Destination Spotlight of the Month

Whether you arrive in London via the underground or inside one of the city's ubiquitous black taxicabs, you will immediately be greeted by a deep sense of history and met with the unique vibrancy of this incredible destination.

Tourist highlights include:
Changing the Guard (Daily)
This is one of the oldest and most familiar of all royal ceremonies. Every other day a throng of tourists gather outside Buckingham Palace to watch the exchange of duty between the Old Guard and the New Guard.

West End Shows (Daily)
Famed for its musicals, the West End in the centre of London boasts some of the best theatre in the world, from musicals to comedy and drama.

Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair (November)
Showcasing the finest selection of Christmas gifts, fabulously-festive home decorations and a delicious range of food and drink from luxury Christmas puddings to Cornish Cheese and fine wines, the Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair is the ultimate Christmas bazaar.

V Festival Chelmsford (22/23 August)
Richard Branson's answer to the popular music festivals during the British summers offers many of the biggest live acts from around the world.

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Flight Specials you should know about

... and navigate to 'Plan Your Trip' >> Specials.

Pay for your flight conveniently with our 'Retrieve & Pay' online tool.

Did you know that is packed with great functionality that allows you, the traveller, to become your own travel agent? Each month, this section will highlight one of the many online tools available. This month, the focus is on...

Retrieve & Pay
Tired of waiting in queues to pay for your ticket? Tied of being put hold? Why not use our 'Retrieve & Pay' online tool, enabling you to pay for your ticket in a fast, convenient and secure manner.

Please note:

  • this service is only available for reservations made through
  • part payments need to made via the call centre
  • some routes are excluded from this service, in which case payment can made via the call centre

To utilise this tool, visit and navigate to 'Before You Fly' >> Manage Reservations. Ensure you have your booking reference number on hand.

For more great online tools, visit Manage Reservations section under the "Before you fly" tab.

Partners of the month

Avis has always been about trying harder, about going out of our way to make the customer feel special. Our new campaign's aim is to bring that idea to life through the simple but powerful action of a Smile. A Smile is something so uniquely powerful; it spreads from those who give it to those who receive it. It costs nothing and its impression is a lasting one that we already own. It is through this simple action that we want to show that Avis lives up to our promise, that People are more important than cars.

So go on, smile because the offers don't just end there...

Heathrow Express
Heathrow Express is the fastest, most frequent way to travel between Heathrow Airport and central London. With no traffic jams, taxi queues or stops to worry about, you can be in the centre of London, or right inside the airport, in just 15 minutes. Departing from London's Paddington station every fifteen minutes, Heathrow Express delivers an airline-style experience the moment you step through the doors. Heathrow Express trains are designed to be level with the platform, making it easier to get your luggage onboard. All carriages are climate controlled and include modern, accessible toilet facilities. Book now using our South African Airways special discounted rates.

In the news´┐Ż

South African Airways (SAA) has added capacity to its African route network in keeping with its African strategy, as well as having strengthened its network with additional flights on routes to Perth, Australia and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The changes to the airline's schedule are in line with demand trends in the current economic environment. Off peak flights on several domestic and international routes have been reduced in keeping with a decline in demand.

However, SAA will continue to take up new opportunities in line with its plans to concentrate future growth on its extensive African route network. As such, its presence in West Africa has been strengthened and additional frequencies have been added on routes to both Australia and Argentina.

Further increasing its footprint in West Africa, three extra flights have been added to the popular West African destination of Lagos, Nigeria. This increases the number of frequencies on this route from four to seven per week. On four of these days, SAA will use a Boeing 747-400 on this route due to increased demand as well as the requirement for a first class service on this route.

Also in West Africa, flights to Douala, Cameroon, will increase from two to three per week.
On the route to Perth, Australia, SAA is increasing the number of flights from five to seven per week; while flights from Johannesburg to Buenos Aires, Argentina, will increase from two to three per week.

SAA will continue to closely monitor market demand and look for new market opportunities going forward. Further expansion of flight frequencies throughout Africa is expected to take place later this year.

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