Does SAA charge for seat selection?

Whether travelling alone, or in company, we all have our seating preferences. With our Advanced Seat Reservations system, you can now choose that window seat, be certain you are seated with your family, or ensure that extra bit of leg room. For a small additional fee, the choice is yours.

How to book your seat:

Simply choose your seat (window or aisle seat) online during the booking process on or you can even book your seat up to 24 hours before departure online under Manage My Booking. Advanced Seat Request is available on all SAA operated flights.

All it takes is 3 easy steps
  1. Login to Manage My Booking
  2. Select the Seats links from “Before my flight”
  3. From the seat map, select a seat for each passenger, accept the Terms and Conditions and pay the associated fee.

Do take note that having purchased a seat still requires you to check-in for your flight 24 hours prior to departure.