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Forum: Africa
Today, 1:55 am
Replies: 1,027
Views: 85,024
Posted By EvilDoctorK

Looks like the Western Cape Govt is pushing for a...

Looks like the Western Cape Govt is pushing for a return to how it was in December basically -...
Forum: Africa
Jan 18, 21, 2:50 am
Replies: 1,027
Views: 85,024
Posted By EvilDoctorK

Yeah , looking at the way things are going at the...

Yeah , looking at the way things are going at the moment situation seems to be improving quite a bit ... clearly got some way further to go, but the more dire predictions from a month ago don't seem...
Forum: Africa
Jan 14, 21, 3:22 am
Replies: 1,027
Views: 85,024
Posted By EvilDoctorK

Hadn't seen that , but yes hope not

Hadn't seen that , but yes hope not
Forum: Africa
Jan 14, 21, 1:33 am
Replies: 1,027
Views: 85,024
Posted By EvilDoctorK

I get the sense that the recent 'excitement' over...

I get the sense that the recent 'excitement' over the South African variant is subsiding a bit as people seem more confident that it's not going to compromise vaccine efficacy .. The next focus for...
Forum: Africa
Jan 14, 21, 1:29 am
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By EvilDoctorK

Doesn't sound too bad if it's a decent car .. I'm...

Doesn't sound too bad if it's a decent car .. I'm sure you'd find it a bit cheaper locally if you were on the ground to arrange.. but that's not too bad a price really especially if there's a few of...
Forum: Africa
Jan 14, 21, 1:27 am
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By EvilDoctorK

October's a long time away ... file this under...

October's a long time away ... file this under something to worry about later .. there's no chance the requirements will be the same by October .. They'll hopefully be much less strict.. but they...
Forum: Africa
Jan 13, 21, 10:54 am
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By EvilDoctorK

Thinking of my experiences quite some years ago...

Thinking of my experiences quite some years ago I'd say your friend is probably right ... I was told a story that amongst other bilateral aid given by Germany to Tanzania there were a load of...
Jan 12, 21, 1:07 am
Replies: 5,415
Views: 589,713
Posted By EvilDoctorK

You mean Friday 15th ? In which case...

You mean Friday 15th ?



In which case this is not much of a derogation - only 6 days .. seems fairly pointless
Jan 8, 21, 1:29 am
Replies: 2,215
Views: 267,964
Posted By EvilDoctorK

I think it's safe to assume that all or almost...

I think it's safe to assume that all or almost all taxes will be refundable in this case ... the issue of non refund-ability of taxes is probably more likely with part flown tickets .. Just call them...
Forum: Africa
Jan 7, 21, 5:14 am
Replies: 113
Views: 41,910
Posted By EvilDoctorK

In case it's of any interest to anyone flew...

In case it's of any interest to anyone flew through ADD about 10 days ago ( JNB-ADD-LHR arriving around 2130, departing 0100ish ) .. Airport was very busy indeed ... no particular screening COVID...
Jan 7, 21, 1:35 am
Replies: 2,215
Views: 267,964
Posted By EvilDoctorK

Just call them up and get a full refund as I did...

Just call them up and get a full refund as I did in a very similar scenario .. the website doesn't reflect the actual policy which ( unless it's changed in the last week! ) means you can have a 100%...
Jan 5, 21, 9:12 am
Replies: 194
Views: 28,399
Posted By EvilDoctorK

Normally yes of course , but the current South...

Normally yes of course , but the current South African arrival rules are much more onerous - anyone who has been in South Africa in the last 10 days is not allowed to enter the UK unless they are...
Jan 5, 21, 3:51 am
Replies: 2,215
Views: 267,964
Posted By EvilDoctorK

Quick data point in case it's of any use to...

Quick data point in case it's of any use to anyone - requested a refund on a simple unused ticket ( one way JNB-DOH-LHR ) on 29th December - confirmed immediately on email following the call, the...
Jan 5, 21, 3:23 am
Replies: 194
Views: 28,399
Posted By EvilDoctorK

I'd advise booking your backup on Qatar if you...

I'd advise booking your backup on Qatar if you can .. Economy ( yeah I know, but you mightn't need it in the end ) one ways from CPT ( or better JNB ) are under 300 .. if you don't need it then...
Jan 4, 21, 12:47 pm
Replies: 194
Views: 28,399
Posted By EvilDoctorK

AFAIK no requirement for tests on Qatar or...

AFAIK no requirement for tests on Qatar or Emirates when I looked into it last week ( didn't end up flying back that way ) - BA agent won't have a clue, check Qatar's website .. but they were only...
Jan 2, 21, 4:25 pm
Replies: 2,215
Views: 267,964
Posted By EvilDoctorK

Yes , after making a request for a refund I...

Yes , after making a request for a refund I received an email shortly after confirming the amount of the refund being processed for me .. mine was a simple case though, completely unused ticket so no...
Dec 31, 20, 4:33 am
Replies: 194
Views: 28,399
Posted By EvilDoctorK

When I was looking earlier in the week Qatar were...

When I was looking earlier in the week Qatar were selling one ways for JNB-DOH-LHR for pretty much every flight including same day departures for about 4500ZAR ( so just over 200) .. this is...
Dec 31, 20, 1:24 am
Replies: 194
Views: 28,399
Posted By EvilDoctorK

Yes definitely no South African requirement for a...

Yes definitely no South African requirement for a test to leave SA ( logically why would any country insist on a test to leave ) .. You do have to fill in a health form ( which is the same form as...
Dec 31, 20, 1:12 am
Replies: 2,215
Views: 267,964
Posted By EvilDoctorK

When you are transiting JNB from Domestic -...

When you are transiting JNB from Domestic - International you don't need to go to Terminal A checkin any more as all Checkin is upstairs in Terminal B where Domestic checkin used to be located......
Dec 30, 20, 9:41 am
Replies: 194
Views: 28,399
Posted By EvilDoctorK

Interesting ... this morning anyway the guy who...

Interesting ... this morning anyway the guy who was doing ours had no interest in the locator forms at all , but he was writing stuff down from his computer terminal onto a scrap of paper and then...
Dec 30, 20, 4:55 am
Replies: 2,215
Views: 267,964
Posted By EvilDoctorK

Called them up about 7 hours before departure and...

Called them up about 7 hours before departure and it was processed quickly ... email confirmation followed not too long afterwards ... There was a bit of a push towards the voucher ' you know it may...
Dec 30, 20, 4:45 am
Replies: 194
Views: 28,399
Posted By EvilDoctorK

In case anyone is arriving from SA into the UK...

In case anyone is arriving from SA into the UK there's a manual process involving the Border Force agents 'recording something' which involves them taking away passports and putting you on the...
Forum: Africa
Dec 29, 20, 3:09 pm
Replies: 1,027
Views: 85,024
Posted By EvilDoctorK

Major differences noted today when I was...

Major differences noted today when I was travelling.

Lots of delays as early morning flights weren't able to operate on time presumably with curfew restrictions - I guess until schedules are...
Forum: Africa
Dec 27, 20, 4:27 am
Replies: 1,027
Views: 85,024
Posted By EvilDoctorK

As an FYI just posted on the SWISS forum about my...

As an FYI just posted on the SWISS forum about my rebooking experience for anyone stuck with Lufthansa's cancellations .. the LH service centre can rebook you on anything Star Alliance ( in practice...
Dec 27, 20, 4:25 am
Replies: 52
Views: 3,225
Posted By EvilDoctorK

For my JNB-ZRH-LHR booking I did receive a...

For my JNB-ZRH-LHR booking I did receive a cancellation notice changing it to ZRH-LHR only and not offering anything else ... Was going to take the refund and sort out alternatives myself but I did...
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