The meal was excellent and well suited to a short journey.
Original flight was delayed due to technical issue. Very poor communication. The manager only appeared when we were climbing on board the plane.This resulted in us missing our follow on flight also with Airlink. No ticket issued from Skukuza and no assistance when we landed to address the issue. We had to make our own arrangements and go to their sales desk. Again they had no knowledge of the flight delay and of any passengers that had connecting flights. The lady (unfortunately with all the STRESS I have forgotten her name) at the counter was extremely helpful and is an excellent example of the type of employee Airlink need to promote and employ. Our luggage was in limbo due to all the missing information and assistance. We had to resort to buying extra tickets from South African Airways who were extremely helpful. I work at an airport so am familiar with its workings. I will infuture be looking for alternative flights.
Airline is the best airline experience I’ve ever had.
Easy boarding, smooth flight, friendly and helpful attendants. As with every other airline, there isn't enough leg room to be comfortable. Food was adequate.
There was no entertainment, but that is not expected on a flight less than 2 1/2 hours. Uber clean aircraft, good boxed meal and friendly flight attendants. Very please with the experience
Cons: "No entertainment available, and the BUQ departure lounge could be improved"
Cons: "Delayed flight with close connecting flight and none of the flight or ground crew were able to communicate with the connecting flight gate agents. No priority for deplaning and tarmac shuttle was given to those with close connecting flight. Had to sprint through airport and barely made connection."
Pros: "Amazing crew, wonderful short flight and delicious snack. Could not be any better."
Cons: "Just continue the wonderful service."
Pros: "There was hardly anyone on the flight so I got a row to myself! Also the flight was fast and smooth and landed on time despite boarding about 45 minutes late"
Cons: "At the beginning they needed 8 people to move up front for take off which was weird but obviously not anyone’s fault, and if the flight was full wouldn’t have happened, so it’s probably not something that could be done differently but was just weird."
Pros: "Seats were noticeably more spacious than comparable airlines. Good entertainment system and selection of films."
Cons: "Location of plug sockets, very difficult to use."
Pros: "friendly crew"
Cons: "flight was delayed 2-hours, I pre-paid for a seat but was relocated to a different less convenient seat."
Pros: "The crew was great, the food was fine; it was all very much as good as could be expected. It was a very positive experience relative to industry norms."
Cons: "Boarding (and deplaning) is inherently tedious; I'm not sure what could be done to fix it. And sitting on planes for 17 - 19 hours is just brutal. This is not South African Airline's fault, it's a problem across the board, and i don't see this changing anytime soon. Also, the human air-travel carbon footprint is completely unsustainable, which is also not the (particular) fault of South African Airlines. In fact, it's my fault for participating..."
Cons: "16 hour flight - but no WiFi. No power outlets to recharge laptop. Dreadful selection of movies / TV on the inflight entertainment system - and entertainment system’s audio function didn’t work properly so no audio for about half the duration of any movie."
Pros: "The food was really nice and the crew were very helpful."
Cons: "Our experience could have been better if the flights were on time and if the boarding process was a little more organized. Otherwise, we had a great experience with SA airlines and will most likely fly with them again."
Pros: "Most of the crew was fine but 1 lady was so rude everytime i spoke to her. Thankfully i only spoke to her 3 times"
Cons: "The rude flight attendent that wouldmt letvme open my window shade until everyone was awake. Thats ridiculous."
Cons: "Delightful stewardess. Tiny plane, but they still offered sandwiches and drinks!"
Cons: "I wasn’t able to make this flight. So I had to take the next one out which was only 24 hours later"
Pros: "I loved the fact that there was good leg room - it felt more like premium economy to me. The boarding was timely - no delays at all The food options were good and they had other generous items in addition. I enjoyed the flight, the temperature was just right."
Pros: "Non stop fron jfk"
Cons: "Planes are outdated, business class only gives you a duvet and blanket, I'm 6ft 2 and could not lie flat"
Pros: "I survived"
Cons: "The seat The food, but that’s fine. We weren’t expecting The entertainment Less cattle treatment Sigh, this is going nowhere"
Pros: "Tight and packed. With the pandemic still going. Children wear masks better and that is not properly enforced."
Pros: "Crew was attentive, punctual, and third meal on a 14 hour flight is right."
Cons: "Movies are badly dated, and a bit limited in choice. System was a bit difficult to navigate, and slow to respond."
Cons: "Flight was 4 hours late making for a tight connection in Nairobi and our luggage not making the connection! No matter how good your service, if you don’t get the luggage through, you fail!"
Cons: "More legroom, seats with more cushion and recline, better food!"
Pros: "Crew was helpful."
Cons: "We were delaying on the outgoing flight and coming back as well."
Pros: "I didnt like anything for this trip - From Kinshasa to Nairobi via Lubumbashi not interesting just tired and borring"
Cons: "First the direct flight from Kinshasa to Nairbi"
Cons: "Seat didn't recline and I didn't know that at time of choosing a seat."
Pros: "I loved how comfortable the seats were. Very spacious enough leg room and entertainment on the plane."
Cons: "The person ushering us out of the gate was not very friendly and that could need some work"
Pros: "I had an entire row to myself so this greatly improved my experience, but if this had not been the case I don't think I would have rated my flight as high."
Pros: "Not having to change airports in Sao Paulo!"
Cons: "flight operated by Passaredo. Prop plane, waiting area was very basic. At checkin the rep did not want to add my AA Frequent flier number to my reservation. The flight has TAM (oneworld) flight number so I wanted to get credit but was unsuccessful."
Cons: "They cancelled the flight without any reason and you sent an email the night before departure and as I was in Africa I couldn't read it. So I had to discovered it by other tourists and then I had to book another flight at a higher rate because of the time and I had to cancel a couple of activities already paid to solve all of this and they offer to reimburse just the cost of the flight in 60 days. Horrible experience"
Pros: "Outbout flight was good and on time the return leg on 26/10/15 was delaayed for almost 5 hours and on landing at ORT international airport we were kept on tarmac inside the plane for over 20 minutes due to lack of buses to take the passengers to the arrival terminal"
Cons: "The available snack was crisp and water for sale Overall and appalling way of doing business and diregard to passengers.."