Flying locally with British Airways (operated by Comair)


Get a good start to your journey. Arm yourself with the necessary information and familiarise yourself with airport procedures that will help make your flight with us as enjoyable as possible.

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Need-to-know information

Checking in for domestic flights

  • You'll need your valid government-issued South African ID book/Smart Card, driver's license or valid passport and booking code to check-in at the domestic terminal. Learn more on acceptable forms of identification.
  • Your British Airways reference number is attached to your travel reservation PDF.
  • Check-in at the British Airways (operated by Comair) counters 90 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time.
  • The check-in counters and bag drop close 45 minutes prior to departure time.
  • Online check-in opens 24 hours before the departure of your flight and closes 2 hours before departure.
  • Familiarise yourself with the baggage restrictions to avoid any hassles at the airport.
Important notice: If you’re travelling to or from South Africa with a minor (younger than 18 years of age) from 1 June 2015, you’ll need to produce an unabridged birth certificate (and possibly some additional documentation) for the child. Learn more on this new Immigration regulation on unabridged birth certificates here.

Other relevant info for your trip



Baggage rules

The free baggage allowance is one bag weighing 23kg for customers flying in Traveller (economy class). Club (business class) customers are entitled to two bags at 32kg each.

Purchase an extra bag in advance and save by logging in to, with your booking reference.

Note: Firearms are prohibited on all British Airways (operated by Comair) flights.



Check-in rules and options

With your reference number you can check-in online at least 24 hours before your flight departs but no later than 2 hours prior to departure. You can use the self-service kiosks at the airport to check-in and print your boarding pass. Self-service check-in will close 45 minutes prior to departure time.

Bags must be dropped off at least 45 minutes prior to departure for domestic flights.


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Changes and cancellations

Depending on your ticket you can make certain changes to your booking. One online change is possible and further changes can be made by calling our Contact Centre KULULA (585852). Changes carry a fee of R200 on restricted fares and R399 on semi-flexiable fares including the difference between the old and new price.

Name changes are not permitted.


unaccompanied minors

Unaccompanied Minors

To arrange for children under 12 years of age travelling alone call our Contact Centre on 0861 KULULA (585852).


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Special assistance

For anyone with disabilities and in need of assistance, please call us at least 48 hours prior to your departure to arrange the proper care and facilities. Contact the British Airways domestic and regional Contact Centre on 0860 I FLY BA (0860 43 59 22).


onboard entertainment

Onboard entertainment

High Life SA is our monthly onboard magazine with features from places and people to food and shopping.



In issuing you with a ticket/voucher/confirmation for transportation on a British Airways (operated by Comair) regional flight, are acting as an agent in making the reservation or arrangement or issuing the ticket, voucher or confirmation. British Airways (operated by Comair) conditions of carriage for passengers and baggage and their rules and regulations governing such transportation as are in force from time to time shall apply. British Airways legal stuff.

For more information visit or contact the Contact Centre on 0861 KULULA (585852).


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Flying domestically

If you're flying as part of your trip, you will need to view the flight information and trip planning page.


Flying internationally

If you're flying internationally, please view the information specific to the airline you are travelling with.