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South African Airways

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Find out more about our partnership with South African Airways.

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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

Visit South African Airways website at www.flysaa.com (opens in a new window)

More information on earning tier points with our partner airlines.

Cabin Booking Class % Mileage flown
Discounted Economy Class T,V,L,W,G 50%
Economy Class Y,M,B,K,H,S,Q 100%
Business Class J,C,Z,D 125%

Spend 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.

To make a reservation, please contact your local Flying Club helpline.

How to book

To earn miles:

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.

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 classes listed.

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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