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Nationwide From Johannesburg To London  
User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2304 times:

Nationwide has been operating from Johannesburg to London Gatwick for a while now with a B763... I was wondering if a) they regularly have payload restrictions, and b) how they are doing overall on this route? Anyone flown them?

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User currently offlineBBJII From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 850 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2166 times:

Flown it a few times

Full each way when i've flown.

Service is ok.

They do carry cargo, but from what you see on the ramp, not alot



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User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2603 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2119 times:
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A B767-300 on that route wouldn't allow you to carry much cargo with a full pax load. Johannesburg is not "twin" friendly at the best of times but even on the southbound service from Gatwick the aircraft will be approaching MTOW or Max Fuel due to the reasonably high-density configuration Nationwide offer (no F or C)

If any carrier isn't managing to fill their JNB-Europe flights then they have a real problem! Demand is high when measured against the available capacity, which is controlled to protect SAA. Much UK-JNB traffic transits over European hubs and the Middle-East, as much due to lack of availability as pricing - real "bargain" fares to South Africa are often difficult to obtain through normal distribution channels.

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