Toobz From Finland, joined Jan 2010, 822 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3076 times:
DL has issued a warning on non rev travel to JNB. They highly advise against it. only 2 non revs have made it on in the past week. DL states high passenger loads and weight and balance has been cause.
Good to hear the flight is doin good
On the surface it looks positive. Looking a little deeper,it depends on how much of a payload restriction they are having to take,ie,how many empty seats and if any baggage and cargo is getting bumped. That's not to say it cannot be compensated by a premium yield that they may be getting due to the flight being non-stop. Bottom line,it's sucks to be an employee trying to travel standby on that particular flight.
To quote : "Presently, the USA is leading the list of foreign countries for the sales phase with 22 942 tickets, followed by the UK 20 232, Mexico 7 981, Germany 7 697, Australia 6 277 and Brazil 4 760."
This was 14 December 2009. SA is expecting the bulk of foreigners coming in to be of USA and UK origin....
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