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by andz
Wed May 20, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 182
Views: 35592

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

Check out this article and the related stories linked on this page. "It seems the struggles of the entire industry, including its biggest commercial rival and owner of Kulula.com, Comair, has sparked ideas of consolidation in Pravin Gordhan, the minister of the department of public enterprises....

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by andz
Tue May 19, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair South Africa applies for Business Rescue
Replies: 7
Views: 1407

Re: Comair South Africa applies for Business Rescue

Maybe this is a sliver of good news for the South African aviation industry. Comair’s business rescue practitioners (BRPs) say that the airline is in a position to be saved, given that it is not “factually insolvent”, only in financial distress. https://businesstech.co.za/news/business/399475/kulula...

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by andz
Mon May 18, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 182
Views: 35592

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

trees wrote:
You won’t see all four together on the ground as some have already departed to MZJ. There were only two on the ground at a time.

yes I noticed that.

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by andz
Mon May 18, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: SA 332s at TUS
Replies: 1
Views: 258

SA 332s at TUS

Two on the ground, two more inbound within the next 2 hours.

Any chance of someone getting a snap of them all parked together?

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by andz
Mon May 18, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 182
Views: 35592

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

the second one just landed, can someone get a pic of all four parked together? They are about an hour apart.

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by andz
Mon May 18, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 182
Views: 35592

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

andz wrote:
Keep an eye on Tuscon...


Sorry I meant Tucson

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by andz
Mon May 18, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 182
Views: 35592

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

factsonly wrote:
May 18, 2020: The four retired SAA A330-200 aircraft have now left GRU after an overnight stay, and seem to be heading - flying in trail - for a parking spot in the USA??



Keep an eye on Tuscon...

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by andz
Mon May 11, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 182
Views: 35592

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

This is just being dragged out more and more now and the employees are facing an even longer wait for any kind of payout, never mind that they won't receive a salary for May. First the labour court ruled that the retrenchment process cannot go ahead without a business plan. https://www.enca.com/news...

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by andz
Thu May 07, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Express Airways Embraer E-120 shot down by RPG
Replies: 22
Views: 8156

Re: African Express Airways Embraer E-120 shot down by RPG

asdf wrote:
Chasensfo wrote:
A humanitarian flight?! What could the motivation be for that? Horrible.


well .... they try to help the inhabitants there ...

I think the question was what could the motivation be to shoot down a humanitarian flight, however without inside information how would you know what is on the plane?

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by andz
Tue May 05, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair South Africa applies for Business Rescue
Replies: 7
Views: 1407

Comair South Africa applies for Business Rescue

Business rescue is soon going to be the only activity in the local airline industry at this rate. First SAA, then SA Express was liquidated last week, now Comair which operates Kulula and the local BA franchise has applied for business rescue. https://www.fin24.com/Companies/Industrial/kululacom-own...

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by andz
Tue May 05, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 182
Views: 35592

Re: SAA to be liquidated!

I've heard people say that SAA's problems started when Coleman Andrews started working at SA and sold SAA's aircraft and leased them back from a company he had close ties to. Was he corrupt? see above Was he unpopular with staff? Yes. Understatement of the year but he set the tone for pretty much e...

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by andz
Fri May 01, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 182
Views: 35592

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

Just had an A340-600 transit OR TAMBO-Dulles yesterday and another one today too. Cargo only flight Yes, I am aware of that I was just wondering who is paying the crew since all this talk is that they closed up shop... They haven't closed up shop, cargo and repatriation flights are still operating ...

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by andz
Fri May 01, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 182
Views: 35592

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

Staff have been informed that they are on unpaid leave from today, still waiting to hear the final outcome.

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by andz
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 182
Views: 35592

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

Why hasn't anyone posted that SAA is now gone? They've fired all staff and no money from the government. https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/business/article/2001368744/south-african-airways-to-fire-all-employees https://www.fin24.com/Companies/Industrial/no-more-money-for-saa-government-tells-unions-2...

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by andz
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Mauritius enters administration
Replies: 20
Views: 7244

Re: Air Mauritius enters administration

There would be some more A339 as well as A359 available on second-hand market. Truly a nightmare for Airbus. They also sub-lease two A359s to South African. They could be coming back. Sad story for SA as it might loss its best airframes due to the lessor's trouble... Considering that SA could be li...

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by andz
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 182
Views: 35592

Re: SAA to layoff entire staff

South African Airways has decided to layoff its entire 4700 staffs in a bid to win again the govermental support to prevent the airline from falling off. The airline has offered its employees a new pay deal, where the airline will be paying a one month salary per year of service to conserve the muc...

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by andz
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5806

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

Grammar Nazis drive me insane, Especially when they are incorrect. Slow is an adverb, just like slowly. Slow can also be an adjective. Driving slow is the same as driving slowly. http://www.learnersdictionary.com/qa/Slow-Slowly-and-Flat-Adverbs From your own link: English teachers will tell you to ...

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by andz
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5806

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

People driving slow on the interstates and not getting to the right hand side. There it is right there, and in numerous other posts in this thread. I hear it on the radio every day and it makes me spitting mad! The correct word is slowly . Apostrophe abuse, especially on billboards, in printed adve...

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by andz
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Building a classic ‘Stack’ Hi FI system
Replies: 22
Views: 1614

Re: Building a classic ‘Stack’ Hi FI system

Yamaha is the only one that would offer you every component in the same brand that I’m aware of. And it’s going to cost a bundle I had a Yamaha stack system back in the early 80s, turntable, amp, dual tape deck and equaliser all in a Yamaha stack cabinet with cassette and LP storage space. It was g...

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by andz
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are you worrying about right now?
Replies: 74
Views: 2514

Re: What are you worrying about right now?

My position in my company, one of the biggest multinationals in the world, was made redundant at the end of October 2019. I worked until December 20 last year but finding new employment is proving a challenge in a country where affirmative action is key (race), plus my age (58) and the fact that the...

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by andz
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 182
Views: 35592

Re: SAA shrinks even further

Slug71 wrote:
Sounds like SAA is going to be working these four A350s pretty hard.


Maybe that's the way to go instead of having planes languishing on the ground all day a la LHR.

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by andz
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How many languages do you know?
Replies: 65
Views: 3046

Re: How many languages do you know?

zakuivcustom wrote:
Aussie accent >>> British accent.


What does this mean?

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by andz
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s
Replies: 125
Views: 30532

Re: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s

https://ewn.co.za/2020/01/31/it-s-all-p ... ng-flights
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SAA has cancelled 48 flights in February as another cost cutting measure.

Destinations include Durban, Cape Town, Accra, Washington DC and Nairobi.

https://ewn.co.za/2020/01/31/it-s-all-p ... ng-flights

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by andz
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quartararo to replace Rossi at Yamaha in 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 160

Quartararo to replace Rossi at Yamaha in 2021

This is one for the MotoGP fans. The end of an era but it had to happen eventually.... Excerpts from 2 emails I received from Yamaha Racing today: The Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Team are delighted to welcome Fabio Quartararo to their line-up for the 2021 and 2022 season. In 2020 Quartararo will ag...

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by andz
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former carriers have you flown?
Replies: 102
Views: 3187

Re: What former carriers have you flown?

Air Rhodesia
Sun Air (South Africa)
Flitestar
British Caledonian
BEA
BOAC
British Midland
Northeast (UK)
Northwest

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by andz
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s
Replies: 125
Views: 30532

Re: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s

I wasn't sure which thread to post this in, but here goes. The business rescue practitioners of South African Airways SOC Ltd (the Practitioners), supported by the Departments of Public Enterprises (DPE) and National Treasury (NT), have been successful in obtaining the balance of the post commenceme...

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by andz
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So why is Microsoft a cool company? And why will you never buy a Nissan?
Replies: 53
Views: 2139

Re: So why is Microsoft a cool company? And why will you never buy a Nissan?

My dad was a Ford man most of his life but in one moment of madness he selected a Nissan Skyline 2 litre as a company car. I told him he would regret it immediately and I was right, within a week he hated it but he had to grit his teeth and drive it for 5 years until he could go back to Ford.

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by andz
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL772 stuck in JNB
Replies: 35
Views: 14367

Re: DL772 stuck in JNB

jakeroberts212 wrote:
It’s January now, not December


February is usually the hottest month so harder times are coming.

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by andz
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 59771

Re: SAA Leasing A350

seat64k wrote:
successessful


Are you doing this deliberately?

And no I don't watch the news I have insider information.

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by andz
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Monty Pythons‘ Terry Jones - R.I.P.
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: Monty Pythons‘ Terry Jones - R.I.P.

As John Cleese said.... 2 down, 4 to go. RIP

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by andz
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Neil Peart Has Died. Drummer for Rush.
Replies: 28
Views: 1025

Re: The Great Neil Peart Has Died. Drummer for Rush.

Tugger wrote:
Just for those who may not be aware of the man's tools of the trade:
Image


I doubt an octopus could play that kit. Huge respect.

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by andz
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Differences race separation laws USA South Africa 60s
Replies: 18
Views: 760

Re: Differences race separation laws USA South Africa 60s

Sorry, knowing the country fairly well, I have to say "how about 'no'." The party that has dominated in SA since 1994 completely trashed Mandela's legacy, leaving most of the country not significantly better off other than greater freedom of movement and dead-end jobs via affirmative acti...

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by andz
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How many languages do you know?
Replies: 65
Views: 3046

Re: How many languages do you know?

English native, Afrikaans took me 6 months to be fluent in school, basic German that would be workable if I lived in Germany for 3 months or so.

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by andz
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 59771

Re: SAA Leasing A350

seat64k wrote:
I see the flight is delayed. Hope SAA doesn't go out of business befoe it takes off...

You win the prize for stupid comment of the day.

And it is before, not befoe.

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by andz
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s
Replies: 125
Views: 30532

Re: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s

TriStar500 wrote:
MUC continues to be served.

Not according to my source, and if you try to book JNB-MUC on flysaa.com it is via FRA.

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by andz
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s
Replies: 125
Views: 30532

Re: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s

You guys with your snarky comments about praying don't seem to realise that the average employee at SAA is totally helpless in the current situation and has no control over what is happening at the airline. This includes my wife who completed 41 years with SAA at the beginning of December. They are ...

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by andz
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s
Replies: 125
Views: 30532

Re: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s

I was at Airways Park about an hour ago and they are holding a lunchtime prayer vigil in the atrium to pray for the airline's future.

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by andz
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you rather fly 747 or 777
Replies: 39
Views: 2109

Re: Would you rather fly 747 or 777

First flew on a 747-100 in 1975 I first flew on a 747-200 in 1972, Salisbury-Luanda-Heathrow on SAA. I was 11 years old. Since then I have flown on every variant except -100, SAA had 200, 300, 400, SP and a couple of years ago after a long break from 747s I flew LH 748i, what a let down. Maybe it w...

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by andz
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 59771

Re: SAA Leasing A350

What is the status if the A350 lease with SAA declaring Bankruptcy ? They didn't declare bankruptcy. They've entered a process under South Africa law called business rescue where an independent practitioner takes over de facto removing the power of the board and shareholders. They have to generate ...

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by andz
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South African Airways to enter bankruptcy protection
Replies: 23
Views: 7732

Re: South African Airways to enter bankruptcy protection

The business rescue prevents any government interference which can only be good for the airline, if only if it means that no more political cronies are placed in top management positions to line their own pockets. It does mean though that the government has washed its hands of the restructuring that...

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by andz
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 Max 10 Rollout
Replies: 134
Views: 28742

Re: Boeing 737 Max 10 Rollout

Looks stunning. I was on the last MAX flight in South Africa before the grounding (BA6240, 10 March 2019 PLZ-JNB) It's a two engine 720. :rotfl: Funny, but true. What does it say about me that I understood that statement fully. Lightsaber It says experienced ;-) I flew on an Air Rhodesia 720, if you...

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by andz
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA increases IAD-ACC to daily nonstop A330
Replies: 15
Views: 3978

Re: SAA increases IAD-ACC to daily nonstop A330

My question is about the local numbers: IAD-ACC, ACC-JNB, and IAD-JNB. When the plane takes off from JNB for ACC, how much of that traffic is going just to ACC on this flight? How many are going on to IAD? And how many people disembark/embark at ACC for IAD? I flew this route on Sunday and when we ...

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by andz
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA 747SP in Houston 1983
Replies: 19
Views: 4236

Re: SAA 747SP in Houston 1983

Back in the day SAA used to issue commemorative "first day covers" for their first flights on new routes, we have a stack of them including this one: https://oimg.photobucket.com/albums/v155/andzz/SAA%20Houston_1_zpsftcvrckm.jpg Inside the envelope is this card: https://oimg.photobucket.co...

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by andz
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 178753

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

I have a ticket booked with TK, JNB-IST-HEL-IST-HRG departing on 31 March, HEL-IST-HRG scheduled for 5 April. This morning I received an email that IST-HRG has been cancelled due to the move. No mention of HEL-IST so I contacted my travel agent, TK had moved my booking from the 5th to the 2nd April ...

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by andz
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 741634

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

It seems Comair (South Africa) have now voluntarily withdrawn the single brand-new Max from service temporary...no official grounding by SACAA...think more to pressure on social media, as this aircraft was only introduced on scheduled service last week, so had lots of fanfare in media which is stil...

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by andz
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Finding flghts
Replies: 8
Views: 989

Finding flghts

I need to fly JNB-(AMS)-HEL-(CAI)-HRG-(CAI)-JNB, departing 31 March, arriving in HRG midday on Friday 5 April, departure to JNB unknown as yet.

stopovers in parenthesis are optional.

Any idea which site to use to search this routing?

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by andz
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Baby Trump will float above London!
Replies: 116
Views: 4388

Re: Baby Trump will float above London!

Scottish Whiskey, but which patriot would drink such things and not some Kentucky Bourbon? There is no such thing as Scottish Whiskey, there is Whisky though. If you want to troll, and you know you want too, do it with the correct spelling :lol: There is no such thing as Scottish whisky either, it ...

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