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Dar Es Salaam-Johannesburg on South African in Business Class

Route: DAR-JNB

Airline: South African Airways (SA)

Cabin Class: Business

Equipment: Airbus A319-100

Flight Number: SA189

Seat Number: 2D

South African Airways business class cabin

Date: April 27, 2014

Departure time in Dar Es Salaam (DAR): 6:50

Arrival time in Johannesburg (JNB): 9:25

Travel Time: 3h 35m

*This is an award travel, Business Class flight #59


Text and Photography by Arthur Jeciel


Check in

South African Airways check in counters

Checking in went smoothly and I got a Lounge invitation ...

to the Tanzanite Lounge, a review of which you can find here.

My boarding pass

The Airbus A319 bound for Johannesburg.

Boarding started on time at gate 4.

My seat, 2D. Of the 25 seats in the business class cabin, only 7 were occupied that day.

Pretty basic headphones

Entertainment screen

Entertainment controls

The inflight magazines

View after take off. Goodbye Dar Es Salaam!

South African Airways breakfast

South African Airways breakfast

South African Airways toilet






June 10, 2014 I always appreciate it when flight attendants address me by my name and I was glad it had been the case on this flight. The food was fairly good for a breakfast and the seats were also comfortable. Entertainment was okay although there was no personal screen.


One thing I have to say though was that my vaccination card wasn't inspected at all at Dar Es Salaam Airport. When flying to South Africa, it is obligatory to have vaccine against yellow fever when coming from countries like Tanzania where such disease is quite common. Well, I just hope that this mistake doesn't happen that often. Overall, a very nice flight.


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