Frills on SAA

Old Mar 13, 23, 9:14 am
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Originally Posted by SkyTeam777 View Post
Interesting thoughts. I just bought Airlink biz class tickets, but then just read online they won't let you into the SLOW lounge until 90 minutes before departure? That's realistically only 50-60 mins of lounge time. I will have a four hour connection from Kenya Airways and was hoping to use the lounge for coffee and work. I don't think 2-3 hours of lounge time before a flight (and on an intl-domestic connection) is unreasonable. Anyone have experience with SLOW lounges and being denied entry earlier than 90 mins before departure. I guess I have Priority Pass to fall back on, but was hoping to be productive rather than lounge hopping before a JNB-CPT flight.
Iíve never had an issue at the SLOW lounge, but I havenít been since the pandemic as I donít think itís worthwhile going there. With Priority Pass, at least you can choose where you want to go.
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Old Mar 13, 23, 9:33 am
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Originally Posted by IntrepidAfrican2 View Post
Iíve never had an issue at the SLOW lounge, but I havenít been since the pandemic as I donít think itís worthwhile going there. With Priority Pass, at least you can choose where you want to go.
Oh how come? I remember pre-pandemic, they had a beautiful and bountiful buffet presentation (more like what you'd see in someone's home at a party than in an airport lounge). I was thoroughly impressed. Maybe they scaled back? Still have self-serve food and wine?
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Old Mar 13, 23, 9:44 am
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Originally Posted by SkyTeam777 View Post
Oh how come? I remember pre-pandemic, they had a beautiful and bountiful buffet presentation (more like what you'd see in someone's home at a party than in an airport lounge). I was thoroughly impressed. Maybe they scaled back? Still have self-serve food and wine?
I donít know. Maybe itís because I spend a lot of time on Middle Eastern and Asian carriers. Iím not particularly a fan of any of the commercial lounges at JNB.
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