Umfolozi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 11581 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
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
Date: Sunday, 10 August 2008
Departure time from JNB: 16:55
Arrival time at DUR: 17:50
Meal: Snack box - sandwich, biscuits & orange juice
TDubJFK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 10347 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?
N867DA From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 10230 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
Are the first few pictures taken from an observation deck? They remind me a lot of AMS's excellent rooftop viewing area.
Signol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3094 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 9928 times:
Nice set of pics, reminds me of my last trip to SA over Christmas
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...
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
Umfolozi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 9842 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!