Rob Rose Editor: Financial Mail

Many of us who’ve just experienced a chaotic festive season family lunch will attest that there’s nothing better for hiding your low-octane drinking problem than when some relative pitches up, unapologetically, incontestably soused. It’s a scenario with no little resonance for SA’s hapless aviation sector.

Here, SAA is the airline that’s perpetually pitching up late to lunch, slurring and off-balance, with bottles of Klipdrift and Creme Soda in its hands, spilling booze on the guests, before off-handedly rifling through everyone’s wallets for extra cash.

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