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SAA cheaper than Mango

10 April 2009 flights
surveyed on 14 Mar 2009

And in fact, SAA is cheaper than everybody! Today is history in the making...never before in the 2 years that we have been running surveys has SAA come out cheapest. And this coincides with their Chief Executive, Khaya Ngqula, resigning under a cloud (SAA also wont disclose the amount of his golden parachute, but we've heard rumour it's R9m - which he can add to the R20m odd he's been paid since he was employed on 15 Oct 2004).

Flights from CPT to Johannesburg *
Bus & train trips from Cape Town to Johannesburg

South African Airways economy class
flight SA372 departs 1950 arrives 2150


Shosholoza Meyl Economy Class


Mango Airlines economy class
flight JE178 departs 2015 arrives 2220


SA Roadlink bus
departs 1100 arrives 0600 (on the 11th Apr)


1time Airline economy class
flight 1T112 departs 1800 arrives 2000


City to City bus
departs 1100 arrives 0515 (on the 11th Apr)


Kulula Air economy class (to Lanseria)
flight MN460 departs 1950 arrives 2150


Greyhound bus via Bloemfontein
departs 1800 arrives 1220 (on the 11th Apr)


Kulula Air economy (to O.R. Tambo)
flight MN106 departs 1835 arrives 2035


Greyhound bus via Kimberley
departs 1300 arrives 1800 (on the 11th Apr)


Mango Flex
flight JE178 departs 2015 arrives 2220


Translux bus
departs 1800 arrives 1210 (on the 11th Apr)


Mango Plus
flight JE178 departs 2015 arrives 2220


Shosholoza Meyl Tourist Class


British Airways economy class
flight BA6426 departs 1800 arrives 2000


Intercape bus
departs 1745 arrives 1400 (on the 11th Apr)


British Airways club class
flight BA6426 departs 1800 arrives 2000


Baz Bus
7 day pass


South African Airways premium class
flight SA372 departs 1950 arrives 2150


Premier Classe train


* one-way flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg, leaving between 1729 & 2031 on 10 Apr (including taxes)

Missionaries in Cape Town

Bill & Sue, who are Brazilian missionaries, celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary in the fairest Cape (congratulations on an amazing milestone!). Their inspiration to come to South Africa - a James Michener novel - demonstrating the power of the pen yet again (or is it the power of the keyboard these days?). They flew from São Paulo to Johannesburg, and then onwards to Cape Town. They describe Table Mountain as "powerful and predominant" (jip, she's been round a lot longer than us) and the views as being "breath-taking" [Ed: Cape Town is ALL about the views]. They also visited Kirstenbosch Gardens, Hout Bay, the beaches, and stayed at a 5-star Southern Sun hotel at the V&A Waterfront. Here's a photo they took of the fishing boats in Hout Bay:

fishing boats in Hout Bay, Cape Town

Beware the VPL?

"And the cardinal sin for a flight attendant? A VPL. For reasons of elegance and decency, they are checked for visible panty lines before each and every flight. And with those regulation tight skirts, it's hard not to have one. So much so that many attendants actually fly pantyless. Some wear girdles, some have thongs, but the majority don't bother with knickers at all." from Air Babylon by Imogen Edwards-Jones (obtainable from Kalahari online).

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