Review of FlySafair flight Cape Town Durban in Economy

Airline FlySafair
Flight FA162
Class Economy
Seat 5F
Aircraft Boeing 737-400
Flight time 02:05
Take-off 20 Aug 22, 11:10
Arrival at 20 Aug 22, 13:15
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By SILVER 1198
Published on 6th March 2023

Hello Everyone,

Forgot about this trip whilst in Cape Town on a 737 Classic.  I wanted to fly to Durban whilst in SA and got the chance of flying on a rare 737 Classic with Flysafair.

Fares were pretty reasonable at just over £100 return.

Details may be minimal as this flight was taken in August 2022 however thought you may enjoy.

Online check in completed without any issues and boarding pass added to my Apple Wallet easily.  Paid for window seat 5F to enjoy some views of that 737-400 engine.

Here’s our ride for the day, ZS-WMP a 24 year old 737-400 delivered to Alaska in May 1998 then to Flysafair in 2016.

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Boarding commenced on time, no SkyPriority this time sadly.

Retro cabin views, love it.

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On time push with no delays or issues.

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Lining up on RW19. 

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Miss the sound if those engines, I think my last -400 may have been KLM prior to retirement.

Powering out of CPT. 

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Into the cloud for some shadow chasing.

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Views enroute.

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Interesting cloud layers…

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Buy on board which I remember to be really cheap.

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Pretty smooth flight too.  Descending for Durban.

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Final approach.

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Cabin crew8.0
Buy-on-board menu4.0

Cape Town - CPT


Durban - DUR



Nice flight on my first low cost in South Africa. Always a pleasure to get an older airplane which is rare in the UK.

Information on the route Cape Town (CPT) Durban (DUR)

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 7 avis concernant 5 compagnies sur la ligne Cape Town (CPT) → Durban (DUR).


La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est CemAir avec 7.9/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 2 heures et 0 minutes.

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  • Comment 623152 by
    Jett Tyler GOLD 302 Comments
    Nice review! Boeing 737-Classic are becoming harder to find these days. Nice to see them still kicking about South Africa.
  • Comment 623661 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 6188 Comments
    How exotic! Seems like a pretty good deal for 100GBP RT considering the length of the flight. I assume the prices have gone up on domestic SA itineraries since the demise of Comair taking out a major competitor from the market.

    Thanks for sharing!
  • Comment 624487 by
    Pilpintu TEAM BRONZE 961 Comments
    What a nice, retro experience! This turns even the dullest LCC Y flight into a fascinating experience.

    Retro cabin views, love it.

    Everything looks made to last!

    Views enroute.

    Those winglet-less wings! They're not easy to find these days.

    Final approach.

    How beautiful! Actually, I have no idea what South Africa looks like, apart from some photos I've seen of Capr Town. These views are lovely!

    Thank you very much for sharing!

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