Nelson Mandela Day - 18 July is not just an ordinary day. It’s a day where we honour one of the greatest icons that South Africa had. It’s the day when not only South Africa, but the whole world comes together in the spirit of paying tribute and contribute in support of a gentle soul who selflessly gave up everything to see the freedom of the people of South Africa achieved. It is a global effort to honour the life work of this hero so the current and future generations can take the lead in addressing the work he started.

The Mandela Day campaign message is simple, “Nelson Mandela fought for social justice for 67 years. We’re asking you to start with 67 minutes. We would be honoured if such a day can serve to bring together people around the world to fight poverty and promote peace and reconciliation.”
 
 
One of the initiatives SAA will be supporting is the Operation Snowball, which is a winter charity that provides blankets to those in need during the cold Johannesburg winter months. It benefits a number of home-based care and orphanages, as well as street kid organisations that are particularly vulnerable during this time.

In this edition, we announce a new partnership and have exciting competitions and promotions from our partners. Miles For Style, FlySAA Duty Free and Health Spas are offering a chance to win amazing prizes. You can earn double Miles with Airlink by  flying their new Wonderboom to Cape Town route. Whilst we update you on the latest developments that are improving the ways we connect you with the world, and highlight new benefits of being a Voyager member, Mango is offering you a special redemption offer.

The SAA Voyager Team

Forever part of your journey!
 
SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS GROUP WALKS AWAY WITH AN ARMLOAD OF RECOGNITION & EXCELLENCE AWARDS
 
 
The South African Airways Group this year walked off with no less than three Skytrax awards confirming the group is on the right strategic path which is showing in customer satisfaction results. It is the 13th consecutive year that SAA has been named “Best Airline in Africa”.

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South African Airways, the leading airline on the African continent, continued its winning streak by receiving two awards at the World Travel Awards™, where it was named Africa’s Leading Airline for 21 years in row.

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SAA TECHNICAL WINS ATE&M AWARD FOR BEST LINE MAINTENANCE SERVICE PROVIDER
 
 
South African Airways Technical (SAAT) was awarded the prestigious title of Best Line Maintenance Provider for 2015 at the annual Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance Awards (ATE&M Awards) which was held on 27 May 2015, at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London.

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SAA CONNECTS WEST AFRICA WITH WASHINGTON AND THE WORLD
 
 
From 2 August 2015, passengers can fly from Accra directly to Washington DC with SAA. Customers will be able to experience world-class, 4-star Skytrax-rated airline service of the highest standards. This new non-stop service from SAA is another way that we are contributing to growth on the African continent by connecting it with the world.

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SAA VOYAGER CELEBRATES THEIR NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH FLYSAA DUTY-FREE
 
 
We have recently announced our new partnership with Tourvest Inflight Retail Services. Since 8 June 2015, our valued SAA Voyager members have been able to earn Miles while shopping for duty-free products on all SAA-operated International flights and Regional flights exceeding 2 hours’ flying time, or through the online duty-free shopping facility; FlySAA Duty-Free. The Mile earning structure of this offering is linked to a member’s Tier status. 

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WONDERBOOM AIRPORT (PRETORIA) TO CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
 
 
Airlink’s new direct ‘City to City’ flight, in partnership with South African Airways, will provide Tshwane’s business and leisure travellers with a convenient choice of flights between Wonderboom Airport and Cape Town International Airport. Commencing 16 August 2015, Airlink will offer up to 3 return flights a day between the two cities.
     
Wonderboom Airport offers travellers a convenient walk-on, walk-off airport experience, affordable parking in close proximity to the terminal building, as well as restaurants and lounge facilities. Earn SAA Voyager Miles when you book your flight direct on www.flyairlink.com or www.flysaa.com or contact your Travel Agent or SAA Central Reservations on +27 11 978 1111.
 
AIRLINK’S CITY TO BUSH-LODGE NETWORK NOW ON SALE
 
 
Airlink is happy to announce that its “Lodge Link System” service is now available for sale online. This service will provide direct connectivity beyond the Skukuza and Nelspruit/Kruger airports to five of the most popular game lodge destinations in South Africa.

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TIERING THRESHOLDS

There are 5 months left to the end of the year and we encourage you to continue in your pursuit of a higher Tier status that unlocks more rewards for you.

Congratulations to all our members who already achieved a higher status in 2015 and those who have retained their current Tier status as well.

As a reminder, please find the below qualifying criterion for each Tier status per calendar year:

Please refer to our Voyager page on www.flysaa.com for a detailed breakdown of the qualifying criteria, including the qualifying criteria for our most coveted status, Lifetime Platinum.
 
CAPTURING OF CORRECT INFORMATION DURING BOOKING PROCESS
When making a booking online or through a travel agency, please ensure that the name on your ticket is the same as on your Voyager profile and your passport. This will ensure seamless tracking of flights to your Voyager account.
 
TRAVELLING ABROAD WITH PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18
Kindly ensure that you are in possession of an unabridged birth certificate, or written permission from both parents or guardians, if you are travelling with persons under the age of 18. The new immigration law has been effective since 1 June 2015 for all minors travelling to or from South Africa.
 
LIFETIME PLATINUM & PLATINUM MEMBERS NEW YORK CHAUFFEUR PICK-UP AREA

Please note the new pick up area for chauffeur-driven services at the John F Kennedy airport in New York is the Central Diner.

The diner is located to the left once you have exited the Customs hall. All drivers will still display the passenger name for easy identification.

Requests for chauffeur-drive services on USA flights now require a 72 hrs notification. This will ensure that we will offer you, our valued Lifetime Platinum and Platinum and, a seamless service.

 
 
 
In celebration of Airlink’s new direct ‘City to City’ flights, SAA Voyager members will earn Double Miles on all flights between Wonderboom and Cape Town.

Terms and Conditions apply.
     
 
 
As part of our partnership launch, SAA Voyager members stand a chance to win a share of duty-free hampers to the value of R3 800. To enter, fly on the direct services of SAA (International flights and Regional flights exceeding 2 hours’ flying time) and purchase duty-free products to any value until 31 July 2015.
The prize hamper values breakdown is as follows:

1st Prize – R2 000 • 2nd Prize – R1 000 • 3rd Prize – R800

The more duty-free purchases you make, the greater your chances of winning.

Click here to purchase duty-free products.

Terms and Conditions apply.
 
 

In celebration of Nelson Mandela Day, you stand a chance to win one of the following prizes:
1st Prize
Framed artwork titled ‘Africa Victorious’ made from the original Robben Island fence, featuring a printed outline of Africa with the tip, South Africa, dipped in 20-carat gold leaf. This piece forms part of Charmaine Taylor’s Legacy Collection and the artwork comes with a unique serial number in a gold tag.

2nd Prize
Tour for 2 to Robben Island
– Robben Island has become a unique symbol of the human spirit’s triumph over adversity, suffering and injustice. Its rich 500-year-old multi-layered history brings thousands of visitors every year, people eager to understand and honour the important aspects of South Africa’s history that the island represents.

Click here to enter.

You can now redeem your SAA Voyager Miles with Miles For Style as well as earn 1 SAA Voyager Mile for every R5 spent across all Miles For Style shopping products.

 
 

Purchase a Health Spas voucher during the month of July, and stand a chance to win a spa voucher for you and your partner to the value of R500 each.

Health Spas vouchers are valid at over 300+ spas across South Africa and can be purchased at www.healthspas.co.za.


Earn 1 Mile for every R7.50 purchase on all Health Spa treatments.

Terms and Conditions apply.

 
 

From 9 000 Miles, all-inclusive, you can now fly Mango using your SAA Voyager Miles. This special offer is available from 1 July to 31 August 2015.

And to go the extra mile, you can even use your SAA Voyager Miles to pay for Mango extras such as car rental, excess baggage, SMS confirmations, transporting your bicycle and golf bag or to unwind at the Bidvest Premier Lounge.

It’s innovation that puts your Miles ahead.

Click here to find out more.

 
 

SAA VOYAGER JULY 2015 – REDS

2 x Aurelia Red 2011
2 x Deetlefs Stonecross Shiraz 2013
2 x Jakkalskloof Pinotage 2013
2 x Mount Vernon Three Peaks Pinotage 2013
2 x Napier Lion Creek Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2013
2 x Weltevrede CherryChoc Merlot 2013

Normally sells for R791.92. You pay R698, save R93.92 and receive 500 Bonus Miles.

     
 

SAA VOYAGER JULY 2015 – PORTS

2 x Boplaas Chocolate Cape Vintage Port 2011 (375ml)
2 x Landskroon Cape Vintage Port 2011
2 x Peter Bayly Cape Vintage Port 2009

Normally sells for R791.98. You pay R698, save R93.98 and receive 500 Bonus Miles.

Both offers are valid from 1 - 31 July 2015.

Click here to buy.

 
 
 
As a Premium Credit cardholder, when a you achieve an annual eligible spend threshold of R60 000, you will qualify for a complimentary Continental (Africa) Companion Ticket. Furthermore, when you achieve an annual eligible spend threshold of R160 000, you qualify for a complimentary Global (International) Companion Ticket. This benefit can be leveraged with corporate or business travel by travelling with a companion.

In addition, you automatically get travel insurance to the value of up to R6 million when you travel internationally. This insurance includes personal accident cover, emergency medical and related expenses, as well as assistance services, and additional top-up insurance can also be purchased.

Visit nedbank.co.za/SAA for more benefits and information on the SAA Voyager Credit Card, or to apply today.

Terms and Conditions apply.

 
 
STAY LONGER AND EARN MORE AT SHANGRI-LA
Quadruple the Miles you earn when you stay for longer at any participating Shangri-La properties between 1 June and 31 August 2015.

To make a reservation,simply book at Shangri-La.com or click here to find your closest Shangri-La reservations centre toll-free number. Please remember to present your SAA Voyager membership card when you check-in.

Terms and Conditions apply.
 
 
WIN A WEEKEND AWAY WITH TAJ CAPE TOWN
When you book to stay at Taj Cape Town from 1 June until 31 July 2015, you stand a chance to win a 2-night weekend stay for 2, and the opportunity to experience the Big 7 City Walk route.

All you need to do is quote the following reference number when you make a reservation: SAAV Big 7..
Click here to book.

Terms and Conditions apply
 
 
EARN 10% BONUS MILES WHEN BOOKING ON FLYSAA.COM
As an SAA Voyager member, you’ll find that booking your SAA-operated flight is not only convenient, but also rewarding.

Until 31 July 2015, SAA Voyager members will earn 10% Bonus Miles on the fare and fuel levy paid when booking through flysaa.com

Terms and Conditions apply.
     
 
 
Miles For Style, in partnership with SAA Voyager, gave SAA Voyager members an opportunity to win three fantastic prizes. To stand a chance of winning, members had to enrol into the StyleMile Programme and activate their new accounts between 17 March and 15 May 2015. We would like to congratulate the following members on winning their respective prizes.
 

1st Prize:
2-Night-stay for 2 people at Shamwari Game Reserve.
Rob Allen

2nd Prize:
A balloon flight for 2 over the Magaliesberg. Champagne breakfast included by Bill Harrop's "Original" Balloon Safaris.
Georgia Macquet

3rd Prize:
6 000 StyleMiles
Sean Franklin
Thembelihle Dlamini
Christopher Lowe

 
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