South Afircan Airways new Awards charts and Voyager Updates

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  1. alpinesoccer
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    alpinesoccer Silver Member

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    Just got the email.....

    Big changes to SAA Voyager Program.
    Here are some clips of the announcement
    More SAA Base Miles For You When Travelling Within Africa

    We've taken your requests and concerns into consideration when accumulating Base Miles whilst travelling on South African Airways within Africa. We are therefore pleased to announce that effective 15 April 2011, the following destinations for the region Southern Africa and Africa 2, will accumulate 100% of the Base Miles flown in Economy Class when booked in T, V or L class:
    • Addis Ababa
    • Dakar
    • Accra
    • Douala
    • Lagos

    1st Revision of Award Charts In 5 Years

    We would like you, our valued Voyager member, to note that you have an opportunity to redeem your desired Award from the current Award Chart prior to 15 April 2011.
    Below is an advance look at the SAA Award Chart revisions and on average, the following can be expected in our new SAA Award Chart:
    • MileageKeeper Awards will increase by 6%
    • AnyDay Awards for Domestic and Regional flights will increase on average by 14%
    • AnyDay Awards for International flights will increase between 11% to 28%
    • Upgrade Awards will increase by approximately 14%, 12% and 35% for Domestic, Regional and International respectively
    • Accra and Dakar have been added to the region "Travel between Southern Africa and Africa 2"
    Revised Star Alliance Award Chart Effective 15 April 2011

    Below, please find the revised Star Alliance Award Chart. For Southern Africa, the Award thresholds demarcated in red, have been changed. The chart below is an excerpt from the full chart. To download the full chart, please see below.
    Take Advantage Of Our 18 Months Validity period for Award Tickets

    As you may be aware, the validity period for Award tickets changed effective 1 October 2010. Some Voyager members are still inquiring with regard to the validity period and hence we deemed it necessary to highlight the key aspects in this regard.
    Award tickets must be booked & ticketed within 6 months from the date of your award certificate issuing date. Your travel dates however, can be outside this 6 month window period. SAA Award tickets are valid for 18 months from the date of issue.
    All travel must be completed on or before the anniversary date of 18 months. Travel date changes can be made to an AnyDay Award ticket within the 18 months from date of issue ~ no change fee will be levied. However, the original ticket expiry date will remain. For MileageKeeper and SuperPlus Awards, travel date changes can be made at a charge of R185. The change fee is not applicable to Lifetime Platinum, Platinum and Platinum Elect members.
  2. gleff
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    Thanks for the heads up. Ouuuuuch!

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