Booked to fly SAA for the first time in April, 2012 from Perth, Australia to Johannesburg on one of their Airbus A340-300s. My seat request is in the emergency exit. Anyone flown with SAA? Any advice? Tips?
Also, I am doing a couple of internal flights. The logical thing would be to fly British Airways because I get lounge access, points etc but I am also curious to try the other airlines too. How come South Africa has six domestic airlines playing between major cities? Maybe I could spend one day just flying them all?!!!
“one time!”, is a South African expression meaning “for real!). The airline’s slogan is More Nice -Less Price. They have very colourful MD82s, 83s and 87s.
Flying since 1948, Commercial Air Services became Comair. In 1996 the British Airways name, logo and colours were adopted when it started a franchise arrangement with the UK carrier who owns 18 per cent. Mostly 737s with two ATRs
Means “Its Easy” in Zulu Owned by Comair, it has operated for ten years and has some of the best decorated 737s in the world (see flying 101 here)
Slogan: Easy on the Pocket, Easy on You
This airline is owned by South African Airlines and has operated for five years.
Their entire fleet is made up of 737-800s leased from their parent company.
Member of Star Alliance. South Africa’s biggest and oldest airline. Domestic fleet mostly 737s?
South Africa’s newest airline with the oldest fleet (one plane is 23 years old)
Velvet Sky states that it is South Africa’s first 100% Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment airline company. This would appeal to me to support them..