SAA to take flight next week with plans to recover its former glory

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How many days, before they ask for another bailout or complaining about situation out of their control. Bet there will be Something before end of October.
 

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How many days, before they ask for another bailout or complaining about situation out of their control. Bet there will be Something before end of October.
I think they trimmed the fat, especially in management. Hopefully there'd be less political interference. That's until someone takes over the reigns at Union buildings.
 

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I think they trimmed the fat, especially in management. Hopefully there'd be less political interference. That's until someone takes over the reigns at Union buildings.
They cut everywhere:
He said about 3 480 of SAA’s 4 700 staff had taken severance packages or been subjected to the section 189 retrenchment process.
If they maintain operation/capital discipline and the ANC keep their ideologies out of the business it could work. Not going to be easy during these COVID times.
 

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How many days, before they ask for another bailout or complaining about situation out of their control. Bet there will be Something before end of October.

I'm reckoning within the first year.
 

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I admire your principled stand but do you even fly bro?
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I think they trimmed the fat, especially in management. Hopefully there'd be less political interference. That's until someone takes over the reigns at Union buildings.
They cut everywhere:

If they maintain operation/capital discipline and the ANC keep their ideologies out of the business it could work. Not going to be easy during these COVID times.

Anybody willing to place bets?
 

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Around 2009 - 2014 I was flying two to three times a month locally and every three months overseas. I had to quit that job.
 

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I agree, it seems too much of a bother to visit other countries. I would just like to take my son to visit museums (smithsonian etc) in Washington DC when he is around 10-12 and that's it for me. I got bored of travel as well. Could be age factor.
 

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I agree, it seems too much of a bother to visit other countries. I would just like to take my son to visit museums (smithsonian etc) in Washington DC when he is around 10-12 and that's it for me. I got bored of travel as well.
When he is that age you guys must go hook up Bwana there in Florida.
He should be there by then
 

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I think they trimmed the fat, especially in management. Hopefully there'd be less political interference. That's until someone takes over the reigns at Union buildings.
The whole reason they're "reviving" the airline is due to political interference.

As far as I've been told, the only thing they've trimmed are their pilots - by not paying them for what must be at least a year now.
 
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