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An uneventful trip
South African Airways
Member Name: Linnyg
South African Airways
Advantages: Checkin staff helpful
Disadvantages: Food unimaginative and ungenerous
We flew South African Airways to South Africa last year. We did not choose the airline as it was part of a package but we would be happy to use them again. I do not have agreat deal of experience with different airlines so not much to compare it against but I felt the experience was unremarkable, and certainly with nothing bad to complain about.
The queue at checkout was short and we were able to sit togther in window seats as we had requested. Leg room wasn't great, but I think that is a general complaint in economy sections, however it wasn't too uncomfortable. I got a vegetarian meal as requested. they tried to give my husband one as well even though he didn't want or order one, but he just said he wanted a normal one and got that. The food was ok but not very imaginative vege options ie. potatoes and veg for a main meal. I was very very hungry at the end of the flight due to the tiny portions.
The entertainment films/ programmes/ music was varied and on demand so gave us plenty to do during the long flight.
Our bags arrived without incident at the other end even though as rucksacks we worried they might be damaged.
The flight home was a similar uneventful experience but we were helpfully allowed to change seats to sit near to friends. The plane was half empty and may people bagged four seats to lie across so they were a lot more comfortable!
Summary: All ok here
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