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Additional Fees for Travel to and from the USA

Depending on your specific needs, you may encounter some additional fees for optional services along your way. Please note that the fees listed below apply to SAA operated flights to and from the United States only. Some SAA flights are operated by code-share partners, and their fees may differ from SAA's.

To view our partner airlines' services and fees, please check with the airline operating the flight directly using the link(s) below:

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      Business Class Economy Class Notes/Limitations
    Carry-On Bag Free Free Economy Class: 1 piece allowed
    Business Class: 2 pieces allowed
    Dimensions: Max. 18lbs/8kg & 45"/115cm ea.)
    1st Checked Bag Free Free Economy Class: 1 piece allowed
    at 50lbs/23kg & 62"/158cm 
    Business Class: 2 pieces allowed at 70lbs/32kg & 62"/158cm
    2nd Checked Bag Free Free Economy Class: 1 piece allowed
    at 50lbs/23kg & 62"/158cm 
    Business Class: 2 pieces allowed at 70lbs/32kg & 62"/158cm
    3rd Checked Bag US$100-400 US$100-400 Max. 50lbs/23kg & 62"/158cm.
    Overweight (up to 70lbs/32kg): US$200
    4th Checked Bag US$100-400 US$100-400
    5th Checked Bag US$100-400 US$100-400
    Overweight Bag N/A – no bag may weigh more than 70lbs / 32kg US$100-400 Exceeding 62"/158cm but less than 80"/203cm
    Oversized Bag US$100-400 US$100-400 Exceeding 62"/158cm but less than 80"/203cm
     
    Sports Equipment Free Free 1 piece (see limitations) up to 51lb / 23kg
    Musical Instruments No Service Fee No Service Fee Standard baggage policy/fees apply.
     
    Assistive Devices Free Free For personal use.
     
    Click HERE for SAA's complete Baggage Acceptance Policy.
    Size is determined by adding the length + width + height of the bag.
    BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE AND CHARGES ARE PROVIDED FOR INFORMATION ONLY. ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS MAY APPLY DEPENDING ON FLYER-SPECIFIC FACTORS (E.G. FREQUENT FLYER STATUS, MILITARY, CREDIT CARD USED FOR PURCHASE, EARLY PURCHASE OVER THE INTERNET, ETC.)
  •   Business Class Economy Class Notes
    Ticket Issuance Administrative fees may apply. Administrative fees may apply. For calls to SAA North America Customer Call Center, no administrative fee.
    Others: up to ZAR250
    Changes No Service Fee. No Service Fee. Regular ticketing & fare rules apply. Change fees vary depending on fare purchased.
     
    Refunds Administrative fees may apply. Administrative fees may apply. Regular ticketing & fare rules apply. Cancellation/refund penalties vary depending of fare purchased.
    For tickets purchased and originating in the US, no administrative fee.
    Others: up to ZAR285.
    Call Center Assistance No Service Fee. No Service Fee.  
    Airport Ticket Counter Assistance Administrative fees may apply Administrative fees may apply. Up to ZAR500.
  •   Business Class Economy Class Notes
    Pre-assigned Seat Effective on/after August 27, 2015, charges may apply. Effective on/after August 27, 2015, charges may apply. When available.
    Pre Boarding Complimentary Not Applicable Priority given to persons with disabilities, unaccompanied minors and families traveling with small children.
    Business Lounge Access Free Not Applicable  
    Unaccompanied Minors No Service Fee No Service Fee  
    Passengers Requiring Extra Space No Service Fee No Service Fee Two tickets at the same fare if arranged at time of original purchase.
    Portable Oxygen US$150 US$150 Portable Oxygen Concentrators available for use at $150 per segment.
    Service Animals Free Free  
    Pets in Cabin Not Permitted Not Permitted All pets (except service animals) must be sent as manifested cargo. Please consult a freight forwarder for a quote.
  • Effective for sale  on/after August 27, 2015 for travel on/ after  August 31, 2015

    Advance seat assignment charges may apply for bookings in Economy Class

    Saver fare family (G,W,L) – all applicable seating

    Plus fare family – (V, T, Q, S, H) – leg room / emergency exit

    Select fare family – (K, M, B, Y) – emergency exit

    No advance seat assignment charges apply for bookings in Business Class.

  • Cities Sold in  New York / Washington DC / Abu Dhabi / Frankfurt / Hong Kong / London / Munich / Perth / Sao Paulo to Johannesburg Sold in Johannesburg to New York / Washington DC / Abu Dhabi / Frankfurt / Hong Kong / London / Munich / Perth / Sao Paulo
    Charges US$25 - $60 ZAR250 – 500
     
    Cities Between Dakar / Accra and Washington
    Charges US$25 - $60
  • Cities Between Cape Town, Durban, East London, and Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg
    Charges ZAR50 – 100
  • Zone 1 Sold in  Blantyre / Harare / Livingstone / Lilongwe / Lusaka / Maputo / Ndola / Victoria Falls / Windhoek to Johannesburg Sold in  Johannesburg to Blantyre / Harare / Livingstone / Lilongwe / Lusaka / Maputo / Ndola / Victoria Falls / Windhoek
    Charges US$10 - $20 ZAR70 - 120
     
    Zone 2 Sold in Brazzaville / Dar es Salaam / Douala / Entebbe / Kinshasa / Libreville / Nairobi / Pointe Noire to Johannesburg Sold in  Johannesburg to Brazzaville / Dar es Salaam / Douala / Entebbe / Kinshasa / Libreville / Nairobi / Pointe Noire
    Charges US$10 - $20 ZAR90 - 150
     
    Zone 3 Sold in  Luanda / Mauritius to Johannesburg Sold in  Johannesburg to Luanda / Mauritius
    Charges US$10 - $20 ZAR120 - 240
     
    Zone 4 Sold in  Abidjan / Accra / Cotonou / Dakar / Lagos to Johannesburg Sold in  Johannesburg to Abidjan / Accra / Cotonou / Dakar / Lagos
    Charges US$15 - $30 ZAR100 - 250
  •   Business Class Economy Class  
    Breakfast Free Free  
    Lunch Free Free  
    Dinner Free Free  
    Special Meals Free Free Must be ordered 72 hrs prior to departure. Not guaranteed.
    Snacks Free Free  
    Drinks Free Free  
    Liquor, Wine & Beer Free Free  
    Movies, Music & Games Free Free  
    Headsets Free Free  
    Amenity Kits Free Free  
    Pillows & Blankets Free Free  
  • Award Redemption ZAR175 For awards issued less than 14 days prior to departure.
      ZAR300 For awards issued less than 7 days prior to departure.
      ZAR500 For awards issued less than 24 hours prior to departure.
    Purchase Miles ZAR250 per 1000 miles  
    Replace Card ZAR100  
    Award Reversal ZAR185 Must be completed within 30 days of withdrawal.
    Click HERE for complete Voyager Terms & Conditions