"Don’t fly SAA" - Vestact CEO

Thorium

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When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount, bury the horse and get a living horse. However, in Africa more advanced strategies are often employed, such as;

1. Buying a stronger whip
2. Appointing a committee to study the horse
3. Changing riders
4. Arranging to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride dead horses.
5. Lowering the standards so that the dead horse can be included.
6. Re-classifying the dead horse as "living impaired".
7. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.
8. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.
9. Providing additional funding to increase dead horse's performance.
10. Rewriting the expected performance requirement for all horses.
11. Promoting the dead horse to supervisory position.
You should add:
12. Stealing the dead horse's food, water and grooming allowance;
13. Hiring ghost /fake trainers, groomers, blacksmiths and loriners to steal their salaries;
14. Hiring necromancers to summon the dead horse's spirit fathers.
 

ponder

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You should add:
12. Stealing the dead horse's food, water and grooming allowance;
13. Hiring ghost /fake trainers, groomers, blacksmiths and loriners to steal their salaries;
14. Hiring necromancers to summon the dead horse's spirit fathers.
Not my words, they belong to Ugandan economist and author, Elly Twineyo-Kamigusha.
 

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envo

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What makes me wonder is why in the hell would SAA even fly on a half empty or empty flight, and not make a deal with another airline to board the passengers who do buy tickets/pitch up and just cancel the flight that was scheduled while keeping up their end of the bargain and getting the people to their destination?

This happens all the time, if Kulula flight isn't booked up, they usually push passengers on a British Airways flight, in turn saving them the money of flying a near empty plane somewhere.
 

NarrowBandFtw

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What makes me wonder is why in the hell would SAA even fly on a half empty or empty flight, and not make a deal with another airline to board the passengers who do buy tickets/pitch up and just cancel the flight that was scheduled while keeping up their end of the bargain and getting the people to their destination?

This happens all the time, if Kulula flight isn't booked up, they usually push passengers on a British Airways flight, in turn saving them the money of flying a near empty plane somewhere.
Kulula and BA (in South Africa) are the same company: Comair

So that's like SAA and Mango passing passengers between themselves, the same parent company still gets the money.

If SAA sends passengers over to BA they lose the income, although yes, if they gave a toss about their passengers or their reputation they would do things to protect them even if it meant lost income. Alas, seems it is easier to run at a loss and wait for the next bailout instead.
 

_TrXtR_

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And how exactly will the usual "Please just close down" responses help? We all know this thread will go the same direction. Reading other local aviation forums will give more insight on the topic of SAA.
Please explain how any other response would help? And since when does this forum ... 'help'?
 

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When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount, bury the horse and get a living horse. However, in Africa more advanced strategies are often employed, such as;

1. Buying a stronger whip
2. Appointing a committee to study the horse
3. Changing riders
4. Arranging to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride dead horses.
5. Lowering the standards so that the dead horse can be included.
6. Re-classifying the dead horse as "living impaired".
7. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.
8. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.
9. Providing additional funding to increase dead horse's performance.
10. Rewriting the expected performance requirement for all horses.
11. Promoting the dead horse to supervisory position.
It would be funny if it wasn't so true. :(
 

r00igev@@r

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When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount, bury the horse and get a living horse. However, in Africa more advanced strategies are often employed, such as;

1. Buying a stronger whip
2. Appointing a committee to study the horse
3. Changing riders
4. Arranging to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride dead horses.
5. Lowering the standards so that the dead horse can be included.
6. Re-classifying the dead horse as "living impaired".
7. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.
8. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.
9. Providing additional funding to increase dead horse's performance.
10. Rewriting the expected performance requirement for all horses.
11. Promoting the dead horse to supervisory position.
Classic
 

Gaz{M}

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Just wait till 26 February. Then you will all cry like me when they announce huge tax increases and more bailouts for SAA so that they can continue flying for another year at least.
 

Sarg3_ZN

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Vestact need to get that guy as their spokesperson/mascot for this campaign
 

Antono

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What makes me wonder is why in the hell would SAA even fly on a half empty or empty flight, and not make a deal with another airline to board the passengers who do buy tickets/pitch up and just cancel the flight that was scheduled while keeping up their end of the bargain and getting the people to their destination?

This happens all the time, if Kulula flight isn't booked up, they usually push passengers on a British Airways flight, in turn saving them the money of flying a near empty plane somewhere.
That is only a viable option if the decision is made at your base of operations but once you are at any other airport you cannot just loiter around until you have drummed up enough business to make it profitable. Well you can but it will cost you much much more than flying the empty plane back.
 

Spectrum1

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When will these idiots discover that the wheel has already been invented?
Stop trying to re-invent the wheel. Yours doesn't work.
 
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