South African Airways
By South African Airways (Pty) Ltd
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As the proud national airline of South Africa and member of the Star Alliance, this app is another touch point in making your experience of traveling with South African Airways a world class one ensuring you travel in award winning style and comfort.
Search by departure city or read up our destination guides to some of the most exciting destinations in the world including our very own Cape Town and Johannesburg.
-View my Booking
View Your Booking information
Check in on your mobile device
View Your Voyager Status and miles
View information on South African Airways lounges
View special fares
Access to information about South African Airways upcoming flights.
Find the updated status of any South African Airways flight.
View information on destinations that South African Airways flies to.
Get current and updated 10 day forecast of the weather at any destination that South African Airways flies to
Check the currency of the country you are flying to
Find the status of your checked in luggage
-Cargo Track and Trace
Track your SAA Cargo shipment every step of the way
"Bringing the World to Africa,taking Africa to the World"
What's New in Version 1.1
Add Passbook support
Why Only Single Star Ratings? Pay Attention SAA
The app is really, really bad. I've deleted and reloaded a number of times, only to continue to be disappointed. SAA's website isn't much better, as it constantly fails to perform multi-city searches.
So, what's the result for customers? I'm traveling to JNB in the next few months, but my frustration with making reservations on the SAA website and lack of functionality with its app led me to have concerns with the airline's technology. So, I'll fly Delta from the US, even though it's a little more money (unfortunately, I'll fly SAA internally, as there aren't many options; but, I had to make the internal reservations with SAA's reservations agent; she was terrific, but go figure).
Update 19 Sept. There's a new version. Why have a new version if it doesn't work?? Anyone home????
Not that great. Glorified website
Good info tabs but not there yet. On each tab you need to add new information. It should all be collated when you log in. Also I don't want to have to enter details everytime I use the app. It should cache these details and perhaps only ask for a password, or touchID. Just seems like a website embedded in an app.
Simple advice, download some of the other airlines apps and see what they are doing. You'll get some good ideas from them.
Long way to go
If you have a booking, this app will let you check in, choose a seat and put your boarding pass in passbook. No other functionality.
• all data (ID, frequent flyer etc) has to be re-entered every time you use the app. Completely unnecessary.
• when flying out of Johannesburg, having an electronic boarding pass makes no difference. You still need to queue and get a printed pass.
Needs a complete re-think to get it up to the level of the competition.
- Category: Travel
- Updated: Sep 11, 2013
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 19.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: South African Airways (Proprietary) Limited
- © 2013 South African Airways (Pty) Ltd
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.