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Nov 15, 19, 4:14 pm
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Yes, that is correct. One shouldn't see alliances...

Yes, that is correct. One shouldn't see alliances as the only partnerships airlines have. Many airlines even have partnerships with members of opposition alliances.
Nov 14, 19, 7:36 am
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Views: 1,243
Posted By evanb

It is LH's responsibility to find you an...

It is LH's responsibility to find you an alternative.
Nov 14, 19, 7:35 am
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Views: 233
Posted By evanb

You can accrue miles flying on Emirates on SAA...

You can accrue miles flying on Emirates on SAA Voyager, but not on United Mileage Plus. Emirates partner with SAA, but not United.
Nov 6, 19, 6:53 am
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Views: 974
Posted By evanb

Both the B77L and B789 can do it. Both will have...

Both the B77L and B789 can do it. Both will have payload restrictions, particularly on the westbound leg. The B789's restrictions will be more severe than the B77L.
Oct 31, 19, 8:15 am
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Views: 974
Posted By evanb

It's doable with B77L and likely also B789....

It's doable with B77L and likely also B789. Payload would be limited a little, but certainly viable. The route is marginally shorter than DL's ATL-JNB-ATL.
Oct 30, 19, 11:07 am
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Views: 974
Posted By evanb

Total Canadian arrivals in South Africa was...

Total Canadian arrivals in South Africa was 67,152 in 2017 and 67,779 in 2018. That's 186 per day on average, but as your say, quite seasonal, 18,624 and 20,782 in Q1 and Q4 2018, but 13,690 and...
Oct 30, 19, 9:16 am
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Posted By evanb

That is because AC and OS are part of a Joint...

That is because AC and OS are part of a Joint Venture (together with UA, LH, LX and SN) that covers coordination of all routes between US/Canada and the Europe. No such agreement exists between AC...
Oct 9, 19, 1:00 pm
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Views: 1,185
Posted By evanb

The flight routed JNB-ACC-ABJ-JNB today under...

The flight routed JNB-ACC-ABJ-JNB today under SA56 the whole way. So not a cancellation at all.

That said, I'm not sure what you mean that they've had quite a few technical issues lately. How do...
Sep 10, 19, 7:04 am
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Views: 4,329
Posted By evanb

From what I've heard from SAA itself, it will be...

From what I've heard from SAA itself, it will be and will be having some other small interior modifications in Johannesburg next month. Firstly flight to JFK is early November but not loaded in the...
Sep 3, 19, 11:24 am
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Views: 4,329
Posted By evanb

The SAA press statement indicates that the...

The SAA press statement indicates that the aircraft will offer business and economy class, doesn't indicate the number of business class seats, but indicates the number of economy seats at 246. I...
Aug 30, 19, 9:20 am
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Views: 4,329
Posted By evanb

Sure it can, but they'll place the A350 on longer...

Sure it can, but they'll place the A350 on longer non-stop segments first where it's payload would be more useful and it's lower fuel burn more advantageous. So, JNB-JFK, JNB-HKG, JNB-CAN (starting...
Aug 30, 19, 8:17 am
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Views: 4,329
Posted By evanb

Absolutely the A350 could do IAD-JNB non-stop,...

Absolutely the A350 could do IAD-JNB non-stop, but I don't see it happening since the route is as much about the JNB-ACC and ACC-IAD legs for SAA.
Aug 30, 19, 8:16 am
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Views: 4,329
Posted By evanb

How so? We have no idea of the seats and IFE and...

How so? We have no idea of the seats and IFE and configuration on the A350s yet, so it's impossible to say. There has been much speculation and confusing information from SAA themselves on it, so I...
Aug 11, 19, 9:50 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,298
Posted By evanb

I never said that SAA lounges are better than any...

I never said that SAA lounges are better than any United Club. I said that the JNB domestic lounge (SAA VIA) is better than the non-Polaris United lounges. Other SAA lounges are dated. I still stand...
Aug 5, 19, 11:13 am
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Views: 1,171
Posted By evanb

For a fare basic PAP60BL, the fare class is P....

For a fare basic PAP60BL, the fare class is P. SAA always denote the fare class as the first letter of the fare basis.
Jul 25, 19, 10:08 am
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Views: 1,167
Posted By evanb

Just looking at the flight history, SA 308 has an...

Just looking at the flight history, SA 308 has an excellent operational history. Only one day in the past 3 months where there was a significant delay but this was on a day when CPT was savaged with...
Jul 25, 19, 10:05 am
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Views: 2,298
Posted By evanb

Yes, absolutely, and while SAA's domestic lounge...

Yes, absolutely, and while SAA's domestic lounge at JNB isn't quite as good as BA's SLOW Lounge, it's still pretty good and far better than the non-Polaris United clubs.
Jul 23, 19, 5:24 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,167
Posted By evanb

I'm not quite sure what your question is. You're...

I'm not quite sure what your question is. You're going from domestic to international with 95 minutes. You should be fine. More than enough time to clear security and immigration. It's not...
Jul 22, 19, 12:42 pm
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Views: 1,211
Posted By evanb

As a couple, I'd definitely go for the middle...

As a couple, I'd definitely go for the middle seats. And yeah, it can be noisy at the front or row 8 (which is right in front of the lavs and galley).
Jul 22, 19, 6:31 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,298
Posted By evanb

I'd say that SAA's business class product is far...

I'd say that SAA's business class product is far superior than BA. Whether it's worth it depends on your preferences.
Jul 19, 19, 12:09 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 3,633
Posted By evanb

What's going to be quicker, more efficient and...

What's going to be quicker, more efficient and cheaper?
1) Additional investment at SEA to significantly increase gate & ramp space?
2) Increase capacity at other Seattle area airports?
3)...
Jul 18, 19, 2:11 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 3,633
Posted By evanb

Well, they wouldn't have zero. They'd still want...

Well, they wouldn't have zero. They'd still want a few, well timed, connecting into banks in SEA. Not dissimilar to AMS-BRU, where the train has taken most of the traffic but KL still operate about 5...
Jul 18, 19, 7:00 am
Replies: 42
Views: 3,633
Posted By evanb

I'm not so bearish on it. DL currently operate...

I'm not so bearish on it. DL currently operate NRT-SIN. Given that it's one of the two last NRT 5th freedom routes it must be good great for DL! As the NRT hub winds down that traffic will go...
Jul 17, 19, 11:49 am
Replies: 42
Views: 3,633
Posted By evanb

I agree that Europe is probably over traded for...

I agree that Europe is probably over traded for the time being and that DL will just focus on the JVs to the big three hubs in Europe.

The more interesting potential will be to see if SEA can...
Jul 15, 19, 9:49 am
Replies: 42
Views: 3,633
Posted By evanb

Firstly, SEA is not a slot controlled airport....

Firstly, SEA is not a slot controlled airport. Gate space is limited and is a constraint. DL/AF/KL/VS have a JV (not sure if the VS is part of the KL/AF JV but not material to this discussion), so...
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