EARN AND REDEEM VELOCITY POINTS WITH South African Airways

South African Airlines aeroplane

Velocity is proud to partner with South African Airways - the national carrier of South Africa.

Our partnership allows you to earn and redeem Velocity Points when flying to Johannesburg. You can also earn and redeem across the South African Airways network.

HOW MANY VELOCITY POINTS WILL I EARN?

Earn Points per mile flown, when you travel in an eligible fare class on South African Airways operated flights, with a SA or VA flight number1. You can also earn Status Credits on all eligible fare types.

Eligible fare classes for a South African Airways operated flight with an SA flight number

For flights flown from 1 January 2019

FARE TYPE
SOUTH AFRICAN
AIRWAYS (SA)
FARE CLASS
POINTS EARN RATE
PER MILE
PREMIUM
J, C
1.5 Velocity Points
PRIORITY
Z, D 1.25 Velocity Points
PRIORITY INTERNATIONAL
Z
1.25 Velocity Points
PRIORITY DOMESTIC
D 1 Velocity Point
SELECT
Y, B, M, K
1 Velocity Point
PLUS
H, S, Q, T, V
0.5 Velocity Points
SAVER
L, W, G
0.25 Velocity Points

 

For flights flown prior to 1 January 2019

FARE TYPE
SOUTH AFRICAN
AIRWAYS (SA)
FARE CLASS
POINTS EARN RATE
PER MILE
BUSINESS CLASS
C, J, Z, D 1.25 Velocity Points
ECONOMY
Y, B, M, K, H, S, Q
1 Velocity Point
DISCOUNT ECONOMY
T, V, L, W, G
0.5 Velocity Points

 

Eligible fare classes for a South African Airways operated flight with a VA flight number

FARE TYPE
SOUTH AFRICAN
AIRWAYS (SA)
FARE CLASS
POINTS EARN RATE
PER MILE
BUSINESS
J, C
2 Velocity Points
BUSINESS SAVER
I, D 2 Velocity Points
FREEDOM - ECONOMY
K. H, B, Y
1 Velocity Point
ELEVATE - ECONOMY
V, N, E, L
0.5 Velocity Points
GETAWAY - ECONOMY
M, S, T, Q
0.5 Velocity Points
GROUP TRAVEL
G 0.5 Velocity Points

BENEFITS OF FLYING WITH A VA FLIGHT NUMBER

Platinum, Gold and Silver members travelling on a South African Airways operated flight, with a VA flight number earn a Points bonus on miles flown in addition to the Base Points2 earned.

Earn points per mile

 

HOW MANY STATUS CREDITS WILL I EARN?

Earn Status Credits when you travel in an eligible fare class on South African Airways operated flights, with an SA or VA flight number.

Calculate the number of Status Credits you can earn by using our earn tables and Mileage Calculator.

A SUMMARY OF STATUS BENEFITS

Enjoy benefits that are tailored to your Velocity membership level.

Carry your valid Velocity membership card with you at all times to ensure seamless access to your travel benefits when travelling with South African Airways.  

REDEEM POINTS BY CALLING

South African Airlines aeroplane

To redeem Points for a Reward Seat with South African Airways, you can contact our Membership Contact Centre between 7:30am and 10:30pm AEDT, seven days a week.

VELOCITY POINTS AND STATUS CREDITS CANNOT BE EARNED ON:

  • Reward Seat Bookings
  • Fare classes other than as specified above
  • Any South African Airways flight where Voyager miles have been used as a form of payment irrespective of the fare class shown
  • Codeshare flights (Any flight with an SA flight number that is operated by an airline other than South African Airways or Virgin Australia).
  • Codeshare flights operated by SA Express and Airlink.

Please allow 14 days before Claiming Missing Points for South African Airways flights.

  • 1. Earn rates are correct as at 28 May 2018 and are subject to change. Flights are governed by the operating carriers terms and conditions, which can be viewed on the operating carrier's websites. Members travelling on Upgraded fares purchased with Points or any other subsidised means of Upgrades on Virgin Australia or our partner airlines will earn Points based on originally purchased fare classes. Check the Velocity Terms and Conditions for details about earning Points.

    2. Base Points refers to the minimum number of Points that can be earned for an eligible activity or transaction by a Red member.