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Old 23.02.2011, 18:08
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Re: Internal flights in South Africa .. reliable?

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Hi Smoky,

Don't stress, I refuse to pay the extra amount SAA and BA charge. I tend to fly 1time and Mango, about 20+ times in the past year between Cape Town and Durban and only 2 have been delayed. I would say all airlines in SA are equally likely to be delayed, but if there is a problem SAA has more flights to make a backup plan.

For your flight back though you need to be at the airport 2 hours before for international flights. Make it 4 hours before and you will have no need to worry, it doesn't take 2 hours to fly between any two points in SA so even if they have a problem there will be plenty of time for them to shift aircrafts.

Also book now!!! The prices will just keep going up the closer it gets. Let me know if you have any other questions (:
Thank youl, Voltorr .. for the assurances.

Ja... Mango is about 1/3 the price of BA and SAA .... and now I see BA are having a "special" ... at only double the price of Mango! ...hahaa .....
I was nearly tempted ... but then ..... sanity prevailed .. and I am going to stick to Mango. I allowed FIVE hours..... .... between arriving Jhb and the Swiss flight home (well, "home", you know what I mean)
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Old 23.02.2011, 18:11
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Internal flights are very good in SA and safety/standards etc are as good as you would find in Europe.

Mango, Kulula and 1-Time are all much of a muchness so just go with whoever is cheapest.

Have a lekker time in SA!
Ja, I am going to have a lekker time ..! I intend to eat Boerewors every day! .. for breakfast (with fried eggs ... hooooo yummy!) ... and with Pap and gravy for supper, every night!
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Re: Internal flights in South Africa .. reliable?

I've used Mango, 1-time and Kulula on 10 different flights over the last 9 months. Each time my newborn son came with us, and all of them were great with regards to things like keeping his pram on the plane, and making sure it was there as soon as we stepped off the plane.

Only once have we had a flight delayed, and that was from Durbs, to Lanseria, and it was 30 mins at most. Yes I've heard "horror" stories from people, but I've heard the same stories from family in the UK. Sometimes things do happen, but I don't think any more than anywhere else in the world right now

If you're there 5 hours ahead, you should have tons of time to spare. You could even drive to JHB in 5 hours from Durban
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Re: Internal flights in South Africa .. reliable?

If you are booking Swiss, you can book straight to Durban from here and they arrange the codeshare flight for you - you might have booked by now, but if not, might be worth looking at.
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Re: Internal flights in South Africa .. reliable?

Go with the flight that suits your schedule and is cheapest (if there are several choices)

Flying BA does not mean you wont get delayed - I flew Johannesburg-Nelspruit last year with BA and was 2 hours delayed on a 40 min flight....

These things happen on any airline, so might as well go with the timing that works best for you and makes sure you have a buffer to catch your Swiss flight in case of delays
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