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SAA Strike – What To Do?

Category : SAA

What you need to do if affected by the potential SAA strike

As you may be aware, two South African Airways unions have served SAA (“the Company”) with a notice of their intention to strike commencing on 15 November 2019. Although negotiations are continuing to try and avert the strike, the Company has taken a decision to suspend all operations on 15 and 16 November 2019. Your flight MAY be affected, but we are here to help you.

Friday 15 & Saturday 16 November 2019

The cancellations only affect flights operated by SAA. All flights operated on partner airlines (Mango, SA Express, Airlink and all codeshare partners) will not be affected. Please see list of flights that are still operational below.


Travelstart our booking agent will be able to help you:

  • Rebook if your Travelstart booking reference starts with ZA – You may rebook your flight onto another South African Airways flight for any flight until 31 October 2020 at no extra charge and subject to availability in the same booking class.
  • Issue a full ticket refund (including taxes) to the original form of payment, if you no longer wish to travel.

Please contact our Customer Service Teams using the above-listed contact information and we will do our best to assist you as quickly as possible.


The following international flights will be operating:
SA147 15 November 2019 Maputo – Johannesburg
SA067 15 November 2019 Lusaka – Johannesburg
SA025 15 November 2019 Harare – Johannesburg
SA073 15 November 2019 Windhoek – Johannesburg
SA210 15 November 2019 Accra – Johannesburg
SA261 15 November 2019 Frankfurt – Johannesburg
SA204 15 November 2019 New York – Johannesburg
SA265 15 November 2019 Munich – Johannesburg
SA287 15 November 2019 Hong Kong – Johannesburg
SA281 15 November 2019 Perth – Johannesburg
SA235 15 November 2019 London – Johannesburg
SA210 15 November 2019 Washington via Accra – Johannesburg

The following flight number ranges would operate normally:
SA1000 to SA1999
SA2000 to SA2999
SA7000 to SA7999
SA8000 to SA8999

South African Airways apologises for the inconvenience and encourages all customers to visit their website for all flight updates. As the duration of the strike is unknown at this time, SAA would be reviewing future operations daily. Information will be updated on the Flight Status menu tab, as well as through social media and the SAA website.

Travelstart has been in contact with the Airline and although every effort has been made to ensure all information is accurate we encourage all Customers who are scheduled to travel during the expected strike period to visit the websites listed above for the most up to date information relating to flight schedules. Should you need any further assistance with your flight please make contact with us using the email addresses above.

A Harare Zimbabwe Sale

Category : Airlines , SAA , Specials

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The beautiful city of Harare-Zimbabwe is famous for it’s jewelry, baskets, textiles, balancing rocks and musical instruments.

Fly SAA on 01 October 2018-30 October 2018, Book Today, while seats are available for sale.

How REAL is the Deal: Today’s Deal is REAL with “only ,”R4089 per return ticket to Harare-Zimbabwe.

SAA Introduces New Airbus Washington

Category : Our Blog , SAA

The new Airbus A330-300 has 249 seats – 46 in business class and 203 in economy class. The A330 has 68 fewer seats than the 317-seat A340-600 (42 in premium business class and 275 in economy class) that was previously used on the route.
SAA’s head of media relations, Tlali Tlali, said aircraft deployment was based on demand and if there was a demand , the airline had an aircraft available and would respond accordingly. He said decisions were based on the efficiency of operations, informed by demand.
This service will be for the Washington-Dakar route.


SAA Sale For Today Only

Category : SAA , Specials

Until When can I book: Today, Midnight

JNB-CPT or CPT-JNB R879   06 June-31 July 2017    * includes School Holidays *

JNB-ELS or ELS-JNB R699   06 June -31 July 2017   * includes School Holidays *

JNB-DUR or DUR-JNB R579   01 July -31 July 2017   *includes School Holidays *

Exclusive – SAA Sale – Tuesday 30 May

Category : SAA , Specials


This is not as common as the Kulula or Mango Sales but Today SAA has announced a one-day only sale on all Domestic flights. Choose from flights to Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town or East London between the 30th May – 31st July 2017. Check out if you can find some good flights these June School Holidays.

Booking Period

30th May 2017 (One Day Only)

Travel Period

30th May – 31st July 2017

Fare Chart (please note this is subject to change)

BetweenAll inclusive Fare one way


Durban -> JohannesburgR579.00
Cape Town -> JohannesburgR879.00
Johannesburg -> DurbanR579.00
East London -> Johannesburg

Book Cheap SAA Flights

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How Real is this Deal?

If you prefer flying SAA you would probably find a decently priced ticket during this period (I found :-)) A reminder that sometimes the FlySafair flight is cheaper due to the luggage charge and no meal (or snack).

Let us know if you find some really sweet deals.

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 Terms and Conditions:

  • Sale Validity: Today only (ends midnight)
  • Travel Validity: 30th May – 31st July 2017
  • Fares are subject to change and availability
  • Blackout dates apply
  • Offer is subject to availability of seats at time of booking
  • Subject to airline terms and conditions