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South African Airways B737-800 DUR-JNB-DUR (pics)  
User currently offlineUmfolozi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 10111 times:

I flew SAA from Durban to Jo'burg this weekend, here's my trip in a nutshell, hope you enjoy the pics!

Durban to Johannesburg
Aircraft: B737-800
Flight: SA528
Seat: 21A
Date: Saturday, 09 August 2008
Departure time from DUR: 06:30
Arrival time at JNB: 07:25
Meal: Light breakfast - sandwich, yogurt & coffee

Johannesburg to Durban
Aircraft: B737-800
Flight: SA571
Seat: 29A
Date: Sunday, 10 August 2008
Departure time from JNB: 16:55
Arrival time at DUR: 17:50
Meal: Snack box - sandwich, biscuits & orange juice































































































26 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 9968 times:

Wow! Great Picture Essay! I would love to fly SAA in the future! Great Job!


Roar, lion, roar
User currently offlineTDubJFK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 9884 times:



Quoting StarAlliance38 (Reply 1):
Wow

I love your tagline "Proud To Fly USAirways - Future Flights: None ..."

It reads funny.


User currently offlineAA388 From Puerto Rico, joined Sep 2007, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 9674 times:

whats with the BA 737's?


-max



Flown on A319, A320, A321, A330-200, A340-300, 737-3,5,7,8, 747-400, 757-2,3, 767-300, 777-200
User currently offlineUmfolozi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 9487 times:



Quoting AA388 (Reply 3):
whats with the BA 737's?

In October 1996, local carrier Comair became a franchise partner of British Airways for domestic and regional routes, taking on its colours and livery.


User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1676 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 9339 times:

nice picture report!

thanks for sharing
D-ALCE



flown on : F50,F70,CR1,CR2,CR9,E75,143,AR8,AR1,733,735,736,73G,738,753,744,319,320,321,333,AB6.
User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17051 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 9290 times:

Really nice picture.

Pretty cool to see BAs livery on that 737s.


Thank you for sharing

B747forever



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineUmfolozi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 9082 times:



Quoting Umfolozi (Reply 4):
Quoting AA388 (Reply 3):
whats with the BA 737's?

In October 1996, local carrier Comair became a franchise partner of British Airways for domestic and regional routes, taking on its colours and livery.

May I also add that the cabin crew wears the BA uniform. They really look smart. I flew BA Comair twice and the F/A's and onboard service were top notch.


User currently offlineAA388 From Puerto Rico, joined Sep 2007, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9040 times:

Does BA COMAIR have a code sharing agreement with BA?



-max



Flown on A319, A320, A321, A330-200, A340-300, 737-3,5,7,8, 747-400, 757-2,3, 767-300, 777-200
User currently offlineUmfolozi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 9012 times:



Quoting AA388 (Reply 8):
Does BA COMAIR have a code sharing agreement with BA?

Comair currently only has a franchise agreement with BA.


User currently offlineContact Air From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 1154 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8908 times:

Hi Umfolozi,

a really great series of pictures - I enjoyed them.

Regards
Christoph


User currently offlineOneWay From France, joined Mar 2008, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8889 times:

Hi ! Amazing colours planes (Mango, ...) so nice !

I enjoy your TR & crew seems pleasant, it is real on flight?

Florian


User currently offlineTDubJFK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8877 times:

Question: The LCC in South Africa named "1-Time" ... can anyone explain what that name is supposed to mean? To me, it really doesn't have a good connotation. It sort of sounds like they're saying you'd only want to fly then one time. Anyone?

User currently offlineUmfolozi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8861 times:



Quoting OneWay (Reply 11):
crew seems pleasant, it is real on flight?

It is a picture of SAA crew in the inflight magazine! Big grin


User currently offlineUmfolozi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8855 times:



Quoting TDubJFK (Reply 12):
Question: The LCC in South Africa named "1-Time" ... can anyone explain what that name is supposed to mean?

In South Africa, the phrase "one time!" is a colloquialism meaning "for real!" The marketing slogan of 1Time is: "more nice, less price".

Check out the following website: http://www.1timeholdings.co.za/1timeair.htm


User currently offlineOneWay From France, joined Mar 2008, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8835 times:



Quoting Umfolozi (Reply 13):

Yes, I know !  Big grin


User currently offlineN867DA From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 8760 times:

Nice photo trip report!

After reading so many TRs, I can't help but smile at how much is similar no matter what country or airline you fly. Sure, the languages change, and the plane wears different colors, but the at the basic level, they're all familiar territory!

Quoting Umfolozi (Reply 14):

In South Africa, the phrase "one time!" is a colloquialism meaning "for real!" The marketing slogan of 1Time is: "more nice, less price".

...but you still you have your regional influences  Wink


Are the first few pictures taken from an observation deck? They remind me a lot of AMS's excellent rooftop viewing area.



A nation turns its lonely eyes to you
User currently offlineUmfolozi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 8718 times:



Quoting OneWay (Reply 15):
Yes, I know !

You mean they are as pleasant as in the pic? Yes they are!


User currently offlineUmfolozi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 8718 times:



Quoting N867DA (Reply 16):
Are the first few pictures taken from an observation deck?

Yes, they are! JNB has two observation decks, one at the domestic and the other at the international terminal. The first few pics were taken from the domestic observation deck.


User currently offlineUmfolozi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 8589 times:

Here is the SAA safety video.



User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 2992 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 8458 times:

Nice set of pics, reminds me of my last trip to SA over Christmas  Smile

Quoting Umfolozi (Reply 18):
Yes, they are! JNB has two observation decks, one at the domestic and the other at the international terminal. The first few pics were taken from the domestic observation deck.

I hadn't noticed observation decks... how do you get to them?

Couple more questions...

Not so many pics of DUR aircraft? Mostly 737s now...
How's the building work at JNB coming on, between the terminals? Any idea when it will be finished? Or the Gautrain service starting?
Any more news on the new DUR at La Mercy?
I recall from a previous CPT-JNB TR by Henkybaby that SA use an A340 on one of its CPT-JNB flights each day - is this the same both ways? We're planning another trip to DUR in Feb/March and wouldn't mind visiting CPT as well then...

thanks mate  Smile

signol



Flights booked: none :(
User currently offlineUmfolozi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 8383 times:



Quoting Signol (Reply 20):
Not so many pics of DUR aircraft?

I wish I could get pics of the aircraft at DUR. I went up to the observation deck and there were quite a few a/c parked (737's, A319's and 1Time's MD83), but I was still pitch dark outside (except for the airport lighting of course!).

Quoting Signol (Reply 20):
How's the building work at JNB coming on, between the terminals? Any idea when it will be finished? Or the Gautrain service starting?

Construction of the new Central Terminal Building is still in progress, I couldn't see much though as the front is cordoned off with construction barriers. Work on the new multi-storey parkade is also still in progress. According to the ACSA (Airports Company of South Africa) website, work has to be finished by 2010, for the Soccer World Cup. The Gautrain service will start in 2010, and will initially link Sandton with JNB. It will eventually also link Pretoria with JNB.
http://www.gautrain.co.za
http://www.railwaygazette.com/ur_sin...autrain_from_dream_to_reality.html


User currently offlineUmfolozi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 8372 times:

Quoting Signol (Reply 20):
I hadn't noticed observation decks... how do you get to them?

Sorry, I missed some of your questions!   To get to the domestic terminal's viewing deck, walk right past all the domestic check-in counters all the way to the back, you'll find a staircase leading up to the deck.

The international terminal's viewing deck is situated on the 4th floor of the northern wing. Just follow the signs from the international arrivals and departures escalators.

Not much more news on the new King Shaka airport. The first phase is expected to be completed by 2010.

There is still one daily A343/A346 return flight between JNB and CPT. It will be a good idea to book in advance!

[Edited 2008-08-14 09:42:41]

User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 2992 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8260 times:



Quoting Umfolozi (Reply 22):

Thanks - I'll have to settle my wife with a coffee somewhere and try to find the observation deck next visit  Smile

signol



Flights booked: none :(
User currently offlineXx787xX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7947 times:

There where alot of pics of the wing from the air. Why so many????

25 Umfolozi : I can't get enough of that beautiful winglet!
26 CXA330300 : Fantastic trip report!
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