Tier Status And Benefits

As a valued SAA Voyager member, you are able to improve your Tier status, based on your support and enjoy more benefits. Your SAA Voyager elite status means access to additional benefits and privileges based on your Tier status. Tier Miles are earned per calendar year on SAA, Star Alliance, SA Express, Airlink and Swaziland Airlink.

Please find below a brief summary of SAA exclusive membership benefits:

 

SAA Tier Status and Benefits

 

 

Blue

 

 

Silver

 

 

Gold

 

 

Platinum

 

 

Lifetime Platinum

How to qualify

Blue membership card will be awarded after any 3 Base Miles transactions on SAA or any SAA Voyager Partners

30 000 Tier Miles annually 60 000 Tier Miles annually

120 000 Tier Miles annually

or

5 consecutive years of Gold status

6 Consecutive Years of Platinum status based on SAA Tier Miles*

or

720 000 SAA Tier Miles** during a minimum of 4 consecutive years and to a maximum of 6 consecutive years

How to retain More than 1 Base Mile per calendar year 95% of the Silver qualifying criteria 95% of the Gold qualifying criteria 95% of Platinum qualifying criteria Lifetime Status
Status attained when you were unable to retain your status Not applicable Blue Silver Gold Lifetime Status
Enrolment Bonus Miles After any Base Miles transactions on SAA or SAA Voyager Partners
Elite Status – not applicable
Personal Assistance Voyager Call Centre Dedicated Platinum and Premium Service
Mileage validity
3 Years
Your Miles do not expire When you have flown 6 000 SAA Tier Miles during a calendar year

When you have flown 6 000 SAA Tier Miles during a calendar year

or

have spent R300 000 on our SAA Voyager Premium credit card during a calendar year

SAA Status Threshold Bonus Miles
X
Earn 3 000 Bonus Miles on achieving or retaining Silver Status Earn 6 000 Bonus Miles on achieving or retaining Gold Status Earn 12 000 Bonus Miles on achieving or retaining Platinum Status Earn 15 000 Bonus Miles on achieving Lifetime Platinum Status
SAA Appreciation Bonus Miles

X

2 000 Miles for every 15 000 SAA Tier Miles flown on SAA
Status Bonus Miles when you fly SAA operating and marketing flights
X
+ 25% of awarded SAA Tier Miles + 50% of awarded SAA Tier Miles + 75% of awarded SAA Tier Miles + 100% of awarded SAA Tier Miles
Waitlist priority
X
Priority 4 Priority 3 Priority 2 Priority 1

SAA Operating Flights: Economy Class preferential seating

X
Pre-seating 24 hours before departure is chargeable Pre-seating 24 hours before departure is chargeable Preferential seating is free of charge Preferential seating is free of charge
SAA Operating Flights: Access to comfortable seats for all flights
X
Access to first rows based on availability and seats are chargeable
Access to first rows based on availability and seats are chargeable

Access to first 2 seat rows which are free of charge

Access to first 2 seat rows which are free of charge

SAA Operating Flights: Preferential check-in
X
Premium Class counter - Member only Premium Class counter - Member with 1 guest Premium Class counter - Member with 2 guests Premium Class counter - Member with 3 guests
Priority Baggage Handling upon arrival
X
Priority 4 Priority 3 Priority 2 Priority 1
Priority Airport Standby Priority 5 Priority 4 Priority 3 Priority 2 Priority 1
SAA Operating Flights: Priority Boarding
X
Member only Member with 1 guest Member with 2 guests Member with 3 guests
SAA Operating Flights: Free baggage allowance
X
1 additional piece of 23kg irrespective of class of travel 1 additional piece based on the allowance of the booked cabin class 1 additional piece of 32kg irrespective of class of travel 2 additional pieces of 32kg irrespective of class of travel
Lounge access to SAA owned lounges when travelling on SAA operating or marketing flights
X
Member only Member with 1 guest Member with 2 guests Member with 3 guests
Lounge access to SAA contracted lounges when travelling on SAA operating or marketing flights
X
X

Access to Departure Lounges
Member with 1 guest

Change Fee waived for Upgrade Awards
X
X
X
Yes
Yes
Chauffeur Transfer Service on qualifying International flights plus 2 guests
X
X
X
Premium Class travel and Y, B, M & K Economy Class travel Irrespective of class of travel
Chauffeur Transfer Service Type
X
X
X
C class vehicle type or similar; newspaper & mineral water E class vehicle type or similar; newspaper & mineral water
Chauffeur Transfer service pick-up and drop-off points when connecting on qualifying International flights
X
X
X

Domestic: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban,

International: London, Frankfurt, Munich, New York & Washington

Partner or Spouse Card when travelling 60 000 Tier Miles annually
X
X
X
X
Entitled to a Gold card for a companion of your choice for one calendar year

Notes:

* Please note that all members who earned a qualifying year(s) until 31 December 2014 towards Lifetime Platinum Status (i.e.; 100 000 SAA Base Miles or Qualifying Sector Tiering) will retain their year count(s) towards Lifetime Platinum status. The outstanding number of years for 6 consecutive years will however require 120 000 SAA Tier Miles per calendar year.

** Similarly, with the introduction of a minimum of 4 consecutive years for the complete required threshold to obtain Lifetime Platinum status, the below transition qualifying threshold calculation for a Lifetime Platinum status with a minimum of 4 consecutive years will be applied:

 

 

2011

100,000 SAA Tier Miles

2012

100,000 SAA Tier Miles

2013

100,000 SAA Tier Miles

2014

100,000 SAA Tier Miles

2015

120,000 SAA Tier Miles

2016

120,000 SAA Tier Miles

2017

120,000 SAA Tier Miles

2018

120,000 SAA Tier Miles

600 000 SAA Tier Miles
 

75% weighting of 100 000 SAA Tier Miles criteria

+

25% weighting of 120 000 SAA Tier Miles criteria

= 630 000 SAA Tier Miles

 
 

50% weighting of 100 000 SAA Tier Miles criteria

+

50% weighting of 120 000 SAA Tier Miles criteria

= 660 000 SAA Tier Miles

 

25% weighting of 100 000 SAA Tier Miles criteria

+

75% weighting of 120 000 SAA Tier Miles criteria

= 690 000 SAA Tier Miles

 
720 000 SAA Tier Miles

 



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