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October is international breast cancer awareness month. According to CANSA (Cancer Association of South Africa), breast cancer is the most common cancer among South African women. Whilst breast cancer occurs mostly amongst women, men are however not excluded.

We at SAA Voyager encourage you to get involved and make a difference this month; be it by wearing the customary pink awareness ribbon; joining and supporting a breast cancer organisation; or participating in a breast cancer event. For inspirational or creative ideas, please visit www.cansa.org.za.

As an SAA Voyager Member, you stand a chance to win 200,000 Miles from us in continued celebration of our 20th anniversary. We have furthermore included promotions and competitions from our various partners: from earning double Miles from Airlink; to 10 000 Miles from InterContinental Hotel Group; 1 Million Miles from Seeff Properties; and to win up to 2 free nights at Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve - just to mention a few. Be sure to also note the SAA Voyager exclusive offer from the epitome of luxurious hospitality; The Blue Train, proudly brought to you by SAA Holidays!

To conclude, customers are at the heart of everything we do at South African Airways and during the past few months, we have been working diligently to invest in our customer value proposition to make your experience with us world-class. To this end, our November online newsletter will be replaced by a special SAA Voyager News Bulletin during the month to present significant programme and benefit changes for 2015. We are confident that our announcements will be much awaited and welcomed by you as our most valued customer.

We look forward to be forever part of your journey!

SAA Voyager Team
South African Airways (SAA) has once again scooped awards at the 2014 Business Traveller Africa Awards held in September, in Sandton, Johannesburg. The two awards follow hot on the heels of an award SAA won in the Domestic Airlines Category at the 2014 Sunday Times Top Brands Award held in August.

SAA came tops in the categories, African Long-haul Airline and African Regional Short-haul Airline where we were competing with other regional and domestic carriers operating from OR Tambo International Airport.
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Just recently, SAA won two coveted customer satisfaction awards from Skytrax, when we were named Best Airline Africa for the twelfth year in a row and reclaimed our position as the best on the continent when it comes to service offering by walking away with the Best Airline Staff Service Africa award.

The awards resonate well with our vision to be Africa's Leading World-class Airline.

We are truly indebted to our staff, who continue to do us proud by the sterling service they deliver to our customers. Equally, we are grateful to all our customers for their endorsement and support. This is indeed a vote of confidence by our customers in what we do and will serve as an enduring source of motivation for all of us.

Mango, our low-cost carrier, was awarded as Best Low-cost Airline in Africa.

SAA's on-board catering was internationally recognised as the airline made it to the top ten in the World's Best Business Class Airline Catering category at the 2014 World Airline Awards.
 
AIRLINK COMMENCES FLIGHTS TO SISHEN EFFECTIVE 29 SEPTEMBER 2014

Airlink have commenced operating scheduled flights between OR Tambo and Sishen airport in the Northern Cape on Monday 29 September 2014.

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AIRLINK COMMENCES FLIGHTS TO SIKUPHE - SWAZILAND EFFECTIVE 30 SEPTEMBER 2014

The Matsapha International Airport (IATA Designator MTS), which is located close to the city of Manzini in Swaziland, has been closed to all civilian flights including all regional and international air traffic effective 29 September 2014.

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QANTAS AIRWAYS PARTNERSHIP TERMINATED 30 SEPTEMBER 2014

Please be reminded that the partnership between Qantas Airways and SAA Voyager has been terminated effective 30 September 2014.

SAA Voyager Miles will no longer be earned when travelling on Qantas Airways domestic services as of the termination date; however missing SAA Voyager Miles can still be claimed up to 30 September 2015.

Please note SAA Voyager redemption tickets on Qantas Airways domestic services must be booked and ticketed by 30 October 2014, and will be honoured for 12 months from date of issue.

SAA Voyager Award tickets will not be accepted by Qantas Airways for travel after 30 October 2015.

LOUNGE ACCESS IN DUBAI


SAA Voyager Gold, Platinum, and Lifetime Platinum Members travelling in Economy Class on the SA codeshare flights from Dubai will no longer be able to use the Marhaba Lounge in Dubai. A new lounge agreement process is currently being initiated. We apologise for the inconvenience caused and will keep you informed accordingly.

SA EXPRESS DISCONTINUES BUSINESS LOUNGE SERVICES IN BLOEMFONTEIN


SA Express announced its decision to terminate the business lounge services at Bram Fischer International Airport, Bloemfontein. This will be effective from 1 November 2014. The airline has always been committed to delivering expedient and convenient services to its passengers by optimising its business to enhance value for its passengers. Bloemfontein is a significant route for the airline however, the airline will be discontinuing the business lounge services to focus on its core business of flying for you, our valued customers.
CLAIMING MILES EARNED AT TOTAL
 
   
SAA Voyager would like to remind all their Members of the new retail partnership with Africa's largest fuel retailer, Total South Africa effective 01 August 2014. As a result of the partnership, SAA Voyager Members will have an opportunity to accrue Voyager Miles each time they fill up at a participating TOTAL retail service station across the country, bringing their aspirational dream destination closer than ever.
Stand a Chance
 
If you fill-up at TOTAL using cash as payment and still would like to earn SAA Voyager Miles, the below simple step-by-step guide will show you how to claim SAA Voyager Miles earned at TOTAL.

When you have purchased your fuel using cash, ensure that your till slip is stamped by the attendant.


Within 48 hours after your fuel purchase, log onto the SAA Voyager website www.flysaa.com with your SAA Voyager number and PIN. When you have logged in, click on 'Claim Missing Miles' then select 'Claim Total Miles'. A form will be displayed, please make sure that you complete all the necessary fields for the transaction to be successful.

After completing the necessary fields on the form, click on the 'submit' button. You will receive a confirmation e-Mail with a reference number on it, after clicking the 'submit' button.

E-mail the stamped till slip to: earnsaa.voyagermiles@total.co.za with your TOT reference number on the subject line.

Click here to view a more detailed step-by-step guide.

Remember that as part of the partnership celebration, we are giving away a domestic flight and a full tank of fuel since the month of August until 31 October 2014. To stand a chance of winning simply fly anywhere on the services of SAA and fill up at least twice in a month at a participating TOTAL Service Station.


We at SAA Voyager are still celebrating our 20th anniversary and would like to give away 200,000 SAA Voyager Miles and a stylish Cellini travel bag to one lucky Member. To stand a chance to win, simply fly on any domestic SAA operating flight in Business Class during the month of October or November 2014 and register by clicking here. You can utilise 200,000 Miles for either; domestic tickets, 3 tickets to Europe, or wherever you would like to travel to. SAA operates to 42 destinations worldwide which include some of the following:
   
Domestic: Cape Town, East London, Port Elizabeth and Durban.

Regional: Abidjan, Accra, Blantyre, Brazzaville, Cotonou, Dakar, Dar es Salaam, Douala, Entebbe, Harare, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, Lilongwe, Livingstone, Luanda, Lusaka, Maputo, Mauritius, Nairobi, Ndola, Pointe-Noire, Victoria Falls and Windhoek.

International: London (Heathrow), Frankfurt, Munich, Mumbai, Perth, Hong Kong, Beijing, New York, Washington and São Paulo.
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Airlink will commence with Cape Town - Windhoek flights effective 6 October 2014. In celebration of this new route SAA Voyager Members will earn Double Miles until 30 November 2014. Airlink - the Regional Feeder Airline is pleased to announce that it will be re-introducing the SAA code to scheduled flights operating daily between Cape Town International and Windhoek's Hosea Kutako International Airport.
 
The timing of the flights provides a same day return service for business travel as well as connecting flights for domestic, regional and international visitors.

Choose Airlink to connect you to more than 35 destinations across Southern Africa. visit flyairlink.com

Terms and Conditions apply.
WIN A MAGNIFICENT WEEKEND FOR 2, FULLY INCLUSIVE AT OCEANA BEACH & WILDLIFE RESERVE

 
Some very discerning world travellers have called it the most beautiful place on Earth. A sanctuary along a vast, private expanse of world-famous pristine beach in the heart of South Africa's Eastern Cape region.
An ultra-luxurious haven for world travellers and endless pampering unlike any other, all nestled in the midst of an exotic ocean/game reserve. From the first moment you arrive, Oceana has a thousand reasons for you to never want to leave. It's truly the best of all possible worlds. Join Miles For Style together with SAA Voyager for an unforgettable experience!

Click here to win.
 
WIN THIS TIMELESS, CLASSIC TRAVEL BAG WITH MILES FOR STYLE!
   
A durable and practical travel bag that's ideal for any expedition. The weekender Duffle's spacious design makes it a fitting travel companion.

Redoker's collection consists of a variety of bags to suit your needs. Every item is 100% handmade by skilled and committed craftsmen. Redoker's merchandise carries and reflects a unique identity through the wonderful character that genuine leather offers. This character is brought to life through every detail of the creation.

Shop and be Rewarded ... it's part of our Design.

Click here to win.
Between 1 October and 31 December 2014, SAA Voyager Members can earn a total of 2,250 SAA Voyager Miles on completion of 5 promotion hurdles. And on top of that, IHG will reward those Members who've completed the 5 hurdles with an option of either 2 free nights OR 10,000 Bonus Miles. This option will be offered to the Members once they complete all 5 hurdles. Members must register their IHG Rewards Club number in order to participate in this promotion.
To register, click here.

There are 5 promotion hurdles served up to the Member when they register for this promotion.
 
- Hurdle 1 - Download & register the IHG Rewards Club mobile app and receive 250 SAA Voyager Miles
- Hurdle 2 - Stay at any IHG brands and receive 500 SAA Voyager Miles
- Hurdle 3 - Stay another 3 nights and receive 500 SAA Voyager Miles
- Hurdle 4 - Spend $100 on Food & Beverage and receive 500 SAA Voyager Miles
- Hurdle 5 - Book 2 stays on web/mobile sites or mobile app and receive 500 SAA Voyager Miles

Click here for Terms and Conditions.
   
All of us at AmaWaterways are in the mood to celebrate � our ships were the highest rated in the Berlitz River Cruising in Europe travel guide, we won a Travel + Leisure World's Best Award and the AmaPrima, sister ship of the AmaCerto, AmaReina and AmaSonata, was the Cruise Critic Editors' pick for Best New River Cruise Ship. Speaking of the AmaSonata, she was just christened in Germany among much fanfare and festivities. We are very happy to have the AmaSonata and AmaReina join our expanding fleet this year.
 
To express our joy, we are offering up to $1,500 in savings on balcony staterooms on a variety of 2015 itineraries. It is a great opportunity for those that have never sailed with us to come see what all the excitement and awards are about, and for our past guests to join us again for another fantastic river cruise. SAA Voyager Members earn SAA Voyager Miles when booking on these cruises.

Click here to download the brochure.
A new brand introduced by Shangri-la, Hotel Jen OrchardGateway Singapore is the first of many Hotel Jens to open on the famous Orchard Road, which is the most vibrant place to stay in Singapore. The spacious and bright rooms all offer a host of thoughtful touches from fast, free WiFi to PressReader which has access to over 2,500 online newspapers and magazines. The sensational rooftop pool experience with panoramic views of the Singapore skyline is not to be missed.
 
Visit www.hoteljen.com/orchardgateway to know what the hotel has to offer.

As an SAA Voyager Member, you can now enjoy double SAA Voyager Miles with complimentary daily breakfast for 2 when booking your stay at the Best Available Rate in a Superior Cityview Room for a minimum of 3 consecutive nights. Simply present your SAA Voyager membership card upon check-in to enjoy the offer.

Terms and Conditions apply.
   
Since 1946, the Blue Train has been the epitome of luxurious hospitality, tourism and leisure. It offers an unequalled way of experiencing South Africa at its best, with its magnificent landscapes and landmarks. On board the Blue Train, guests indulge in outstanding cuisine and the best of South Africa's wines. Around-the-clock personal butlers see to the guests' every need from start to finish, in their private suites or at any of the exquisite lounges. Come aboard a world of grace and elegance! To view the packages, click here.
   
Terms and Conditions

• Peak season surcharges and block-out dates may apply.
• Valid for SA Residents.
• Car hire excludes delivery fees / contract fees.
• Subject to availability.
• For standard terms and conditions refer to www.thompsons.co.za
SAA Holidays and the Blue Train have proudly partnered with SAA Voyager to offer all members a saving of up to 21% to experience a different kind of luxury. Book and stand a chance to win a hotel meal voucher to the value of R750 PLUS 2 uShaka Marine World Combo Tickets including return shuttle transfers from the hotel in Umhlanga to uShaka. This prize is EXCLUSIVE to SAA Voyager Members only!

To stand a chance of winning, click here.
   
Mango gives you the choice and flexibility to use your SAA Voyager Miles on all Mango flights in full or as part payment.

So, this means, if you're redeeming a fare and are short on SAA Voyager Miles, the remainder of the cost can be paid using cash or credit card, or one of Mango's innovative and convenient top-up payment options. Whether it's from Durban to Cape Town, George or even Zanzibar, with Mango and SAA Voyager you have more choice than ever before.

Visit flymango.com or download Mango's new and improved mobi-app suite and book today.

Terms and Conditions apply.
   
Make access to SAA Premium departure lounges part of your travel routine with SAA Voyager.

When you travel using your SAA Voyager Premium credit card you enjoy premium check-in and access to SAA-owned Premium departure lounges when you fly on SAA operated flights.

Earn one SAA Voyager Mile for every R6 spent on your SAA Voyager American Express� Premium Credit Card.

Nothing earns you SAA Voyager Miles faster.
   
SAA VOYAGER AND TOTAL SA PARTNERSHIP COMPETITION

This is your last chance to win a flight and a full tank of fuel!
As part of the partnership launch, every month from 1 August until 31 October 2014, you stand a chance to win if you fly anywhere with SAA and fill up at least twice in a month at a participating TOTAL service station. The more you fill up, the greater your chances of winning.

When filling up at TOTAL, 1 litre of fuel = 1 SAA Voyager Mile

Three monthly prizes consisting of:
   
• 19,000 SAA Voyager Miles (equivalent to a return Economy Class domestic ticket within South Africa) on the services of SAA for 3 months (August, September & October 2014); and
• A full tank of fuel (any grade) with Total South Africa for 3 months (August, September & October 2014).


   
WITH SEEFF YOU STAND A CHANCE TO WIN 1 MILLION SAA VOYAGER MILES

Thinking of selling your house? Contact Seeff and stand a chance to win 1 Million SAA Voyager Miles! Click here to find out more about this amazing offer.
   
ENJOY DOUBLE MILES AT ANANTARA HOTELS, RESORTS & SPAS

Now you can double your SAA Voyager Miles and save up to 30% on rooms, up to 20% on Dining, and up to 25% on Spa Treatments. Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has proudly partnered with SAA Voyager to offer you special pricing on many tempting and convenient benefits.

Choose from a luxury collection of participating Anantara hideaways, located in some of the world's most exotic destinations, then book your next holiday for a stay before 30 November 2014 and enjoy a journey of rich discovery that rewards you with value-added perks.

Terms and Conditions apply.
   
During the month of July this year, SAA Voyager together with Taj Hotel Cape held a competition in commemoration of Nelson Mandela Day. A draw was conducted and we are pleased to announce that we have a winner.
 
Congratulations to Mr Logan Smith who was the lucky winner. Mr Smith has won:

38,000 SAA Voyager Miles (equivalent to 2 return domestic Economy Class tickets on SAA); and
• A 2-night stay for 2 in a luxury mountain-facing room, including breakfast at Mint, the Local Grill.


   
STAND A CHANCE TO WIN 67,000 SAA VOYAGER MILES

In honour of Mandela Day, one lucky SAA Voyager Member stood a chance to win 67,000 SAA Voyager Miles. To enter, a member had to write a short paragraph of no more than 67 words on how he/she spent his/her 67 minutes. The person with the best answer won 67,000 Miles. We would like to congratulate Mr Shaybaaz Kumandan on winning this competition.

   
SAA VOYAGER WOMEN'S DAY COMPETITION

During the month of August 2014, we at SAA Voyager extended a special lucky draw competition to all our female SAA Voyager travellers. The requirement was for a female traveller to simply fly on an SAA flight during the month August.

We would like to congratulate Mrs Nivashnee Ramparsad on being the lucky winner. She has won herself Gold Membership from the 1st October 2014 until 31st December 2015.
   
   
SAA VOYAGER AND TOTAL SA COMPETITION WINNERS

Congratulations to Mr Chandhir Rajkumar who won:

• 19,000 SAA Voyager Miles with SAA, and
• A full tank of fuel (any grade) with Total South Africa.
Issued by SAA Voyager
SAA 2014