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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

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.  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

Before departing the Mother City, we were able to visit the South African Airways Cyobab Premium Business Lounge Domestic at the Cape Town International Airport. Visiting a nice lounge is always a great way to end any visit and the South African Airways Cyobab Premium Business Lounge Domestic fit the bill with it’s beautiful oversized windows. This post is one chapter on our trip to South Africa, a Safari in the Maasai… 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

While we connected through O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, we were able to access the South African Airways Baobab Domestic Lounge. A lounge after a long international flight is always appreciated and the SAA Baobab experience was enjoyable despite the long distances we had travelled. 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… Read More

South African Airways offers long haul services from 10 locations around the world in Asia, South American, North America and South America. This is the continuation of our flight on South African Airways Washington Dulles – Dakar, and our technical stop in Dakar, Senegal. The flight is typically sold as one direct segment. This post is one chapter on our trip to South Africa, a Safari in the Maasai Mara in Kenya… Read More

South African Airways has conducted “1 stop” service to and from South Africa and the United States for several years. While they do serve a non stop route with their Airbus 340-600 aircraft from Johannesburg to New York, they’ve also typically had a one stop service from Johannesburg to Washington Dulles. At the time of this trip, the stopover was in Dakar Senegal, but has also now surfaced on the Washington. United… Read More