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5 Jun 2009 flights
surveyed on 9 May 2009

Perfect conditions for cheap flights - no public holidays on the weekend of the 5th of June, no school holidays and no major events on in Durban (about the biggest thing happening that weekend is the British & Irish Lions playing the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein). So, no surprise that Mango is offering R503 and 1time R529 for a flight from Johannesburg to Durban (but interesting that premium class flight prices have increased).

Flights from Johannesburg to Durban *
Bus or train from Joburg to Durban

Mango Airlines economy class
flight JE283 leaves 2035 arrives 2245


Shosholoza Meyl economy class


1time economy class
flight 1T237 leaves 1910 arrives 2020


SA Roadlink
leaves Joburg 2030 arrives Durban 0330


Mango Flex
flight JE283 leaves 2035 arrives 2245


City to City bus
leaves Joburg 2045 arrives Durban 0430


Kulula economy class
flight MN617 leaves 1930 arrives 2040


Citiliner bus
leaves Joburg 2100 arrives Durban 0450


SAA South African Airways economy class
flight SA581 leaves 2010 arrives 2120


Intercape bus
leaves Joburg 0830 arrives Durban 1605


Mango Plus
flight JE283 leaves 2035 arrives 2245


Translux bus
leaves Joburg 0930 arrives Durban 1715


BA British Airways economy class
flight BA6221 leaves 1800 arrives 1910


Greyhound bus
leaves Joburg 0830 arrives Durban 1625


BA business class / club class
flight BA6221 leaves 1800 arrives 1910


Premier Classe train


SAA business class / premium class
flight SA581 leaves 2010 arrives 2120


Baz Bus
(7 day pass)


* one-way flights leaving Johannesburg for Durban between 1729 & 2036 on Friday the 5th Jun 2009

Emirates increases baggage allowance by 10kg

Not only do Emirates often offer the cheapest flights, but they have now increased their baggage allowance by a hefty 10kg across the classes (to 30kg in economy class, 40kg in Emirates business class & 50kg in first class).

Record low flight price inflation

Flight price inflation in South Africa is the lowest we've seen it, with flight prices having decreased 8.8% over the year to 18 May 2009. Inflation for long-distance buses is running at +8.6%.

Premium Class & club class tickets increase

Sorry for those flying at the front of the plane. The cost of SAA Premium Class tickets (their name for business class) have risen above R2000 for the first time on the Johannesburg - Durban route (previous highest SAA premium class price was R1897 in the 22 Nov 2008 survey). Whilst BA's Club Class tickets also now cost above R2000, it is not the first time.

The end of a fish's life

Timothy travelled from Hogsback to Bulungula, where he paid a local $4 to take him fishing. After catching a 2.5 foot fish they cut a V-shape under its jawline and left it to suffocate. The fish's gills were gasping for oxygen and its body was tensing up every 30 seconds....and Timothy was wondered whether he should become vegeterian, as he watched the life being squeezed out of this creature.

killing a fish

Rookie attendant flu

"Rookie flight attendants are always struck down by every available illness when they start the job. Their close proximity to the general public and the constant circling of foul air means that they spend their first 8 months or so with streaming colds and constant flu. Then, just when they think they cant take any more, they cross some sort of immune-system Rubicon, and they are never ill again. They develop the constitution of an ox." an extract from Imogen Edwards-Jones's Air Babylon, available for purchase from Kalahari.

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