South African Airways issues warning about hoax survey

JOHANNESBURG, 2017-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) would like to warn customers of a hoax survey prevalent on social media suggesting SAA is offering free tickets to fly anywhere.

“SAA is neither conducting an online survey nor offering free flight tickets. We have no association whatsoever with this so-called survey. Free flight tickets are a luxury we cannot afford at this stage as the airline is focusing on restoring financial stability and is managing its costs to improve its performance,” said SAA Spokesperson, Tlali Tlali.

The scam is an open invitation to interested parties, inviting participants to tell 10 friends on WhatsApp about the South African Airways survey.

“Participants are requested to answer four survey-type questions and the steps include distributing or sharing the survey with ten friends. We strongly warn everybody to ignore this hoax survey and to avoid clicking on the link if they receive it. There’s no telling what could happen to the devices of those who click on the link. It is better to heed the warning and exercise restraint than to be brave and sorry,” cautioned Tlali.

All SAA promotional activities are uploaded on the airline’s website ( and will also appear on SAA official social media channels. SAA communication platforms are regularly updated and carry all official company messages.

Any person who may have been prejudiced or suffered any loss as a result of this hoax is encouraged to report the matter with the law enforcement agencies.

About South African Airways:
South African Airways (SAA) is the leading carrier in Africa, serving 74 destinations, in partnership with SA Express, Airlink and its low cost carrier, Mango, within South Africa and across the continent, and nine intercontinental routes from its Johannesburg hub. It is a member of the largest international airline network, Star Alliance. SAA’s core business is the provision of passenger airline and cargo transport services together with related services, which are provided through SAA and its wholly owned subsidiaries: SAA Technical; Mango its low cost carrier; and Air Chefs, the catering entity of SAA. SAA is the winner of the ‘Best Airline in Africa’ Award in the regional category for fourteen consecutive years and the winner of ‘Best Airline staff in Africa’ for four years. SAA has been named the coolest domestic airline at the Sunday Times Generation Next Awards.

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SAA Spokesperson
Tlali Tlali
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Office:  +27 11 978-2298
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Source: South African Airways