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Welcome to FlySAA



We are delighted to offer you a fantastic opportunity to experience luxury travel at its finest. With South African Airways Step-Up you tell us what you're willing to pay to upgrade your seat from Economy Class to Business Class.

Once you have obtained confirmed flight tickets, you will be sent an email notifying you about potential availability of seats for upgrades, along with a link to our Step-Up Offer page, where you can start bidding.

If you do not receive an email and have confirmed flights, you may check your eligibility below.

All it takes is 3 easy steps

1) Place your bid:
Make us an offer by selecting the amount you would be willing to pay for an upgrade from Economy Class to Business Class.

2) Payment information:
Enter your credit card details. Your credit card will only be charged if your offer is accepted.

3) Review and submit:
We will advise you 24 hours prior departure if your offer is successful.

After completion you will receive an email confirming your request to upgrade your seat, which can then be used to change or cancel your request. You will also receive an updated e-ticket with your new travel information and the amount you offered will be deducted from your credit card.

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Note: Your credit card will not be charged unless your offer is successful.

Check your eligibility

Enter your reservation code and last name below.

Note: upgrades are currently only available for select destinations.


What to consider when making your offer


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The success of your offer depends on a combination of factors

  • The amount offered for the upgrade
  • Other competing offers
  • The original Economy Class fare you purchased
  • Your SAA Voyager status
  • The number of seats available for upgrade

Make the premium choice and join Voyager.
You will enjoy the distinction of a rewarding membership.

As a Voyager member you also experience special offers and unique deals.

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Our Business Class Experience


Fine Dining


Fly in Comfort

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You can look forward to culinary indulgences served with excellent, award-winning South African wines and a wide range of complementary drinks, including champagne.
Seats in Business Class are more than seats and can recline to 180 degrees, lying fully flat for a relaxing journey. To make your experience even more comfortable, you will receive a duvet and full-size pillow, as well as an amenity bag containing everything you need to travel in ultimate relaxation.

Lounge Access


Priority Boarding & Check-in

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Enjoy access to our world-class airport lounges, where you can relax and refresh, catch up on work and get ready for your flight.
When travelling in Business Class, you will have the benefit of using our dedicated check-in and boarding counters, as well as priority baggage handling at the airport



Baggage Allowance

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You'll be spoilt for choice with over 100 movies to enjoy from the latest blockbusters to old favourites. You can also access up to 100 TV features, comedy shows, fun kids' programming, as well as a wide range of music and games.
You can take whatever you need with you and much more when you travel Business Class.
A generous two-piece baggage allowance of up to 32kg per bag. To view our baggage policy click here.
*Product may vary per aircraft type per route.