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South African Airways

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Find out more about our partnership with South African Airways.

South African Airways

South African Airways is one of the leading and most experienced carriers within Africa offering services to over 26 destinations in 21 countries across the continent, as well as major destinations within South Africa, including its hub - Johannesburg.

Earn miles

Discounted Economy Class mileage* 50% miles flown
Economy Class mileage* 100% miles flown
Business Class mileage* 125% miles flown
For one way flights, halve the number of miles earned.
* Or equivalent class

If you're a member of one of our partner airlines' frequent flyer programmes, please note that you can only earn miles in one scheme for any particular flight.

Visit South African Airways website at www.flysaa.com

More information on earning tier points with our partner airlines.

Spend miles

Travel within South Africa as well as between South Africa & Beira, Blantyre, Bulawayo, Gaborone, Harare, Lilongwe, Livingstone, Lusaka, Maputo, Maseru, Matsapa, Ndola, Victoria Falls, Walvis Bay and Winhoek**

Economy Class Mileage* 20,000
Business Class Mileage* 30,000
Travel between South Africa and Abidjan, Dakar, Dar es Salaam, Entebbe, Kinshasa, Lagos, Luanda, Mauritius, Nairobi, Accra, Kinshasa, Pointe Nior, Cotonou, Brazzaville, Entebbe and Douala

Economy Class Mileage* 40,000
Business Class Mileage* 50,000
Between Dakar and New York***

Economy Class Mileage* 40,000
Business Class Mileage* 50,000
Between South Africa and Europe and India

Economy Class Mileage* 70,000
Business Class Mileage* 110,000
Between South Africa and United Kingdom

Economy Class Mileage* 70,000
Business Class Mileage* 110,000
Between South Africa and Sao Paolo

Economy Class Mileage* 70,000
Business Class Mileage* 110,000
Between South Africa and Frankfurt

Economy Class Mileage* 70,000
Business Class Mileage* 110,000
Between South Africa and Perth

Economy Class Mileage* 85,000
Business Class Mileage* 110,000
Between South Africa and Hong Kong

Economy Class Mileage* 90,000
Business Class Mileage* 130,000
Between South Africa, New York and Washington

Economy Class Mileage* 100,000
Business Class Mileage* 150,000

* Or equivalent class
** Including destinations not exceeding 1,000 miles. Open jaw flights are allowed but must return to the point of origin. A maximum of four sectors are allowed.
*** 24 hour connection required if booked in conjunction with another reward.

How to book

To earn miles:

Book your South African Airways flights directly with them from the UK on 0870 747 1111 or Internationally on +27 11 978 5313 and remember to quote your Flying Club membership number.

Please show your Flying Club membership card at check in.

When claiming miles please keep all copies of your original tickets/e-tickets and boarding passes until the correct amount of miles appear on your account. If the miles do not show on your account within six weeks, complete a claim missing miles form.

Please note: you must be logged in to your Flying Club account to view the Claim Missing Miles form.

To spend miles:

Please contact the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club team to check availability and mileage required.

Terms and conditions

Earning miles:

Miles will be issued to Flying Club members when travelling in the following classes:
Discounted Economy Class: T, V, L, W, G
Economy Class: Y, M, B, K, H, S, Q
Business Class: J, C, Z, D

All flights on South African code share services bearing the 'VS' flight number prefix will earn miles.

Spending miles:

Travel within South Africa only: open jaw flights are allowed but must return to point of origin. 24 hour connection may be required for travel between Dakar and New York. All flights operated by South African Airways as well as feeder airline SA Express and SA Airlink qualify for Flying Club mileage and redemptions.

All flights are subject to availability.

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