Voyager Programme Changes

More SAA Base Miles For You When Travelling Within Africa

We've taken your requests and concerns into consideration when accumulating Base Miles whilst travelling on South African Airways within Africa. We are therefore pleased to announce that effective 15 April 2011, the following destinations for the region Southern Africa and Africa 2, will accumulate 100% of the Base Miles flown in Economy Class when booked in T, V or L class:

  • Addis Ababa
  • Dakar
  • Accra
  • Douala
  • Lagos


 

Destination

All SAA destinations excluding:
Addis Ababa, Accra, Douala, Lagos, Dakar

SAA Destinations: Addis Ababa, Accra, Douala, Lagos, Dakar

Economy Class

100% of the Base Miles Flown for high revenue Economy Class

50% of Base Miles flown for discounted Economy Class

100% of the Base Miles Flown for high revenue Economy Class

50% of Base Miles flown for discounted Economy Class

Business Class

100% Base Miles plus

25% Bonus Miles for class

100% Base Miles plus

25% Bonus Miles for class

First Class

100% Base Miles plus

50% Bonus Miles for class

100% Base Miles plus

50% Bonus Miles for class

Minimum Mileage

250 Base Miles

250 Base Miles

Additional Information

Discounted Economy Class ~ Fare Classes: T V L W G

Additional Bonus Miles are allocated per SAA Voyager Tier Status:

  • Silver: 25% Bonus Miles
  • Gold: 50% Bonus Miles
  • Lifetime Platinum / Platinum: 100% Bonus Miles

Discounted Economy Class ~ Fare Classes: W G

Additional Bonus Miles are allocated per SAA Voyager Tier Status:

  • Silver: 25% Bonus Miles
  • Gold: 50% Bonus Miles
  • Lifetime Platinum / Platinum: 100% Bonus Miles


1st Revision of Award Charts In 5 Years

At SAA, we acknowledge that flight Awards and Upgrade Awards are the most popular use of your hard earned Miles. Over the years, SAA has kept Award levels revisions to a minimum by closely monitoring the costs of providing such Awards.

Further, SAA has routinely benchmarked its Voyager offering to ensure that we match or at best offer a better product than that of our competitors.

For the first time since April 2006, SAA is revising its Voyager Award Chart with a new Award Chart coming into effect on 15 April 2011. Effective from this date, SAA will introduce a modest increase for flight Awards and a more notable increase for Upgrade Awards. Given that the current International Upgrade Award levels are very low, the increase in this regard will be higher. Ultimately, we believe that you will continue to view our Voyager Awards favourably and that our offering will remain competitive compared to other major frequent traveller programmes.

We would like you, our valued Voyager member, to note that you have an opportunity to redeem your desired Award from the current Award Chart prior to 15 April 2011.

Below is an advance look at the SAA Award Chart revisions and on average, the following can be expected in our new SAA Award Chart:

  • MileageKeeper Awards will increase by 6%
  • AnyDay Awards for Domestic and Regional flights will increase on average by 14%
  • AnyDay Awards for International flights will increase between 11% to 28%
  • Upgrade Awards will increase by approximately 14%, 12% and 35% for Domestic, Regional and International respectively
  • Accra and Dakar have been added to the region "Travel between Southern Africa and Africa 2"
     

Furthermore, we are pleased to advise you that we will continue to discount Awards with 3% should you request your SAA Award directly from our website, www.flysaa.com. In addition, we will continue to accept Y, B, M and K Economy Class fares as the qualifying fare classes for Upgrade Awards.


More Award Seats For You With New “SuperPlus” Awards

We know that from time to time, members feel that there just doesn't seem to be enough redemption seats.

To address this challenge we are delighted to introduce the SuperPlus Award. A new SuperPlus Award will be introduced effective from 15 April 2011 and will be applicable to SAA operated flights only. This will exclude codeshare, SA Express and Airlink flights.

Our intention in this regard is to provide our valued Voyager members with access to many more seats in Economy Class. The SuperPlus Award will give you access to 25 - 30% of our total capacity.

We hope you'll agree that SuperPlus Awards are a 'win-win' solution that will help you plan your Award travel with less frustration and concern about obtaining seats on your preferred travel dates.


Revised Award Charts Effective 15 April 2011

Legend: MK* = MileageKeeper. SP* = SuperPlus. AD* = AnyDay. UG* = Upgrade.
Return Awards Economy Class Business Class First Class
MK* SP* AD* MK* AD* UG* MK* AD* UG*
Booking Class X S Y I C E O F O
Travel within South Africa 19,000 24,000 32,000 32,000 48,000 16,000      
Travel between South Africa and Southern Africa 22,500 25,500 34,000 37,500 52,000 18,000      
Travel between Southern Africa and Africa 1 37,500 67,500 90,000 64,000 160,000 30,000      
Travel between Southern Africa and Africa 2 32,000 60,000 80,000 48,000 116,000 32,000      
Travel between Southern Africa and Europe 58,500 117,000 156,000 90,000 280,000 55,000      
Travel between Southern Africa and South America 63,000 124,500 166,000 95,000 264,000 60,000      
Travel between Southern Africa and Australia 90,000 165,000 220,000 160,000 330,000 56,000 224,000 448,000 67,500
Travel between Southern Africa and Asia 85,000 147,000 196,000 128,000 320,000 58,000      
Travel between Southern Africa and Central Asia 74,000 115,500 154,000 116,000 260,000 53,000      
Travel between Southern Africa and North America 104,000 165,000 220,000 160,000 360,000 110,000      
Travel between Southern Africa and Dubai           40,000      
Travel between Africa and North America 44,500 90,000 120,000 53,000 200,000 50,000      
Notes:
1. Revised Award thresholds will only be availabe on our website effective 15 April 2011.
2. The Mileage threshold for one-way Awards will be 50% of your return Award.

 

Legend: MK* = MileageKeeper. SP* = SuperPlus. AD* = AnyDay. UG* = Upgrade.
One-Way Awards Economy Class Business Class First Class
MK* SP* AD* MK* AD* UG* MK* AD* UG*
Booking Class X S Y I C E O F O
Travel within South Africa 9,500 12,000 16,000 16,000 24,000 8,000      
Travel between South Africa and Southern Africa 11,250 12,750 17,000 18,750 26,000 9,000      
Travel between Southern Africa and Africa 1 18,750 33,750 45,000 32,000 80,000 15,000      
Travel between Southern Africa and Africa 2 16,000 30,000 40,000 24,000 58,000 16,000      
Travel between Southern Africa and Europe 29,250 58,500 78,000 45,000 140,000 27,500      
Travel between Southern Africa and South America 31,500 62,250 83,000 47,500 132,000 30,000      
Travel between Southern Africa and Australia 45,000 82,500 110,000 80,000 165,000 28,000 112,000 224,000 33,750
Travel between Southern Africa and Asia 42,500 73,500 98,000 64,000 160,000 29,000      
Travel between Southern Africa and Central Asia 37,000 57,750 77,000 58,000 130,000 26,500      
Travel between Southern Africa and North America 52,000 82.500 110,000 80,000 180,000 55,000      
Travel between Southern Africa and Dubai           20,000      
Travel between Africa and North America 22,250 45,000 60,000 26,500 100,000 25,000      
NB: revised awards threshold will only be availabe on our website effective 15 April 2011
Region Region Description
Travel within South Africa Within the borders of South Africa
Travel between South Africa and Southern Africa Lilongwe, Blantyre, Bulawayo, Harare, Victoria Falls, Gaborone, Lusaka, Maputo, Maseru, Windhoek, Livingstone
Travel between Southern Africa and Africa 1 Abidjan, Kinshasa, Luanda, Kigali, Entebbe, Mauritius, Madagascar, Pemba
Travel between Southern Africa and Africa 2 Accra, Dakar, Lagos, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Douala, Libreville, Addis Ababa
Travel between Southern Africa and Europe London, Frankfurt, Munich
Travel between Southern Africa and South America Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires
Travel between Southern Africa and Australia Sydney, Perth
Travel between Southern Africa and Asia Hong Kong
Travel between Southern Africa and Central Asia Mumbai
Travel between Southern Africa and North America Washington, New York
Travel between Southern Africa (Johannesburg) and Dubai Dubai
Travel between Africa and North America From Dakar to Washington or New York


 

Revised Star Alliance Award Chart Effective 15 April 2011

Below, please find the revised Star Alliance Award Chart. For Southern Africa, the Award thresholds demarcated in red, have been changed. The chart below is an excerpt from the full chart. To download the full chart, please see below.

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REGION

REGION DESCRIPTION

Southern Africa

Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Africa

Angola, Armenia, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea,
Ethiopia, Gorgia, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Mauritius, Madeira, Morocco, Nigeria,
Dem Rep of Congo, Senegal, Sudan, Tunisia, Uganda, Tanzania

Europe

Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus,
Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain,
Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta,
Moldavia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, (excl . Madeira), Romania, Russia,
Serbia-Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (incl. the Balearics,
excl. the Canary Islands), Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Yugoslav Republic

Middle East

Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Saudi Arabia,
Syria, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Kazakhstan

South America

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

Australia
New Zealand &
Oceania

Australia (incl. Tasmania), Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Mariana Islands,
New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norfolk Islands, Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga

North & South
Asia

Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Guam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea,
Laos, Maldives, Taiwan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Korea,
Thailand, Vietnam

Central Asia

India, Nepal, Pakistan, Hyderabad

North America

Alaska, Canada, USA

Central America
Hawaii Caribbean

Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, St Kitts, St Lucia, St Maarten,
Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, US Virgin Islands, Antigua, Aruba, the Bahamas,
Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica

 


Take Advantage Of Our 18 Months Validity period for Award Tickets

As you may be aware, the validity period for Award tickets changed effective 1 October 2010. Some Voyager members are still inquiring with regard to the validity period and hence we deemed it necessary to highlight the key aspects in this regard.

Award tickets must be booked & ticketed within 6 months from the date of your award certificate issuing date. Your travel dates however, can be outside this 6 month window period. SAA Award tickets are valid for 18 months from the date of issue.

All travel must be completed on or before the anniversary date of 18 months. Travel date changes can be made to an AnyDay Award ticket within the 18 months from date of issue ~ no change fee will be levied. However, the original ticket expiry date will remain. For MileageKeeper and SuperPlus Awards, travel date changes can be made at a charge of R185. The change fee is not applicable to Lifetime Platinum, Platinum and Platinum Elect members.

We value your preferential support of SAA via your participation in Voyager and we look forward to serving you often and well during your travels in the coming months and years. Towards that objective be sure to follow our communications regarding how we'll be making more non-air Awards available to you.

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