November 2012

We pride ourselves in being a leading player within the South African and continental market. As an integral part of the gateway to Africa, SAA has been positioned favourably time and time again for facilitating the crucial role of linking African markets with their global counterparts. We do this by providing a reliable schedule, which is backed by a commendable and reputable safety record.

As a citizen within the local and global markets, we are committed to supporting initiatives that strive towards making a difference, even if it is just by spreading the word.

One of the many examples of our commitment to local commercial markets is our long-standing commitment to supporting the South African wine industry. For the past 26 years, our annual wine selection process gives local producers the opportunity to enter their wines into a competition for wine listing on-board SAA aircrafts. The winning wines are then served in business and economy class on all SAA domestic, regional and international flights as well as in business class lounges across the country.

In our continued effort to create awareness on combating cancer, we support the Movember Movement and this month, we are focusing on changing the face of men's health and raising awareness of health issues, specifically when diagnosed with prostate and testicular cancer. Unfortunately, the threat of cancer is far further reaching than we can ever imagine. The statistics in South Africa alone are alarming and, when taking the global statistics into account, it is clear that there is

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Double Voyager Competition Time
Festive time in Washington
Earn Double Miles with Kempinski
Rent with Avis and win
Earn Double Miles with Health Spas
Now You Earn More With Bidvest
Win With Spec-Saver
Sell With Seeff
Airline Awareness Corner
Voyager Simplified
more to be done.

According to Movember, "Men are 40% more likely to die of cancer than women in South Africa, with 1 in 6 South African men being diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime." Movember further highlights that "there is no biological disadvantage that puts men at greater risk than women and, according to recent research, up to 40% of male cancer cases could be prevented by making healthy diet and lifestyle choices," - something we should all keep in mind.

With the festive season drawing closer, we want to make sure you don't bump into any unnecessary inconveniences during your travels. We urge you to pay special attention to the Airline Awareness Corner to familiarise yourself with the important changes taking place within some of our airline partners' programs.

Enjoy reading!

Double Voyager Competition time!


Are your friends or loved ones missing out on the Voyager special offers because they're not Voyager Members yet? You can change that! Simply get them to join the Voyager program between 1 November and 31 December 2012 and make sure they use any of the Voyager Partner services and you'll stand to win 20 000 Voyager Miles. Sound good? To enrol, visit or join Voyager now.

Terms and Conditions:

New Voyager number must be inserted at time of partner or flight booking, inserting your number will ensure that your partner or flight Miles are tracked automatically to qualify for the lucky draw.
The winner will be notified telephonically or via email, and may be required to pose for photographic material
Entry into the competition closes on 31 December 2012
Voyager Travel / Partner transactions must be completed within the promotion dates
Draw will take place after the promotion end date.
Competition valid for new enrolled Voyager members registered during the promotion period only.

Festive time in Washington
Festive Season In Washington

Fly between Johannesburg and Washington from 1 November to 31 December 2012 and stand a chance to be the lucky winner of 20 000 Voyager Miles.

Terms and Conditions:

Voyager number must be inserted at time of booking
Non Voyager members will be required to enroll as members in order to qualify for this promotion

The winner will be notified telephonically or via email, and may be required to pose for photographic material
Entry into the competition closes on 31 December 2012
Each qualifying sector will secure 1 entry into the competition
Travel must be completed within the promotion dates.
Draw will take place after the promotion end date.
Competition valid in all revenue class fares on SAA operating flights to or from Johannesburg and Washington only

Earn Double Miles with Kempinski

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Airline Awareness corner

Rent with Avis and you could win a holiday worth R50 000

PLUS, you can rent from as little as R149* per day and earn DOUBLE Voyager Miles - that's 500 Voyager Miles for qualifying weekend rentals booked on

Click here for more information or book with Avis now...

Voyager Simplified

Purchase an Instant Health Spas Guide voucher and you�ll earn double Miles. For more information, click here.

Health Spa Vouchers can be used at over 300 spas through-out South Africa.

Star Alliance prize-winners

Earn Miles on your load value, regardless of what you spend!
From 1 November 2012, Voyager Members will earn 1 Mile for every R25.00 they load onto their Bidvest Bank World Currency CardTM.

The World Currency Card is a suite of 12 pre-paid travel available in:
United States Dollar Chinese Yuan Mauritian Rupee
Euro Indian Rupee Argentine Peso
British Pound Israeli Shekel Brazilian Real
Australian Dollar United Arab Emirates Dirham South African Rand

The Bidvest Bank World Currency CardTM, where every great journey begins...

Voyager Redemption Tickets Validity

We'll give you just what you need to deal with South Africa's summer sun. Stand a chance to win a pair of sunglasses, compliments of Spec-Savers.

Be stylish in new Police sunglasses and earn Voyager Miles - what more can you ask for?

SAA Cape Town International Lounge Closure

Sell your property on sole mandate with Seeff and celebrate on the shores of Mauritius with the holiday of your dreams. Want to know more? Click here.

SAA Cape Town International Lounge Closure

Boarding, reporting & gate closing time in Dubai

An important message to all our customers travelling to Dubai, effective 15 October the boarding in Dubai airports starts 45 minutes prior to flight departure and passengers are required to be at the gate no later than 45 minutes.

Most importantly, boarding gates will now close 20 minutes prior to departure, thus extending the previous 15 minute time period to give you more time.

Check - in at Dubai Airport

1) Get to the Emirates check-in counters no later than 90 minutes before your departure time. Emirates' check-in counters open no less than 3 hours prior to departure.

2) Once you have checked in, please go through security no later than 60 minutes before your flight departs. If you are holding an e-boarding pass and travelling with carry-on bags only, please go directly to security.

3) Make sure you get to your boarding gate on time. Boarding starts 45 minutes before your flight and gates close 20 minutes before departure. If you report late we will not be able to accept you for travel.

4) Please allow enough time to get to your flight - be aware that during busy travel periods or at airports with heightened security you may experience longer queues.


The code-share agreement between South African Airways and Air Mauritius throughout Mauritius-Cape Town and Mauritius-Durban routes have been cancelled effective 28 October 2012. Please note that the code-share agreement is still in place on the Mauritius-Johannesburg route. This means that mileage accrual is no longer applicable when flying from Durban or Cape Town to Mauritius on the SAA codeshare flight numbers.


As of 15 November 2012, T, L and K class will no longer earn 100% Miles on all Air Canada International flights - Voyager Members will now earn 50%.

Please be advised that Voyager Members will now be eligible to earn Miles when purchasing a Tango Fare on flights between Canada and the United States, these fares include G N P E A booking classes.

To view the updated class structure, please visit our "Earning Miles" page on


The award chart below will be applicable to all Airlink awards effective 1 January 2013.

Miles are quoted per sector - a return journey requires 2 one-way awards.

Region Mileage Keeper
WEB Mileage Keeper
WEB Anyday
Within South Africa 9 500 9 200 18 000 17 450
Travel between South African and Southern Africa 11 250 10 900 19 000 18 400
Travel between South Africa and Africa 1 18 750 18 175 45 000 43 650

Travel within South Africa Within the borders of South Africa
Travel between South Africa and
Southern Africa
Beira, Bulawayo, Harare, Livingston, Lusaka, Manzini, Maseru, Maputo, Maun, Ndola, Tete
Travel between Southern Africa and Africa 1 Nampula, Antananarivo, Pemba

Voyager Redemption Tickets Validity

Voyager Redemption Tickets� Validity

Voyager has now amended the validity period of redemption tickets. This will impact your travel arrangements in the following ways:

International tickets are now valid for 12 months from first date of travel
Domestic tickets are valid for 6 months from first date of travel


If the ticket is issued on 22 October 2012 for travel on 10 January 2013, the 12 months are effective from 10 January 2013.

Voyager Awards will still be valid for 6 months from date of issue.

In essence, the award and ticket has maximum validity, dependent on when the ticket is issued and when the departure date is for.

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