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South African Flight Schedules Reaching All Corners Of The World

Founded in nineteen-thirty-four South African Airways has been the major national and international airline for the country since then. Using more than fifty-nine aircraft they fly to over thirty six international destinations around the world. Within the country itself, in conjunction with its subsidiary carrier, its covers domestic flight routes reach all major cities and smaller airports as well.

To create a new image management decreed that the airline undergo a drastic and comprehensive transformation in nineteen ninety seven. Complete changes were made to personnel uniforms, the airline name and branding. Its new online booking system for domestic and international schedules was also introduced with great success at this time. The process around check-ins and booking tickets was made as user friendly as possible to encourage people to use these innovative facilities. From home people could now book their airplane ticket to numerous far reaches around the world.

The online check-in system is available on selected routes and can be accessed twenty-fours prior to take off. This service has taken the frustration out of standing in long queues to check in and allows one to start enjoying their flying experience from the moment they leave home and drive to the airport.

A large majority of this airline's international flights leave from O R Tambo, Johannesburg airport. This is also the main airport accessing the rest of Africa's vast continent and servicing over twenty African destinations at least weekly and often on a daily basis.

Accessing over seven hundred destinations globally its distinctive branding is seen at airports in New Zealand, Australia, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, North and South America and Europe. All international flights offer an on board duty-free shop and quality in flight entertainment. Fine cuisine and excellent local wines are served on all their international flights. Food and bar services are available on their domestic flights as well.

Three major cities in the country, Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town boast modern, recently refurbished airports that are on a par with any overseas facilities. Backed with efficient and welcoming personnel this airline can take off with flair and style. Augmented by its own domestic carrier it covers the entire country servicing its large and smaller airports.

All international regulations pertaining to safety standards and regulations pertaining to hand and hold baggage are strictly adhered to. Luggage sizes and weight prerequisites differ from economy to first class and people are advised to check on these before setting off to the airport to check in. Passengers will be required to pay predetermined rates for excess baggage.

Babies and children under five and less than 12 years old travelling as unaccompanied minors have special concessions. These are listed on the airline's informative website. Unaccompanied minors are chaperoned from the time when they book in to when they are received at their destination point.

The carrier operates a loyalty program for both international and domestic flights. An introductory benefit is registered with the first flight undertaken and frequent flying miles are accumulated with all subsequent flights.


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