage refund competition

Congratulations to the winners of our lucky draw competition, featured in the December - January 2022 Newsletter edition. The following four Voyager members have each been refunded with the miles spent on the winning awards. 
  1. Dr Julia Blitz
  2. Mrs Yasmien Hartley
  3. Ms Aryn Guiney
  4. Mr Juan Van Appel