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Origin Destination Travel Dates Flights From*
LAX San Francisco Jun 3 - Jun 7 $77
*Prices include taxes and fees
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LAX Seattle May 23 - May 26 $131
LAX San Francisco May 23 - May 25 $142
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FAQs about South African Airways Flights

Where does South African Airways fly?

Life is one incredible journey promising incredible adventures — isn't it about time you had another one? Whether you're seeking a fast-paced city escape or want to catch your breath in nature, there are many destinations to discover with South African Airways.

South African Airways boasts an impressive fleet of aircraft that crisscrosses the country connecting families and friends each day of the year. Have a look at their most popular national routes:

  • Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.) to Nelspruit (MQP-Kruger Mpumalanga Intl.) with 194 flights every month
  • Nelspruit (MQP-Kruger Mpumalanga Intl.) to Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.) with 170 flights every month
  • Pietermaritzburg (PZB) to Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.) with 126 flights every month
  • Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.) to Pietermaritzburg (PZB) with 126 flights every month

Venture outside your comfort zone and jet across national borders with South African Airways. Their most frequently traveled international flight routes include:

  • Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.) to Lusaka (LUN-Kenneth Kaunda Intl.) with 143 flights every month
  • Lusaka (LUN-Kenneth Kaunda Intl.) to Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.) with 141 flights every month
  • Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.) to Harare (HRE-Harare Intl.) with 139 flights every month
  • Harare (HRE-Harare Intl.) to Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.) with 137 flights every month
What airline is SA?

SA is the IATA code of South African Airways. This two-character code, sometimes also referred to as the airline identification code, is assigned by the International Air Transport Association. It assists in standardizing tariffs, tickets, telecommunications and more.

How do I find my flight number?
  • Your flight number is located in your itinerary. It consists of numerals and letters, and it ought to be easy to spot.
How early can you check bags for a flight?
  • Check-in and baggage drop times can vary between airlines. But if you're taking an international flight, aim to get to the terminal around three hours before departure. Traveling domestically? Normally, you can drop your bags off at least two hours before takeoff. Don't be late — check-in typically closes an hour before departure for international flights and 45 minutes before for domestic ones.
If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I change my flight to a later date?

For more info about changing your flight with South African Airways with Travelocity, please visit our Customer Service Portal.


Mar 9, 2020

They didn’t let us on our original flight and made us have a 24 hour layover

Feb 25, 2020

I will never fly on South African Airlines again. Extremely rude and unhelpful staff. Booked extra luggage for $100 online but they wanted to charge me $250 for the extra bag at the Ndola airport . The website showed 100 but then they wanted $250 at the airport. Such a scam!

Feb 21, 2020

The ticket attendant wasn't friendly or knowledgeable.

Feb 18, 2020

Flight was cancelled a week ago but nobody at Travelocity or SAA bothered to let me know so on arrival at the airport was informed that flight was cancelled. Just pathetic and will never use Travelocity or SAA again. How can you do this to international travelers? Just atrocious.

Feb 12, 2020

The airline changed my return flight to a different city in a different country with even an email notice. If I hadn’t of called the day before the flight I would have not know. Crossing the boarder was an extra visa fee and transportation cost.

Jan 30, 2020

My mother was told to stay on the plane because she needed a wheelchair. The staff completely forgot about her until she spoke up after everyone departed. Unexceptable after a long overseas flight from South Africa, overseas flight staff are much more friendly and competent!

Jan 27, 2020

The workers are the check in desk were kind of quick with us when we asked them a few questions about our seats. Was a little displeased with how they treated us.

Jan 27, 2020

The flight attendant sent me to the wrong side of the plane. Had to wait for everyone to get off to get to my bag

Jan 18, 2020

Nothing more to add at this point

Jan 13, 2020

Delay experienced disrupted the rest of my plans for the day