Upsmd11 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 807 posts, RR: 4 Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2210 times:
I was just at a company meeting in FLL. One of the other attendee's told me he flew in on DL from ATL. He said he was on a 767 but it was a South African 767. The crew was DL and the crew thanked South African for the use of the plane, etc.
Does anybody know anything about this? Just curious...
B4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2629 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2124 times:
Probably a codeshare flight and the flights are announced that way and to a 'novice' at the airport, it may be misinterpreted that the aircraft was for South African. They don't even have a 767 in their fleet that makes normal scheduled service to North America, as that makes for a long ferry flight. The two or three left are being phased out as well.
The codeshare status of the flight would be announced in-flight and in the boarding area.
PeachAir From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 365 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1870 times:
All of this is being blow out of proportion - South African's codeshare with Delta includes FLL. It is a Delta 767 with a Delta crew, the codeshare flight numbers are always read aloud on the intercom when announcing the flight number as B4Real notes correctly. The captain saying thanks for lending us the aircraft was probably a cute tounge in cheek joke.
SAA's 747-400 comes in early in the morning here. I saw it from my house this morning making a downwind turn for RWY 9R. This aircraft's flies JNB-CPT-SID-ATL.