ChefDeCabin
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1983 SAA Flight

Sat May 13, 2006 11:28 pm

Hi everybody,

I think it was the 10 or 12.12.1983, I flew with SAA from Frankfurt to Johannesburg, we did a stop somewhere, I think it was Isladosol or something like that.
Does anybody here know the 3 Letter code for that Airport is and is it possible to find out what the Registration of the Aircraft was?
It can only be either:
ZS-SAS Helderberg B747-244BM or
ZS-SAR Waterberg B747-244BM.

I would be very happy if someone could help me.

Thanks
 
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RE: 1983 SAA Flight

Sat May 13, 2006 11:50 pm

Quoting ChefDeCabin (Thread starter):
I think it was Isladosol or something like that.
Does anybody here know the 3 Letter code for that Airport

Maybe Ilha do Sal? The main airport of Cape Verde:

Sal Amilcar Cabral International - SID


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RE: 1983 SAA Flight

Sun May 14, 2006 1:59 am

could well be Cape Verde. My mother flew there on South African around that same time period. I remember her telling me she was the only one getting off the plane there while the plane continued on to South Africa.
 
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RE: 1983 SAA Flight

Sun May 14, 2006 2:19 am

The Helderberg - May she and all the people who travelled on her rest in peace
 
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RE: 1983 SAA Flight

Sun May 14, 2006 3:39 am

It's so strange to see boarding done from the right side of the plane!
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RE: 1983 SAA Flight

Sun May 14, 2006 3:48 am

Did all FRA flights stop at SID that time? If not mistaken, some of their European routes also went via Las Palmas.
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RE: 1983 SAA Flight

Sun May 14, 2006 5:38 am

Quoting Swissgabe (Reply 5):
Did all FRA flights stop at SID that time? If not mistaken, some of their European routes also went via Las Palmas.

IIRC, prior to the introduction of SA's B743's, basically all European flights stopped over at SID, Las Palmas or ABJ.


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RE: 1983 SAA Flight

Sun May 14, 2006 6:06 am

Most if not all SAA flights DID stop in Sal for a long time, and even the 747-400's did until recently on their way to North America until it was switched to Accra or Dakar. Not sure if any still do...none of the ones I fly on do, but a lot of times I go via Europe instead of nonstop to South Africa from USA
 
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RE: 1983 SAA Flight

Sun May 14, 2006 6:30 am

Quoting SW733 (Reply 7):
Most if not all SAA flights DID stop in Sal for a long time, and even the 747-400's did until recently on their way to North America until it was switched to Accra or Dakar. Not sure if any still do...

SA service via SID to ATL, will end on June 30, 2006 - the end of an era. From then on, JNB-IAD-JNB will run via DKR, just like the SA JFK flights.


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RE: 1983 SAA Flight

Sun May 14, 2006 9:53 pm

Round that time, when the combi's were introduced, one of the FRA flights used to operate FRA-SID-WDH-JNB, to serve the German community living in Namibia (SWA as it was then). The only European flights that didn't stop in SID or LPA were one of the LON flights (stopped in ABJ once weekly), and the SP flights to ROM/ATH/TLV that would stop in LIS. At one stage there was a a FRA-MAD-JNB SP flight as well.
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RE: 1983 SAA Flight

Sun May 14, 2006 11:01 pm

Quoting Swissgabe (Reply 5):
Did all FRA flights stop at SID that time? If not mistaken, some of their European routes also went via Las Palmas.

I remember stopping in LIS on the way to FRA.

Quoting UpperDeck79 (Reply 4):
It's so strange to see boarding done from the right side of the plane!

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