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Online Check In

Did you know that you can check-in for your flight from your Home or Office?

Or, you can check-in using a Customer Self-Service check-in machine?

You may also use this facility if you have baggage to take with you.

  • Check-in for your flight from the convenience of your own computer.
  • Choose your seat and see where it’s located on the aircraft.
  • Check-in for your onward or return flight if it’s within 24 hours.
  • Print your own boarding pass (where available)

On-line Check-in is available on all South African Airways flights with some exceptions:

Abidjan Entebbe Lusaka
Accra Harare Maputo
Antanananrivo Kigali New York
Beira Kilimanjaro Pemba
Blantyre Kinshasa Perth
Bulawayo Lagos Sydney
Dakar Lilongwe Tel Aviv
Dar Es Salaam Livingstone Victoria Falls
Dubai Luanda Washington

The opportunity to print your own boarding pass on is growing each month as we extend the function across our route network.

Routes where an on-line boarding pass is available:

  • Frankfurt
  • London
  • Munich

If you cannot print your own boarding pass from, you should use a Customer Self-Service Check-in Machine (where available) or go to a Check-in desk at the airport to collect your boarding pass.

Location of Customer Self Service Check-in machines


  • Domestic Departures, opposite the check-in counters
  • International Departures, opposite Sweets from Heaven Shop, between counters 45 and 50 and close to various airline offices

Cape Town

  • Domestic Departures, at the entrance to the check-in area
  • International Departures, opposite Swissport Ticketing desk 


  • Domestic Departures, opposite curb side check-in
  • Not applicable for International Departures

Port Elizabeth

  • Domestic Departures, in front of the check-in counters
  • Not applicable for International departures