To take a plane, registration is required. You can check-in directly at the airport. But the solution to not wasting too much time is recording via the Internet. This method is very favored by the company South African Airways. So don’t hesitate to take advantage of it. Plus, it’s very easy, just go to the official website of the South African National Airline. You can also do it with its mobile app, you just have to download it. Then complete the necessary form and click on save and it’s done. You can then print the boarding pass. However, printing is not possible online.
Online check-in for a South African Airways flight is only possible directly on the South African airline’s website, and this from 24 hours before the departure of your flight.
To check in online, you need your airline confirmation number. The “confirmation number” is the case number and can only be found on your “e-ticket receipt”. With this reference, often associated with your last name, you can check-in online at the website of the airline operating your flight. After this operation, you print your boarding pass yourself.
When is online check-in on a South African Airways flight not possible?
Online check-in is generally not possible for airline tickets when one or more segments of the flight schedule are operated by another airline.
If you try to check-in online when there are less than 90 minutes left before the departure of domestic flights and 150 minutes (2.5 hours) before the departure time of an international flight, the service becomes inaccessible, and in this case In this case, you must complete your procedure at the airport.
South African Airways reminds that its Online Check-in service is available on scheduled flights from or to the following airports:
Local airports: Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, East London, George, Hoedspruit, Johannesburg, Kimberley, Mthatha, Nelspruit, Phalaborwa, Pietermaritzburg, Polokwane, Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay, Upington.
International Airports: Windhoek, Washington DC, Walvis Bay, Victoria Falls, Tete, Perth, New York, Nampula, Nairobi, Munich, Mauritius, Maun, Maseru, Maputo, Manzini, Lilongwe, Lusaka, Luanda, Livingstone, London, Lagos, Kigali , Kinshasa, Hong Kong, Harare, Gaborone, Frankfurt, Entebbe, Dakar, Dar es Salaam, Blantyre, Beira, Abidjan, Antananarivo and Accra.
Other benefits of using the South African Airways Check-in service
With online check-in, you can choose the seat you prefer before everyone else. This method also avoids the worry of late check-in. Thus, this practice is very convenient for travelers who do not have baggage to check.
Depending on the condition of South African Airways, you can check in 24 hours before the flight. With this company, the use of self-service kiosks is also available in their check-in area. Thanks to this system, you will no longer need to go to the registration desks.
Check-in at the airport
It is best to check-in online to save time, however, for whatever reasons this service can sometimes be inaccessible, so the passenger must check-in at the airport. Just go to the check-in counter for your flight. This is the same place where you can drop off your luggage. Recently, there are automatic kiosks located in the airports served by South African Airways. They allow you to obtain your boarding pass directly and quickly; All you have to do is drop off your luggage at the counter.
Similar to online check-in, South African Airways passengers can check-in their flight using the South African airline’s mobile app. The added value: the boarding pass can be stored on the smartphone and serves as a regular plane ticket instead of the printed boarding pass.
What are the benefits of South African Airways mobile check-in?
The main advantage is that getting a mobile boarding pass offers many advantages and is therefore suitable for almost everyone. The advantages are among others:
– As a rule, the mobile boarding pass makes it unnecessary to print tickets.
– The mobile boarding pass can easily be stored on the mobile phone and does not take up space.
– Due to its digital nature, the mobile boarding pass is of course much more environmentally friendly than the printed boarding pass.
– If you are traveling with hand baggage only and your mobile boarding pass is already stored on your mobile phone, you can in many cases go directly to security at the airport.