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About South African Airways

South African Airways

Based in Johannesburg, with affiliates South African Express, Airlink and Airlink Swaziland, South African Airways flies to key destinations within South Africa.

We are making some changes to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program which will affect these benefits for travel on or after 1 July 2014. View full details.

When flying on eligible South African Airways fares and flights with a SA flight number, you can:

Earning Points

Earn points when flying on eligible South African Airways fares and flights.

  First Business Economy Discount Economy
Points Base earn rate (per mile or 1.609km) 1 1 1 0.5
Cabin bonus 50% 25%  -  -


  • Points are not earned when travelling in classes other than those specified.
  • Cabin bonus is applied to the base earn rate for each individual flight you take.
  • Points can only be earned on:
    - domestic flights within South Africa operated by South African Airways with a SA flight number;
    - international flights between Australia and South Africa operated by South African Airways or Qantas with a SA flight number.

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Using Points

South African Airways

You can use your points on South African Airways for a:

Book an Award flight

Popular Routes

From To Cabin Booking
Minimum points
One way Classic Award
flights from
Johannesburg Capetown

Economy BHKMQSY 790 14,000 points*
Johannesburg Durban Economy BHKMQSY 312

10,000 points*
Johannesburg Port Elizabeth Economy BHKMQSY 564 10,000 points*

Taxes, fees and carrier charges are payable by an Accepted Payment Card in addition to the points required on Partner Classic Award flights. These are quoted at the time of booking and are subject to change.

Last updated 27 March 2014.

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