SAA Step-Up: Upgrade To Style And Comfort

SAA Step-Up: Upgrade To Style And Comfort



With South Africa Airways Step-Up programme, travellers can upgrade their economy seat to the comfort and luxury of Business Class.

Simply make us an offer of what you’d pay to upgrade to Business, enter your credit card details and submit your request.

Then, if your offer is successful, all that remains is to put your seat back, and enjoy all the luxuries SAA Business Class has to offer. You will have the benefit of using our dedicated check-in and boarding counters, as well as priority baggage handling at the airport. Enjoy exclusive access to our world-class airport lounges.

Arrive at your destination relaxed and ready for the world. Our awarded flat-bed seats* mean that you can lie back in ultimate comfort while indulging in award-winning cuisine perfectly paired with a glass of one of South Africa’s finest wines.

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Book your flight on, once you have obtained confirmed flight tickets, you will be sent an email notifying you about potential availability of seats for upgrades, along with a link to our Step-Up Offer page, where you can start bidding.


If you do not receive an email and have confirmed flights, you may check your eligibility below.

All it takes is 3 easy steps

1. Place your bid

Make us an offer by selecting the amount you would be willing to pay for an upgrade from Economy Class to Business Class.

2. Payment information

Enter your credit card details. Your credit card will only be charged if your offer is accepted.

3. Review and submit

We will advise you 24 hours prior departure if your offer is successful

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After completion you will receive an email confirming your request to upgrade your seat, which can then be used to change or cancel your request. You will also receive an updated e-ticket with your new travel information and the amount you offered will be deducted from your credit card.

Check your eligibility here.


  • Your credit card will not be charged unless your offer is successful.
  • Terms and conditions apply.
  • *Flat-bed seats available on selected aircraft types only.
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South African Airways (SAA) is the leading carrier in Africa, serving 74 destinations, in partnership with SA Express, SA Airlink and its low cost carrier, Mango, within South Africa and across the continent, and nine intercontinental routes from its Johannesburg hub. It is a member of the largest international airline network, Star Alliance.