The South African Airways (SAA) is the largest airline in South Africa, with its headquarters at the Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park, Gauteng. The airline flies to almost 38 major destinations on the globe. It was founded in 1934, after an acquisition by the Union Airways and under the direct supervision of the South African government.
The airlines flies to major destination across the globe like Beijing, Brazzaville, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Durban, East London, Frankfurt, Harare, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Lagos, Livingstone, London, Luanda, Lusaka, Maputo, Mauritius, Mumbai, Munich, Nairobi, Ndola, New York, Perth, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Sao Paulo, Victoria Falls, Washington D.C. and Windhoek. The airline also runs a Voyager Frequent Flyer Programme for its regular customers, wherein passengers can redeem their loyalty points for cheaper airfares, upgrades, and even free tickets.
As per the baggage policy, the airlines allow its passengers to carry bags, just as it's mentioned in the passenger information list. The baggage should not exceed the allowed dimensions i.e. from 158cm - 203cm. For those traveling in the economy class, the luggage weight should not exceed the maximum prescribed weight limit of 23-32kg.
The airlines have a fleet of four different aircraft - SAA Airbus A319-100, SAA Airbus A320-200, SAA Airbus A330-200 and SAA Boeing B737-800.
The Airbus A319-100 has 25 seats in the premium section with 36 inches pitch and 95 economy seats in 31-32 inches pitch. The Airbus A320-200 has 24 premium seats with 39 inches pitch and 114 economy seats with 31 inches pitch. The Airbus A330-200 has 36 premium seats with 73 inches pitch and 186 economy seats with 31-31 inches pitch. The Boeing B737-800 has 32 premium seats with 36 inches pitch and 125 economy seats with 31-32 inches pitch. Passengers can enjoy in-flight complimentary dining services that come with a wide range of delectable like wines, beers, and hot snacks. Follow this link to check the seat map of South African Airways.
The airline has an online check-in policy that allows passengers to check-in 24 hours before scheduled time. Further check-in times are as follows - 4 hours for U.S flights, 2 hours for other international flights and 2 hours for domestic flights.