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    SAA business rescue plan in deep trouble

    11/29 is only 1,939 m long -- if the weather conditions of the day suggest a non-negligible possibility of runway overrun, the pilot will land the plane hard, passenger comfort be damned. Even less margin for error if ATC vectored you onto 06/24 instead. EDIT: Seems from Flightradar24 that...
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    Flying versus driving to Durban and Cape Town – The price winner is clear

    Fark me... is that really what the tolls on the N3 cost these days? :oops:
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    South Africans are leaving the country in "big numbers". Here's why that's not good.

    Wellington seems to have a significant number of native Afrikaans speakers -- I overhear it being spoken fairly regularly. Also, taking the company I work for as an example: there are five South Africans at the Wellington office. Four are native Afrikaans speakers, and then there's me with my...
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    Nigerians dismayed by Trump's travel ban extension

    Not sure about the Aussies, but for NZ, you can't be granted a visa and/or entry permission if you: have ever been convicted of an offence for which you were sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 5 years or more have been convicted in the last 10 years of an offence for which you were...
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    Massive flight cuts at SAA - No more flights to Durban

    Nope, avatar denotes my country of residence, not my rugby team of allegiance. ;)
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    Nigerians dismayed by Trump's travel ban extension

    With the SACP doing their best to antagonize the US diplomatic contingent though, I can't help but wonder how much longer this will be the case...
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    Massive flight cuts at SAA - No more flights to Durban

    It likely depends on the destination and flight availability. Back in September 2018, I was sharing QF64 (the Qantas Johannesburg-Sydney flight) with the Springboks, who were about to commence their Australasian leg of that year's Rugby Championship. Some of the Springboks were also booked on...
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    South Africans are leaving the country in "big numbers". Here's why that's not good.

    Keep in mind though that a Work Visa is often a stepping stone to residency -- and for a lot of people, the only pathway. I'll give you NZ as an example. For most young professionals wanting to migrate here (e.g. your typical MyBroadband demographic), the Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa...
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    SAA flights empty out as passengers abandon airline

    This reminds me of an amusing incident I had with Air France cabin crew. This was back in 2002, and I was on a youth choir tour to Vienna -- the group had been booked from Durban to Vienna via Johannesburg and Paris, on Comair DUR-JNB and Air France JNB-CDG-VIE. (No options via the Middle East...
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    Novel CoronaVirus (COVID-19) Updates & Discussion

    I would guess that the definition of "Mainland China" would exclude Hong Kong and Taipei. Citation needed, though.
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    Novel CoronaVirus (COVID-19) Updates & Discussion

    Travel restrictions have now gone into effect here in NZ: all foreign travellers who leave or transit mainland China as from today will be refused entry. NZ citizens and Resident Visa holders will still be granted entry (it is illegal to refuse them entry permission), as will their immediate...
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    Novel CoronaVirus (COVID-19) Updates & Discussion

    No, but if one reads the press release between the lines, the passenger arrived on an Ethiopian Airlines flight, so would have travelled through Addis Ababa (ET does indeed fly ADD-GBE). ET has flights to a plethora of Chinese destinations from their hub at ADD: Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou and...
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    Novel CoronaVirus (COVID-19) Updates & Discussion

    No, you wouldn't: you'd still have Limpopo. ;)
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