South African Airways
Fly far and wide
South African Airways is one of the leading and most experienced carriers within Africa offering services to over 38 destinations in 27 countries across the continent, as well as major destinations within South Africa, including its hub - Johannesburg.
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|Cabin||Booking class||% miles flown|
|Business Class||J, C, Z, D||125%|
|Economy||Y, M, B, K, H, S, Q||100%|
|Discounted Economy||T, V, L, W, G||50%|
|*X, I, E O, N, R are not eligable to earn miles|
|Class||Sectors under 2,000 miles||Sectors 2,000 miles or over|
|First / Business||25||50|
|Tier points are based on actual flown miles|
How to book
Book your South African Airways flights directly with them from the UK on + 44 844 375 9680 or Internationally on +27 11 978 1111 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, please contact us to claim them back.
The table below shows round-trip mileage, not including applicable taxes and surcharges. One-way trips are permitted at half of the round-trip mileage shown below. If a journey requires a connecting flight or stopover to reach the destination, miles are charged for each sector.
|Route||Economy Class*||Business Class*|
|Domestic South Africa||20,000||30,000|
South Africa – Southern Africa
(Botswana/ Lesotho/ Madagascar/ Malawi/ Mozambique/ Namibia/ Swaziland/ Zambia/ Zimbabwe)
South Africa – Central & Northern Africa
(Angola/ Benin/ Cameroon/ Côte d'Ivoire/ DR Congo/ Republic of Congo/ Gabon/ Ghana/ Kenya/ Nigeria/ Senegal/ Tanzania/ Uganda)
|South Africa – Indian Ocean||40,000||50,000|
|Senegal – USA**||40,000||50,000|
|South Africa – Europe / South America||70,000||110,000|
|Ghana – USA**||70,000||110,000|
|South Africa – Australia||85,000||110,000|
|South Africa – Asia||90,000||130,000|
|South Africa – USA||100,000||150,000|
|*Or equivalent class. ** 24-hour connection required if booked in conjunction with another reward.|
How to book
Please contact the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club team to check availability and to make a booking.
Bookings must be made at least 48hrs before departure. Miles must be redeemed from one account.
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