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SAA Online Check In

South African Airways, also known as SAA, is South Africa's leading carrier, and largest domestic and international airline company. South African Airways is one of the top airlines in the world.

South African Airlines 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. For international flights, passengers are required to check in at least two and a half hours before flight departure, irrespective of travel class.

Check in options

South African Airlines offer a number of convenient check-in options:

  • Online check-in
  • Mobile check-in
  • Self check-in kiosks

Online check-in

Avoid airport check-in queues with South African Airways online check-in. SAA offers a simpler, smarter and faster way to check in. You can select or change seats and print boarding pass between 24 hours and 3 hours prior to flight departure.

Check in at an airport kiosk

Save time at the airport with the SAA mobile check-in option. Using your mobile phone, go to All you need is your e-ticket number or booking reference.

Self check-in kiosks

Travellers can print their own boarding pass with SAA self service check-in kiosks. Kiosks are user-friendly touch screen devices that allow you to select your seat and print your boarding pass within seconds. This check-in option is available to all passengers with confirmed tickets on South African Airways. Travellers need to check-in 90 minutes before flight departure time.

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