How to Redeem Your Expiring SAA Voyager Miles
South African Airways (SAA) has reminded members of its loyalty program, Voyager, to review their Voyager accounts as some of their Voyager Miles could expire on 31 March 2017.
SAA Voyager Miles are valid for three years, the calculation of which starts after the year in which the Miles were earned by a member and a validity year is calculated from 1 April to 31 March.
SAA Voyager members can redeem their accumulated miles by donating them to one of the three charities affiliated to the Voyager programme, namely the Reach for a Dream Foundation, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Wings and Wishes.
Established in 1988, the Reach for a Dream Foundation encourages children to use their dreams to fight life-threatening illnesses and to make those dreams come true. They use donated Miles to fly children with life-threatening diseases and their families to a dream destination.
Voyager Miles enables the WWF to save money in travel costs and direct more of its budget towards protecting natural environments, biodiversity and wildlife throughout South Africa.
For Wings and Wishes, Miles help them in transporting critically ill children to enable them to receive life-saving medical treatment. It assists an average of one child a day and helps with the transport of essential equipment such as portable dialysis machines.
Donated Voyager Miles make a real difference to so many worthy beneficiaries. Last year, members donated 27 486 938 Miles valued at R2.2 million to these charities, which went a long way towards easing the lives of those benefiting from the generosity of Voyager members.
South African Airways (SAA) Voyager is a loyalty programme owned by SAA (SOC) Limited and serves as the frequent flyer programmes for: SAA, SA Express (SOC) Limited, and Airlink Proprietary Limited.