Flight Review: South African Airways – George to Johannesburg
Flight Number: SA1502 – Departing 9:10am
Duration: 1 hr 40 mins
Class: Y – Economy
Seat number: 4C
Check in experience: As George is only a small airport, there are only three check-in counters. Even though I have an eight hour transit in Johannesburg and I plan to leave the airport, my bags were able to be checked all the way through to Sydney. This is very convenient as it saves me collecting my baggage and carrying it around with me before having to check it in again at Johannesburg International airport.
On time performance: The flight departed on time, even after it was advised it would be delayed by 20 minutes.
Seat/Cabin conditions: Seating configuration is 2-2. Carry on luggage has to be small otherwise it is taken off you at boarding and stored with checked luggage. The flight was full so space was limited. The cabin was clean as well as the toilet.
Meals & Snacks: A light snack of cold steak sandwich and muesli bar was served within the first 30 minutes of the flight. Tea, coffee and juice was supplied along with water.
Service: The flight had two cabin crew that were both pleasant and happy to assist. After the meal was promptly served, crew cleaned the cabin very quickly.
Entertainment: No inflight entertainment is supplied on the flight besides an inflight magazine. As it was such a short flight, this was not a bother.