South African Airways (SAA), SkyTrax World Airline Awards winner of African best airline for the 12th consecutive year has launched a convenient platform for Economy Class travellers to upgrade to Business Class.

Upon availability, confirmed Economy Class travellers can simply upgrade to Business Class through price bidding.

Economy seat passengers select the particular amount he or she is willing to pay for upgrade and in not more than 24 hours before flight departure, the airline will duly notify the passenger if the bid has been successful. The passenger’s credit card is charged only when the bid is successful.

According to Thobi Duma, South African Airways Country Manager Nigeria, “We are delighted to offer our passengers a fantastic opportunity to experience luxury travel at its finest. With South African Airways Step-Up you tell us what you’re willing to pay to upgrade your seat from Economy Class to Business Class.”

She explained that, “Once you have obtained confirmed flight tickets, you will be sent an email notifying you about potential availability of seats for upgrades, along with a link to our Step-Up Offer page, where you can start bidding.”

SAA Business Class is a combination of factors that results in luxury travel from the lounge access to the priority check-in and boarding; a generous three-piece baggage allowance of 32kg per bag and the comfort in flying with a seat reclining up to 180 degrees lying fully flat for a relaxing journey.

To make Business Class travellers experience even more comfortable, SAA provides a duvet and full-size pillow, as well as an amenity bag containing everything to travel in ultimate relaxation.

Other Business Class perks include fine dining and superb entertainment. Travellers can look forward to culinary indulgences served with excellent, award-winning South African wines and a wide range of complementary drinks, including champagne.

Travellers will also be spoilt for choice with over 100 movies to enjoy from the latest blockbusters to old favourites with access to more than 100 TV features, comedy shows, fun kids’ programming, as well as a wide range of music and games.