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South African Airways flights & tickets

South African Airline was founded in 1932, when the South African government acquired Union Airways. It is currently the largest airline and flag carrier airline of South Africa, operating out of OR Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, and servicing 38 destinations worldwide. As of 2006, South African Airways split from its parent company Transnet, and continues to operate independently. South African airline is the official airline of the Association of Tennis Professionals. SAA also operates as a member of Star Alliance, one of the world’s largest airline alliances, and owns a low-cost domestic airline called Mango.

South African air is one of the few airlines that flies to all six inhabited continents, servicing 37 destinations on 26 countries. SAA has a large presence in South Africa, but only offers a few domestic flights because their daughter airline Mango services the majority of domestic flight needs in South Africa. SAA’s fleet consists of 52 planes, and the majority of those are Airbus aircrafts. There are also a small amount of Boeing 737-800s used for domestic flights. In the years to come, SAA will phase out the Boeing models in favor of an all Airbus fleet.

Why Fly With South African Airways

Baggage Allowance

Baggage allowances on Africa’s south airline depend on the class you’re flying. On most international flights, Business class is allowed two bags up to 70 pounds each while Economy Class passengers can have two 50 pound bags. Some routes have stipulations, and these can be found under the “baggage” section on the airline’s website. Carry on bags must not exceed 18 pounds and they must fit under the seat in front of you, or in the overhead bins. In addition to the carry on, passengers may bring a small personal item, such as a purse or briefcase.

Meals, Snacks, and Drinks

The in flight cuisine has been curated by celebrity chefs Reuben Riffel and Benny Masekwameng, and these top notch meals earned this airline the first honorary membership to the South African Chefs’ Association. Special meals for those with dietary restrictions can be requested, make sure you call at least 48 hours in advance to make arrangements. South Africa has a rich wine culture, and these delicacies can be sampled on flight, along with other traditional beverage choices like soda, juice, and coffee.

In Flight Entertainment

The in flight entertainment will keep you satisfied for the duration of your flight. The on demand entertainment provides a plethora of choices from the latest releases in film, tv and music.

Frequent Flyer and Loyalty Program

For those seeking extra perks, consider signing up for Voyager, SAA’s frequent flyer program. Climb up the membership ranks the more you fly, and enjoy perks such as bonus miles, private lounges at select airports, extra baggage allowances and more!

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