Background: Me and my family planned to fly to South Africa to meet friedns and celebrate a b.day for one of them. We decided to went nearly christmas, because there is a vacation from school. We used our United Miles and payed 37.5K for each direction. We hadn't so many choices to fly from Tel Aviv to Cape Town on Star Alliance, our choices were Ethiopian Airlines (TLV-ADD B738, ADD-JNB B77L, JNB-CPT SA A319) or Turkish Airlines (TLV-IST TK A332, IST-JNB-CPT TK A333). We decided to book TK flights, as we can stay at the CIP lounge, TK service is better than ET and TK flight is a red-eye flight as not as ET flight. Turkish will start non-stop Cape Town service from November, I think that flights will be operate on A330-200. It will cut the flight length from 13h10m to 11h.
After Landing in Johannesburg, Before departure to Cape Town: We landed in Johannesburg 30 minutes after the scheduled time. Cape Town passengers needed to stay in the plane when Johannesburg passengers left the plane. The plane was cleanded and the crew replaced by the crew of yesterday IST-JNB-CPT-JNB flight. We weren't allowed to leave the plane like on AF flight from Singapore to Jakarta, so we needed to burn more one hour without Air Condition. More one point to mark, the cabin crew didn't do a counting of the passengers, In fact, A JNB passenger could continue to CPT without paying of JNB-CPT sector. While we were waiting in the plane, I did some spotting: British Airways (Comair Limited) Boeing 737-400. My friedns family are the owners of this airline, one of the value airlines in South Africa:
Mango 737-800, Malawian Airlines Boeing 737-800 too and the airline that I've never see befroe - The pretty Air Seychelles Airbus A330-200!!!
South African Airways Airbus A320:
A close view of the Air Seychelles A332:
Air Seychelles and South African tails. Don't forger the flysafair tail that locates far:
More suprise to me, new airline that I've never see before, Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER from HKG and departed after us. I excepted to see a 747-400:
The load on JNB-CPT sector was 70-75%.
Departure: Boring safety demo again:
I didn't took photos of the take off, It was a rainny day. After Take off, a lot of clouds were appearing durning the climb to FL340:
Seat pitch is pretty tight (I'm 1.76 meter = 5F10inches) In-flight menu, includs IST-JNB flight, also available in Turkish:
e] Cabin durning service:
The snack for this short flight: I orderd a diet coke and got a sandwich with cheese and vegetables. It was bit wet but tasty. In my opnion, It was enough for 2 hours flight.
Cursing near Kimberley, half of the flight were passed:
I decided to watch some movie:
Flight map. 6 minutes before landing:
What an amazing wild, Just flew from the cold and rainny Johannesburg to the sunny Cape Town (And it was durning the middle of the summer, think about it!) :)
Near the airport, it isn't the main city.
1 second before touch-down:
Touch-down!!!! 2nd time in Africa! (First time was in Egypt when I was 4 years old):
Spotting in Cape Town: Finally we arrived, after journey of 17 hours and only 4 hours of sleeping, I was happy and blessed that I finally arrived to this beauty and interesting country and the fact that will can sleep okay and take some refreshing shower! I took some photos durning taxi to the gate, enjoy it! SA (Airlink) CRJ 200:
Air Namibia Airbus A319 from Windhoek, Namibia hears a interesting country for me, I would like to visit there.
Mango Boeing 737-800:
Fly safair (New airline in South Africa) Boeing 737-400:
The giant and the impressive South African Airways, ZS-SNC, A340-600, the only A346 that painted in Star Aliiance livery and still in service:
Virgin Airbus A340-300, British Airways Boeing 747-400, Air France Boeing 777-200ER and South African Airbus A340-600:
After leaving the plane that I've been spending 13.5 hours on it!
Bye bye TK A333 from the luggage claim area:
CPT model Airport, Like it, they need to add TK and ET planes!!!
View of the Terminal:
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Johannesburg - JNB
Cape Town - CPT
TK is a great airline with a cheap prices. TK is better than airlines that I've flown like UA,LX,LH,OS,AR,AC,TG,LY and more. Great meals, great IFE and cabin crew but seat pitch can be tight. My flight from Tel Aviv to Istanbul arrived latley and the plane to Cape Town wait so Turkish has a lot of delays (This is not my first time that I fly with Turkish)!!! But I'll continue to fly with Turkish Airlines. Destantions that I flew with Turkish: Johannesburg (2 times) Cape Town (2 times) Shanghai Singapore Istanbul Kathmandu New Delhi
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