Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 11 Oct 2014
Total posts 374
There appears to be little discussion in the Australian marketplace
regarding the above bankruptcy (sans a formal filing). As a 'heads up'
the following links detail issues with the carrier.
If you are flying
from Perth to South Africa over the next few months, it may be wise for
you to be aware of the situation and make sure that you have adequate
travel insurance and flexibility.
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40813582 - South African Airways On The Verge of Bankruptcy
https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/companies/transport-and-tourism/2017-08-03-staff-salaries-may-not-be-paid-as-broke-saa-teeters/ - somewhat self-explanatory.
Member since 15 Dec 2016
Total posts 171
Poor management teams and their poor decisions of buying A340s (instead of 777s) failed the airline, hence bankruptcy.
Member since 02 Apr 2017
Total posts 167
Member since 18 Jun 2015
Total posts 30
Hope they get privatised, cant wait for whats to come for african travel if it happens
Member since 17 Sep 2015
Total posts 73
Am I correct to suggest that the fares to Africa ex Oz on a per kilometre basis (nautical mile if you must) are far more expensive than to South America? I reckon fares to the latter have declined in recent years, but to the former flights remain expensive whichever airline one chooses.
Hi Guest, join in the discussion on
Warning: South African Airlines technically trading insolvent
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