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SEPTEMBER 2016









Mission accomplished for team South Africa! As the proud Official Airline of Team South Africa, South African Airways joins the rest of the nation in congratulating our Olympics team for their achievement at the 2016 Rio Olympics Games. It was also a case of mission accomplished as Team South Africa had set themselves a target of 10 medals before the start of the games. Caster Semenya and Wayde van Niekerk bagged Gold in the track and field events, with Wayde breaking Michael Johnson's 17 years record on the 400 metres event.

South Africa finished 30th on the medals table with two gold, six silver, and two bronze medals. This is the best achievement by a South African team at the Olympic Games since re-admission to the Olympics in Barcelona 1992.

In this edition of our newsletter we salute all the women in aviation. South African Airways celebrated Women's Month on 4 August, by operating a wide-bodyaircraft, flight SA056 from Johannesburg to Accra, by an all-female crew.

Our members also stand a chance to win accommodation, spa vouchers and much more.

Warm regards


SAA Voyager Team
Forever part of your journey!
South African Airways celebrates women's month and first anniversary of Accra Washington DC services

South African Airways celebrated women's month along with the anniversary of its service between Accra in Ghana and Washington DC. The new nonstop route was launched on 4 August last year between Accra's Kotoka International Airport and the Washington, DC - Dulles International Airport and has since inception experienced high load factors, making the route profitable. Flight SA 056 from Johannesburg to Accra on the day was - for the first time on a wide-body aircraft - operated by an all-female crew.

Adding of Missing Flights

Our records reveal that we receive quite a number of requests in our service centre to claim missing Miles. It is quicker to claim missing Miles on our website, flysaa.com, instead of submitting your boarding passes and/or flight tickets via e-mail to the service centre for processing.

This online function is truly seamless and enables you to conveniently claim missing Miles for all flights travelled on SAA, SA Express, Airlink and Star Alliance member airlines. More importantly, by using this online function, you will have access to viewing the status of your missing Miles claim until processed.

Year-End Tiering

As a valued SAA Voyager member, you are encouraged to retain or upgrade your Tier Status by flying the required Tier Miles thresholds on any of the following airlines ; SAA, Star Alliance, Swaziland Airlink, Airlink or SA Express by 31 December 2016. Furthermore, we encourage you to check if you have any outstanding Miles by logging into your account online to view your Mileage Summary.

Here is how to upgrade to the next higher Tier:
Silver

30 000 Tier
Miles annually
Gold

60 000 Tier
Miles annually
Platinum

120 000 Tier
Miles annually
How to retain your current Tier:

To retain your current Tier status for the year 2017, all you need to do is fly 95% of the above qualification thresholds by 31 December 2016. For ease, the Tier retention threshold are as follows:
TIER STATUS
TIER MILES REQUIRED TO RETAIN
SILVER
28 500
GOLD
57 000
PLATINUM
114 000
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 and beyond.
Win a 2 Night Stay for 2 at Harbour House Hotel & 2 Whale Watching Tickets with Miles For Style

You stand a chance to enjoy the Harbour House Hotel in Hermanus, as well as 2 whale watching tickets with Southern Right Charters when you convert SAA Voyager Miles to StyleMiles.

Visit milesforstyle.com for more about Harbour House Hotel in Hermanus and the Southern Right Charters

Terms and Conditions apply.
Two Spa Vouchers up
for Grabs


Time for some much needed relaxation. Purchase a spa voucher redeemable at over 350 health spas in South Africa listed on healthspas.co.za and stand a chance to win one of two R1000 spa vouchers.

Receive 10% off Duty Free Spring Products

Purchase selected Duty Free products online during the month of September and receive a 10% discount. Purchase online at www.flysaadutyfree.com, and we will deliver your products directly to your seat. Safe, easy and convenient shopping.


Terms & Conditions:
The promotion runs from 1 to 30 September 2016 . The 10% discount is only available for online purchases. To qualify use promotion code SAV10.
Save up to R57.00 and earn 1 000 Bonus Miles with Wine Of The Month
Spring Mixed x 12 for R649

Normally sells for R705.88, you save R56.88 and receive 1 000 Bonus Miles.



2 x Chantecler Pinotage 2012
2 x Deetlefs Elements Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
2 x Lyngrove Collection Shiraz 2014
2 x Deetlefs Stonecross Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2015
2 x De Meye Chenin Blanc 2015
2 x Bin One 62 White 2015
Cellar Directors Reds x 12

Normally sells for R790.90, you pay R745, you save R45.90 and receive 1 000 Bonus Miles.


2 x Bonnievale Skinny Beaatch Coffee Pinotage 2015
2 x Jakkalskloof Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
2 x Saxenburg Guinea Fowl Red 2013
2 x Dornier Cocoa Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2015
2 x Havana Hills Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2015
2 x Ken Forrester Petit Chardonnay 2014
THE WAY WE INSPIRE YOU

If you've ever dreamed of taking an around the world trip, now's the perfect time to make it a reality. We've created a set of 12 inspirational Round the World itineraries featuring some of the most exciting destinations on the planet.

Our suggested itineraries are grouped under four themes to suit a variety of tastes: History and Culture; Leisure and Lifestyle; Nature and Lasting Memories. Come and explore your favourite options at staralliance.com/inspiration or you can create your own itinerary by finding and adding alternative destinations. Wherever you want to go, we've made it easy to arrange and book your own Round the World journey.

From ancient palaces and cities to modern architectural wonders, or from global food and wines to scenes of breath-taking natural beauty - there are some amazing places to discover, or rediscover, at your leisure.

Why not take the first step on your trip of a lifetime today?

For the month of September, we're giving you the chance to win two Business Class tickets for an incredible Round the World trip. Find out how to enter here: staralliance.com/whereintheworld See website for full terms and conditions.

Whether you just want to get some travel ideas, or book a trip, we hope you enjoy exploring our new inspirational Round the World itineraries.
Winners' corner
Rio 2016 package winner

Congratulations to Mr Darryl Flannigan (left), the winner of an exclusive package for two to the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The prize included two return Business Class tickets from OR Tambo International Airport to Rio de Janeiro, nine nights' accommodation at the 4-Star Promenade Visconti Hotel in Rio de Janeiro with breakfast included, two tickets daily for events, and two tickets for the closing ceremony live at the Maracana Stadium.
46664 Nelson Mandela Platinum Elect status winner

Congratulations to Mr. Maliviwe Lumka the winner of the Nelson Mandela Voyager Platinum Elect card promotion. He won a Platinum Elect status for a year, which can be offered to any nominee of his choice.