SAA and the quest for home: a farce, wrapped in a fiasco, inside a debacle
A visit to London coincided with the shutdown of Planet Earth, and a two-week stay became three months. Then the recently bankrupted, controversy-ridden national carrier was given permission to conduct mercy flights to repatriate SA citizens – but it wasn’t long before the airline’s arrangements and the promises of the SA department of international relations & co-operation began to unravel
South African Airways: much-maligned, pilloried, desperate and mismanaged, it seems now that the disaster of the so-called flag carrier has taken on its own menacing gravity.
This reality – of how SAA has spread its awful pox to everything it touches – became traumatically evident in, of all places, gate B28 at Frankfurt Airport last Saturday...
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