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“SAA FLIGHT 543”
Review of South African Airways


Reviewed 19 September 2018

It was a while after flying to Durban, but on this flight 543 on 05.09.2018 I experienced something interesting. The flight went past the King Shaka Airport onto the sea then faced down to Durban as if we were being on tour to see the beauty of Durban north and Umhlanga coastline.

I would suggest that SAA flies like that before landing, it's a superb advertisement for Durban and those coastline views are exceptional.

Turning to the flight itself, SAA always excel, from the ground, air and touchdown. Nothing to complain about but praises only.

Date of travel: September 2018
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2  Thank Bhekani R
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

I have flown with South African airways a number of times within South Africa. I have found them to be punctual and at least you get a drink and a sandwich to eat. If this airline is going to survive, it needs to be cheaper with there prices.

Date of travel: March 2018
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Thank John M
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

It was an awesome early morning flight from Lusaka and was served with a simple light breakfast meal - some scrambled egg. Entertainment wasn't to the top of what I expected but did not mind as it was a short flight about 1 hour 45 and i was able to watch some Comedy from my Tablet computer.

Date of travel: September 2018
Thank Chikumbi C
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

We've flown SAA a few times before within Africa and the flight has always been comfortable. The cabin crew are pleasant and the service good. The aircraft was clean and overall experience pleasant.

Date of travel: December 2017
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Thank WamburaWM
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

14 hour direct flight for a family of 3, one kid age 8, made easy with TVs (shows, movies, games) in economy, plenty of snacks, decent food options (veggie, chicken, beef), and alcohol to sleep. Freebies included headphones, blankets, compression socks, toothbrush and paste. Seating was 2-4-2 configuration. Did not have outlets in economy or free WiFi.

Date of travel: September 2018
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2  Thank malujerry
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