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Useful SAA Links and Information


Find out more about SAA here, and get every useful SAA resource link in one place - below:

SAA Flight Bookings:

Check availability and book your SAA flights via the Travelstart online booking system, or simply opt for the most affordable option on any one of the other SA Airlines.

SAA Specials:

Check the latest SAA Flight Specials here, or use the online flight booking form to book the cheapest fares for the travels dates you have in mind.

SAA Online Check-in:

Save time and avoid standing in unnecessary queues at the airport; check in online ahead of your scheduled flight with the SAA Online Check-In service.

SAA News:

Get all the latest online SAA news coverage here.

SAA Loyalty Programme:

Find out more about the SAA Voyager Programme and how to earn Air Miles here.

SAA Holiday Packages:

Want to take an epic holiday but not quite sure yet where to go? SAA Holiday Packages has a tailored holiday solution to suit your pocket and tastes!

The SAA Fleet:

Find out more about the aircraft you'll be flying on in our SAA Fleet section.

SAA Flight Schedule:

Need to see the SAA flight schedule to help you plan your next trip? For more information, view our SAA Routes page.

TIP: Booking SAA flights directly

Booking your flights directly through SAA may at times give you better fares. Always shop around and compare prices to get the best travel deals.

Google searches related to SAA

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Looking for the best Google results for "SAA Careers"?

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Want to get more information on SAA Voyager, SAA's air miles / loyalty rewards program? Check out this link, or view some of the Voyager specials & promotions here:

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Looking for the official SAA Cargo site? Plan a shipment or contact the SAA Cargo Service Centre.

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Track your SAA cargo shipment here.

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Track any SAA Flight's progress and arrival with this interactive map tool.

SAA Flights

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Cheap Airlines

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SA Express Flights

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Why Fly SAA?

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SAL Flight Bookings| SA Airlines

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.

Get the best SAL flight specials here; simply complete the above form to search, compare and save on your SAL flights!

SAL Flight Bookings

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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