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South African Airlines are Rated 4.7/5 from 26 reviews


SAL (Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens) is better known by its English name as South African Airways, or SAA, and is SA's flag carrier airline. The airline flies to 38 destinations worldwide and is the only SA airline to have earned the prestigious Skytrax 4-start rating for several consecutive years.

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The airline was founded in 1934 after Union Airlines had been acquired by the SA government. Since those days, the airline has grown to become the foremost airline in Africa. SAL is a proud member of the Star Alliance Network, It's air miles programme is called SAA Voyager, with air miles accruable across the Star Alliance network.

SAL's cross-border itineraries are routed via Johannesburg, rather than Cape Town.

In terms of local presence, SAL also owns low cost carrier Mango Airlines. It has links with South African Express and SA Airlink as well.

According to the SAL website, the airline is committed to the highest quality and service standard. While SAL's service and reliability is generally good, the airline has been facing numerous financial and management challenges, and have widely been accused of anti-competitive behaviour in the SA airline market.

A number of senior executives have also left SAL under a cloud in the last few years.


The SAL in-flight experience

  • 2 | 4 | 2 seat allocation
  • Seat back televisions on long haul flights
  • Audio Video On Demand (AVOD) except on the A340-200 aircrafts
  • Airscape in flight entertainment channel
  • Sawubona in- flight mag
  • Long haul amenity kits in Business Class and First Class.


SAA flight routes

SAA regularly flies throughout South Africa. In addition, it also flies to a range of regional and international destinations, including:

  • Flights to Perth
  • Flights to Zurich
  • Flights to New York
  • Flights to Washington
  • Flights to Sao Paulo
  • Flights to Frankfurt
  • Flights to Paris
  • Flights to Mumbai
  • Since Malaysia Airlines discontinued the Cape Town to Buenos Aires flight route, SAL currently also offers the most direct flight routing to Argentina and Brazil, albeit by default, via Joburg.


SAL reservations

Simply use the above flight cost comparison tool and select the SAL results to make your own flight reservations within minutes. Alternatively, You can also contact SAL Reservations on 0861 FLYSAA (0861 359722) from 06:00 to 22:00 daily.

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Latest SAA Review:

  • 2018-11-11 Rating 5 /5 : "on time and food and service great"

South African Airways Reviews

  • Rating 4 /5 : "Great and welcoming mostly comfortable, well trained staff when it comes to interaction with customers."

  • Rating 5 /5 : "I felt at home, everything was running smooth"

  • Rating 4 /5 : "Good"

  • Rating 4 /5 : "The service is so excellent&the prices are so reasonable"

  • Rating 5 /5 : "It was my first flight ever in my life using it and its got friendly staff ,comfortable."

  • Rating 5 /5 : "Always very helpful "

  • Rating 4 /5 : "it was my first expierence and it felt fantastic, the service was great it was comfortable and i felt very safe"

  • Rating 5 /5 : "It's fine bit they can change their food and make it at least warm."

  • Rating 5 /5 : "The service was great.and i had superb journey to my destination"

  • Rating 5 /5 : "it was an amazing smooth journey, the crew was friendly friendly"

  • Rating 5 /5 : "Only airline with free service on board"

  • Rating 3 /5 : "Basic compared to the likes of Turkish, Qantas, Singapore"

  • Rating 5 /5 : "Perfect from start to finish"

  • Rating 5 /5 : "ooooh what an experience i like the fact that they offer us food and the air hostess are very nice always put a smile when the talk to you "

  • Rating 5 /5 : "Very professional, friendly and helpful"

  • Rating 5 /5 : "Very comfortable,welcoming staff nd the food is good."

  • Rating 3 /5 : "late take off and arrival , over booked. uncomfortable"

  • Rating 5 /5 : "They were very good "

  • Rating 5 /5 : "Punctual flights.. Friendly helpful and courteous flight attendants.. Will definitely rwcommend SAA"

  • Rating 4 /5 : "The service was pleasant. The flight departed on time and the flight attendants were friendly"

  • Rating 5 /5 : "I always enjoy travelling on SAA, and the staff is always helpful and professional "

  • Rating 5 /5 : "Polite helpful crew. Made me feel comfortable"

  • 2018-11-5 Rating 5 /5 : "The set up well organised and the staff well trained keep it up."

  • 2018-12-5 Rating 1 /5 : "We had a truly horrible experience with SAA on our recent visit to South Africa from Germany."

  • 2018-11-9 Rating 5 /5 : "The flight was great. I have travelled with South African Airways on many occasions and cannot fault them. Great job"

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