South African Airways is the airline that represents South Africa and SAA flights, fly to 38 destinations across the world and use a fleet of 54 aircrafts. SAA is the airline of the Association of Tennis Professionals and South African Airways own Mango, which is a low cost airline that specialises in domestic flights.
If you are looking at SAA flights for your holiday destination then you are sure to find a flight to the destination with SAA as they fly to 38 International destinations in 26 countries and are also one of the only airlines that flies to all six inhabited continents.
If you are just going for a local holiday then SAA flights serves as the airline because it flies domestically to 5 cities, where you will usually fly with the low cost airline Mango. The routes that SAA flights have are to expand so that they include 6 more routes within Africa and also new international routes.
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When you choose to fly with an SAA flight then you are able to do an internet check in which can be conducted between 24 and 3 hours before departure. You can also use the self-check in service that is offered by the kiosks and this service is available up to 90 minutes before the flight. Apart from these two methods to check in for your SAA flight you are still able to check in at counters.
One of the biggest things on any flight is the amount of leg room that you get and this is highly true for international flights. When you choose an SAA flight you can expect a seat pitch of 81 to 86cm in Economy Class. Those that are flying Business Class can expect 198cm and 210cm for those in First Class.
The seats that you choose for your SAA flights can be picked at the booking process and if available they can be changed during the check in process. If the SAA flight is more than three hours long then there is an entertainment system that will surely keep you occupied as you are able to choose from various movies, TV programmes, music and more.
As with most airlines SAA flights offers a loyalty programme that works on a five tier system which are blue, silver, gold, platinum and lifetime platinum. In 2011 SAA flights received the Best Airline in Africa award from Skytrax, where passengers vote for the airline that they wish to win the awards.
SAA flights are also part of Star Alliance which in essence means that all the airlines that belong to the Star Alliance will fly you to your final destination, instead of you having to wait in an airport for your particular airlines flight. This means then that you are able to reach your final destination quicker with South African Airways.
If you are looking for a local flight in South Africa or travelling further then SAA flights will be able to cater to your needs. With the local flights you are able to find cheap flights because they are partnered with Mango which is known for cheap flights within the country of South Africa.