FLIGHT REVIEW: South African Airways – Johannesburg to George
Carrier: sa express
Aircraft: CRJ 700 Express Jet
Flight Number: SA1501 – Departing 6:50am
Duration: 1 hr 40 mins
Class: Y – Economy
Check in experience: Maybe it was because it was so early in the morning, but I was the only person at check in, so it was quick and easy. Bags were weighed before going to the check-in counter. It was the fastest check-in I have ever experienced.
On time performance: The flight was late to boardhey 20 minutes, which was not made up during the flight. Therefore the arrival time in George was 20 minutes late.
Seat/Cabin conditions: The plane is only small, with a seating configuration of 2-2. Carry on luggage has to be small otherwise it is taken off you at boarding and stored with checked luggage. The seats were spacious and due to light load, there were plenty of empty seats so it didn’t feel like a small plane.
Meals & Snacks: A cold breakfast was served consisting of a ham and cheese croissant, bannana muffin and yoghurt. Tea, coffee and juice was supplied along with water. On such a short flight, a meal is not really required.
Service: There were only 2 cabin crew as the plane is rather small. They were quick to serve the meal and clean up afterwards. All staff were pleasant and quite friendly as we chatted about my itinerary details.
Entertainment: There was no inflight entertainment besides an inflight magazine and creating your own entertainment by looking out the window. As it was such a short flight, this was not a bother.