SAA airline fleet
The airline boasts a range of world class aircrafts. The South African Airways fleet consists of Boeing and Airbus airplanes.
SAA carry-on luggage
The amount of hand luggage you may carry depends on which service class you are flying. For Business Class flyers, travellers are allowed two pieces
SAA baggage check
Economy Class baggage allowance varies based on your destination. Generally, Economy Class travellers will be allowed 1-2 items of checked baggage. Baggage may not exceed 23 kg per piece.
SAA checking in
South African Airways checking in procedures require passengers to check in at least one and a half hours before flight departure. Counters for check in and acceptance of baggage close 40 minutes prior to departure.
SAA in flight service
The wide range of South African Airways in-flight services includes; audio entertainment, personal television screens, movies, games and meals and beverages.
There are currently five lounges in operation. South African Airways lounge access is available to business class passengers, SAA Voyager Platinum, Gold and Silver members and Star Gold members.
SAA special luggage
South African Airways special baggage can be carried free of charge as part of your free checked baggage allowance. If the total number of bags exceeds the maximum weight then you will need to pay extra bag charges.
SAA travelling with pets
South African Airways does allow travelling with pets. Pets will be carried in the aircraft hold. Only service dogs can be carried in the passenger cabin. Service dogs are carried free of charge.
SAA seating options
South African Airways offers 2 options for seating on their flights. Economy Class seating has a distance of 31-33 inches between seats. Most seats have individual Audio Video screens and telephones.