|Quoting Modesto2 (Thread starter):|
insight about airport taxes and vaccinations
|Quoting VikingA346 (Reply 2):
God forbid you do get kicked off, the only way you can really get to CPT is with SA through JNB. I wuoldn't even fool around with any of the African carriers as their safety reputation are far inferior to the likes of US and European airlines (excl a select few, namely SA).
|Quoting Aviateur (Reply 3):|
There are a lot of myths surrounding the safety of African carriers.
|Quoting PhilSquares (Reply 5):|
There might be a lot of myths, but in reality most are true. I have flown in and through Africa for the last 10+ years and it is one place in the world where I would be extremely reluctant to get on but a handful of carriers.
|Quoting Aviateur (Reply 6):|
South African Airways
Royal Air Maroc
Air Zimbabwe (no crashes since the 1970s)
TunisAir (no crashes, ever)
Air Afrique had an almost perfect safety record. Ditto for Ghana Airways.
Those are (or were) all safe and reliable carriers. Okay that's more or less a "handful," but still. Here are some articles of mine discussing African air safety...
|Quoting PhilSquares (Reply 7):|
I stand by my statement and again can only pick one carrier I would fly on in your list.
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos