The "new'Souf Effrican airlines

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The "new'Souf Effrican airlines

Postby Bushbaby » Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:09 pm

On Thursday afternoon I left work at around 1pm. After picking up my son and eventually getting through the traffic and dropping him off at my sister in Carltonville, I made my way to froots place. They were kind enough to offer that I could leave my car there over the weekend while I was away.

BV picked me up and took me and my oldest daughter to the airport as we were flying to PE for the weekend as she had a karate tournament which started on Friday.

My tickets I purchased about 2 months ago, but had to change my departure date as the karate tournament organisers changed the agenda and we had to be there on Friday already, instead of Saturday. The tickets initially cost me about R2500 and to change them was almost R600 per ticket. So this trip had cost me about R3700 by now.

After arriving at the airport and going to check in, we were told there is no longer place on the flight. Aparently they sold 120 tickets, for the 100 seater plane. I could not believe this, as here were 20 people who booked and PAID for their tickets stranded at the airport, 2 hours before departure!!

Is this the service SAA now provides their patrons??? Is this acceptable???

Although, after much commotion, they offered us overnight accomodation at a hotel at Emperors Palace, this included supper and breakfast costs, as well as the first flight out, which we already received our boarding passes for (which we insisted on) and we also received complimentary tickets to fly to any destination in SA, and these tickets are valid for a year.

I can assure you that if everyone was not adament about the inconvenience this has caused they would have just said "sorry to bad, we'll put you on tomorrow's flight"and left it there.
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Postby gaboon » Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:35 pm

all airlines over book. lots of people dont pitch for their flights and then the airline is left with empty seats on the plane. Just unlucky everyone pitched for your flight. Its happened to me before. DEMAND BUSINESS CLASS!
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Postby Bushbaby » Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:39 pm

Yeah, but if they book and pay, that seat should be secure. I could understand if the seats were not paid for. If the person doesnt pitch, it's not as if they would loose money.

And over easter weekend.... what's the chances that someone who PAID for a flight would not pitch???
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Postby gaboon » Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:08 pm

Airlines are greedy. As you said, they sell 120 tickets for a 100 seater plane. Was business class an option?
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Postby Bushbaby » Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:09 pm

Nope.
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Postby Bushviper » Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:51 pm

Now we understand why SAA need R54 000 000 -00 of taxpayers money just to break even. Incompetent monkeys running the show and the directors are all earning in excess of a million rand a year to screw up the airline.
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Postby Snakes Incorporated » Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:25 pm

My monster-in-law flies regular and does she have a couple of stories one does not what to hear around the campfire about SAA. :cool:
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Postby Bushviper » Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:36 am

My ex mother in law also flies regularly but she (like her daughter) has her own broom!
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Postby Bushbaby » Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:38 am

OMW!!! BWAHAHAHAHHAAAAAA!!!!!
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Postby Mitton » Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:51 am

Hehehe, BV, brilliant!!!
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Postby Snakes Incorporated » Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:26 pm

Cheap-skates :lol:
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Postby Bushviper » Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:26 pm

A guy sitting in Danny's Bar at Singapore's Changi Airport noticed a very beautiful woman sitting next to him.

He thought to himself, Wow, she's so gorgeous she must be a flight attendant. But which airline does she work for?

Hoping to pick her up, he leaned towards her and uttered the Delta slogan: "Love to fly and it shows?"

She gave him a blank, confused stare and he immediately thought to himself, "Oh damn, she doesn't work for Delta".

A moment later, another slogan popped into his head. He leaned towards her again, "Something special in the air?" She gave him the same confused look.

He mentally kicked himself, and scratched Singapore Airlines off the list.

Next he tried the Thai Airways slogan: "Smooth as Silk."

This time the woman turned on him "Bugger off, what the moer do you want?"

The man smiled, then slumped back in his chair,and said,

"Ahhhhh, SAA !!!"
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Postby froot » Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:08 pm

LOL!! Thats SAA for you.
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Postby Snakes Incorporated » Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:56 pm

A plane is on its way to Detroit, and a blonde woman is sitting in an unoccupied first class seat even though she only has an economy ticket.

The flight attendant watches her doing this, and politely informs the woman that she must sit in economy class because that's the type of ticket she paid for.

The blonde replies, "I'm blonde, I'm beautiful, I'm going to Detroit and I'm staying right here."

After repeated attempts and no success at convincing the woman to move, the flight attendant goes into the cockpit and informs the pilot and co-pilot that there's a blonde bimbo sitting in first class who refuses to go back to her proper seat. The co-pilot goes back to the woman and explains why she needs to move, but once again the woman
replies by saying, "I'm blonde, I'm beautiful, I'm going to Detroit and I'm staying right here."

The co-pilot returns to the cockpit and suggests that perhaps they should have the arrival gate call the police and have the woman arrested when they land. The pilot says,"You say she's blonde? I'm married to a blonde. I know how to handle this." He goes back to the woman and whispers quietly in her ear, and she says, "Oh!... if only you had said so earlier," then moves back to her seat in economy class.

The flight attendant and co-pilot are amazed and ask him what he said to get her to move back to economy without causing any fuss.

"I told her first class isn't going to Detroit."
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