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“Late night flight ”
Review of South African Airways


Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Flew into Durban on SA585 21:15 and took a seat further back. Upon landing bag was ready for collection. Great service, snack and refreshments served.

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

A 40 minute internal hopper on a small regional embraer jet. On time departure , early arrival.

Comfortable seats with good legroom. Limited storage space but they will happily load bags on the tarmac that you get back immediately as you disembark.

Amazingly, the single female cabin attendant managed to serve beef or chicken sandwiches and complimentary alcoholic or soft drinks to everyone before the aircraft began its descent. Fantastic service!

No other choice for regional flights.

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

We flew from New York to Johannesburg nonstop; a 14 hour trip. What is great on the A330-600 is the generous 33" legroom. Prefer this than flying on a brand new aircraft with loysy 31: legroom which is so common these days.

The food was great and very generous portions. Flights left on time.

Entertainment system is old. Did not work in both directions except for the map which I enjoyed. But this did not bother me.

The crew were also outstanding. Very friendly.

However SAA are fussy with luggage. Hand luggage out of Johannesburg can only weigh 7 kilos which is absurd. They also make sure you are not over the 23 kilo allowance.

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

SAA is very good, very punctual with friendly and helpful cabin crew members. We had a great flight, and arrived on time

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

If a soccer referee goes 90 minutes without being noticed, this constitutes success. If a flight is unexceptional, this just what the busy traveller needs. So, for a flight from Durban to Port Elizabeth just over a year ago, the terminals at each end were comfortable and functional, while the flight itself, on a quiet, modern, mid-sized plane with plenty of leg-room, seemed to be over almost before it had started. Oh, and what have sauerkraut, kimchi and miso got in common, did you know the rooibos is caffeine-free and why would you not want to have a quick break in Dar es salaam after browsing SAA's excellent in-flight magazine?

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