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South African Airways A340

South African Airways Receives Another Government Bailout

South African Airways has been losing money for years, and their losses keep getting bigger. The airline has an inefficient fleet, an inefficient route network, and there are also reports of a lot of corruption. The airline has missed several payments…

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Emb 190 Airlink

Tempting: Saint Helena Is Temporarily Getting More Flights

Saint Helena is a remote island in the South Atlantic Ocean, about 1,200 miles off the coast of Africa. The island is a British Overseas Territory, and is known as the place of Napoleon Bonaparte's exile and death. Up until recently it could only be…

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South African Airways A340

South African Airways Is (Still) On The Brink Of Liquidation

South African Airways has been in a terrible financial situation for a long time. The airline has been losing money for seven years, and there are no signs of that changing. While South Africa should be a big aviation market, the airline has an inefficient…

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Saa A330 New Business Class

A Look At South African Airways’ New Business Class

As I wrote about in September, struggling South African Airways is in the process of taking delivery of five A330-300 aircraft. That's a bit of a puzzling move, as their longhaul fleet is becoming even less consistent, as they'll have A340-300s, A340-600s,…

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South African Lounge Cape Town Airport – 23

Is South African Airways On The Verge Of Liquidation?

I recently visited South Africa, and had the chance to fly South African Airways business class there -- on the way out I flew from Frankfurt to Johannesburg, and on the way back I flew from Johannesburg to London. Overall I enjoyed my flights on them,…

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South African Lounge Cape Town Airport – 21

Review: South African Airways Lounge Cape Town Airport

I was booked on the 3:50PM flight to Johannesburg, though showed up way early, at around 12:50PM. I had some work to catch up on prior to my long journey home, so always like leaving a bit of extra time before my flight. Cape Town Airport's check-in…

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South African Airways Lounge Johannesburg – 14

Review: South African Airways Domestic Lounge Johannesburg Airport

My connection in Johannesburg wasn't especially long. I arrived at 7:05AM, and then my connecting flight to Cape Town was at 9:10AM. Upon deplaning I headed towards the immigration hall, but not before snapping a picture of our beautiful A340 after the…

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Cape Town

Introduction: Star Alliance To South Africa

Welcome to the trip report for the journey I just finished up, where I traveled on Air Canada and South African Airways, and stayed at three Starwood properties between Vancouver and Cape Town. On top of that, I got to visit a fantastic city for my first…

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