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South African Airways Baggage Allowance and Fee




Founded : 1 February 1934; 87 years ago

Key people : Thomas Kgokolo (Interim CEO), Les Matuson (Business Rescue Practitioner), Siviwe Dongwana (Business Rescue Practitioner)

Country : South Africa

Office Address : Bloemfontein Airport Bloemfontein 9301

City : Bloemfontein

State : Free State,

Zip Code : 9301

Phone number : 00 27 11 978 2888

Official Website :

Carry-on Baggage and Hand Baggage


Standard hand baggage allowance
Class Of Travel Weight Per Piece Max dimensions per piece Personal item
Business Class 2 pieces not exceeding 8kg each 56cm (l) 36cm (w) 23cm (h) 1 small handbag or small laptop bag
Economy Class 1 piece not exceeding 8kg 56cm (l) 36cm (w) 23cm (h) 1 small handbag or small laptop bag

Checked Baggage


Standard free baggage allowance
Class of Travel Weight per Piece
Business Class 2 pieces not exceeding 32kg per piece
Economy Class 1 piece not exceeding 23kg

Excess Baggage


Please note that although SAA welcomes you to bring as much baggage as you require (up to 3 pieces), once you go over your carry-on and checked-in baggage allowances, additional baggage fees will be charged.

Before boarding, additional luggage must be paid for and assessed. If there is a layover, you can choose to pay the fare for the entire trip or to your point of transfer. Please inquire about fees from the operational airline for those segments of your trip when SAA is not your carrier.

South African Airways Baggage Policy FAQ's

Firstly and most importantly, the passengers of South African Airways have to pay for the extra luggage. In case of any extra baggage, it can cost up to SGD 45 for 20kg. You can also pay it in advance. However, if you pay it on board it will cost SGD 70 for 20kg extra baggage.

Yes, firstly, you can add extra baggage after booking your ticket with South African Airways. But that will be added as excess baggage. In addition, you can go through the baggage policy for the details.

You can carry small bags, camera bags, bag pack laptops, and baby accessories baggage as personal items.

Firstly, all the passengers of South African Airways traveling in any class of South African Airways can carry 1 bag as a carry-on (54cm x 38cm x 23cm) and 1 as a personal item (40cm X 30cm X 10cm). The weight of both bags must be limited to 10 Kg in Economy class and 15 Kg in ScootPlus.


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