South African Airways

About South African Airways

Cabin Classes


The A330-300 Economy Class is fitted with 203 newly designed, slim-line seats, all with extra personal space and generous legroom for travelling comfort. Each seat is fitted with a 10-inch screen, individual USB charging ports, and access to shared PC power points. Passengers can also enjoy a state of the art on-demand inflight entertainment system.  Economy Class passengers are also provided with an amenity kit which includes socks, eyeshade, toothbrush and toothpaste.


Business Class passengers enjoy a refreshing drink an amenity bag stocked with travel necessities and indulgent cosmetics as they board. An à la carte menu is offered with a proudly South African cheese board and skillfully selected wine list. Each seat has its own power socket, and lies completely flat at 180° for a good night’s rest under a soft duvet with luxuriously large pillows and a padded seat cover for extra comfort. Noise cancellation headsets help block out the cabin noise allowing you to watch your favourite movie uninterrupted. 


Economy Class passengers are allowed 1 piece of 8kg hand luggage. Checked baggage may not be included depending on the fare type. Fares that do include checked baggage allow for 23kg to 60kg depending on the destination. Please refer to the airline for more information. Business Class passengers are allowed 2 pieces of 8kg (each) hand luggage and 30kg to 90kg checked baggage depending on the destination. Please refer to the airline for more information.

Check-in Options

Check-in closes at 3 hours before the departure time for all flights to the USA. For all other international destinations check-in closes at 2.5 hours before the departure time. Mobile and Online check-in is available 24 hours before your flights departure.

Rewards Program

The SAA Voyager rewards program allows members to earn points when they fly with South African Airways, their affiliated airlines or shop with their partners including hotels, car hire companies, credit card programs and other retail companies. Accumulated points can be used towards flights, upgrades, accommodation, car hire and other benefits with South African Airways and their partners.


South African Airways has 2 lounges located at O.R. Tambo International Airport. The Cycad First Class Lounge includes sleep rooms, showers, a cigar lounge, an audio-visual entertainment room, internet access, business facilities, an à la carte menu and a full service bar. The Business Class Lounge features dedicated children areas, showers, an audio-visual entertainment room, a staffed bar and a self service food area. Business Class passengers, First Class passengers flying with affiliated airlines and various SAA Voyager membership tiers have select access to lounges. Please refer to the airline for more details.

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