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Old July 29th, 2014, 09:59 AM   #21
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Interesting choice to service PE and not DBN in the first mix...
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Interesting choice to service PE and not DBN in the first mix...
And PE from CT not Joburg
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Old July 29th, 2014, 10:42 AM   #23
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FlySafair Relaunching!

FlySafair are back and better! Their first flight takes off on the 16th October 2014. The airline had taken to the skies in September 2013, before being stopped in its tracks by a High Court application from Comair and Skywise Airline. FlySafair then restructured its ownership and got its licence back.

They have now restarted their marketing by emailing all in their database about their opening special.

It can be argued that FlySafair will be the first European-style low cost carrier in South Africa; charging for all checked in luggage; but but offering 2 pieces of carry on luggage weighing no more than a total of 7kg.

Routes

Initial flight routes are from Cape Town to Johannesburg, and from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth.

Opening specials

They have got a super-awesome relaunch special going, with flights from:

R399* 1-way between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.

R499* 1-way between Cape Town & Johannesburg.

*Prices may change, perhaps even by the time you read this. Do not hesitate to take advantage. Click here to book. Bookings open on the 28th July 2014.

Click here to read more about FlySafair specials.
Ugh here comes boarding delays because people are too lazy and stupid to precheck their hand luggage, but hey maybe the smaller hand luggage allowance might not fill out the overhead compartments.
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Old July 29th, 2014, 01:19 PM   #24
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Ugh here comes boarding delays because people are too lazy and stupid to precheck their hand luggage, but hey maybe the smaller hand luggage allowance might not fill out the overhead compartments.
Follow the simple policy of if it doesn't fit or weigh right at the gate you pay a massive fee or don't fly. Simple. Start pre checks well before the flight and have a declaration at check in that you will be charged more later for breaking the rule. People will learn quickly when they need to pay
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Old July 29th, 2014, 06:21 PM   #25
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It's just ****ed up that they advertise these "opening specials" with fares excluding taxes. I don't even think it is legal to do that anymore...
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Old July 29th, 2014, 11:12 PM   #26
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according to reports, those specials are inclusive of taxes
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Old July 30th, 2014, 06:27 PM   #27
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according to reports, those specials are inclusive of taxes
The advertised fare for CPT-PLZ is R399 one way. I made a booking for a return flight, and the taxes are about another R800.
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Waltjie are you a kulula agent? You are lying!

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Even with pre-booked seats and check in bags it is only R380 more.
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Old July 31st, 2014, 04:28 PM   #30
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I am willing to admit that I am wrong, just checked again and now it looks right to me as well! Heck, if they can maintain those kind of fares than they will have a bright future!
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Old July 31st, 2014, 05:23 PM   #31
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Port Elizabeth is an interesting choice, considering it's not really been growing, even since Mango started...however being CPT-PLZ might be different...while the JNB-PLZ is possibly the saturated route for now, but still 2 daily flights might be somewhat overkill?

Those first flights is very early in the morning, 05:30 departure CPT to JNB...making it the first flight of the day.

Waiting for some confusion on the PA systems...FA and SA codes
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Cape Town - George now also announced. 2 daily flights weekdays.
...even I must admit that I'm somewhat surprised with this, especially 2 daily flights. Will either be unsustainable or have either SA Express or Airlink exiting the route...
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sheesh Durban not getting a foot in! though it would be ideal for DUR-CPT route
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Old August 14th, 2014, 09:06 AM   #34
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sheesh Durban not getting a foot in! though it would be ideal for DUR-CPT route
I know, Durban just cant seem to win. Help me understand the logic. Do they actually think that flying to PE and George is going to be more profitable than flying to Durban? I feel like Airlines have something against Durban.
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guys lets look at this logically.

They only have 2 planes. They need to get optimal usage out of them.

1 will continually fly back and forth to Joburg.

The other they committed to PE. But they cannot do more than 2 daily flights to PE and even that is optimistic. They then need to fit in another route that optimises the plane for the day. George is close and hence can allow 2 rotations daily as well and have a bit of slack in the schedule for any issues that arise. Durban technically might have been accomodated, but would have been risky with the distance and if any delays would have messed up the entire schedule.

It really would not have been practical for them to include Durban. When the fleet grows, i am sure a Dur-JHB will feature.
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I know, Durban just cant seem to win. Help me understand the logic. Do they actually think that flying to PE and George is going to be more profitable than flying to Durban? I feel like Airlines have something against Durban.
Maybe because Durban-Cape Town has Kulula, BA, Mango and SAX all operating multiple frequencies. PE-Cape Town has only SAX operating multiple frequencies and BA and Mango operating a small number of flights on smaller aircraft (733 versus 738).
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So everything set with this one? No last minute issues?
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Old October 3rd, 2014, 03:51 PM   #38
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Hi guys,

I'm the new guy on the block and not to sure how the forums and discussions work, but here is some updated price info on Flysafair pricing structure just days after their launch from George to Cape Town, is this just me or are the seats selling process slow? Would be interesting to see the future of this LCC operating maybe more routes sooner than what we think. Wishful thinking or just overly enthusiastic.

Flight from George to Cape Town
[/U][/U][/U]R399 Tue 18 Nov
R399 Wed 19 Nov
R399 Thu 20 Nov
R399 Fri 21 Nov
R499 Sat 22 Nov
R399 Sun 23 Nov

+++++++++++++++++++++++ BREAK ++++++++++++++++++++++++


Return flight Cape Town international To George Airport

R399 Tue 18 Nov
R399 Wed 19 Nov
R399 Thu 20 Nov
R399 Fri 21 Nov
R599 Sat 22 Nov
R399 Sun 23 Nov
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Old October 4th, 2014, 01:40 PM   #39
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Hi guys,

I'm the new guy on the block and not to sure how the forums and discussions work, but here is some updated price info on Flysafair pricing structure just days after their launch from George to Cape Town, is this just me or are the seats selling process slow? Would be interesting to see the future of this LCC operating maybe more routes sooner than what we think. Wishful thinking or just overly enthusiastic.

Flight from George to Cape Town
[/U][/U][/U]R399 Tue 18 Nov
R399 Wed 19 Nov
R399 Thu 20 Nov
R399 Fri 21 Nov
R499 Sat 22 Nov
R399 Sun 23 Nov

+++++++++++++++++++++++ BREAK ++++++++++++++++++++++++


Return flight Cape Town international To George Airport

R399 Tue 18 Nov
R399 Wed 19 Nov
R399 Thu 20 Nov
R399 Fri 21 Nov
R599 Sat 22 Nov
R399 Sun 23 Nov
I don't really know how much of a demand there is for flights on this route, but it is my personal opinion that it won't last, not unless the fares stay at these levels, which they won't with the capacity on the equipment used.
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Old October 4th, 2014, 03:55 PM   #40
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Yes I agree on the fares side *R399* but take in mind Cape Town is already a more popular airport for the rest of the Western / Eastern Cape (not talking about Cape Town as a whole and its suburbs). The other side of this route is corporate...but then again a 737-400 on this route needs at least 100+seats to make it feasible. Interesting times ahead of the launch!
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