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SAA suspends all Saturday flights between SA and Zimbabwe

SAA suspends all Saturday flights between SA and Zimbabwe

Old Aug 19, 17, 1:14 pm
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SAA suspends all Saturday flights between SA and Zimbabwe

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Zim and SAA are busy grounding each other's aircraft, ostensibly due to a lack of Foreign Operators Permits. The FOP is mandatory, yet most airlines in southern Africa operate without one, for some reason.

For the respective aviation authorities' sudden interest in FOPs, stranded pax can thank Grace Mugabe.

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Old Aug 24, 17, 6:56 pm
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We got caught up in that. BA bussed their pax to Livingstone, while SAA pretended that we were going to take off, only to cancel the flight late enough that we had to scramble to avoid being no-shows at our ongoing (not connecting, on a different ticket) flights from JNB. I'm sorting out the insurance now.
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Old Aug 26, 17, 1:55 pm
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Originally Posted by critterchick View Post
We got caught up in that. BA bussed their pax to Livingstone, while SAA pretended that we were going to take off, only to cancel the flight late enough that we had to scramble to avoid being no-shows at our ongoing (not connecting, on a different ticket) flights from JNB. I'm sorting out the insurance now.
SAA operate an A330-200 to VFA. The aircraft cannot operate to LVI so they didn't have the option to bus passengers.
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