On 24 April 1994, in the midst of the imminent watershed general elections, a new player made a low-key entry into the South African airline industry when a plane took off from Johannesburg to Kimberley. Twenty years have lapsed since that initial foray into aviation by SA Express, and to mark its two decades of existence, it hosted an awards event to acknowledge the support it receives from local travel agents.
“Since we are celebrating our 20th birthday, we thought it was logical that we acknowledge the support of the top 20 travel agents who have supported us during the financial year that ended on 31 March 2014,” explained Ms Thuli Fihla, Divisional Manger of Sales at SA Express. “Travel agents are the bedrock of our business; 78 % of our business is derived from travel agents and the remaining 22 % from direct channels. It would therefore be folly not to show our appreciation to our primary source of revenue.”
There were 18 winners out of the 20 awards that were handed out on the day, with Travel With Flair being the big winner as they scooped two of the awards.. Their first and most prestigious award was for being the overall biggest supplier of clients for SA Express, while their Cape Town branch was placed at number 15 on the list of winners. It was yet another feather in the cap for this internationally renowned travel agency whose evolution fits the narrative of a fairytale.
Travel With Flair MD, Ms. Johanna Mukoki, is a native of Soweto and was born into a family of modest means. Upon completing high school, she enrolled at Rhodes University where she read for a B.Com. degree. She then completed her articles at KPMG and Aiken & Peat. Afterwards she was made numerous well-paying offers by various accounting firms. She rejected all of these offers, opting to start her own venture instead. In 1996, she met Robert Wilke and Tibor Zsadanyi, and the trio started Travel With Flair. One of her partners’ fathers provided the R1.5 million seed capital needed to kick-start the venture, and a giant was born.
From one branch in Pretoria, Travel With Flair has now grown to having branches across the country and over 500 employees on their books. It was the first travel agency in South Africa to have SMS confirmation, e-confirmation and to email boarding passes to clients. The accolades they recently received from SA Express are an acknowledgement of their astuteness, and based on their track record, it would be safe to bet that it won’t be the last time they receive such an acknowledgement.
Top 20 Travel Agents
SA Express offers e-ticketing on all its domestic routes. Electronic ticketing provides customer benefits including improved security (ticket cannot be lost or stolen) and greater convenience (passenger never have to collect tickets whilst changes are easier to make). An electronic ticket may be booked via a travel agent or by logging on to our website, www.flyexpress.aero (where you also gain access to our lowest fares) or by phoning our call center (0861 606 606) or visiting one of our ticket stations. Once you have made your reservation, you may proceed directly to check-in on the day of your trip, quote your reference number and provide a positive form of identification in order to receive your boarding pass. E-ticketing: saving your time and money.
The passenger shall arrive at the SA Express check-in location and boarding gate sufficiently in advance of flight departure to permit completion of any government formalities and departure procedures and, in any event, not later than the time indicated by the Carrier. If the passenger fails to arrive on time at check-in location or appears improperly documented and not ready to travel, the Carrier may cancel the space reserved for the passenger and will not delay the flight. At South African national airports, passengers are required to present themselves and the baggage for check-in formalities as reflected below:
According to the General Conditions of Carriage, please be thoughtful towards your fellow passengers and allow plenty of time before your flights. Remember if you are at a boarding gate less than fifteen (15) minutes before departure, the flight will actually depart without you. Our views on time departure are intense, for the benefit of all our clients. SA Express has one of the best on time departure records in the world and specifically promotes an on-time culture to its entire staff. The Carrier is not liable to the passenger for loss or expense due to the passenger’s failure to comply with the provisions of this article.
Fast Check is a self help check-in facility available at O.R. Tambo, Cape Town and Durban International Airports. These kiosks are located in the domestic departure halls. Passengers holding an E-Ticket can use these kiosks to check-in and obtain a boarding pass in as little as 20 seconds avoiding queues. Self-service Check-in Kiosks benefits Check-in up to 90 minutes before departure for SAX domestic flights. The following steps need to be followed when using self check-in:
If multiple passengers are booked you have the option to select the passengers you would like to check-in. You also have the option to check in passengers from multiple bookings at once (up to 9 maximum).
Confirm flight details on screen. If you have a return flight booked for the same day you may also chose to check in for it.
You will be assigned a seat automatically, if no seat reservation was made at time of reservation. You may at this time change your pre-assigned seat to your preferred seat from the seats available.
Your boarding pass will be printed.
If a credit card is used to make a flight booking, it must be inserted in the credit card slot when asked for at the kiosk for verification unless the ticket was sponsored. The entire self-check-in procedure will take a passenger previously exposed to the system, approximately 15-20 seconds to complete. While passengers are not required to produce any form of ID document during self-check-in, they may be asked to do so at the boarding gates. It is an illegal practice to check-in under someone else’s name or to allow another person to travel on your booking.
Passengers must ensure their boarding passes have an e-ticket number (e.g. 0831234567891) printed on the boarding pass or a paper ticket inserted in the back pocket. If neither of these are adhered to, the passenger will be sent back to the check-in counters and not allowed to board the aircraft Passengers travelling with hand baggage only make use of this facility.
Regional: 50 minutes before departure
Domestic: 30 minutes before departure
Boarding gates close 15 minutes prior to departure on domestic flights and 20 minutes for regional flights. Passengers who fail to present themselves at the boarding gate before the stipulated time for closure will be denied travel without compensation.
Passengers with special dietary requirements are provided for through the following special meals: Kosher, Halaal, Moslem, Hindu, Low Fat and Vegetarian meals. Orders for special meals should be placed at the time of making flight reservations. The airline requires a minimum of 48 hours notice prior to departure in order to assist with confirmation of requests. Passengers requiring special attention.
Passengers requiring either wheelchairs or assistance with unaccompanied minors (passengers under the age of 12 years) should state their requirements at the time of making the reservation. Owing to the size of the cabins on our aircraft types, the airline is not in a position to carry stretcher passengers or incubators.
SA Express will accept one piece of cabin baggage not exceeding a total dimension of 115cm and 7kg in weight. For safety reasons, cabin baggage must fit into approved stowage spaces: either the overhead luggage bin or under the seat. Owing to limited storage space in the aircraft cabin, cabin baggage may be placed in the Skycheck at the aircraft for hold Stowage.
This is the airline’s special hand luggage facility that assists with in-flight comfort, speedy boarding and disembarking. When boarding one of our flights, simply place any hand luggage that will not be required during the flight onto the Skycheck cart at the boarding steps of the aircraft. This hand luggage will be waiting for you as you disembark from the aircraft at your destination.
Valuable items including cameras and accessories, computers including laptops and notebooks, mobile telephones, perfumes, aftershaves, colognes,legal and company documents, legal tender including cash, credit cards and cheques, bullion, leather jackets, all types of jewellery and any other items with a value in excess of R400 must be removed from either checked-in or Skycheck baggage as the airline is not liable for loss or damage to these items. Verified baggage claims are settled on the basis adopted by IATA (International Airlines Transport Association) – Payment of US$20, 00 per 1kg of checked-in luggage, to a maximum of 20kg (US$400).
Be advised that South African Revenue Service has advised that goods purchased by passengers entering South Africa from abroad are exempt from duty up a maximum of ZAR 3000.00 of proven value. (Excluding duty free purchases).
SA Express may refuse carriage of any passenger or passenger’s baggage for reasons of safety or if, in the exercise of its reasonable discretion it is determined that:-
For international travel, in terms of government regulations applicable to the country of transit/destination/return, all passengers must be in possession of:
Failure to comply with any of the above provisions may result in the passenger being denied during check-in. Transit passengers can utilise the transit area provided that they hold confirmed onward tickets. The Transit Hotel in Johannesburg must be confirmed in advance should the transfer not be on the same day. Transit visas should be obtained if necessary. Passports of all non-residents must contain at least 1 unused visa page for entry/departure endorsements.
Our general Conditions of Carriage for Passenger and Baggage are available at all SA Express offices and on our website.
Area of application
Only applicable for travellers from USA, Canada and Brazil in possession of one ticket coupon (an interlining ticket).
2 pieces with 23kg (50lb) each and maximum dimensions of 158cm (62inches);
Weight Concept (WC) – applies worldwide except for fare origin when PC applies.
Maximum Weight per Piece and Passenger (Weight Concept). Please note more than 32kg per piece is not accepted as excess baggage. If exceeding 32kg, the piece must be checked in as air cargo at specified air cargo rates.
In addition to checked baggage allowance, each passenger may carry without additional charges one piece of hand luggage for suitable placement on the sky check trolley, subject to space availability. Maximum dimensions for one piece 52 X 40 X 23 cm, maximum weight 7kg. The size of one hand luggage shall not exceed the overall dimensions of 115cm.
In addition to one piece of hand luggage a passenger is also allowed carry on luggage.
The following are classified as carry on luggage:
In case of SAA unilateral application of PC in opposition to IATA regulation, PC- charges apply only on SAA sectors/ other international carriers, for interlining on ongoing other airline sectors please check the free baggage allowance shown on the respective sector coupons. In case of through-check-in and excess, the applicable excess baggage charges have to be charged also if only require for parts of the journey. If excess baggage applies on a routing where no published excess baggage charge is available, the applicable charge applies in the direction of travel for SA sectors and for other airline sectors according to the transporting carrier’s rules and charges.
When an interlining airline has an additional baggage allowance promotion, this promotion will not be honoured on SAX flights.
ZAR26.00 plus ZAR4.00 (VAT) = Total ZAR30.00 per kg
Baggage in excess of the checked baggage allowance charges apply at 1.5% per kg of the highest SA normal direct adult one way economy class fare.
All excess baggage must be assessed and charged for, prior to the boarding of the aircraft, to the passenger. Excess weight charges can also be paid for the entire journey to the final destination or to the next point of transfer or stopover. Excess baggage is not guaranteed and may only be accommodated on the next available flight, where applicable, even if the passenger already paid for the excess baggage.
AVIH is not to be included in the free baggage allowance. The animal shall be carried in a container that meets the specification of “IATA live animals regulations”. Suitable containers maybe purchased from selected pet shops.
|No.1||60 x 45 x 40 cm||4 kg|
|No.2||80 x 55 x 55 cm||6 kg|
|No.3||100 x 65 x 70 cm||13 kg|
|No.4||125 x 75 x 85 cm||22 kg|
SA Express may accept for transportation in the aircraft cabin without charge: A dog trained to lead the blind when it accompanies a passenger with impaired vision dependent upon such a dog. A dog trained to assist the deaf when it accompanies a passenger with impaired hearing dependant upon such dog, provided that such passenger’s impaired hearing shall be evidenced by a medical certificate. The dog when properly harnessed may be permitted to accompany such a passenger into the aircraft cabin but shall not be permitted to occupy a seat.
No excess baggage charges to be raised for the carriage of the following items: Non-collapsible wheelchairs and power driven wheelchairs may be accepted provided the passenger is dependent on it.
Sportsmen or women travelling individually or in groups will be permitted to include their sporting equipment in the free baggage allowance applicable to the class in which they will travel. The airline will not accept liability for damage to such articles if they are not suitably packed. Sporting equipment in excess of the applicable free baggage allowance will be charged in accordance with the current baggage policy. Sporting equipment can be classified as follows: Scuba diving equipment. Diving cylinders must be empty and hung upside down with the valve open for 24 hours prior to departure. Hiking equipment. Hunting equipment / trophies. Golfing equipment. (Restricted to 1 Golf Bag per passenger on SAX Flights not weighing more than 15 kg). Bicycle. (Restricted to one Bicycle on SAX Flights) Angling equipment. Must be packed in protective cylinders not exceeding 2m in length.
SAX permits 1 golf bag free of charge provided it does not exceed 15 kg’s
A passenger may carry some baggage free of charge, subject to the conditions and limitations that are mentioned in the ticket and according to the terms of SAX. The weight of each piece of baggage may not exceed 32 kg.
In case of baggage in excess of the free allowance a passenger has to pay the charges as published by SAX
Checked baggage means baggage of which the carrier takes custody and for which the carrier has issued a baggage tag. The checked baggage gets loaded in the aircraft hold. This baggage is accepted at the check-in counter and is delivered to the passenger at the baggage claim upon arrival.
Checked baggage usually follows the same itinerary as the passenger, provided the passenger is through-ticketed between carriers which participate in an interline agreement. In these circumstances checked baggage will be automatically transferred from one carrier’s flight to another. Exceptions to this occur when baggage must be cleared through customs formalities at the transfer station. Usually in such cases, the baggage will be claimed by the passenger for inspection and then given back to the carrier or its handling agent for the continuation of the journey.
Hand luggage handed in to be loaded on the sky check trolley, will be tagged by the airline and all valuable items must be removed from this baggage.
NOTE: Passengers that arrive at an outstation and a passenger produces a baggage tag that shows that the bag was only tagged to JNB, SAX will not take responsibility for the bag. SAX could open up a missing file and update the file to state that the file is a courtesy; that the passenger should collect the bag at the airport once it arrives. SAX will NOT deliver the bag in cases such as these. SAX also needs to stress that we’re NOT responsible as the bag was never checked in with SAX. Previously, SAX would retag the bags at interline. But it was found that in some instances the bags were not located. This result in the passenger having the new receipt SAX gave him and the old tag is still on the bag. The missing file gets opened with the new tag number and passenger and bag never gets reconciled. Interline staff will not retag bags. SAX gives the passenger the option to clear immigration and customs collect their bags at arrivals and have it rechecked at check-in on the outside.
Should the passenger not have proper documents to enter the country we send the passenger back to the airline involved and ensure that the airline find the bag/s, retag the bag/s before we update the system to advise that the passenger checked baggage in with SAX. Alternatively we revert back to the before mentioned. It is also very important for the agents to update the missing file with BR and stress that the passenger was to pick his/her bag up in JNB but neglected to do so.
The passenger shall not include the following items in his/her checked baggage, and SAX will assume no liability for loss or damage and may refuse to carry as checked baggage or shy check:
Passenger carry-on baggage is limited to ONE piece not exceeding certain size and weight restrictions which enable it to be safely stowed wither under the seat in front of the passenger or in an overhead bin, locker or compartment. If baggage cannot be stored by this means or is of excessive weight or is considered unsafe for any reason, it must be checked as checked baggage/ sky check in the aircraft hold. Carry-on baggage is usually included when calculating a passenger’s actual free baggage allowance.
The following list (aligned with ICAO and IATA recommended practice) is provided as a guideline of what items are not to be allowed in the cabin of SAX aircraft. Items indicated on this list, except hunting rifles, shotguns and ammunition, may however be carried in the checked baggage of passengers. This does not include the obvious items considered as harmful items i.e. knives, firearms, explosives, grenades, etc.
NOTE: Manicure sets, including small scissors and metal nail files are permitted. Certain items not listed as Prohibited items which may be carried on a person or in cabin baggage for medical or other use, such as syringes and hypodermically needles should be declared the airline check-in agent or checkpoint security staff. The airline will accept this carriage of these items in the cabin of the aircraft only if such items are accompanied by clearly labelled medication such as insulin or other life saving medicines. Unlabeled or unidentified substances accompanied with syringes, or packs of needles not accompanied by the above may be denied for carriage on a person or within cabin baggage. Passengers carrying these items, not requiring access to such items during flight are encouraged to rather pack these within their checked baggage. When such items are considered as unjustified or non essential, security staff may confiscate such items if a passenger fails to provide sufficient reason and/or medical evidence to carry such items. Further restrictions on items allowed in sterile areas of airports, may be imposed or may differ from country to country, dependant on the Policy of the Local Authorities. Portable Electronic Devices (PEDS).To minimize the risk of PED’s interfering with the aircraft systems, the carrier must ensure that passengers are adequately briefed on the potential dangers of using PEDs onboard aircrafts. Certain PEDs may only be used during the cruise phase of the flight with permission of the Captain, who has the final authority regarding such usage include. These include:
For carriage of quantities in excess of 5kg, check with the carrier.
If any doubt with dangerous goods the IATA dangerous goods manual must be consulted and if the matter is still unclear the item/s may not be transported until such a time the matter is resolved.
In terms of International Civil Aviation Security Regulations, firearms, knives, sharp objects and or any items that may be construed as a dangerous item, whether of metal or other material, and some sporting goods must be packed in checked baggage, they cannot be carried in the cabin baggage or on person. These items include (but are not limited to) knives and knife-like objects, box cutters, corkscrews with blades, straight razor, long metal nail files, scissors with pointed tips, dangerous good (hazardous materials unless approved), tradesmen’s tools, hypodermic needles (unless required for medical reasons), knitting needles, other sharp pointed/ penetrating objects and sporting goods such as bats, bows, and arrows, cues, darts, golf clubs and sling shots (catapults), material art devices, real /toy/replica weapons (whether or plastic or metal). Most items listed may be carried in your checked baggage, subjected to Dangerous Goods Regulations. Firearms, sporting weapons and or declares security items of high value may be tendered to the appropriate firearm handling counters for safe handling. Any of these items not declared to the airline or identified to cabin baggage at the security screening points will be confiscated and not returned. SA Express has no liability what so ever regarding the loss of the above mentioned articles. Passengers requiring the use of medical syringes in flight, such as diabetic and other passengers with documented proof of medical need must ensure that it is professionally packed and labelled. If not, the medication will be removed.
NB. No firearms may be transported to George.
Any other weapons or dangerous items such as :
May be transported via the firearm desk to any SA Express destination.
Conditions of Carriage
Conditions of Carriage
Terms and condition
Last Updated: 21 June 2015
IMPORTANT NOTICE – further terms and conditions such as the ticket returns policy, upgrades policy, commercial terms and suspensive conditions (“the Fare Rules”) are displayed as a link from this website and users can access same after the booking but before the payment cycle. Such fare rules are deemed part of these web site terms and conditions.
In this document:
SAX means SA Express; SAA means South African Airways; and FLYEXPRESS means this website, FLYSAA means the South African Airways website including the SAABIZ website.
1.1 Persons using the FLYEXPRESS web site for any reason whatsoever, subject themselves to and agree to the terms and conditions of FLYEXPRESS when accessing the web site as set out below. 1.2 This web site is intended to provide the user with information regarding FLYEXPRESS, its products offered and/or services rendered. 1.3 Without derogating from the aforegoing, FLYEXPRESS hereby authorises the user to view, copy, download to a local drive, print and distribute the content of this web site, or any part thereof, provided that: 1.3.1 such content is used for information and/or non-commercial purposes only; and 1.3.2 any reproduction of the content of this web site, or portion thereof, must include the following copyright notice: © SAX 2005. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 1.4 Users that wish to use content from this site for commercial purposes may only do so with prior written permission.
All content, trademarks and data on this web site, including but not limited to, software, databases, text, graphics, icons, hyperlinks, private information, and designs are the property of or licensed to SAX, and as such, are protected from infringement by domestic and international legislation and treaties. Subject to the rights afforded to the user herein, all other rights to all intellectual property on this site is expressly reserved.
3.1 The full name and legal status of the web site owner is: South African Express Airways (Pty) Ltd, reg. No. 1990/007412/07 3.2 The full address of the web site owner is detailed hereunder. 3.3 The web site address of this web site is: www.flyexpress.aero; www.flysax.com; www.saexpress.co.za
3.4 Directors of SAX: Directors of SAX should readDirectors: (1)LG Boyle (Chairperson), *I Ntshanga (Chief Executive Officer), C Christodoulou, VW Cuba,LJ Ledwaba, BF Mohale, (2)B Ssamula, G van Heerden, M VusoCompany Secretary: E Isenschmid
1.British 2.Ugandan *Executive Director 3.5 Physical address for receipt of legal service: 4th Floor Offices, West Wing, Pier Development, Johannesburg International Airport. 3.6 Main business: Local and regional passenger/cargo air transportation. 3.7 COSTS/PAYMENT METHODS 3.7.1 Taxes: The following taxes are levied – Value-Added Tax, Airports Tax and Security Tax. 3.7.2 Manner of payment: All major credit cards. 3.7.3 Records of transactions: A record of the transaction is e-mailed to the user.
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8.1 No information or data on this web site is an offer, but merely an invitation to do business. 8.2 Merely sending a data message to this web site shall conclude no agreements or its owners, valid agreements are only concluded as detail above. 8.3 Data messages, such as e-mail, are only deemed to have been received by FLYEXPRESS once reply to and such a reply does not include an auto-reply.
The use of non-malicious search technology, such as “web-crawlers” or “web-spiders”, to search and gain information from this web site is not permitted if such technology will result in slowing down this web site’ server or copyright infringement of any data and information available from this web site. Data and information may only be used in compliance with sections 1 hereof.
10.1 FLYEXPRESS may provide links to the user only as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply FLYEXPRESS’s endorsement of such sites. 10.2 Linked web sites or pages are not subject to the control of FLYEXPRESS. FLYEXPRESS shall not be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, in any way for the contents, use, or inability to use or access any linked web sites or any links contained in a linked web site
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12.1 Subject to the provisions of sections 43(5) and 43(6) of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, FLYEXPRESS shall not be liable for any damage, loss or liability of whatsoever nature arising from the use or inability to use this web site or the services or content provided from and through this web site. Furthermore, FLYEXPRESS makes no representations or warranties, implied or otherwise, that, amongst others, the content and technology available from this web site are free from errors or omissions or that the service will be 100% uninterrupted and error free. 12.2 This web site is supplied on an “as is” basis and has not been compiled or supplied to meet the user’s individual requirements. It is the sole responsibility of the user to satisfy itself prior to entering into this agreement with FLYEXPRESS that the service available from and through this web site will meet the user’s individual requirements and be compatible with the user’s hardware and/or software 12.3 Information, ideas and opinions expressed on this site should not be regarded as professional advice or the official opinion of FLYEXPRESS and users are encouraged to consult professional advice before taking any course of action related to information, ideas or opinions expressed on this site 12.4 All items purchased from FLYEXPRESS are made pursuant to agreements with shipping and delivery agents and risk of loss pass from FLYEXPRESS to such agents upon delivery of any item to such SAA or its partners 12.5 Neither FLYEXPRESS nor any of its agents or representatives shall be liable for any damage, loss or liability of whatsoever nature arising from the use or inability to use any product sold on this website
13.1 These Terms and Conditions of Use constitute the entire agreement between FLYEXPRESS and you, the user of this web site. Any failure by FLYEXPRESS to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use shall in no way constitute a waiver of such right or provision. 13.2 In the event that any term or condition of the use of this web site is not fully enforceable or valid for any reason, such term(s) or condition(s) shall be severable from the remaining terms and conditions. The remaining terms and conditions shall not be affected by such unenforceability or invalidity and shall remain enforceable and applicable.
14.1 If the user’s journey involves an ultimate destination or stop in a country other than the country of departure the Warsaw Convention may be applicable and the Convention governs and in most cases limits the liability of SAX or its partners for death or personal injury and in respect of loss of or damage to baggage. See also notices headed “Advice to International Users on Limitation of Liability” and “Notice of Baggage Liability Limitations”. 14.2 As used in this contract “ticket” means this user ticket and baggage check, or this itinerary/receipt if applicable, in the case of an electronic ticket, of which these conditions and the notices form part, “carriage” is equivalent to transportation”, “SAX or its partners” means all air SAX or its partners that carry or undertake to carry the user or his baggage hereunder or perform any other service incidental to such air carriage, “electronic ticket” means the Itinerary/Receipt issued by or on behalf of SAX or its partners, the Electronic Coupons and, if applicable, a boarding document. “WARSAW CONVENTION” means the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air signed at Warsaw, 12th October 1929, or that Convention as amended at The Hague, 28th September 1955, whichever may be applicable. 14.3 Carriage hereunder is subject to the rules and limitations relating to liability established by the Warsaw Convention unless such carriage is not “international carriage” as defined by that Convention. 14.4 To the extent not in conflict with the foregoing carriage and other services performed by each SAX or its partners are subject to: (i) provisions contained in the ticket; (ii) applicable tariffs; (iii) SAX or its partner’s conditions of carriage and related regulations which are made part hereof (and are available on application at the offices of SAX or its partners), except in transportation between a place in the United States or Canada and any place outside thereof to which tariffs in force in those countries apply. 14.5 SAX or its partner’s name may be abbreviated in the ticket, the full name and its abbreviation being set forth in SAX or its partner’s tariffs, conditions of carriage, regulations or timetables; SAX or its partner’s address shall be the airport of departure shown opposite the first abbreviation of SAX or its partner’s name in the ticket; the agreed stopping places are those places set forth in this ticket or as shown in SAX or its partner’s timetables as scheduled stopping places on the user’s route; carriage to be performed hereunder by several successive SAX or its partner is regarded as a single operation. 14.6 An air SAX or its partners issuing a ticket for carriage over the lines of another air SAX or its partners does so only as its Agent. 14.7 Any exclusion or limitation of liability of SAX or its partners shall apply to and be for the benefit of agents, servants and representatives of SAX or its partners and any person whose aircraft is used by SAX or its partners for carriage and its agents, servants and representatives. 14.8 Checked baggage will be delivered to bearer of the baggage check. In case of damage to baggage moving in international transportation complaint must be made in writing to SAX or its partners forthwith after discovery of damage and, at least, within seven days from receipt; in case of delay, complaint must be made within 21 days from date the baggage was delivered. See tariffs or conditions of carriage regarding non-international transportation. 14.9 This ticket is good for carriage for one year from date of issue, except as otherwise provided in this ticket, in SAX or its partner’s tariffs’, conditions of carriage, or related regulations. The fare for carriage hereunder is subject to change prior to commencement of carriage. SAX or its partners may refuse transportation if the applicable fare has not been paid. 14.10 SAX or its partners undertakes to use its best efforts to carry the user and baggage with reasonable dispatch. Times shown in timetables or elsewhere are not guaranteed and form no part of this contract. SAX or its partners may without notice substitute alternate SAX or its partner or aircraft, and may alter or omit stopping places shown on the ticket in case of necessity. Schedules are subject to change without notice. SAX or its partners assumes no responsibility for making connections. 14.11 Users shall comply with Government travel requirements, present exit, entry and other required documents and arrive at airport by time fixed by SAX or its partners or, if no time is fixed, early enough to complete departure procedures. 14.12 No agent, servant or representative of SAX or its partners has authority to alter, modify or waive any provision of this contract. 14.13 SAX OR ITS PARTNERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE CARRIAGE TO ANY PERSON WHO HAS ACQUIRED A TICKET IN VIOLATION OF APPLICABLE LAW OR SAX OR ITS PARTNER’S TARIFFS, RULES OR REGULATIONS. 14.14 ADVICE TO INTERNATIONAL USERS ON LIMITATION OF LIABILITY 14.14.1 If your journey involves a destination or stop in a country other than the one from which you depart, the Warsaw Convention may govern the liability of all airlines involved in your journey, including any portion thereof within a single country. This Convention limits the liability of airlines for death or personal injury and for baggage loss or damage. Many airlines and SAX or its partners have waived the Warsaw Convention limits for personal injury or death and the defence that they have taken all necessary measures to avoid the damage for the first 100,000 Special Drawing Rights of any such claim. 14.14.2 In addition, in cases of death or bodily injury many airlines and SAX or its partners will make advance payments to the person entitled to compensation, if required to meet immediate economic needs, in proportion to the hardship suffered. In accordance with EC Council Regulation No. 2027/97 (“the Regulation”). Community air SAX or its partners as defined in the Regulation make such payments to the person entitled to compensation. Other airlines and SAX or its partners may apply alternate provisions. 14.14.3 Consequently, you should inform yourself of the conditions applicable to your journey. The Conditions of Carriage of each airline involved in your journey, including its liability limits, are available from that airline. Liability for loss, delay, or damage to baggage is limited unless a higher value is declared in advance and additional charges are paid. For most international travel (including domestic portions of international journeys) the liability limit is approximately US Dollars 9,07 per pound (US Dollars 20 per kilogram) for checked baggage and US Dollars 400 per user for unchecked baggage. For travel wholly between US points, Federal rules require any limit on an airline’s baggage liability to be at least US Dollars 1250 per user. Excess valuation may be declared on certain types of articles. Some SAX or its partners assume no liability for fragile, valuable or perishable articles. Further information may be obtained from the SAX or its partners. In those countries where Denied Boarding Compensation regulations are in force, SAX or its partners operate compensation plans for users with confirmed reservations who are denied boarding because of non-availability of seats caused by overbooking. Details of these plans are available at the airline’s offices. The price of a ticket may include taxes and fees, which are imposed on air transportation by government authorities. These taxes and fees, which may represent a significant portion of the cost of air travel, are either included in the fare, or shown separately in the ‘TAX’ box(es) of this ticket. You may also be required to pay taxes or fees not already collected. If you break your journey for more than 72 hours at any point, please reconfirm your intention of using your continuing or return reservation. (This is not required by all airlines). To do so, please inform the airline office at the point where you intend to resume your journey at least 72 hours before departure of your flight. Failure to reconfirm will result in the cancellation of your reservation(s). If your journey is wholly within Europe this notice does not apply to you. The time shown on the flight coupon is the departure time of the aircraft. However, to ensure on-time departure you must plan to arrive at the airport and report to the check-in counter in good time before the departure time. Flights cannot be held for users arriving late and not responsibility can be accepted in such cases. Therefore, it is in your own interest to check with the SAX or its partners on transport facilities and the minimum time required for check-in. SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS is the actual SAA or its partners only when “SA” is entered in the “SAA or its partners” box of the flight coupon(s). Any other abbreviation in that box denotes another SAA or its partners.
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General conditions of carriage
ARTICLE 1 – WHAT PARTICULAR EXPRESSIONS MEAN IN THESE CONDITIONS
As you read these conditions, please note that:
1.1 “We”, “our” “ourselves” and “us” means South African Express Airways (Proprietary) Limited. t/a SA Express 1.2 You”, “your” and “yourself” means any person, except members of the crew, carried or to be carried in an aircraft pursuant to a Ticket. (See also definition for “Passenger”) 1.3 AGREED STOPPING PLACES” means those places, except the place of departure and the place of destination, set out in the Ticket as scheduled stopping place on your route 1.4 AIRLINE DESIGNATOR CODE” means the two-characters or three letters which identify particular air carriers. 1.5 AUTHORISED AGENT” means a passenger sales agent who has been appointed by us to represent us in the sale of air transportation on our services. 1.6 “BAGGAGE” means your personal property accompanying you in connection with your trip. Unless otherwise specified, it consists of both your Checked (including Skycheck) and Unchecked Baggage. 1.7 BAGGAGE CHECK,” means those portions of the Ticket which relate to the carriage of your Checked Baggage (including Skycheck). 1.8 “BAGGAGE IDENTIFICATION TAG” means a document issued solely for identification of Checked Baggage (including Skycheck). 1.9 “CARRIER” means an air carrier other than ourselves, whose airline designator code appears on your Ticket or on a Conjunction Ticket. 1.10 “CHECKED BAGGAGE (including Skycheck)” means Baggage of which we take custody and for which we have issued a Baggage Check. 1.11 “CHECK-IN DEADLINE” means the time limit specified by the airline by which you must have completed check-in formalities and received your boarding pass. 1.12 “CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT” means those statements contained in or delivered with Ticket or Itinerary/Receipt, identified as such and which incorporate by reference, these Conditions of Carriage and notices. 1.13 “CONJUNCTION TICKET” means a Ticket issued to you with relation to another Ticket which together constitute a single contract of carriage. 1.14 “CONVENTION” means whichever of the following instruments are applicable: 1.14.1 the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air, signed as Warsaw, 12 October 1929 (hereinafter referred to as the Warsaw Convention); 1.14.2 the Warsaw Convention as amended at The Hague on 28 September 1955; 1.14.3 the Warsaw Convention as amended by Additional Protocol No. 1 of Montreal (1975); 1.14.4 the Warsaw Convention as amended at The Hague and by Additional Protocol No. 2 of Montreal (1975); 1.14.5 the Warsaw Convention as amended at The Hague and by Additional Protocol No. 4 of Montreal (1975); 1.14.6 Guadalajara supplementary Convention (1961) (Guadalajara) 1.14.7 the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air signed at Montreal on 28th May 1999. 1.15 “COUPON” means both a paper Flight Coupon and an Electronic Coupon, each of which entitle the named passenger to travel on the particular flight identified on it. 1.16 “DAMAGE” includes death, wounding, or bodily injury to a Passenger, loss, partial loss, theft or other damage, arising out of or in connection with carriage or other services incidental thereto performed by us. 1.17 “DAYS” means calendar days, including all seven days of the week; provided that, for the purpose of notification, the day upon which notice is dispatched shall not be counted; and provided further that for purposes of determining duration of validity of a Ticket, the day upon which the Ticket is issued, or the flight commenced shall not be counted. 1.18 “ELECTRONIC COUPON” means an electronic flight coupon or other value document held in our database. 1.19 “ELECTRONIC TICKET” means the Itinerary/Receipt issued by us or on our behalf, the Electronic Coupons and, if applicable, a boarding document. 1.20 “FLIGHT COUPON” means that portion of the Ticket that bears the notation “good for passenger,” or in the case of an Electronic Ticket, the Electronic Coupon, and indicates the particular places between which you are entitled to be carried. 1.21 “FORCE MAJEURE” means unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond your control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised. 1.22 “ITINERARY/RECEIPT” means a document we issue to Passengers travelling on Electronic Tickets that contain the Passenger’s name, flight information and notices. 1.23 “PASSENGER” means any person, except members of the crew, carried or to be carried in an aircraft pursuant to a Ticket. (See also definition for “you”, “your” and “yourself”). 1.24 “PASSENGER COUPON” or “PASSENGER RECEIPT” means that portion of the Ticket issued by us or on our behalf, which is so marked and which ultimately is to be retained by you. 1.25 “SDR” means a Special Drawing Right as defined by the International Monetary Fund. 1.26 “STOPOVER” means the scheduled stop on your journey, at a point between the place of departure and the place of destination. 1.27 “TARIFF” means the published fares, charged and/or related Conditions of Carriage of an airline filed, where required, with the appropriate authorities. 1.28 “TICKET” means either the document entitled “Passenger Ticket and Baggage Check” or the Electronic Ticket, in each case issued by us or on our behalf, and includes the conditions of Contract, notices and Coupons. 1.29 “UNCHECKED BAGGAGE” means any of your baggage other than Checked Baggage (including Skycheck).
ARTICLE 2 – APPLICABILITY
2.1 GENERAL: Except as provided in Articles 2.2, 2.4 and 2.5, our Conditions of Carriage apply only on those flights, or flight segments, where our name or Airline Designator Code is indicated in the carrier box of the Ticket for that flight or flight segment and in any cases where we have a legal liability to you. These Conditions also apply to gratuitous and reduced fare carriage except to the extent that we have provided otherwise in our rules or regulations or in the relevant contracts, passes or tickets. 2.2 CHARTER OPERATIONS If carriage is performed pursuant to a charter agreement, these Conditions of Carriage apply only to the extent they are incorporated by reference or otherwise, in the charter agreement or the Ticket. 2.3 CODE SHARES On some services we have arrangements with other carriers known as “Code Shares”. This means that even if you have a reservation with us and hold a ticket where our name or airline designator code is indicated as the carrier, another carrier may operate the aircraft. If such arrangements apply we will advise you of the carrier operating the aircraft at the time you make a reservation. 2.4 OVERRIDING LAW These Conditions of Carriage are applicable unless they are inconsistent with our Tariffs or applicable law in which event such Tariffs or laws shall prevail. If any provision of these Conditions of Carriage is invalid under any applicable law, the other provisions hereof shall nevertheless remain valid. 2.5 CONDITIONS PREVAIL OVER REGULATIONS Except as provided in these Conditions of Carriage, in the event of inconsistency between these Conditions of Carriage and any other regulations we may have, dealing with particular subjects, these Conditions of Carriage shall prevail.
ARTICLE 3 – TICKETS
3.1 GENERAL PROVISIONS We will provide carriage only to the Passenger named in the Ticket, and you may be required to produce appropriate identification. A Ticket is not transferable. Some Tickets are sold at discounted fares which may be partially or completely non-refundable. You should choose the fare best suited to your needs. You may also wish to ensure that you have appropriate insurance to cover instances where you have to cancel your Ticket. If you have a Ticket, as described in 3.1.3 above, which is completely unused, and you are prevented from travelling due to Force Majeure, provided that you promptly advise us and furnish evidence of such Force Majeure, we will provide you with a credit of the non-refundable amount of the fare, for future travel on us, subject to deduction of a reasonable administration fee. The Ticket is and remains at all times the property of the issuing carrier. Requirement for a ticket. Except in the case of an Electronic Ticket, you shall not be entitled to be carried on a flight unless you present a valid Ticket containing the Flight Coupon for the flight and all other unused Flight Coupons and the Passenger Coupon. In addition, you shall not be entitled to be carried if the Ticket presented is mutilated or if it has been altered otherwise than by us or our Authorised Agent. In the case of an Electronic Ticket, you shall not be entitled to be carried on a flight unless you provide positive identification and a valid Electronic Ticket has been duly issued in your name and delivered to you. Loss, etc, of ticket. (a) In case of loss or mutilation of a Ticket (or part of it) by you or non-presentation of a Ticket containing the Passenger Coupon and all unused Flight Coupons, upon your request we will replace such Ticket (or part of it) by issuing a new Ticket, provided there is evidence, readily ascertainable at the time, that a Ticket valid for the flight(s) in question was duly issued and you sign an agreement to reimburse us for any costs and losses, up to the value of the original ticket, which are necessarily and reasonably incurred by us or another carrier for misuse or fraud of the Ticket. We will not claim reimbursement from you for any such losses which result from our own negligence. The issuing carrier may charge a reasonable administration fee for this service unless the loss or mutilation was due to the negligence of the issuing carrier, or its agent. (b) Where such evidence is not available or you do not sign such an agreement, the carrier issuing the new Ticket may require you to pay up to the full Ticket price for a replacement Ticket, subject to refund if and when the original issuing carrier is satisfied that the lost or mutilated Ticket has not been used before the expiry of its validity. If, upon finding the original Ticket before the expiry of its validity, you surrender it to the carrier issuing the new Ticket, the foregoing refund will be processed at the time. A ticket is valuable and you should take appropriate measures to safeguard it and ensure it is not lost or stolen. 3.2 PERIOD OF VALIDITY Except as otherwise provided in the Ticket, these Conditions, or in applicable Tariffs, (which may limit the validity of a ticket, in which case the limitation will be shown on the Ticket), a Ticket is valid for: 1(a) one year from the date of issue in respect of international travel, as defined in the Convention; or 1(b) six months from the date of issue in respect of domestic travel wholly within the borders of the Republic of South Africa; or 1(c) subject to the first travel occurring within one year or six months from the date of issue of the Ticket, as the case may be for international and domestic travel respectively, one year from the date of first travel under the Ticket in respect of international travel and six months from the date of first travel under the Ticket in respect of domestic travel. When you are prevented from travelling within the period of validity of the Ticket because at the time you request reservations we are unable to confirm a reservation, the validity of such Ticket will be extended, or you may be entitled to a refund in accordance with Article 11. If after having commenced your journey, you are prevented from travelling within the period of validity of the Ticket by reason of illness, we may extend the period of validity of your Ticket until the date when you become fit to travel or until our first flight after such date, from the point where the journey is resumed on which space is available in the class of service for which the fare has been paid. Such illness must be attested to by a medical certificate. When the flight coupons remaining in the Ticket, or in the case of an Electronic Ticket, the electronic coupon, involve one or more Stopovers, the validity of such Ticket may be extended for not more than three months from the date shown on such certificate. In such circumstances, we will similarly extend the period of validity of Tickets of other members of your immediate family accompanying you. In the event of death of a Passenger en route, the Tickets of persons accompanying the Passenger may be modified by waiving the minimum stay or extending the validity. In the event of death in the immediate family of a Passenger who has commenced travel, the validity of the Passenger’s Tickets and those of his or her immediate family who are accompanying the Passenger may likewise be modified. Any such modification shall be made upon receipt of a valid death certificate and any such extension of validity shall not be for a period longer than forty-five (45) Days from the date of the death. 3.3 COUPON SEQUENCE AND USE The Ticket you have purchased is valid only for the transportation as shown on the Ticket, from the place of departure via any Agreed Stopping Places to the final destination. The fare you have paid is based upon our Tariff and is for the transportation as shown on the Ticket. It forms an essential part of our contract with you. The Ticket will not be honoured and will lose its validity if all the Coupons are not used in the sequence provided in the Ticket. Should you wish to change any aspect of your transportation you must contact us in advance. The fare for your new transportation will be calculated and you will be given the option of accepting the new price or maintaining your original transportation as ticketed. Should you be required to change any aspect of your transportation due to Force Majeure, you must contact us as soon as practicable and we will use reasonable efforts to transport you to your next Stopover or final destination, without recalculation of the fare. Should you change your transportation without our agreement, we will assess the correct price for your actual travel. You will have to pay any difference between the price you have paid and the total price applicable for your revised transportation. We will refund you the difference if the new price is lower but otherwise, your unused Coupons have no value. 4 Please be aware that while some types of changes will not result in a change of fare, others, such as changing the place of departure (for example if you do not fly the first segment) or reversing the direction you travel, can result in an increase in price. Many fares are valid only on the dates and for the flights shown on the Ticket and may not be changed at all, or only upon payment of an additional fee. Each Flight Coupon contained in your Ticket will be accepted for transportation in the class of service on the date and flight for which space has been reserved. When a Ticket is originally issued without a reservation being specified, space may be later reserved subject to our Tariff and the availability of space on the flight requested. Please be advised that in the event you do not show up for any flight without advising us in advance, we may cancel your return or onward reservations. However, if you do advise us in advance, we will not cancel your subsequent flight reservations. 3.4 NAME AND ADDRESS OF CARRIER Our name may be abbreviated to our Airline Designator Code, or otherwise, in the Ticket. Our address shall be deemed to be the airport of departure shown opposite the first abbreviation of our name in the “carrier” box in the Ticket, or in the case of an Electronic Ticket, as indicated for our first flight segment in the Itinerary Receipt
ARTICLE 4 – STOPOVERS
4.1 Stopovers may be permitted at Agreed Stopping Places subject to Government requirements and regulations. 4.2 Stopovers may be arranged with Carrier in advance and specified on the ticket.
ARTICLE 5 – FARES, TAXES, FEES AND CHARGES
5.1 FARES Fares apply only for carriage from the airport at the point of origin to the airport at the point of destination, unless otherwise expressly stated. Fares do not include ground transport service between airports and between airports and town terminals. Your fare will be calculated in accordance with our Tariff in effect on the date of payment of your ticket for travel on the specific dates and itinerary shown on it. Should you change your itinerary or dates of travel, this may impact the fare to be paid. 5.2 TAXES, FEES AND CHARGES Applicable taxes, fees and charges imposed by government or other authority, or by the operator of an airport, shall be payable by you. At the time you purchase your Ticket, you will be advised of taxes, fees and charges not included in the fare, most of which will normally be shown separately on the Ticket. The taxes, fees and charges imposed on air travel are constantly changing and can be imposed after the date of Ticket issuance. If there is an increase in tax, fee or charge shown on the Ticket, you will be obliged to pay it. Likewise, if a new tax, fee or charge is imposed even after Ticket issuance, you will be obliged to pay it. Similarly, in the event any taxes, fees for charges which you have paid to us at the time of Ticket issuance are abolished or reduced such that they no longer apply to you, or a lesser amount is due, you will be entitled to claim a refund. 5.3 CURRENCY Fares, taxes, fees and charges are payable in the currency of the country in which the Ticket is issued unless another currency is indicated by us or our Authorised Agent, at or before the time payment is made (for example, because of the non-convertibility of the local currency). We may, at our discretion, accept payment in another currency.
ARTICLE 6 – RESERVATIONS
6.1 RESERVATION REQUIREMENTS We or our Authorised Agent will record your reservation(s). Upon request we will provide you with written confirmation of your reservation(s). Certain fares have conditions which limit or exclude your right to change or cancel reservations. You should check the conditions that apply to your fare and we accept no responsibility for your failure to do so. 6.2 TICKETING TIME LIMITS If you have not paid for the Ticket prior to the specified ticketing time limit, as advised by us or our Authorised Agent, we may cancel your reservation. 6.3 PERSONAL DATA You recognise that personal data has been given to us for the purposes of making a reservation, purchasing a Ticket, obtaining ancillary services, developing and providing services, facilitating immigration and entry procedures, and making available such data to government agencies, in connection with your travel. For these purposes, you authorise us to retain and use such data and to transmit it to our own offices, Authorised Agents, government agencies, other Carriers or the providers of the above mentioned services. We shall not be liable to you for any loss or expense incurred due to our use or transmission of such data unless the loss or expense was due to our negligence. You may be required, by government regulations, to provide specific personal data or information to us, including information to enable us to notify family members in the event of an emergency. 6.4 SEATING We will endeavour to honour advance seating requests, however, we cannot guarantee any particular seat. We reserve the right to assign or reassign seats at any time, even after boarding of the aircraft. This may be necessary for operational, safety or security reasons. 6.5 RECONFIRMATION OF RESERVATIONS Onward or return reservations may be subject to the requirement to reconfirm the reservations within specified time limits. We will advise you when we require reconfirmation, and how and where it should be done. If it is required and you fail to reconfirm, we may cancel your onward or return reservations. However, if you advise us you still wish to travel, and there is space on the flight, we will reinstate your reservations and transport you. If there is no space on the flight we will use reasonable effects to transport you to your next or final destination. You should check the reconfirmation requirements of any other Carriers involved in your journey with them. Where it is required, you must reconfirm with the Carrier whose code appears for the flight in question on the Ticket. 6.6 CANCELLATION OF ONWARD RESERVATIONS Please be advised that if you do not show up for any flight without advising us in advance, we may cancel your return or onward reservations. However, if you do advise us in advance, we will not cancel your subsequent flight reservations.
ARTICLE 7 – CHECK-IN AND BOARDING
7.1 Check-in Deadlines are different at every airport and we recommend that you inform yourself about these Check-in Deadlines and honour them. Your journey will be smoother if you allow yourself ample time to comply with the Check-in Deadlines. We reserve the right to cancel your reservation if you do not comply with the Check-in Deadlines indicated. We or our Authorised Agents will advise you of the Check-in Deadline indicated. For any subsequent flights in your journey, you should inform yourself of the Check-in Deadlines. Check-in Deadlines for our flights can be found in our timetable, or may be obtained from us or our Authorised Agents. 7.2 You must personally be present at check-in, with your checked baggage (including Skycheck). No 3rd party check-in is allowed. You may not be accepted for carriage if you fail to personally present yourself for check-in. 7.3 You must be present at the boarding gate not later than the time specified by us when you check-in. 7.4 We may cancel the space reserved for you if you fail to arrive at the boarding gate in time. 7.5 We will not be liable to you for any loads or expense incurred due to your failure to comply with the provisions of this Article.
ARTICLE 8 – REFUSAL AND LIMITATION OF CARRIAGE
8.1 RIGHT TO REFUSE CARRIAGE In the reasonable exercise of our discretion, we may refuse to carry you or your Baggage if we have notified you in writing that we would not at any time after the date of such notice carry you on our flights. In this circumstance you will be entitled to a refund. We may also refuse to carry you or your Baggage if one or more of the following have occurred or we reasonably believe may occur: such action is necessary in order to comply with any applicable government laws, regulations, or orders; the carriage of you or your Baggage may endanger or affect the safety, health and materially affect the comfort of other passengers or crew; your mental or physical state, including your impairment from alcohol or drugs, presents a hazard or risk to yourself, to passengers, to crew, or to property; you have committed misconduct on a previous flight, and we have reason to believe that such conduct may be repeated; you have refused to submit to a security check; you have not paid the applicable fare, taxes, fees or charges; you do not appear to have valid travel documents, may seek to enter a country through which you may be in transit, or for which you do not have valid travel documents, destroy your travel documents during flight or refuse to surrender your travel documents to the flight crew, against receipt, when so requested; you present a Ticket that has been acquired unlawfully, has been purchased from an entity other than us or our Authorised Agent, or has been reported as being lost or stolen, is a counterfeit, or you cannot prove that you are the person named on the Ticket; you have failed to comply with the requirements set forth in Article 3.3 above concerning coupon sequence and use, or you present a Ticket which has been issued or altered in any way, other than by us or our Authorised Agent, or the Ticket is mutilated; you fail to observe our instructions with respect to safety or security; any other reason or circumstance exists which in our reasonable opinion entitles us to refuse to carry you or your Baggage; you have previously committed one of the acts or omissions referred to above. 8.2 SPECIAL ASSISTANCE Acceptance for carriage of unaccompanied children, incapacitated persons, pregnant women, persons with illness or other people requiring special assistance is subject to prior arrangement with us. Passengers with disabilities who have advised us of any special requirements they may have at the time of ticketing, and been accepted by us, shall not subsequently be refused carriage on the basis of such disability or special requirements, but our regulations or government regulations may apply to the transport of such passengers copies of which can be obtained from the SAA’s local representative office. Special Assistance passengers may not be seated near an Emergency Exit. 8.3 OVERLOADING If the Carrier believes that the aircraft weight limitation or seating capacity would otherwise be exceeded Carrier will decide in its reasonable discretion and subject to the provisions of articles 9.6.3 and 10.2.4 of these General Conditions of Carriage, which Passengers and Baggage shall be carried.
ARTICLE 9 – BAGGAGE
9.1 FREE BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE You may carry some Baggage, free of charge, subject to our conditions and limitations, which are available upon request from us or our Authorised Agents and are available on our website www.flysaa.com 9.2 EXCESS BAGGAGE You will be required to pay a charge for carriage of Baggage in excess of the free Baggage allowance. These rates are available from us upon request and are available on our website www.flysaa.com. 9.3 ITEMS UNACCEPTABLE AS BAGGAGE You must not include in your Baggage items which do not constitute Baggage as defined in Article 1; items which are likely to endanger the aircraft or persons or property on board the aircraft, such as those specified in the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations, and in our regulations (further information is available from us on request); items the carriage of which is prohibited by the applicable laws, regulations or orders of any state to be flown from or to; items which are reasonably considered by us to be unsuitable for carriage because they are dangerous, unsafe or by reason of their weight, size, shape or character, or which are fragile or perishable having regard to, among other things, the type of aircraft being used. Information about unacceptable items is available upon request; Firearms and ammunition of any nature are prohibited from carriage as, or within Checked Baggage (including Skycheck). We may accept such items as part of your baggage allowance and will provide you with assistance in the acceptance of such items. Firearms must be unloaded with the safety catch on, and suitably packed. Carriage of ammunition is subject to ICAO and IATA regulations as specified in 184.108.40.206. Weapons such as swords, knives and similar items may be accepted as Checked Baggage at our discretion, but will not be permitted in the cabin of the aircraft. SA Express will not be liable for damage to unchecked baggage unless such damage is caused by the Airline’s negligence. SA Express shall have no liability whatsoever for damage to articles not permitted to be contained in checked baggage, including Sky-Check. This includes fragile or perishable items, items having a special value, such as money, jewellery, colognes and perfumes, leather jackets, precious metals, computers, personal electronic devices, cellular telephones, cameras, audio and video equipment, negotiable papers, securities, business documents, passports and other identification documents or samples. If, despite being prohibited, any items referred to in 9.3.1, 9.3.2 and 9.3.4 are included in your Baggage, we shall not be responsible for any loss of or damage to such items. 9.4 RIGHT TO REFUSE CARRIAGE 9.4.1 Subject to paragraph 9.3.2 and 9.3.3, we will refuse to carry as Baggage the items described in 9.3, and we may refuse further carriage of any such items upon discovery. The right of search, whether exercised or not, constitute an agreement by us, either express or implied, to carry items within your Baggage which would otherwise be precluded from carriage. 9.4.2 We may refuse to carry as Baggage any item reasonably considered by us to be unsuitable for carriage because of its size, shape, weight, content, character, or for safety or operational reasons, or the comfort of other passengers. Information about unacceptable items is available upon request. 9.4.3 We may refuse to carry as Baggage any item, due to safety, security or operational reasons, including Baggage which does not belong to you and which you have pooled* with your Baggage. *Baggage or items packed within your baggage that was passed on to you by a 3rd party, or baggage carried on behalf of someone else, the contents of which are not known to you must be declared to . The identification of such items, without you informing us could result in the refusal of carriage, and possible legal action. We do not accept liability for such Baggage and are entitled to an indemnity from you in respect of claims or losses incurred as a result of damage caused to it. 9.4.4 We may refuse to accept Baggage for carriage unless it is in our reasonable opinion properly and securely packed in suitable containers. Information about packing and containers unacceptable to us is available upon request. 9.5 RIGHT OF SEARCH For reasons of safety and security we may request that you permit a search and scan of your person and a search, scan or x-ray of your Baggage. If you are not available, your Baggage may be searched in your absence of the purpose of determining whether you are in possession of or whether your Baggage contains any item described in 9.3.1 or any firearms, ammunition or weapons, which have not been presented to us in accordance with 9.3.2 or 9.3.3. If you are unwilling to comply with such request we may refuse to carry you and your Baggage. In the event a search or scan causes Damage to you, or an x-ray or scan causes damage to your Baggage, we shall not be liable for such Damage unless due to our fault or negligence. 9.6 CHECKED BAGGAGE (including Skycheck) 9.6.1 Upon delivery to us of your Baggage which you wish to check we will take custody of, and issue a Baggage Identification Tag for, each piece of your Checked Baggage (including Skycheck). 9.6.2 Checked Baggage (including Skycheck) must have your name or other personal identification affixed to it. 9.6.3 Checked Baggage (including Skycheck) will, whenever possible, be carried on the same aircraft as you, unless we decide for safety, security or operational reasons to carry it on an alternative flight. If your Checked Baggage (including Skycheck) is carried on a subsequent flight we will deliver it to you, unless applicable law requires you to be present for customs clearance. 9.7 UNCHECKED BAGGAGE 9.7.1 We may specify maximum dimensions and/or weight for Baggage which you carry on to the aircraft. If we have not done so, Baggage which you carry onto the aircraft must fit under the seat in front of you or in an enclosed storage compartment in the cabin of the aircraft. If your Baggage cannot be stored in this manner, it must be carried as Checked Baggage (including Skycheck). 9.7.2 Objects not suitable for carriage in the cargo compartment (such as delicate musical instruments), and which do not meet the requirements in 9.7.1 above, will only be accepted for carriage in the cabin compartment if you have given us notice in advance and permission has been granted by us. You may have to pay a separate charge for this service. 9.8 COLLECTION AND DELIVERY OF CHECKED BAGGAGE (including Skycheck) 9.8.1 Subject to Article 9.6.3, you are required to collect your Checked Baggage (including Skycheck) as soon as it is made available at your destination or Stopover. Should you not collect it within reasonable time, we may charge you a storage fee. Should your Checked Baggage (including Skycheck) not be claimed within three (3) months of the time it is made available, we may dispose of it without any liability to you. 9.8.2 Only the bearer of the Baggage Check and Baggage Identification Tag, is entitled to delivery of the Checked Baggage (including Skycheck). 9.8.3 If a person claiming Checked Baggage (including Skycheck) is unable to produce the Baggage Check and identify the Baggage by means of Baggage Identification Tag, we will deliver the Baggage to such person only on condition that he or she establishes to our satisfaction his or her right to the Baggage and if required by us, such person shall furnish adequate security to reimburse us for any loss, damage or expense which may be incurred by us as a result of such delivery.
9.8.4 While you wait for your delayed baggage, we will make every reasonable effort to minimize your inconvenience. If you are not a resident of the country you have arrived in, we will reimburse you for reasonable expenses that you may incur when buying essential items, using the following guidelines:
When boarding a flight, you need to pay special attention to bring along compulsory documents such as valid IDs and passports, visas and health documentation if necessary.
In the event that you forget any of these documents, you should prioritse arrangements to get them before your flight departs, like driving home to fetch them or calling a family member to bring them for you.
Remembering to bring all your required documentation to the airport can often be a whole process on its own, which is why the e-ticketing system was created- to reduce the amount of extra documentation you need to carry with you.
What is e-ticketing?
An e-ticket (electronic ticketing) is an electronic version of a paper ticket, which is stored in an airline’s computer system. This acts as a confirmation of your seat in your particular flight. Since the airline keeps the ticket, a passenger is not required to travel with this piece of paper.
Here are a few facts you should know about e-ticketing:
We also recommend that you bring along your e-ticket itinerary (passenger itinerary receipt) when you travel, in case you are requested to present it.
You can collect tickets from any South African airport that offers SAA, SA Express or Airlink flights.
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Africa is such a vast continent that there’s always something new to see or do, and undoubtedly one of the most popular times to visit is during the summer season, especially in Southern Africa. For those from the Northern Hemisphere it provides a welcome respite from the cold and rain. For those of us more local, summer is the time for long holidays, lounging by the pool and maybe some leisurely game viewing. The weather is great (mostly!), there are loads of deals on both domestic flights and regional flights. The hardest thing you’ll have to do is choose exactly where you want to go. Beach getaways, city breaks, fantastic game viewing and marvelling at natural wonders are all options. So where will you be off to this summer? Here are our top picks for 2016/17.
Okavango Delta, Botswana
Catch a flight to Maun, and then spend a few days being amazed at the sights of the Okavango Delta. November to January are smack bang in the middle of summer and the rainy season, so expect it to be hot and very green. The views and scenery are stunning, although you may see less game than you would in the dry season.
A trip to Walvis Bay offers up some of the most exciting outdoor activities, from dolphin cruises to kite-boarding. With a number of activities on offer, and a variety of beach-side restaurants, a beach holiday to Namibia during the South African summer promises to be nothing short of memorable!
Knysna, South Africa
The jewel of South Africa’s spectacular garden route, Knysna is famed for its dramatic sandstone formations which separate the lagoon from the ocean. A charming town, big enough to keep you busy but small enough to feel idyllic, Knysna is home to some lovely restaurants, great beaches and the famous Knysna quays. There are cheap flights available from Johannesburg to George, and the drive from George airport to Knysna is easy and scenic, making it a perfect spot for locals and tourists alike. While you’re there, explore the Garden Route further. Visit the Tsitsikamma, check out the Sedgefield market and head down to Buffalo Bay for some surfing lessons. For the best cocktails around, head up to the bar at Pezula golf estate.
If you’re planning a trip to Swakopmund, be sure to set aside a day to spend on the beach. With high summer temperatures, and unforgettable spots for surfing and fishing, your holiday is sure to be one centred around the beach! The ideal destination for families who are looking to take a break from the hustle and bustle of South African cities but don’t want to venture too far, Swakopmund is merely a short flight away!
While you plan your South African summer holiday, be sure to keep an eye on flight specials – not only are you sure to save money, but you’re also guaranteed the best in local air travel service.
South Africa is a vast country full of travelers’ delights. Whether you’re visiting for culture, education, food and wine, beautiful beaches, hiking trails or the Big Five, there’s almost too much to experience. With the perfect blend of first world and third world to keep people coming back, South Africa is becoming more and more popular. Don’t worry though, there’s still plenty of unexplored and overlooked areas that are worth the trip. From the Northern Cape through to Gauteng, these hidden gems will make you want to visit right now – best you start searching for flight specials , because the road less travelled is about to be exposed. Here are some of South Africa’s best kept secrets, and you really don’t want to miss out on them.
We know, Johannesburg is hardly a ‘secret,’ right? Well, yes and no. Of course everybody knows about Johannesburg, but very few people know how much it offers and how worthwhile it is to visit, except the locals. Sure, there’s no mountain or sea, but there’s so much else! It definitely deserves to be more than just a quick stopover or hub for cheap domestic flights to other destinations. What’s worth doing in Joburg? There’s the apartheid museum and Soweto tour for history and culture, the Maboneng precinct for food, markets and art galleries, Sandton and Mall of Africa for world class shopping, cocktail bars fit for the stars, loads of heritage sites, mind blowing restaurants, the nearby Cradle of Humankind, and a lot of Big Five nature reserves within easy driving distance. So next time you’re in Joburg, don’t just pass through.
The Green Kalahari
Part of the Northern Cape, the Green Kalahari is a surprisingly lush area of the famously arid province. It’s also home to Orange River Cellars, the second largest wine producer in the world, and the biggest in South Africa. There’s so much to see and do here, from Augrabies falls – the biggest waterfall in South Africa – through to swimming in natural pools and gorging yourself on the best karoo meat and dried fruit. A little off the beaten track, the long journey to the Green Kalahari is worth the reward. It’s hard to find domestic flights to the area, so we suggest you take a drive and explore the old-fashioned way.
Clarens, Free State
Clarens is slowly gaining popularity with locals, but this little Free State gem is the kind of place that should be pulling people in for miles around. It’s within easy driving distance of Gauteng, and has all the old-school charm in the world. It even has its own brewery, which serves delicious homemade cherry juice, hazelnut ale, and cherry cider. This place is a hikers paradise, and it also plays home to the Golden Gate Highlands National Park, which is famous for its sandstone cliffs and San rock paintings. You can also get a dose of culture and history by visiting the Basotho Cultural Village.
Home to one of South Africa’s largest harbours, Richards Bay is a bustling industrial town that attracts many visitors, and not just for business. Boasting a diverse and unique wetland landscape and the entrance into Zululand, the town is an ideal stopover for businesspeople and leisure travellers alike.Industrial plants, mines and factories are paralleled by untouched beaches, beautiful coastlines and lush vegetation, offering up an experience that few other coastal towns can. Travellers who are interested in the industrial aspects of the town are more than welcome to embark on a number of tours that venture through the surrounding operations. Alternatively, catching a surf, soaking up the sun and enjoying what nature has to offer will keep the more laid-back travellers busy. Alternatively, travellers from all spheres can enjoy the variety of family-style restaurants, cafés and delis that offer up a delicious variation of food and delicacies.
If you’re looking at booking your flights to Richards Bay, be sure to keep an eye out on flight specials on all regional flights from SA Express. You’re sure to find a flight that is best suited to your schedule and your budget.
An ideal city from which to start an unforgettable African holiday, Windhoek boasts a refreshing mix of European and African culture and history. Whether you’re planning a memorable holiday into the Namibian National Parks or desert, or are simply visiting the city on account of business, there is plenty to see and do for all types of travellers.
The city of Windhoek boasts a number of hotels, pubs and restaurants that reflect the city’s mix of heritage. Home to a large German community, Windhoek is dappled with neo-baroque cathedrals, festive eateries and distinctive architecture, set against the backdrop of the arid Namibian moonscape. Welcoming and laid-back, the city of Windhoek is ideal for visitors who have their sights set on equal parts adventure and rest. Walk through the city and admire the history and culture, embark on a 4X4 adventure or simply stroll through Post Street Mall, filled with local curios and handmade collectables.
Whether you’re searching for flight specials to Windhoek, or for more information on regional flights, be sure to keep your eye on SAExpress. With daily fare specials on all regional and South African flights, you’re sure to find airfare that will suit your budget.
Nestled between the expansive ocean and sand dunes, Walvis Bay is an attraction like no other. Founded in 1793 by the Cape Dutch, the town is steeped in history. Dotted with colourful birdlife, Walvis Bay can be found at the edge of a lagoon that attracts large numbers of pelicans and flamingos, a treat for any Twitcher and ideal for travellers who are looking to make a laid-back pit-stop on the journey.
Whether you would prefer to take a kayak out to Pelican point or enjoy a 4X4 tour of Sandwich Harbour, Walvis Bay offers a number of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Dotted with a number of hotels, pubs and restaurants, there is certainly enough to keep you busy during your time in Walvis Bay.
Whether you’re booking a business trip or are planning a more elaborate family holiday, be sure to keep an eye out on flight specials from SAExpress. If unbeatable airfare is what you’re after, SAExpress offers flight specials on all regional flights, including flights to Walvis Bay.
The second largest city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lubumbashi is home to more than 1.3 million people. The city boasts a heady mix of old-world charm and modern African culture, attracting businesspeople, scholars and travellers from all over the world. English, Swahili and French are the three most prominent languages that are spoken in Lubumbashi, catering to both local and international visitors.
Touring the city by foot is the best way in which to soak up the vibrancy of this busy city, unless you prefer a more climate-controlled option – 4X4 vehicles are available for hire throughout the area, simplifying travel for those who are not used to the African heat. One of the more prominent tourist attractions is that of the Lubumbashi Zoo, home to numerous large cats, snakes and one of the world’s few termite collections.
Whether you’re planning an African adventure or simply need to pass through Lubumbashi for business, be sure to book your regional flights with SAExpress. For the best fares, keep an eye out for flight specials to the DRC. SAExpress offers unbeatable fares on all regional and South African flights, which makes it easier for you to plan an unforgettable adventure.