SAA Voyager | Credit card benefits | Terms and conditions
1. SAA Companion Ticket
1.1 One Continental (Africa) or Global SAA Companion Ticket in any class is awarded per calendar year (1 January to 31 December) on achieving eligible-spend* thresholds. Tickets must be issued within 12 months of the date of qualification.
1.1.1 Companion Tickets earned between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2022 will be extended for an additional year – thus a two-year validity period.
1.1.2 Companion Tickets that will expire on 31 March 2022 will be extended until 31 March 2023.
1..1.3 Global Companion Tickets can be exchanged for two domestic Companion Tickets. Send an email to email@example.com.
2. SAA Voyager Premium Cardholders
On achieving the annual eligible-spend* threshold or R100,000, you qualify for one Continental (Africa) Companion Ticket. When you achieve the annual eligible-spend* threshold or R200,000, you qualify for one Global Companion Ticket, which can be exchanged for two domestic Companion Tickets. Spend* R1 000 000 per calendar year on your Premium Credit or Cheque Card and get an additional Global Companion Ticket.
3. SAA Voyager Gold Cardholders
3.1 On achieving the annual eligible-spend* threshold or R120,000, you qualify for one Continental (Africa) Companion Ticket.
3.2 When you achieve the annual eligible-spend* threshold or R220,000, you qualify for one Global Companion Ticket, which can be exchanged for two domestic Companion Tickets.
4. Companion Ticket terms and conditions
4.1 To use the Companion Ticket, the accountholder must buy either an SAA-published-fare economy class ticket or a business class ticket on SAA-operated-flights**. No class restrictions apply.
4.2 The accountholder and companion must travel together to qualify for the Companion Ticket benefit. Or the accountholder can buy an SAA revenue ticket with the SAA Voyager Credit or Cheque Card for a family member or friend and donate the Companion Ticket to a travel companion.
4.3 The Companion Ticket must always be booked and issued on the same fare classes as the revenue ticket.
4.3 The Companion Ticket cannot be used for Star Alliance partners, other airline partners or SAA-marketed flights.
4.4 The Companion Ticket is not upgradeable.
4.5 The Companion Ticket must be issued and paid for within 12 months of the date of qualification.
4.6 All taxes, fees, levies, charges and surcharges (including fuel levy) applicable to the Companion Ticket are for the accountholder’s account.
4.7 Eligible-spend* levels should be reflected on the card accountholder's Voyager account within 45 days of spend qualification.
4.8 Eligible-spend* levels will be adjusted for any refund transactions processed on the SAA Voyager Credit Card account.
4.9 To book your Companion Ticket, call SAA Voyager on 011 978 1234 and follow the voice prompts. All taxes, fees and levies can be paid with your Voyager Credit or Cheque Card only.
5. SAA-owned premium departure lounge access
5.1 SAA Voyager Premium Cardholders will be allowed access to SAA-owned premium lounges when travelling 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 Tickets where the companion travels with the primary SAA Voyager Premium Cardholder.
5.4 A valid SAA Voyager Premium Credit or Cheque Card must be presented to use this facility.
5.5 Access is not available when travelling on agency-discounted or industry-discounted tickets.
6. SAA Premium check-in
6.1 SAA Premium check-in is available for SAA Voyager Premium and Gold Cardholders only.
6.2 A valid SAA Voyager Premium or Gold Credit or Cheque Card must be presented to use this facility.
7. Excess luggage
One additional piece of luggage based on the allowance of the booked cabin class.
8. Promotional fares
Access to promotional fares and Voyager promotions 24 hours before the general public.
9. Double Miles for purchases made during the first month
Double Miles on all eligible spend* in the first month after your card account has been opened.
10. Bonus Miles
10.1 Earn 19,000 Bonus Miles on your first SAA ticket purchased on your SAA Voyager Premium Card, which are awarded at the end of your travel.
10.2 Earn 10,000 Bonus Miles on your first SAA ticket purchased on your SAA Voyager Gold Card, which are awarded at the end of your travel.
10.3 Spend* R300,000 per calendar year and get 15,000 Bonus Miles on your SAA Voyager Premium Card.
10.4 Spend* R320,000 per calendar year and get 15,000 Bonus Miles on your SAA Voyager Gold Card.
10.5 A Voyager member can qualify for one Bonus Miles award only. If a cardholder upgrades or downgrades to a different card status, Bonus Miles will not be awarded if the cardholder again purchases a ticket on the new card.
11.1 From 1 April 2017, if you exceed R100,000 eligible spend* per month on your Mastercard or Visa card (per billing cycle), no Voyager Miles will be earned thereafter in a calendar month.
11.2 Please note, there is no capping on the Miles earn rates when using the SAA Voyager American Express® Credit Card.
11.3 Continue to swipe your SAA Voyager American Express Credit Card and get the fastest Miles earn rate.
11.4 Spending on the 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 the SAA Voyager Premium Credit or Cheque Card in the calendar year preceding the year of expiry.
11.6 Earn one Mile for every R1,60 spent when travelling on SAA-operated flights (inclusive of 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 applicable to the 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/payments and finance charges.
** SAA-operating flights are flights where SAA sells seats on its own aircraft.
SAA-operated flights are typically identified by flight number range SA001 to SA999.