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Of the choice of South African Airways or British Airways Comair flying between South Africa and Mauritius, after a careful examination, we ended up with South African Airways based on a reasonable price and the ability to earn miles in a Star Alliance frequent flyer reward program. Our flight was marked with some adventure, dis-organization and a side of mild chaos as we transitioned through departure and the flight itself, following with… Read More

British Airways operates a franchise in Comair in South Africa. Flights with Comair allow people to gain access to reward points through the distance based British Airways Avios program. With this strategy in mind, we redeemed British Avios Airways rewards points for our international flight from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe to Johannesburg, South Africa. Our Business Class experience was simple and a little bit easier than flying in economy. Review: British Airways Comair… Read More

Comair Limited is an airline based in South Africa that operates a British Airways franchise in the Southern Saharan African Belt. Under the British Airways brand, they offer services to many key cities in South Africa and the Southern part of the African Continent and are affiliated with One World Airline Network Alliance. They also operate low cost carrier Kuala, which operates to many of the same destinations. Today’ flight would be… Read More

The Slow Lounge in the Domestic Terminal of the O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa is the lounge associated with British Airways Comair franchise that operates in South Africa. The lounge offered a reasonable place to relax before a domestic South African flight and offered great views prior to our flight. Review: The Slow Lounge, Domestic, O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa “The Slow Lounge provided a Boutique Styled… Read More

Our next Qatar Airways flight on the World’ Five Star Airline was on Qatar Airways’ newest aircraft in the Qatar Airways fleet at the time in the form of a Boeing 787-8. Flying on a Boeing 787-8 is always a treat thanks to it’s better cabin pressure, larger windows and generally bright and airy ambience. Qatar Airways was able to make it all that more special thanks to it’s terrific business class… Read More

It’s not every day that you get to take a propeller plane into the Maasai Mara. Unlike South Africa, most of Kenya’s National Parks are best accessed by air. This made an air connection essential in order to see any wild animals. This outlines our experience booking and travelling from the city to the Serengeti. This post is one chapter on our trip to South Africa, a Safari in the Maasai Mara… Read More

South African Airways offers medium haul services from Johannesburg to Mauritius. British Airways’ South African franchise also offers service on this same route four days a week on much older B737 aircraft. Today’s experience was on SAA’s newest aircraft and offered a really pleasant way to get to Mauritius. This post is one chapter on our trip to South Africa, a Safari in the Maasai Mara in Kenya and Mauritius. This trip… Read More

South African Airways offers medium haul services from Mauritius to Johannesburg, connecting the island nation to the continent of Africa. British Airways’ South African franchise also offers service on this same route four days a week on much older B737 aircraft. Like on our trip out, today’s experience was on SAA’s newest aircraft and offered a really pleasant way to get to Mauritius. This post is one chapter on our trip to… Read More

South African Airways offers medium haul services from Johannesburg to Mauritius. British Airways’ South African franchise also offers service on this same route four days a week on much older B737 aircraft. Today’s experience was on SAA’s newest aircraft and offered a really pleasant way to get to Mauritius. This post is one chapter on our trip to South Africa, a Safari in the Maasai Mara in Kenya and Mauritius. This trip… Read More

We decided to get the most value out of our reward ticket by not ending our journey in South Africa, but in Mauritius. We added on South Africa as a stopover on our journey, and got the Mauritius part mostly for free.Ā  This post is one chapter on our trip to South Africa, a Safari in the Maasai Mara in Kenya and Mauritius. This trip was redeemed through Air Canada’s Aeroplan and… Read More

Our Aeroplan Business Class Redemption had us breaking out journey on that ticket with a stop over in Johannesburg. Since most of the excitement (for us) in South Africa is down in Cape Town, we needed a short positioning flight to get down there. This segment is the return of that separate segment. We booked this ticket separately on the SAA website on the most commonly travelled domestic route in South Africa…. Read More

Our Aeroplan Business Class Redemption had us breaking out journey on that ticket with a stop over in Johannesburg. Since most of the excitement (for us) in South Africa is down in Cape Town, we needed a short positioning flight to get down there. We booked this ticket separately on the SAA website on the most commonly travelled domestic route in South Africa. This post is one chapter on our trip to… Read More