as far as I know, First Class will be kept on the 744s - but everything else (except for the possible 380s) will be Business and Economy...
Actually, a few weeks back we got a brochure mentioning when the new Business Class would be introduced - I think that the Frankfurt-Jo'burg service was supposed to get that sometime in the first quarter of 2004...
I just took a look into Amadeus - at least according to what's been loaded into that, SAA will keep only 744s flying to LHR
from Jo'burg and CT
- I thought I had heard something about 346s going there as well, but that seems to be off... and I've taken a look through the the SAA routes that I know of, but was not able to find a single 744 on anything besides LHR
, and that includes Australia and Asia: either they do have something new planned, or they're planning to keep the 744s busy only between JNB