SAA Voyager credit card benefit
Terms and conditions
1. SAA Companion Ticket
1.1 You will be awarded 1 Continental (Africa) or global SAA Companion ticket in any class per calendar year (1 January to 31 December) if you have achieved certain eligible-spend* thresholds. These tickets must be used within 12 months of the date of qualification.
1.2 Global Companion tickets that expired has been extended for 12 months.
1.3 You can exchange global Companion tickets for 2 Continental Companion tickets. For more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. SAA Voyager Premium Cardholders
2.1 If you have achieved the annual eligible-spend* threshold or R100,000, you qualify for 1 Continental (Africa) Companion ticket. If you have achieved the annual eligible-spend* threshold or R200,000, you qualify for 1 global Companion ticket, which you can exchange for 2 Continental (Africa) Companion tickets. If you spend* R1,000,000 or more per calendar year on your Premium Credit or Cheque Card, you will receive an additional global Companion ticket.
2.2 You will earn 1 SAA Voyager Mile for every R6 eligible spend* on your American Express® Credit Card and 1 Mile for every R10.50 of eligible* spend on your SAA Voyager Mastercard Credit Card.
3. SAA Voyager Gold Cardholders
3.1 If you have achieved the annual eligible-spend* threshold or R120,000, you qualify for 1 Continental (Africa) Companion ticket.
3.2 If you have achieved the annual eligible-spend* threshold or R220,000, you qualify for 1 global Companion ticket, which you can exchange for 2 Continental (Africa) Companion tickets.
3.3 To exchange your global Companion tickets, please send an email to email@example.com.
3.4 You will earn 1 SAA Voyager Mile for every R6.50 eligible spend* on your American Express® Credit Card and 1 Mile for every R11.50 of eligible* spend on your SAA Voyager Mastercard Credit Card.
4. Companion Ticket terms and conditions
4.1 To use your Companion ticket, you must buy either an SAA-published-fare economy class or business class ticket on SAA-operated flights**. No class restrictions apply.
4.2 You and your companion must travel together to qualify for the Companion ticket benefit, or you can buy an SAA revenue ticket with your SAA Voyager Credit or Cheque Card for your companion and donate the Companion ticket.
4.3 The Companion ticket must always be booked and used on the same fare classes as the revenue ticket.
4.4 The Companion ticket cannot be used for Star Alliance partners, other airline partners or SAA-marketed flights.
4.5 The Companion ticket cannot be upgraded.
4.6 The Companion ticket must be used within 12 months of the date of qualification.
4.7 All taxes, fees, levies, charges and surcharges (including fuel levy) that apply to the Companion ticket will be for your account.
4.8 Eligible spend* levels must show on your Voyager account within 45 days of spend qualification.
4.9 Eligible spend* levels will be adjusted for any refund transactions processed on your SAA Voyager Credit or Cheque Card account.
4.10 To book your Companion ticket, call SAA Voyager on +27 11 978 1234 and follow the prompts. You can pay taxes, fees and levies with your Voyager Credit or Cheque Card only.
5. SAA-owned premium departure lounge access
5.1 If you are an SAA Voyager Premium cardholder you will have access to SAA-owned Premium lounges when you travel on SAA-operated** flights.
5.2 SAA-owned Premium lounges are located at OR Tambo International Airport, Cape Town International Airport and King Shaka International Airport.
5.3 No guests are allowed, except for Companion ticketholders if your companion travels with you.
5.4 You must present your valid SAA Voyager Premium Credit or Cheque Card to use these facilities.
5.5 Access to Premium lounges are not available if you travel with agency-discounted or industry-discounted tickets.
6. SAA Premium check-in
6.1 SAA Premium check-ins are available if you have an SAA Voyager Premium or Gold Card.
6.2 You must present your valid card to use these facilities.
7. Excess luggage
7.1 You can take 1 additional piece of luggage based on the allowance of the booked cabin class.
8. Promotional fares
8.1 You will have access to promotional fares and Voyager promotions 24 hours before the general public does.
8.2 SaverBlitz and JourneyBlitz redemption seats are available, where you can book domestic flights for as little as 6 000 Miles or return tickets to Mauritius for as little as 12 600 Miles.
9. Double Miles for purchases made during the first month
9.1 Once you have opened your account, you will earn double Miles on all eligible spend* for the first month.
10. Bonus Miles
10.1 You will earn 19 000 Bonus Miles on your first SAA ticket purchased on your SAA Voyager Premium Card, which will be awarded at the end of your travel.
10.2 You will earn 10 000 Bonus Miles on your first SAA ticket purchased on your SAA Voyager Gold Card, which will be awarded at the end of your travel.
10.3 If you reach R300 000 eligible spend* on your SAA Voyager Premium Card per calendar year, you will receive 15 000 Bonus Miles.
10.4 If you reach R320,000 eligible spend* on your SAA Voyager Gold Card per calendar year, you will receive 15 000 Bonus Miles.
10.5 You can qualify for 1 Bonus Miles award only. If you upgrade or downgrade to a different card status, Bonus Miles will not be awarded again.
11.1 If you exceed R100,000 eligible spend* per month on your Mastercard or Visa card (per billing cycle), you will not earn Voyager Miles thereafter in a calendar month, and it will not contribute towards earning your Companion ticket in that calendar month.
11.2 There is no capping on the Miles earn rates when you use your SAA Voyager American Express® Credit Card. In other words, if you swipe your American Express Credit Card, you will earn Miles at the fastest earn rate.
11.4 Spending on your SAA Voyager Credit or Cheque Card does not count towards the non-expiry of Miles. Miles can be saved by flying 6 000 tier Miles on SAA-operated flights in a calendar year.
11.5 Lifetime Platinum Voyager members can prevent their Miles from expiring by spending R300,000 or more on their SAA Voyager Premium Credit or Cheque Card in the calendar year preceding the year of expiry.
11.6 You will earn 1 Mile for every R1.60 eligible spend* when you travel on SAA-operated flights (including fuel levy).
11.7 Terms and conditions apply and are effective at the date of publication and may be amended from time to time.
11.8 To view the terms and conditions that apply to the SAA Voyager programme, visit flysaa.com.
* Eligible spend includes local and international purchases and excludes cash withdrawals, casino chip and travellers’ cheque purchases, foreign exchange purchases, fees, fuel purchases, internet transfers and payments, and finance charges.
** SAA-operated flights are flights where SAA sells seats on its own aircraft. SAA-operated flights are typically identified by flight number range SA001 to SA999.