SAA Online Check-in

Checking-in online is so quick and easy that it will soon become an essential part of your flying routine. It’s so empoweringly addictive that you may never join a check-in queue again. And once you’re holding your self-printed boarding pass, you’ll feel like your journey has already begun.

You can check-in on your computer, tablet or smartphone via, or by using our mobi site at

Flights open for online check-in 24 hours before departure time. If you haven’t already selected a seat, or you want to change the one you have, it’s smart to log in as soon as possible to request your chosen seat where applicable. If you’re travelling in a group you can check-in everyone at once, then print out the boarding passes or have them emailed to you.

Online check-in stays open up to 90 minutes before domestic departures and up to two hours before international flights.

If you don’t have a printer to print your boarding pass, you can print it at the self-service check-in kiosks at the airport or collect it from an SAA check-in counter.

What’s in it for you?

  • No more queuing at the check-in counter
  • Extra time to spend shopping, eating or just arriving at the airport later
  • Pick your own seat, where applicable
  • Add your frequent  flyer number for more of those lovely Voyager Miles
  • Print your own boarding pass or get the boarding pass sent to your phone as a mobile boarding pass
  • Go straight to the bag drop-off counter, or straight to the boarding gate if you have hand luggage only.

Click here to check-in online