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Rumour: SAA Back To Miami?

Fri Aug 15, 2003 2:04 am

This is nothing more than a rumour, but it has appaered in at least one African media source (in Cape Verde). Supposedly, South African Airways is strongly considering returning to South Florida with the introduction of 3x weekly service to and from JNB. With thier new A340s (can the -300s do JNB-MIA/FLL-JNB non-stop?) the route is more feasible because it would be heavily O&D. South African Airways last served South Florida with CPT-FLL-ATL-CPT service that was suspended after September 2001.

Anybody know more?
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RE: Rumour: SAA Back To Miami?

Fri Aug 15, 2003 2:25 am

Unfortunately I haven't heard anything about that. SAA's new A340-300Es will supposedly have the range to do JNB-MIA-JNB. It will be nice to see SAA back in Miami, they used to fly a 747-400 here before switching to ATL.

Didn't SAA have a relationship with AA? Is that relationship still alive?
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RE: Rumour: SAA Back To Miami?

Fri Aug 15, 2003 2:30 am

No - SAA's relationship with AA was ditched in favour of DL - hence the switch of flights from MIA to ATL. Not sure why that was, possibly because ATL offered better connections to more US cities than MIA.

I flew on one of the early JNB-CPT-MIA non-stops (OK, it stopped in CPT, but you know what I mean), in 90 or 91 - looooong flight, but SAA used to have Y class seating in the upper deck, so being staff we naturally assigned ourselves upper deck exit row - best seats on a 744, even in Y class. The flight used to arrive in E terminal at MIA, with a train ride and a 2 mile walk to Immigration and Customs.

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RE: Rumour: SAA Back To Miami?

Fri Aug 15, 2003 2:48 am

Thanks, I had forgotten about the shift to DL from AA. Makes sense because Atlanta does have better domestic connections than MIA.

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RE: Rumour: SAA Back To Miami?

Fri Aug 15, 2003 5:55 am

Yeah, this is really remember that one shift from AA to SA)">DL new codeshare with SA. These are no longer use with codehare is AA/SA either and things was not doing very well with their code on the every flight. How you thought knew that one of SAA will coming back to SA - Florida">MIA again. I will still monitor of those news anytime soon. Thanks!!  Smile

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RE: Rumour: SAA Back To Miami?

Fri Aug 15, 2003 6:41 am

When did SA leave SA - Florida">FLL ? I saw them there in June 01.
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