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JUNE - JULY 2022
There are a few special months in the year. June is one of them, and we celebrate two important days of observation. It’s also one of the coldest months of the year as winter firms its grip on Mzansi.
16 June is Youth Day, and it’s more than just a public holiday. It’s a reminder of the 1976 massacre of school children during the Soweto uprising. We must never forget the sacrifices made on the day, but also honour the injured, the wounded and others who succumbed to the cruelty of apartheid, at any time during the many years of South Africans’ struggle for freedom.    

Three days later, on 19 June, it’s time to celebrate our dads. Father’s Day may not have emerged from the annals of our socio-political history, but it is a day that underpins the importance of the kind of role model that dads can be; from infancy through to adulthood. Father’s day celebrates the nurture we received from mom’s partner in raising us to become who we are today.

Three days later again, on 21 June, it’s winter solstice and the longest night of the year. It’s at this point when, at least in theory, spring will start making its slow approach as days become longer, and warmth eventually returns.

Thank you for your continued support - we appreciate you!
Warm regards

SAA Voyager Team
Forever part of your journey!


Sawubona Magazine

SAA’s complimentary magazine, is available for you to pick up as you depart the aircraft or at check-in counters and lounges at Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg airports. To view our latest edition online you can download an electronic copy here.

Sawubona offers our Voyager members a fantastic platform to market their products and services directly to the airline’s captive audience.

As a special offer unique to all Voyager members, Mikateko Media is offering a 35% discount off the rate card price. Terms and Conditions apply. For more information, contact the Ad Sales Manager at Mikateko Media, Nick Armstrong, on Email:
Opening of Kerbside Check-in facility at ORTIA

We are delighted to advise you that the Kerbside check-in facility for our Lifetime Platinum and Platinum members when travelling on regional flights is operational once again at OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA), in Johannesburg. Operating hours are as follows:
  • Monday:       07h00 10h00
  • Tuesday:      07h00 16h00
  • Wednesday: 07h00 19h00
  • Thursday:     07h00 16h00
  • Friday:          07h00 19h00
  • Saturday:      07h00 16h00
  • Sunday:        07h00 19h00
SAA Lounges

The shower facilities at all our Airports are operational again, please inform the lounge staff, should you wish to use the facility.

Lounges Operating Hours are as follows:
  • ORTIA International (BAOBAB) Premium Lounge:  07h00 to 00h30
  • ORTIA International (CYCAD) Platinum Lounge:     07h00 to 21h00
  • ORTIA Domestic (VIA) Lounge:                                06h00 to 18h00
  • Cape Town International Lounge:                             04h30 to 18h30
  • Durban Lounge:                                                        05h30 to 19h30

With South African Airways Step-Up Cabin Upgrade, you tell us what you're willing to pay to upgrade your seat from Economy Class to Business Class.

Once you have obtained confirmed flight tickets, you will be sent an email notifying you about potential availability of seats for upgrades, along with a link to our Step-Up Cabin Upgrade Offer page, where you can start bidding.

All it takes is 3 easy steps:
  1. Place your bid: Make us an offer by selecting the amount you would be willing to pay for an upgrade from Economy Class to Business Class.
  2. Payment information: Enter your credit card details. Your credit card will only be charged if your offer is accepted.
  3. Review and submit: We will advise you 24 hours’ prior departure if your offer is successful. After completion you will receive an email confirming your request to upgrade your seat, which can then be used to change or cancel your request. You will also receive an updated e-ticket with your new travel information and the amount you offered will be deducted from your credit card.
Note: Your credit card will only be charged should your offer be successful.
Last minute upgrade at the Airport (LMUG)

If you are holding a ticket on SAA ticket stock, you may purchase an airport last minute upgrade subject to Business Class seat availability.

The last minute upgrade will be issued under the following terms and conditions
Premium Economy cabin on Emirates

Emirates’ anticipated Premium Economy cabin will be open for sale from 1 June 2022. The new cabin class, which offers luxury seats, more legroom and an exceptional customer experience, will be available to passengers travelling on A380 routes to London, Paris and Sydney from 1 August 2022, plus Christchurch from December 2022.

SAA Voyager members will be eligible for accrual only on Premium Economy flights.
Star Alliance Net Promotor Score update

We recommend that whenever you travel on the services of other Star Alliance partner airlines, that you complete the Star Alliance Net Promotor Score Survey

The Star Alliance NPS survey link can be found on our Voyager landing page.

Companion Tickets

Voyager Credit or Cheque card holders will be permitted to convert their international global companion tickets into two domestic companion tickets with effect from 1 June 2022.   

  1. Send your email request to
  2. Provide us with your voyager number and international global companion ticket information
Please note that this process has a 48-hour turnaround time.   
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.
Enjoy Business Class comfort on SAA flights when you pay for Economy Class

Simply buy a full Economy class ticket (YUP2D fare) on an SAA-operated flight to any of our destinations to qualify for this benefit.

Your ticket purchase affords you the opportunity to experience flying elegance at its best.

As a Business class customer you will enjoy the following benefits:

Priority boarding, priority check-in, lounge access, a meal or snack onboard, 2 pieces of hand luggage at 8kg per bag and a generous two-piece baggage allowance of up to 32 kg per bag.
Get free chocolates when you purchase a Father’s gift with NetFlorist
The first 2000 customers to purchase products from the Father’s Day range will be eligible to receive free Ferrero Rondnoir chocolates worth R139.95.

Order must be placed with a delivery date of between the 17th and 19th of June in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban or Cape Town.

Note: You have to spend a minimum of R550 excluding delivery fee.
Save 21% with Wine-of-the-Month Club on Single Malt Scotch

You pay R899 saving R239.50 on the normal selling price of R1138.50.

Why not spoil your dad This father’s day with the Vault Jura 2008 12-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch.

Product Description: Oily with citrus zest on the nose developing to creamy cereal, lemon rind and custard notes. The palate is thick with an attractive coppery tang plus marmalade sweetness and honeycomb. The finish is wonderfully long with barley, gently spice oak and buttered toast.