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GA & SA In Jakarta To Perth & Cape Town  
User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 13560 times:

Reason for trip
Another business trip and conference, this time in Cape Town. Didn’t really matter to me as it gave a reason to head back home to Perth for a few days before and a few days after the trip. So this meant flying with GA for the CGKPERCGK sectors and SAA from Perth to South Africa.

Date: 28 Nov 2011
Route: Jakarta (CGK) - Perth (PER)
Flight: Garuda GA724
ETD: 0740
ETA: 1355
Seat: 1A (Executive Class)
Aircraft: B737-800
Flight time: 1hr 24 mins to DPS, 3hrs 33mins to PER
Registration: PK-GMK
1st Flight: 25 Jan 2010
Preflight
Arrived airport with 1hr to spare. For this time in the morning, the roads leading to the terminal were jammed, due to domestic flights. By the time I got into the international terminal, it was really quiet in there. after check in there just time to buy my cigarettes and to the lounge for 1 smoke before boarding the aircraft.
PK-GMK waiting for us to board

Inflight
Loads to Perth was pretty low from CGK with most boarding passengers heading to DPS where this flight transits.
Cabin Views

Meal service (Sorry I forgot to take a pic of the main dish)

Bridge joining Surabaya to Madura

Transit in DPS was a quick 25mins.
Our bird waiting for her quick turnaround to Perth

GA Lounge in DPS

When boarding commenced a lot of passengers ex DPS joined the flight but J cabin remained 50% full.
Turning onto the active runway

Take off run and scenery

Nuts going thru immense pressure  
Meal service

The Australian Northwest
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Date: 30 Nov 2011
Route: Perth (PER) - Johannesburg (JNB)
Flight: South African SA281
ETD: 2345
ETA: 0445+1
Seat: 2K (Business Class)
Aircraft: Airbus A340-300
Flight time: 10hrs 33mins
Registration: ZS-SXA
1st Flight: 18 Sep 2003
Preflight
Arrived at the airport with 1.5hrs to spare.
Check in and airport views


Check in was painfully slow with immigration and security checks even worse. Have never seen it so bad flying out of Perth before. After completing formalities it was straight to the Qantas Club Lounge which SA uses.
Our A340-300 to JNB

Qantas Club Lounge in Perth


Boarding commenced on time and we were one of the last to board.

Inflight
Pretty excited to be on board an A343 again as the last time I was on one was over 10 years ago when SQ still had their A343 dubbed Celestar.
Cabin Views

Virgin A332 in new corporate identity


Flights looks full in all classes. J seats are actually similar to GA's on their A330 fleet, but the ones on SA do not go 100% flat. Impression of the crew is that they are friendly and polite in J, but no where to the levels of my usual Asian carriers.


Most passengers in J were South Africans. A little late at push back but we still have an on time ETA in JNB. Took off run took ages and climb was painfully slow, but hey, its all part of the underpowered A343 experience.
Menu and inflight meal service


Getting There


Date: 01 Dec 2011
Route: Johannesburg (JNB) - Cape Town (CPT)
Flight: South African SA313
ETD: 0800
ETA: 1010
Seat: 2A (Business Class)
Aircraft: B737-800
Flight time: 1hr50mins
Registration:ZS-SJF
1st Flight: 10 Oct 2001
Preflight
After picking our bags, its off to domestic checkin and after getting breakfast, we cleared security and just relaxed in the lounge till it was time to board. Really starting to feel really tired now.
Nice domestic terminal

SAA Domestic J Lounge

Tarmac views of our B738 to CPT


Inflight
Pretty disappointed with the J config on this B738. Wierd 2+3 layout in J with Y becoming the usual 3+3. Looks they are really trying to squeeze as much pax into this bird as possible. Service was polite like my previous flight but still far behind my usual Asian Carriers. J seats width is terrible, almost same as Y and legroom also did not fare much better. And unlike European carriers which still keep the middle seat on the set of 3 empty in J, on SA all 3 are filled up. Thankfully I was on the side with 2 seats. Will just let the pics do the talking


At Cape Town I stayed at the One and Only Resort and also at The Westin. Here are some selected shots from my trip in CPT
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Date: 06 Dec 2011
Route: Cape Town (CPT) - Johannesburg (JNB)
Flight: South African Airlines SA362
ETD: 1755 (1820)
ETA: 1955
Seat: 6A (Business Class)
Aircraft: B737-800
Flight time: 1hr 48mins
Registration: ZS-SJV
1st Flight:
After 6 days of conferences and a short holiday its finally tine to go back home to Perth for a couple of days before heading back to Jakarta for work. Arrived at the airport with 2 hr to spare and found out that flight was delayed by about 25 mins due to late inbound flight. Didn't really matter to me as it gave me time to relax in the nice SAA lounge and to also take a much needed shower.
Check in area at CPT, infrastructure pretty new due to upgrading for the World Cup in 2010
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Time for some spotting from the SAA Lounge
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I did not take any pics inflight as my camera was running low on battery and decided to save it for the long haul flight back to Perth.

Date: 06 Dec 2011
Route: Johannesburg (JNB)- Perth (PER)
Flight: South African Airlines SA280
ETD: 2205
ETA: 1325+1
Seat: 2K (Business Class)
Aircraft: A340-300
Flight time: 9hrs 35mins
Registration: ZS-SXE
1st Flight: Preflight
Upon arrival into JNB it was a dash from the domestic to the international terminal due to the delay we had. By the time we cleared security and immigration we had 20mins to sapre and time was just spent in the SAA Lounge.
ZS-SXE in the midnight hour
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Inflight
Another full flight to PER. Nothing much to mention on this flight as I was pretty tired and after the meal and movies, it was off to bed. To sum up SAA service onboard and on the ground, its efficient but service levels are just average even in J. Can't imagine how it is in Y. In short someone really have to teach them how to smile!
Cabin views
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Menu & Inflight Meal
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Home Sweet Home
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Date: 12 Dec 2011
Route: Perth (PER) - Jakarta (CGK)
Flight: Garuda GA725
ETD: 1455
ETA: 2010
Seat: 3F (Executive Class)
Aircraft: B737-800
Flight time: to DPS 3hrs25mins DPS to CGK 1hr 40mins
Registration: PK-GMG
1st Flight:21 Jan 2010 http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/2011%20Dec%20South%20Africa/IMG_3838.jpg


Thanks for reading guys, below are my Trip reports from newest to oldest.
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Biz Jet Report: Citation XLS+ Jakarta-Surabaya (by thaia345 Oct 25 2011 in Trip Reports)
Thai Airways F Class: Always Satisfied (by thaia345 Oct 16 2011 in Trip Reports)
The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 3: Flying Home (by thaia345 Sep 25 2011 in Trip Reports)
The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 2: Private Jets (by thaia345 Sep 22 2011 in Trip Reports)
The Ultimate Indulgence Pt 1: CX/F & GA/J (by thaia345 Sep 19 2011 in Trip Reports)
Lufthansa Private Jet & Thai Airways Suites (by thaia345 Aug 22 2011 in Trip Reports)
Cathay Pacific Suites/J & DragonAir F/J (by thaia345 Aug 21 2011 in Trip Reports)
Japan With TG's B744 In F & A345 In J (by thaia345 Jul 17 2011 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia Airlines All New A333 In J (by thaia345 Jun 14 2011 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia Airlines First Class To Syd (by thaia345 Jun 12 2011 in Trip Reports)
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Garuda's New B738 In J With MH A333/772ER (by thaia345 Mar 7 2011 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia B772ER & All Nippon B772/3 Business Class (by thaia345 Mar 5 2011 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia AIrlines A333 Business Class (Pics) (by thaia345 Mar 2 2011 in Trip Reports)
Cathay Pacific Regional Business Class (Pics) (by thaia345 Mar 2 2011 in Trip Reports)
Thai Airways Suites - Part II (by thaia345 Oct 31 2010 in Trip Reports)
Thai Airways Suites - 1st Trip Report - Part I (by thaia345 Oct 28 2010 in Trip Reports)
Suites By Cathay Pacific (B773ER) Part II (by thaia345 Oct 27 2010 in Trip Reports)
Suites By Cathay Pacific (B773ER) Part I (by thaia345 Oct 26 2010 in Trip Reports)
Flying The Royal First Class On Thai (by thaia345 Mar 31 2010 in Trip Reports)
First Class Suites On Cathay Pacific - Part II (by thaia345 Mar 30 2010 in Trip Reports)
First Class Suites On Cathay Pacific-Part I (by thaia345 Mar 29 2010 in Trip Reports)
M'sia Airlines Business Class CGK-HKG Return (by thaia345 Feb 23 2010 in Trip Reports)
Another TG Royal First Class Experience (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jan 15 2010 in Trip Reports)
KLM B773ER - The New World Business Class (by ThaiA345 Oct 10 2009 in Trip Reports)
Garuda's "new" B737-800 - A Short Trip To SUB (by ThaiA345 Aug 10 2009 in Trip Reports)
Royal First Class/J On TG (FRA,BCN,MXP) Part II (by ThaiA345 Aug 6 2009 in Trip Reports)
Royal First Class On TG(FRA, BCN,MXP) & Back! (by ThaiA345 Aug 3 2009 in Trip Reports)
CX New J Class On A333 And F, With J On KA (by ThaiA345 Jul 16 2009 in Trip Reports)
Jakarta-Lanzarote! TG In F MH In J AB In Y (PICS) (by ThaiA345 Apr 18 2009 in Trip Reports)
Malaysian Hospitality To Perth (MH In J) (by ThaiA345 Apr 11 2009 in Trip Reports)
Yokoso Japan! MH/NH In J (many Pics) (by ThaiA345 Apr 4 2009 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class: Malaysian Hospitality KUL-PER-KUL Pics (by ThaiA345 Jan 13 2009 in Trip Reports)
Thai 1st Class On The B744 & A346 (by ThaiA345 Dec 18 2008 in Trip Reports)
Business Class, QF, MH, KL: Going Home Part 2/2 (by ThaiA345 Nov 7 2008 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia Airlines 1st Class: Down Under Part 1/2 (by ThaiA345 Nov 6 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Business Class - CGK-SUBvv (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Aug 10 2008 in Trip Reports)
Malaysian Business Class, CGK-KIX (by ThaiA345 Aug 5 2008 in Trip Reports)
Long Haul! Jakarta-Seville TG-F, MH/LH-J (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jul 25 2008 in Trip Reports)
Incredible India! CGK-DEL With MH In J (PICS) (by ThaiA345 Jul 14 2008 in Trip Reports)
Germany From SE Asia: TG F, MH J, LH J (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jun 30 2008 in Trip Reports)
Business Class: Garuda To Hongkong & Back (by ThaiA345 Apr 24 2008 in Trip Reports)
Bali On Garuda J Class B734 & B738 (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Mar 19 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Domestic J Class, Jakarta-Palembangvv Pics (by ThaiA345 Mar 12 2008 in Trip Reports)
MH Is Malaysian Hospitality Pt II, Bak Fr PER In J (by ThaiA345 Mar 6 2008 in Trip Reports)
MH Is Malaysian Hospitality Pt I, J To PER (by ThaiA345 Feb 28 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Domestic (Floods And Airport Closures!) (by ThaiA345 Feb 3 2008 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class:LAX-CGK W TG LA Express Part 2 (by ThaiA345 Feb 2 2008 in Trip Reports)
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Garuda Business Class: To Semarang & Back! (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Dec 15 2007 in Trip Reports)
Garuda In Y: Jakarta-Surabaya (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Dec 9 2007 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class Battle: SQ,MH,TG,NH All In 1 Trip (by ThaiA345 Nov 19 2007 in Trip Reports)
Part II, Great China Trip In J & Y(tons Of Pics) (by ThaiA345 Oct 28 2007 in Trip Reports)
A Great China Trip! In Both J & Y (Lotsa Pics) (by ThaiA345 Oct 24 2007 in Trip Reports)
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Another Inter-Indonesia Run By GA In J (by ThaiA345 Mar 6 2007 in Trip Reports)
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MH/TG/OZ/AA In C: KL,Seoul,LA & Cabo! (by ThaiA345 Feb 26 2007 in Trip Reports)
1st Report! TG/MH/KL/EK Round The World In J (by ThaiA345 Jan 28 2007 in Trip Reports)

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User currently offlineEL-AL From Israel, joined Oct 2001, 1306 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 13028 times:

Hey Thaia345,

Thank you for very interesting report. It was a very nice read.

Regarding the SA JCL on the 738, I saw JCL with 3-3, saw 2-2 but never 2-3. Very strange.

Enjoy the days of long haul flying on the A343, I guess not many left.

Thx again,
Jonathan



"In our country, those who do not believe in miracles are irrational" - David Ben Gurion.
User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3003 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 12466 times:

Hi Thaia345,

thanks for taking the time to write up this report. Your flights appeared to be good in C, but like you said not excellent. Interesting to see the perspective from the front of the plane -

Quoting thaia345 (Thread starter):
ZS-SJF

I flew her myself, DUR-JNB, a week or so ago! Once per day between JNB and CPT SA use one of their long-haul aircraft, so the Business seating would be much improved if you could get on that flight!

Thanks again,

signol



Flights booked: none :(
User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 12293 times:

Hi

Nice trip report, thanks for sharing it! We don't see the PER-JNB reported to much. Nice to see how GA really changed it's image
SA looks pretty decent as well

Greetings
Marc



Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlineCarfield From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1918 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 12285 times:

Thanks for another wonderful trip report!

I really love reading about all these reports about Garuda, which looks better day by day, and the Boeing 737-800s are very nice, and its business class cabin is very good for a narrowbody aircraft. I can't wait for GA to join the Skyteam and I can use its service to various European destinations.

South African Airlines look nice, but its lukewarm service has been remarked by a number of my friends and colleagues, who recently traveled to South Africa. Their comments are actually not very good, and despite the fancy menu, the meals fail short of expectation. The F/As left much to be desired and were very unfriendly and disappeared mid-flight.

Can't wait to read about your next report!

Thanks,
Carfield


User currently offlinelukeyboy95 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 1091 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 12178 times:

Very nice routing and interesting combination of airlings.

Saa has never really excited me, but it is great to see that despite all the debt and occassional corruption, the product looks fresh and wasn't a disaster. I ALMOST never see them doing promotions.

CPT looked stunning, hear the One and Only there is fantastic. Highlight was the QR777 parked up. Stunner...

Rgds


Luke



Breaking down the stereotypes - one by one
User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1930 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 11820 times:
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Very good report on GA and SA!

GA looks like a very nice airline; food, service, seats, and I think their livery looks great on the 737 with winglets! Too bad about the SA service not being better; I've heard mixed things about them before.

Looks like you had a nice trip. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Matthew


User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 11488 times:

Quoting EL-AL (Reply 1):
saw 2-2 but never 2-3. Very strange.

Enjoy the days of long haul flying on the A343, I guess not many left.

Hi Jonathan, yup, really very strange layout...even i got a surprise when i entered the aircraft. True regarding the A343, not many left, and for me and my routes, its also probably the last time i will fly them

Quoting signol (Reply 2):
Once per day between JNB and CPT SA use one of their long-haul aircraft, so the Business seating would be much improved if you could get on that flight!

Hi Signol, yup, my colleagues flew in on a flight about 2 hours after mine from JNBCPT and they got the A346

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 3):
We don't see the PER-JNB reported to much. Nice to see how GA really changed it's image
SA looks pretty decent as well

Hi Marc, yup, 5 years ago i won't even imagine myself picking them as one of my frist choices for flights, but come today, they are ! actually just landed in HK with GA A332

Quoting Carfield (Reply 4):
South African Airlines look nice, but its lukewarm service has been remarked by a number of my friends and colleagues, who recently traveled to South Africa. Their comments are actually not very good, and despite the fancy menu, the meals fail short of expectation. The F/As left much to be desired and were very unfriendly and disappeared mid-flight.
Quoting Carfield (Reply 4):
South African Airlines look nice, but its lukewarm service has been remarked by a number of my friends and colleagues, who recently traveled to South Africa. Their comments are actually not very good, and despite the fancy menu, the meals fail short of expectation. The F/As left much to be desired and were very unfriendly and disappeared mid-flight.

Hi Carfield, thanks for reading and how true blue 100% are your remarks, basically I will not fly them again unless I have too. Meny was indeed fancy, but taste really was left to be desired....

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 5):
CPT looked stunning, hear the One and Only there is fantastic. Highlight was the QR777 parked up. Stunner...

Hey Luke....One and Only was fantastic and the QR was really a stunning bird in the afternoon sun

Quoting 767747 (Reply 6):
and I think their livery looks great on the 737 with winglets! Too bad about the SA service not being better; I've heard mixed things about them before.

Hi Matt, I think GA's B738 in their new colours with winglets are one of the best looking B738's out there in the world. Yup, SA really was crap!...hell, i woudl even pick UA domestic first service in the US over them !


User currently offlineSASDC8 From Norway, joined Mar 2006, 755 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 10929 times:
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Hi Herbert  

Thanks for a new and interesting report on SAA business product. The food looks good, but I guess that does not guarantee that it tastes good.


[quote=thaia345,reply=0]J seats are actually similar to GA's on their A330 fleet, but the ones on SA do not go 100% flat. [/quote)
I thought that SA's business seats went completely flat?

I think it is really nice the GA really has picked up their game, and if I ever end up in Indonesia I will fly with them, no doubt  

Cheers
Stein



2-3-2 is NOT a premium configuration
User currently offlinerifkyrifky From Indonesia, joined Feb 2011, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 10805 times:

Thaia345  

First of all.. Happy new year   haha

Second of all, Great Trip Report as always hahaha    , I've been waiting for this Trip Report For months   Lol..
I'm Glad you enjoy your trip with GA & SA ( Well a part from SA strange layout of their seats in the B738 ) i wonder what's wrong with that   

Quoting thaia345 (Thread starter):
Meal service (Sorry I forgot to take a pic of the main dish)

Lol.. What is the main dish anyway? its making me concern  

I hope to see more new Trip Reports & great experiences in 2012..  

Regards,
Rifky


User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 10396 times:

Quoting SASDC8 (Reply 8):
thought that SA's business seats went completely flat?
Quoting SASDC8 (Reply 8):
I think it is really nice the GA really has picked up their game, and if I ever end up in Indonesia I will fly with them, no doubt

Hi Stein !! Aparently only the J seats on the A342 and A346 go flat ! Not on the older A343.
Yes, u really should have a go with Garuda ....wont disappoint  
Quoting rifkyrifky (Reply 9):
i wonder what's wrong with that
Quoting rifkyrifky (Reply 9):
Lol.. What is the main dish anyway? its making me concern

Hey Rifky ! Happy New Year too !.... alls wrong with SA ahahhaha....main dish was some grilled lamb chops...


User currently offlinerifkyrifky From Indonesia, joined Feb 2011, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 9415 times:

Quoting thaia345 (Reply 10):
main dish was some grilled lamb chops

Grill lamb chops? just for CGK-DPS ? That's nice! Lol.. Is it good?


User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 9165 times:

Quoting rifkyrifky (Reply 11):
Grill lamb chops? just for CGK-DPS ? That's nice! Lol.. Is it good?

Oooo not for this route....its just some ermmm...forgot what it was haahhah..wasn't really good


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West Coast Vs Sydney - A Fleeting Visit To Perth ( posted Mon Aug 18 2008 00:59:09 by Thadocta
1999: BWI-PIT-SEA On US Airways In F (pix To Come) posted Thu Jun 12 2008 21:23:29 by Newyork355
VS 744 In Y & AF 343 In J - Trip To CDG W/ Pix posted Mon Mar 24 2008 17:18:21 by VikingA346
Garuda In Y: Jakarta-Surabaya (Pics) posted Sun Dec 9 2007 06:48:00 by ThaiA345
West Coast Vs Sydney - A Fleeting Visit To Perth ( posted Mon Aug 18 2008 00:59:09 by Thadocta
1999: BWI-PIT-SEA On US Airways In F (pix To Come) posted Thu Jun 12 2008 21:23:29 by Newyork355
VS 744 In Y & AF 343 In J - Trip To CDG W/ Pix posted Mon Mar 24 2008 17:18:21 by VikingA346
Down Under To Perth, TG & MH In J posted Mon Sep 3 2007 14:56:26 by ThaiA345
Mango B738 Durban To Cape Town Return (many Pics!) posted Tue Apr 10 2007 23:24:46 by Umfolozi
SQ 482 Non-Stop To Cape Town (+Lots Of Pics) posted Wed Feb 16 2005 15:46:05 by Scubblee
Mu Trip To Cape Town On KLM. posted Sun Jan 19 2003 17:35:11 by American 767
Cape Town To London With Virgin posted Fri Jan 4 2002 14:05:38 by Capt.Picard
JNB-MRU-JNB On SA IN Y posted Thu Feb 5 2009 11:36:57 by Flymad
West Coast Vs Sydney - A Fleeting Visit To Perth ( posted Mon Aug 18 2008 00:59:09 by Thadocta
1999: BWI-PIT-SEA On US Airways In F (pix To Come) posted Thu Jun 12 2008 21:23:29 by Newyork355
VS 744 In Y & AF 343 In J - Trip To CDG W/ Pix posted Mon Mar 24 2008 17:18:21 by VikingA346

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