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Review of 1time flight
from Cape Town to Johannesburg

24 Apr 2009. Our 1time Johannesburg flight got off to a cracking start - there was no queue at the 1time check-in! Their check-in had been moved to Nationwide's ghost-spot at Cape Town International Airport - placing them right next to Kulula - I do hope that Nationwide used up all the bad luck on that spot.

1time check-in at Cape Town International Airport

CPT's changed layout

Cape Town International Airport has changed the layout of its local departures terminal - there is now only one expanded check-in point on the southern end.

boarding a 1time flight at Cape Town International Airport

Little ones

Today was our first flight where our little one got her own seat (once they are over 2 years, they have to have their own seat rather than simply sitting on your lap). We'd like to thank 1time for their levels of accommodation in keeping us comfortably next to each other, and attempting to keep the middle seat between us open over the last 2 years - they've done a fine job.

check in for 1time at Cape Town International Airport

Improvement in ACSA security control

We were pleased to see more sharpness amongst ACSA's security control at Cape Town Airport. They quickly stopped any photograph taking at the security check-in, and when I tried to move too far away to take a photograph on the apron, the ground control staff called me back.

Cape Town Airport Security

Tip for improvement

Check people's date of birth at check-in. If it's their birthday, wish them "happy birthday".

Pack earmuffs

We were sitting near the back of the plane, and the engine noise sounded like a loud wachine machine going through its spin cycle...next time I must remember to pack on the earmuff. Whilst boarding from the back of the plane (where the engines are), I was sufficiently concerned about the noise, that I put my hands over our little one's ears to help prevent any damage.

loud engines of a 1time MD80 aircraft

1time's menu rocks

We already thought 1time was ahead of Kulula in terms of the menu, and we were happy to see a couple of new additions to it - smoothies (e.g. passion fruit) & veggie burgers are now available (really warms the hearts of us vegeterians - 10/10 - one time!). The veggie-burger was a decent one, containing chickpeas & lentils in it (being vegeterian means a constant battle for protein).

1time MD80 aircraft on the runway at Cape Town International Airport

Photos

Here's a few other photos we took:

1time plane being boarded at Cape Town Airport.

BA British Airways (Comair Operated) at CPT.

boarding at 1time plane at Cape Town International Airport

British Airways plane taxying at Cape Town International Airport

Tyre of a 1time MD80.

Rear entrance to a 1time MD80.

tyre of a 1time MD80 aircraft

rear entrance to a 1time MD80 plane

Comair vehicle at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo

1time plane on the apron at Cape Town Airport.

Comair vehicle parked at Johannesburg O.R.Tambo International Airport

1time MD80 at Cape Town International Airport

N2 national road borders on Cape Town Airport

1time plane being boarded at Cape Town Airport

N2 National Road at Cape Town International Airport

passengers board a 1time MD80 at Cape Town Airport

1time.co.za - no mistaking the url

Indian Premier League advert at JNB

www.1time.co.za url on the side of the plane

Indian Premier League cricket ad at Johannesburg Airport

SAA plane parked at Johannesburg Tambo Airport

Thundercity at Cape Town International Airport

SAA South African Airways at Johannesburg Airport

Thundercity at Cape Town International Airport

Temporary departures lounge at Cape Town Airport

1time plane parked at O.R. Tambo International

Marquee tent serves as a departures lounge at Cape Town Airport

1time plane after it's landed at Johannesburg airport

Rear exit of a 1time MD80 aircraft.

Mango Airlines vehicle parked at Joburg Airport

rear exit of an MD80 1time plane

Mango Airlines car parked at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport

1time MD80 at Johannesburg International Airport

Kingfisher Airlines plane at Cape Town Airport.

a 1time MD80 aircraft at O.R. Tambo International Airport Kingfisher Airlines plane at Cape Town International Airport

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