Flight check:Air France A380

BACKGROUND: Air France operates daily return flights from O.R Tambo International Airport to Paris-Charles de Gaulle with either an A380 or a Boeing 777. Paris-Charles de Gaulle processes nearly 79 million passengers a year.

Flight check: Virgin Atlantic

BACKGROUND: Virgin Atlantic flies to nine destinations in the USA and it added a tenth, Seattle (Washington), this year. The flight takes about nine...

Hotel Check: Intercontinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers

BACKGROUND: This five-star hotel is operated by South African hospitality company Tsogo Sun – which recently celebrated 50 years of operations – under franchise...

BA Club World

BACKGROUND: British Airways is rolling out a new service in its Club World (long-haul business class) cabin. This debuted between London Heathrow and New...

Flight Check: Air Seychelles Airbus A330-200

Johannesburg-Mahé BACKGROUND: In mid-March Air Seychelles expanded its service to five weekly flights between Johannesburg and Mahé, operating on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday....

Flight check: Airlink

BACKGROUND: Airlink is a South African privately-owned airline business. As a regional feeder airline it offers a wide network of flights in southern Africa,...

Hotel review: Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth

BACKGROUND: Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth was purpose-built for the 2010 World Cup, but has since evolved into a sought-after seafront hotel popular with the...

Flight Check: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class B787-9 Dreamliner

BACKGROUND: March 2018 saw Virgin Atlantic announce that it was launching a second daily flight between London and Johannesburg from October. The new flight...

Hotel Check: Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel

BACKGROUND: Radisson Blu is the flagship brand of Radisson Hotels, an international hotel group with properties across the world. The group operates two

Hotel review: Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch

BACKGROUND: The Courthouse Hotel is located in a Grade II listed Baroque building, which served as the Old Street Magistrates’ Court and Police Station...

Flight review: Cathay Pacific Business Class

BACKGROUND: A member of the global Oneworld alliance, Cathay Pacific is one of the world’s largest airlines with a network of global and Asian...