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Mango Airlines are active - first a Mango Bucket List Challenge & now there's a Happy Day Sale tomorrow (Tuesday), for selected flights from 20 March 2012 to 30 June 2012.

Cruise news: Great feedback for Natasha: Just to say thank you so much for all your help for booking our trip on the Sinfonia. It was an awesome experience and I want to do it again in the next season.

Mango Happy Day Sale

Mango have progressed from their Happy Hour sales, and are running a Happy Day sale on the 20th March 2012 (Tuesday). One-way flight specials, including taxes, are:

  • from R 489 1-way between Bloemfontein and Johannesburg / Johannesburg and Durban

  • all other flights routes are on special from R 665 1-way (Bloemfontein/Cape Town, Johannesburg/Cape Town, Lanseria/Cape Town, Durban/Cape Town).

The fares will be available between 10h00 and 15h30 on Flymango, at Mango Guest Services counters at airports, at Mango's call centre 08611 62646 and also at Shoprite and Checkers Money Market Counters. Compare prices before you make your reservation.

Prices subject to change.

T&Cs

1. Limited seats available on selected flights on a first come, first served basis.

2. No group bookings available on promotional fares.

3. Refunds on promotional fares must be requested in writing to guestcare@flymango.com

4. Subject to Mango’s Terms and Conditions

5. Excludes peak periods and school holidays

boarding a Mango Airlines plane in Cape Town  

 

From R16970 per person for a week at Medjumbe Private Island (not available anymore)

The strike at SANParks has entered its 6th week. Leonard Mavuso, SANParks’ Managing Executive of Human Resources, says that “The organisation will stick to its principle of no work no pay... SANParks condemns the unlawful acts of violence, rioting and intimidation of non-striking members and a tourist committed by some of the strikers. We have obtained a court order prohibiting strikers from committing unlawful acts.”

Air Seychelles are increasing their frequencies to Abu Dhabi, Johannesburg & Mauritius.

If you have SAA Voyager miles due for expiry on 31 March 2012, you might want to issue awards for later use.

Fly SAA from Johannesburg to Mumbai between 12 March and 31 May 2012, and earn Double Voyager Miles. Every sector you book will also secure an entry into a lucky draw, where you could win a travel package to relive your memories of India.

The Purple shall rule! "Why don’t Kuluhla (sic) and Mango concentrate on organising cheap flights instead of advertising all other sort of other things - the one is even selling life insurance, the other has all sort of things which got nothing to do with flying. Apart from Comair no other cheap price airline (and not so cheap) is flying to Mauritius. Air Mauritius and SAA got the public by the $%#@ and charge the earth for a 4 hours flight to Mauritius. Do you know it costs more to fly to Mauritius then to any destination in Europe. On top of it Air Mauritius is stopping the direct flights  from Durban in October. I wish we had airlines like EasyJet, Ryanair, Edelweis or Condor operating in South Africa. I had great hope for Velvet Sky to open up to Mauritius but they have gone bust. It is cheaper to go on holiday in Europe then Mauritius, maybe that is why their hotels are running empty during the off season." AS

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The Bottom Line: "It wasn't surprising to read in a New York Times piece entitled "Why I am leaving Goldman Sachs", how people "talk about ripping their clients off", and, how various managing directors "refer to their own clients as muppets". The raison d'être of companies is to make a profit - they do this by offering a service or selling a product. And some companies manage to charge higher margins than others for the same product/service, in other words they are better at "ripping their clients off". It's only the naive who believe that companies solely have their best interests at heart. The only thing that was surprising was that Greg Smith (a South African who last week resigned from Goldman Sachs) wrote the piece at all - most participants in financial services companies are too scared to speak their mind so freely - it's career limiting".