Class rating 8.2
- Boarding 7.0
- Seat for sitting 8.4
- Seat for sleeping 9.0
- Service 8.6
- Entertainment 5.2
- Food & drink 8.4
- Punctuality 8.4
- Baggage 7.4
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In contrast to many airlines, there is a degree of consistency across the SAA fleet in business class, as on all long-haul aircraft, SAA has installed its fully-flat seats.
These have a pitch of 73 inches with laptop power (115V AC, so only a 2-pin European-type plug is required). They also have individual reading lights with four settings, individually adjustable lumbar support and an articulated armrest which flattens to widen the bed to 24 inches plus an adjustable headrest.
The entertainment system is AVOD, with a selection of 15 movies, 12 shorts and 10 games and each seat has a telephone with seat-to-seat call function as well as satellite facility.
Extras include large pillows and duvets, and an amenity kit packed with toiletries.
Meal service is on china and linen and offers a choice of four main courses plus starters, savoury and sweet finales designed by a team of celebrity chefs. All meals are complimented by South African wines.
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Travelling with my daughter on this LHR - JNB flight, I was disappointed, when checking in on line, to find our pre allocated seats had been unallocated and we were haphazardly allocated two seats at the very back of the cabin just in front of the economy class basanets, despite my being an LH Senator (Star Gold) holder. I mention this because the effort made by the... more
Recently flew on South African from Johannesberg to Cape Town having connected on AF from Paris. We arrived at terminal A in JNB and our onward flight left from terminal B. The transfer route was a long walk and not too clearly signposted. SAA has a premium check-in area for business passengers and we were quickly checked in (take note that luggage is weighed before... more