Review of South African flight Johannesburg Nairobi in Business

Airline South African
Flight SA184
Class Business
Seat 2A
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 04:05
Take-off 14 Mar 15, 10:10
Arrival at 14 Mar 15, 15:15
SA   #64 out of 142 Airlines A minimum of 20 Flight-Reports is required in order to appear in the rankings. 54 reviews
BenChDC
By 2597
Published on 26th March 2015
I'm glad the Harare flight got into Jo'burg early. By the time I went through the international connections rigamarole and up to the departures area, my flight to Nairobi was already boarding. This again required taking a bus out to the plane.

I do like how South African have updated their business class cabins on these Airbus planes. They look smart and the seats are quite comfortable for a four hour flight.

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Economy was maybe 70% full and there were only a handful of people in the business class cabin.

Lunch was served soon after take off

Canapes

Appetizer
Salmon Tartare
Cheese Gougeres

Seasonal Salad

Main Course
Braised Beef Stroganoff
Grilled Chicken Supreme
Grilled Prawn Skewer
Vegetable Biryani

Dessert
New York Style Baked Cheesecake
Cheese & Crackers

I had the salmon, which was delicious and the chicken, which was just okay.



We landed in Nairobi about 15 minutes early. We pulled up to the gate and waited for 10 minutes for the airbridge to pull up to the plane. Meanwhile economy passengers were already deplaning from the rear stairs. We finally got off the plane but then also had to go down the stairs to be bussed to the terminal. Immigration was actually not too bad and my bag was already on the carousel when I got to baggage claim.
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Verdict

South African

6.4/10
Cabin7.0
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Meal/catering6.5

Johannesburg - JNB

5.6/10
Efficiency5.5
Access5.0
Services6.0
Cleanliness6.0

Nairobi - NBO

5.2/10
Efficiency6.0
Access5.0
Services5.0
Cleanliness5.0

Conclusion

A comfortable flight with attentive service.

Information on the route Johannesburg (JNB) Nairobi (NBO)

1 Comments

  • Comment 133020 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5256 Comments

    Nice to see a report on the new SAA narrowbody Business class. Glad they dropped the weird 2-3 configuration for a more traditional 2-2. The new seats and cabin look nice and modern. Thanks for sharing!

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