Review of Kulula (Comair) flight Cape Town Johannesburg in Economy

Airline Kulula (Comair)
Flight MN124
Class Economy
Seat XX
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 02:00
Take-off 10 Jun 16, 11:55
Arrival at 10 Jun 16, 13:55
MN 6 reviews
East African
Published on 31st March 2017
Hi all,

Here is a quick 737 comparison on Africa's busiest route between a legacy and a LCC.

Once the car got returned to the Avis agency, time to check in at the domestic terminal.

Such a lovely view
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A computer issue prevented the queue to move on thus waiting lanes kept growing and pax started to lose patience. Every 5 min a MN staff came to inform new arriving passengers about the problem and offered some reading/newspapers.

30 minutes later, once everything was solved, ground staff called the passengers having flights the sooner to check in/drop off the luggage. Thankfully all desks were opened so we were all processed soon with no more than 15 minutes extra time.

It was probably the rush hour but security lanes were definitely jam-packed and I must admit CPT staff are very efficient as we did not stand still a single minute.

Our ride
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Boarding was well organized, I'm not sure there is a call for group or priority but one could either step inside from door L1 or L2. I flew MN in 2014 on the reverse route so no surprise to re enter in the BSI cabin.

First time on a split scimitar winglets 737
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MN add a little twist on the safety announcements and safety card

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Flight was uneventful and on time – the most important !

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I did not buy anything but have a look at the menu

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Short final

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That's all for the flight review guys!!

There is a bonus about the wine tram near Cape Town, feel free to check this out

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Kulula (Comair)

Cabin crew6.0
Buy-on-board menu5.0

Cape Town - CPT


Johannesburg - JNB



Kulula :
Modern A/C, too bad drop down screens just show the security info and not the route map also the pitch is terrible and I'm not tall, BOB menu attractive and and well priced, crew did the job

Definitely deserve the award of best airport in Africa,

Nothing much to say

Information on the route Cape Town (CPT) Johannesburg (JNB)


If you liked this review or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to post a comment below !
  • Comment 392103 by
    marathon 9869 Comments
    OK, Kulula has humorous safety cards, but this may be the worst seat pitch ever reported !
    Thanks for the report and the bonus !
    • Comment 392436 by
      East African AUTHOR 1555 Comments
      Thank you Marathon for reading and commenting - Not sure if it's the worst pitch ever reported here, because from what I've read/heard, in Spain with Vueling you may find the winner overall ;-)
      • Comment 393269 by
        okapi BRONZE 4161 Comments
        Jambo Bwana. Trust me Vueling is much better ...
        Very nice ride in the Cape wine region Hips! Did it ages ago and I still remember it. Some bottles definitely worth the trip. Funny crew and planes to hide that horrendous pitch. 2 hours cramped in a plane can get a very painful experience that only alcohol can help forget.
        Nice tail line up on arrival that also reflects the reality of the South African aviation market nowadays.
        Asante sana!
        • Comment 415648 by
          East African AUTHOR 1555 Comments
          Asante sana Okapi! And sorry for the late.

          Much better???
          you must be kidding, right? must not have been a fun trip unlike the recent published...
          For the best wineries, one must be independant (car no tour) and stays for 4-5 days min,or even more! Hence this day trip on one of the most popular region was ok to sample very nice wines (read get hammered with popular sh$t) in a good company and different environment... LOL
  • Comment 392837 by
    Nick 172 Comments
    The seat pitch on Kulula seems like the pitch on Spirit Airlines here in the States. Thanks for the Cape Town bonus, I haven't been there yet.
    • Comment 415640 by
      East African AUTHOR 1555 Comments
      Thank you very much Nick for your comment and "the advise about avoiding" Spirit when a trip will be planned there :) !
      Cape Town and its region, well, is a MUST DO
      It's like Namibia but with more options to choose from...

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