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British Airways Nelspruit - Johannesburg flight

(since 11 Feb 2012 BA suspended their Nelspruit - Johannesburg flights)

I wasn't originally going to write about this flight, but I thought it was so sweet of Kulula to send me an email reminder( even including the weather prediction at my destination), that I thought I'd put pen to paper and give them kudos (we'd booked through the Kulula website, but Kulula doesn't actually have a presence in Nelspruit, it's run by its sister brand - Comair British Airways). As you can see in the photo, you don't have to walk far at Kruger Airport, the BA Boeing parks literally on your doorstep!

BA plane parked at Nelspruit Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport

Check-in queue was non-existent. There's an interesting check-in area at the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport - all the airlines are bunched together in one area - BA, Airlink and Fedair - I hope they're mates and party a lot together.

The flight was piloted by Lyndsay (didnt' catch her surname) and there's not much to write about - a flight without incident is a good thing! Here's a video of her take-off from Kruger Airport:

And her landing at O.R. Tambo International Airport:

Once again, it felt fantastic to have so much leg space (in economy class) - my observation is that British Airways economy class offers the most seat space out of all airlines in South Africa.

Here's what Kulula had to say

First a classic bit of Kulula humour in the form of a funny picture.

Kulula jetsetter

Dear John

The crew of MN6252 can't wait to welcome you, our favourite jetsetter onboard and will do their best to make your flight as comfy as possible.

You'll be departing from Nelspruit International Airport. If you're not sure how to get there we have created a page with maps and directions to help you out.

Make sure you don't have to rush around at the airport. The check-in counters open 90 minutes before your flight departs and closes promptly 30 minutes prior to departure. There is no online check-in facility for your flight/s.

The weather man predicts the following at your destination

Friday  29 Apr 2011 /  Partly cloudy
High: 18 |  Low: 4 |  Rain: No rain

Booking reference: 10810

Flight details

(Here's a photo of an Airlink plane we saw at the Kruger Airport)

Airlink plane parked at Nelspruit Airport

MN6252 Nelspruit  >>>  O.R. Tambo (Jo'burg)










Friday, 29 Apr 2011







Friday, 29 Apr 2011

O.R. Tambo (Jo'burg)



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Little Jane




Little John


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Onboard entertainment

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Onboard munchies

You'll be able to enjoy a Woolies quality meal onboard. We have something for everyone so bring some cash or your credit card to buy drinks and snacks.

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British Airways plane parked at  Nelspruit Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport

Once we landed in Johannesburg, I snapped this shot of our BA plane parked at O.R. Tambo:

British Airways plane parked in Johannesburg

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