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Experience the world with South African Airways
 
 
From the SAA Voyager Team
South Africa is rich in diversity of cultures, beliefs, and traditions. The country has 11 official languages. Annually, on the 24th of September, South Africans celebrate their respective cultural heritage – from A-Z of different cultures and languages ranging from Afrikaans to Zulu (isiZulu).

This day was formerly commemorated by King Shaka Zulu and was known as Shaka Day in KwaZulu-Natal before 1996 but was later changed due to the introduction of the Public Holidays Bill. The purpose of this day was to encourage all South Africans to embrace and celebrate their cultural heritage. This year will mark the 18th National Heritage Day.

In this Heritage month edition of the SAA Voyager E-newsletter, we have promotions from our various partners such as Miles For Style and Legacy Lifestyle. We also have exciting news of the newly opened Star Alliance Lounge in São Paulo, the expansion of the SAA and Air Canada codeshare partnership and the additional frequency on the Johannesburg-Lagos route.

We at SAA Voyager encourage you to join us in celebrating Heritage Day and to take part in appreciating the cultural diversity of our beautiful country.

SAA Voyager Team
SAA News
MasterCard Launches MasterPass™ in South Africa with flysaa.com

Standard Bank, the first bank to offer the MasterPass digital service Flysaa.com – South African Airways is the first airline in South Africa to trail the product to assist passengers with ticketing solutions. This now opens up the facility for pin-based debit card holders to also now transact on flysaa.com.

South Africans will now benefit from a more seamless, speedy and secure online shopping checkout with the launch of the innovative MasterCard digital service, MasterPass™.
Stand a Chance

MasterPass enables consumers to make convenient, simple, fast and secure digital payments. Digital wallets, accessible though the MasterPass acceptance network, allow consumers to store all their MasterCard or other branded credit; debit or cheque card information, and shipping and billing address details securely in one place.

This gives them the ability to make online payments without the repeated hassle of entering these details each time.

1. Simply choose MasterPass as your payment option at check-out
2. Open the MasterPass app on your smartphone and scan the QR code on the flysaa.com website
3. Select your payment card and let MasterPass do the rest

Read more…
Airline Corner
SAA INTRODUCES 8th FREQUENCY BETWEEN JOHANNESBURG AND LAGOS

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SAA is pleased to offer an additional daily service on Tuesdays between Johannesburg and Lagos and Wednesdays between Lagos and Johannesburg, bringing our flights from 7 to 8 frequencies per week effective 2 September 2014.

NEW IMMIGRATION REGULATIONS FOR UNDER 18s TRAVELLING TO AND FROM SOUTH AFRICA

New requirements introduced by the SA Department of Home Affairs for additional documentation required by persons aged under 18 years for travel to and from SA will be implemented on 1 October 2014. The requirement for an unabridged birth certificate for children travelling with parents will assist in ensuring the safety of children, including their protection from child trafficking, abduction and kidnapping. Applicable travellers will be asked to produce the required documentation at check-in for each flight. For further information, contact the SA Department of Home Affairs on 0800 601 190 (toll-free) or your local South African Embassy.

Click here, for more information.

Let's Engage
A few important points about SAA Voyager Awards

Your flight reservation will indicate the Award description, class of travel and Miles required. The Miles required for the Award are immediately deducted from your SAA Voyager account when the Award is issued and will reflect on your Mileage Summary. Awards are valid for six months from date of issue for airline Awards and three months from date of issue for non-airline Awards. Awards issued are only refundable within 30 days from date of issue (excluding Health Spa Lifestyle awards which are non-refundable) and on condition that no Miles are due to expire.

For airline Awards, the ticket must be issued before the Award expires. Additional costs such as processing fees and airport taxes are excluded. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions of the Programme Guide for conditions applicable to unused Awards.

Within the borders of South Africa any South African Airways ticketing office or SAA Voyager service centre may issue Award airline tickets (Service fees may be applicable). Outside the borders of South Africa, only South African Airways ticketing offices are authorised to issue Award airline tickets. Members have the option to issue an electronic ticket via www.flysaa.com. All flight Awards are subject to seat availability and are issued on a one-way or return flight basis unless otherwise specified. Each Award issued is valid for one passenger. Please note that no Award travel can be accommodated on codeshare flights unless otherwise specified.

Star Alliance Updates
SAA and Air Canada expand the codeshare relationship

SAA and Air Canada have expanded their code share relationship to include the SAA code on Air Canada’s flights between St. Johns (YYT) and London Heathrow (LHR) allowing passengers originating in Eastern Canada to travel from St. Johns to London Heathrow – or vice versa on the SAA code.

New Star Alliance Lounge

Star Alliance officially opened its new Lounge at São Paulo Guarulhos Airport, Terminal 3. About 1,350 square metres in size, the lounge can accommodate up to 295 guests and is open daily from 12.00 pm to 03.00 am. Access is granted to passengers travelling on Star Alliance member airlines from Guarulhos Airport in First or Business Class or holding Star Alliance Gold Status.
 
The lounge is located on the mezzanine level, overlooking the atrium and the airport apron beyond, and can be reached by escalators or elevators.

Class structure changes for SAA Voyager Members travelling on ALL Nippon Airways services

Please take note that SAA Voyager Miles will no longer be earned for tickets purchased in the following discounted economy fare classes (L, K, G).

Class structure change for SAA Voyager Members travelling on Singapore Airlines services


Effective 1 September 2014, U class fares will earn 125% SAA Voyager Miles, and K class fares will no longer be eligible for mileage accrual.

Effective 1 January 2015; S, T and P class fares will earn 100% SAA Voyager Miles.

Legacy Lifestyle Competitions
WIN with Legacy Lifestyle and Concept Cyclery

Legacy Lifestyle Brand Partner, Concept Cyclery is one of the country’s finest cycle shops. SAA Voyager is giving you the exclusive chance to win 1 of 4 vouchers from Concept Cyclery to the value of R500.

To stand your chance of winning, convert your SAA Voyager Miles to Legacy Rands at www.voyagerbylifestyle.com before 30 September 2014.

Terms and Conditions apply.
   
WIN with Legacy Lifestyle and Urban Dining

SAA Voyager is giving you the chance to win 1 of 3, out-of-this-world dining experiences worth R500 at Bar Ba Coa, Billy the Bums or Butcher Boys – Durban’s finest restaurants.

For your chance to win, convert your Legacy Rands to SAA Voyager Miles at www.voyagerbylifestyle.com before 30 September 2014.

Terms and Conditions apply.
   
WIN with Legacy Lifestyle and Pulse Salon

Legacy Lifestyle and SAA Voyager bring you the chance to win 1 of 2 R500 vouchers for Pulse Salon. Treat yourself to the ultimate beauty experience, by simply registering as a Legacy Lifestyle member for free.

For your chance to win, register at www.legacylifestyle.co.za/saavoyager before 30 September 2014.

Terms and Conditions apply.
Cruises International Offer
   
There’s never been a better time to plan next year’s holiday. And who better for our SAA Voyager Members to holiday with Royal Caribbean International®. Right now this offer has the best choice of itineraries, ships, schedules and accommodations for 2015 and 2016 sailings.

To sweeten the deal, book your holiday now for travel next year and your travelling companion enjoys a 50% saving. You will also earn 1 SAA Voyager Mile for every US $1 spent. So don’t delay.
 
Book until 15 September 2014 for all ships excluding Quantum and Anthem Sailing Window: 15 October 2014 - 30 April 2016, excluding all sailings between 15-31 December 2014. SAA Voyager Members can have the choice of: Buy One Guest, Get Second Guest 50% Off or buy TWO get 3rd and 4th Guest travel for free on selected sailings - No age restriction. Click here to book.
Win with Miles for Style and Sukuma Afrika
Sukuma-Afrika, is the Zulu word for 'get up and go Africa!', and is conscious of contributing to the survival and preservation of our Game. All products are meticulously designed and crafted, and each bag is produced with special care and attention to detail. Their Luxurious and Exclusive bags created from finest leather are brought to you on Miles For Style.

Shop on-line with www.milesforstyle.com to see our beautiful range, and stand a chance to win a Kristin Handbag.
 
Earn 1 SAA VoyagerMile for every R5 spent across all Miles For Style shopping products.

Click here to win.
Enjoy acces to SAA-Owned Premium Departure Lounges
   

Travel proudly South African with SAA Voyager

When you travel using your SAA Voyager Premium Credit Card on our national carrier, you will enjoy premium check-in and access to SAA-owned departure lounges.

SAA Voyager Premium Credit Cardholders will be allowed access to SAA-owned and SAA-operated Business Class lounges when travelling on SAA operated flights or SAA marketing flights where Mango is the operating carrier.

Buy your first SAA ticket on your SAA Voyager Premium Credit Card and get 19 000 Bonus Miles. That's enough Miles for a domestic return ticket to any SAA destination in South Africa!

   
Nothing earns you SAA Voyager Miles faster.

Apply here or visit nedbank.co.za/SAA Offer for more information on the SAA Voyager Credit Card.

If you do not want to click on a link, please type the address in your browser: nedbank.co.za/SAAApply.

Terms and Conditions apply.
With Mango's ridiculously low fares, that getaway just got closer
   
We’re past this year’s half way mark and busy work schedules, finances and perhaps children are taking their toll.
With Mango’s new campaign, TIME TO GO, the goal is to help couples reconnect. After all, a little time away could easily reignite the romance flame.

Mango is offering Guests incredibly low fares to any of our destinations. Our cost-effective fares make it hard to resist, or put off, getting away for a few days. And with SAA Voyager as a partner, we’re able to expand our offering to SAA Voyager members who can take advantage of this great deal and use their SAA Voyager Miles to take flights for less.


It gives frequent travellers the option of making a spur of the moment decision, without worrying that it will affect their finances.

Together, Mango and SAA Voyager are enabling air travel.
When it’s TIME TO GO, fly Mango.

 
Win and enjoy a Theme Park Family Outing on Avis
   

Relax, unwind and enjoy some fun in the sun with the family at one of South Africa’s three biggest theme parks absolutely free. Redeem your SAA Voyager Miles for car rental at Avis to stand the chance of winning* a family outing for 6 at Gold Reef City, Ratanga Junction or uShaka Marine World. You’ll get 6 entry tickets and meal vouchers as well as a return Avis Point 2 Point transfer, on us.

Book today. Go to flysaa.com.

   
*Please contact SAA Voyager to redeem your Miles for a car rental voucher. The redemption rate includes Limited waivers, 100 free km per day, airport tax and tourism levy. All other extras that may apply are payable by the renter by credit card only. All certificates must be redeemed with Voyager directly.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Promotional terms and conditions available on: http://www.avis.co.za/AvisPromotions.aspx

Click to visit: http://www.avis.co.za/flysaapartner
 
Go further with SAA Voyager and Ucount Rewards, from Standard Bank!
   
As a UCount Rewards member you can enjoy great savings by converting your rewards points to SAA Voyager Miles any time you want to fly!

You collect rewards points every time you shop with your qualifying Standard Bank personal debit, cheque, or credit card as well as on your grocery purchases at our participating Grocery Retailers, on your fuel purchases at Caltex and when you spend at our participating Rewards Retailers.

Before you know it, you’ll have enough rewards points to make flying to your dream destination a reality!

Rewards points are a great way to boost your SAA Voyager Miles so that you can use them to travel.
Budget Car Rental increases their Redemption Award Levels

Please note that Budget Car rental, has increased their redemption award levels as per the table below:



Terms and Conditions apply. For more information please click here.
 
Ongoing Promotions
SAA VOYAGER AND TOTAL SA PARTNERSHIP COMPETITION
Stand a chance to win a flight and a full tank of petrol each month for the next 2 months!

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 on the services of 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.

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).

 
Any Member who pays by cash or who is not in possession of an SAA Voyager card must make sure that they have their petrol slip stamped after payment. To claim Miles for cash payments, go to the SAA Voyager webpage at www.flysaa.com, log on with your credentials and click on the 'Claim Missing Miles' tab then click on 'Claim Total Miles'. Follow the mandatory steps to ensure your Miles are loaded on your SAA Voyager account.

Terms and Conditions apply.
 
HILTON HHONORS 33% SALE

The Hilton sale is now on with up to 33% off

If your dream holiday is getting away from it all or feeling the beating heart of a new city – it is possible at over 300 hotels across Europe, the Middle East & Africa! So what's stopping you?

Click here for more details.
   
EARN SAA VOYAGER MILES WITH CRUISES INERNATIONAL

From New York to Shanghai.
Beyond a cruise. A global odyssey


Royal Caribbean International® is set to forever change the way the world cruises with the revolutionary new Quantum of the Seas®, and now it’s the world’s chance to experience it. Setting sail on a journey from New York to Shanghai, this ground-breaking ship is bringing never-seen-before wows to four continents and incredible destinations — Barcelona, Dubai, Singapore and many more. Announcing the Quantum Global Odyssey. A one-time-only voyage. A once-in-a-lifetime WOW. The adventure begins May 2015.

PLUS, EARN 1 SAA VOYAGER MILE FOR EVERY $1 SPENT!
   

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.

   

EARN DOUBLE MILES WITH INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL GROUP

From 1 July 2014 until 1 October 2014, earn double SAA Voyager Miles every time you stay at one of our participating hotels in Australasia, Asia, Middle East and Africa. In addition, enjoy a 20% discount on food and beverages* during your stay to make you feel more at home on the road. Enjoy the perks of discovering the world and take advantage of this offer now!

   
For more information and to book, please visit www.ihg.com/sq2x or call your nearest IHG Worldwide Reservations with your membership number.

*Terms and Conditions apply.
 
Winners Corner
In celebration of SAA Voyager’s 20th birthday, Cruises International and SAA Voyager embarked on an exciting competition which ran from 01 February until 31 July 2014. All our valuable cruise guests and SAA Voyager members were eligible to enter, the prize being a 7-night cruise on Royal Caribbean International’s revolutionary ship Quantum of the Seas including flights to New York...congratulations to Mr Martin Ewi, who is the the lucky winner!
   
Issued by SAA Voyager
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