South African Airways is the leading airline of South Africa and came into existence in 1934. Their vision is to prove themselves as an African airline with a global reach and they wan to achieve this through world-class service to their customers.
The airline connects to 42 destinations worldwide, and has an extensive domestic network as well. They are very environmentally conscious and their corporate policy is focused on reducing the carbon footprint of their aircraft in the skies. South African Airlines is a Star Alliance member and has won the “Best Airline in Africa” award in the regional category for 11 consecutive years.
The carrier flies more than 600 times a week on domestic flights, and also flies to 26 destinations all over the continent of Africa. You could also make a South African Airlines online booking to travel on international routes connecting to Europe, Asia, North and South America through some direct routes and many codeshare agreements. Passengers in the Middle East may connect to the cities covered by this airline from Abu Dhabi or Dubai.
Their fleet consists mainly of Airbus aircraft with the models A319, A330 and A340 and a Boeing 737 on some routes. They are very committed to using the Airbus models with their fleet renewal with an order for 41 aircraft being known as Africa’s biggest jetliner acquisition.
Even before reaching the airport and experiencing the world-class lounges, you can get a taste of the service provided by the airline through the South African Airlines online check in. The comfortable seating on board their aircraft is enhanced by the latest in in-flight entertainment to give you a great travel experience. The airline’s team of celebrity chefs ensures that you experience creatively designed menus in a range of cuisines. Do not forget to order your special meal at least 48 hours before your departure time. For more details from the South African airways customer service, you can contact them here.
The South African Airlines baggage policies allow 1 piece of carry on luggage of up to 8 kg of weight, and an additional laptop bag. Passengers may check-in luggage of up to 23 kg of weight in Economy, and up to 32 kg in Business Class. The number of pieces allowed differs a lot depending on the origination and destination points of your travel, and a detailed list can be seen here.
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Online check-in is available 24 hrs before the flight takes off.
Check-in Luggage- Economy class- 1 bag up to 23 Kg Business class- 2 bags up to 32 Kg each. Hand luggage- Economy Class– 1 bag up to 8 Kg Business Class– 2 bags up to 8 Kg each
Infants less than 24 months of age can travel on an adult’s lap for free.
It serves 9 destinations across 7 countries.
A huge variety of entertainment options of movies, TV shows, documentaries and more are available.
Pets are allowed only in the cargo.
IATA code is SA, ICAO code is SAA, and callsign is SPRINGBOK.
Up to 5 liters of beverage having 24% to 70% alcoholic content is allowed in the check-in baggage