MARCH 2016
 










 
 
This month, the world pauses on 22 March for World Water Day. Water is the lifeblood of the planet and as travellers, we can do our bit to conserve this precious resource.

Beyond World Water Day, we also celebrate Human Right’s Day in South Africa and World Poetry Day - both on 21 March 2016.

March is also a very busy month for the Voyager team. You can read all about it in the following articles and snippets. Look out for changes to our Africa schedule and Middle East destinations, getting complimentary extra nights at Shangri-La Resorts and even free upgrades to Business Class on the Heathrow Express. As always our partner network has some great prizes and added value on offer for you.

Enjoy!

SAA Voyager Team
Forever part of your journey!
 
 
JourneyBlitz Awards

 
 
Spend between 70% & 85% fewer Voyager Miles with the JourneyBlitz Awards Seat Sale

The JourneyBlitz Awards redemption seat sale is back for a limited period. As a reminder, Miles are between 70% to 85% less than the Miles required for Dynamic Awards. Our JourneyBlitz Awards redemption seat sale will be open until midnight 5 March 2016.  Book now to secure your seat!

Click here for the JourneyBlitz Award Chart, Regions and Terms & Conditions.
 
 
 
 
South African Airways revises UAE Operations

South African Airways would like to notify its customers that the airline has taken a decision to cease operating between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi from 1 March 2016. The decision follows extensive analysis and efforts to make the route sustainable.



South African Airways reroutes Douala flights following Airport Closure

From 1 to 21 March 2016, South African Airways will reroute its flights from Douala International Airport in Cameroon to Yaoundé, due to the closure of the airport in Douala for reconstruction work.



New Departure Closure Times for Domestic flights in Johannesburg

South African Airways advises customers travelling on domestic routes that selected flights on these routes will close 10 minutes earlier, as from 1 April 2016. SAA domestic flights for check-in will from the effective date, close 40 minutes prior to boarding in lieu of 30 minutes for domestic departures from Johannesburg to Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and East London.

 

Airlink returns to Nosy Be – Madagascar


Airlink is pleased to announce the re-introduction of air-services between Johannesburg and Nosy Be commencing Sunday 20 March 2016. 
 
   
Flights will operate weekly with a single return flight on Sundays. The flight will depart on Sundays at 09h30 from Johannesburg (ORTIA) and arrive at Nosy Be at 14h00 (Malagasy time). The return flight will depart Nosy Be at 14h45 and arrive in Johannesburg (ORTIA) at 18h45 SA Time. Due to the flight duration and prevailing headwinds the aircraft will perform an en-route technical fuel-stop in Vilanculos - Mozambique on route from Nosy Be to Johannesburg (ORTIA) to refuel. This new direct flight will provide ease of access for South African travellers and travellers throughout the world making use of Johannesburg (ORTIA) connectivity. Voyager Members will be able to earn and redeem Miles on this route.


 
 
 
Mileage Expiry

Voyager Miles expire on 31 March 2016. Should you have Miles due to expire, please redeem Awards in time. Kindly ensure that the information captured when issuing Awards is accurate.

You may also donate your Miles to any of our charity organisations, namely World Wide Fund For Nature, Reach For A Dream Foundation and Wings & Wishes. A minimum of 6 000 Miles can be donated.
 
Updating your Voyager profile

As a valued and loyal Voyager Member, you are always encouraged to update your membership account details.  It is vital that we keep in contact with you in order for us to send important information to you about SAA Voyager. To update your details:
  • Login into your SAA Voyager account on flysaa.com;  
  • Select 'View Your Details' at the bottom left side of the page;
  • Update your details; then
  • Click "Submit" at the bottom left side of the page. 
South African Airways requires that your name and surname should correspond, as it appears in your passport and/or identification document when tickets are issued. To update your name and surname:
  • E-mail a copy of your passport and/or identification document to voyager@flysaa.com; and
  • The subject line should read; "Change of name and/or surname"
 
 
Donate Your Miles

 

Wings & Wishes


Wings and Wishes is committed to transporting critically ill children to receive life-saving treatment and is one of three charity organisations in South Africa supported by SAA Voyager. 
 

As a SAA Voyager member, you can help by donating your Miles to ensure transport is never a barrier for a child in need of life-saving medical help. 
  • Donate directly online, just visit: flysaa.com; log onto your Voyager profile and select 'Donate Miles'
  • Miles due to expire on 31 March 2016 can be redeemed by Wings & Wishes and used as mercy flights 




     
 
 

Reach For A Dream


In 2015, with the help of generous SAA Voyager members,  Reach For A Dream managed to transport 57 dreamers and their families around the country.
 

Nompumelelo Mabuza is a 15 year old girl whose dream was to travel to Durban. She is fighting Rhabdomyosarcoma. Nompumelelo has never flown before and this experience has motivated her to be positive and to believe that dreams do come true.
 
Thank you to all involved at SAA and Voyager, and to all the members who donated Miles; you are the real heroes – thank you!

Donate your Miles during the month of March and help us fulfill the dreams of children.


     
 
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.
 
 
     
Enjoy a free upgrade to Business First Class on all Heathrow Express Trains

Star Alliance Gold Status holders can take advantage of free upgrades to Business First Class on all Heathrow Express Trains – the fastest connection between Central London and Heathrow Terminal 2.

With an upgrade,  Star Alliance Gold Status holders can:
  • Take advantage of in-seat power plugs and spacious worktables;
  • Choose from a range of complimentary newspapers and magazines – including the Financial Times;
  • Enjoy increased privacy and more legroom; and
  • Check your e-mails and get online with free Wi-Fi.
Terms and Conditions apply, see the Star Alliance website for details.
 
Relish a complimentary night with Double Miles at Shangri-La Resorts

From 1 March to 30 June 2016, stay at any of the Shangri-La Resorts for three or more consecutive nights and enjoy the 4th night free. You also earn double Miles for your stay.

Simply book directly with Shangri-La Resorts at the Best Available Rate for three or more consecutive nights to enjoy the 4th night free with double Voyager Miles.

Kindly quote the promotion code ‘FFS4P3’ as well as your Voyager number when making a reservation, and present your Voyager membership card when you check in.

Terms and Conditions apply.
     
 
     
 
   
         
Receive 30% Discount off selected products with FlySAA Duty Free

During March 2016, you will get 30% off selected products. So why not spoil that special someone. Use your Voyager Miles before they expire for some stunning products on sale.

Terms and Conditions apply.
 
Win a weekend for 2 at Kloovenburg Pastorie

Redeem an unlimited amount of SAA Voyager Miles during March and you will stand a chance to win a two-night getaway for two adults to Kloovenburg Pastorie guesthouse inclusive of complimentary wine and olive tasting, a Kloovenburg branded gift box with wine, olives and body products!

Visit milesforstyle.com for more information about the hotel and how to convert into Style Miles.
 
Rent a Car from 3 935 Voyager Miles

Enjoy the benefits of your Voyager Miles when renting with Europcar. From only 3 935 Voyager Miles you can drive away during the week in a Kia Picanto or similar.
Redeem your Voyager Miles via SAA Voyager today!

         
 
 
         
 
 
     
Win 1 of 5 Health Spas Vouchers worth R500 each

Spend your SAA Voyager Miles on Health Spa vouchers before 31 March 2016 and stand a chance to win 1 of 5 vouchers. Health Spa vouchers are valid for 3 years and are accepted at over 300 spas countrywide,

If you are uncertain about how to redeem your Voyager Miles for HealthSpas vouchers, click  here to take a look at our step-by-step guide or alternatively contact our call centre number on 0861 771 772.
 
Redeem your Miles with Avis

Ensure peace of mind of not losing your Voyager Miles, by booking your next Point 2 Point Transfer from only 9 550 Miles with Avis today. Just one more way We Try Harder for you. 




     
 
     
 
     
Acquire up to 16% discount and 1 000 Bonus Miles on selected Wine Packages




Reds for R598.00

2 x Alexanderfontein Boutonierre Blend 2013
2 x Bonnievale Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2013
2 x Cape Dreams Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
2 x Chantecler Merlot 2014 2 x Deetlefs Shiraz 2013
2 x False Bay Pinotage 2013

Normally sells for R705.88, you save R107.88 and receive 1 000 bonus Miles.
 




Mixed for R629.00

2 x Chantecler Merlot 2014
2 x Deetlefs Shiraz 2013
2 x False Bay Pinotage 2013
2 x Opstal Sixpence Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2014
2 x Thelema Mountain White 2012
2 x Zevenwacht Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Normally sells for R754.82, you save R125.82 and receive 1 000 bonus Miles.
     
 
 
Share your experience in Star Alliance lounges

Inspired by local design and cuisine, our Star Alliance lounges in LA, Paris, Sao Paulo, Nagoya and Buenos Aires give you a flavour of your destination. See what fellow travellers have to say #irecommend.
 
 
 
 
Apply for the SAA Voyager Credit Card

Increase your SAA Voyager Miles with the SAA Voyager credit card. Earn Miles faster every time you spend and enjoy travel and lifestyle benefits sooner.

Terms and conditions apply.
 
 
Ongoing Promotions
 
 
 
Earn Double Miles from your 1st qualifying stay with IHG

Until 30 April 2016, you can earn double Miles from your 1st qualifying stay at any of the 4,900 IHG hotels including InterContinental® , HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN™ Hotels, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.