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South African Airways

Virgin Australia is proud to be a codeshare partner with South African Airways - the national carrier of South Africa. Our partnership with South African Airways enables you to fly on our codeshare flight to Johannesburg. Our partnership offers Velocity Frequent Flyer members the ability to earn and redeem Velocity Points and gain Status Credits on eligible flights along with other service benefits including the use of South African Airways lounge at Johannesburg for Velocity Platinum and Gold Members.

South African Airways

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Virgin Australia codeshares on South African Airways non-stop service between Perth and Johannesburg using A340 aircraft, with onward connections available through SAA tickets to a number of cities in South Africa and over 35 cities on the African continent.

South African Airways operate modern A340 aircrafts between Perth and Johannesburg with award-winning lie-flat seats and 12 inch LED monitors in Business Class with and new seats, on demand in-seat entertainment with the latest movies plus complimentary food and beverages in the economy cabin in a 2-4-2 configuration.

Complimentary intra-terminal transfers are offered between domestic and international terminals for connecting guests in Perth.

Please select your city to view a transfers map, or find out more information about Transfers and Connecting Flights.

Carry-on Baggage

Your carry-on baggage allowance will depend on the operating carrier’s policy for each sector. The operating carrier of each sector is detailed in your itinerary.

View the Virgin Australia and South African Airways carry-on baggage guidelines. 

Checked Baggage

Your bags will be checked to your final destination when purchased in a single ticket, offering you a seamless customer experience.

Your included baggage allowance depends on the fare purchased and your Velocity membership level at time of travel. For more information see Checked Baggage.

Excess Baggage

Excess baggage fees will be charged for any items that exceed the free checked baggage allowance. For details see Excess Baggage.

South African Airways Lounge Access

Velocity Platinum, Gold members and guests travelling in Business class on South African Airways operated services receive complimentary entry into South African operated lounges in selected destinations throughout Africa.

For eligibility and more information, please visit International Lounge Access.

Frequent Flyer

Velocity members can earn, redeem points and gain status credits when travelling on eligible South African Airways operated services. Eligible Velocity members can enjoy additional benefits such as lounge entry, additional check in baggage allowance, priority airport check in and priority boarding.*

*For further details and eligibility, please visit the South African Airways partner page.

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For full terms and conditions, please visit Benefits at a Glance.