Getting to Cape Town, South Africa, is not as easy as a short drive to a U. S. port, but a flight from New York aboard South African Airways is immensely more enjoyable. The service on the flag carrier of the country is reminiscent of cruise line hospitality and the staff are exceptionally welcoming. Rather than dreading the long return flight home, I actually looked forward to it.
You’ve likely heard the phrase, “It’s not personal, it’s just business.” Just business? With South African Airways business, nothing could be further from the truth. Its highly acclaimed business class is all personal. Personal attention, personal service, and personal space unlike any other.
Offering service from select U. S. cities as well as a host of international cities, a flight with SAA becomes a journey into refined luxury. This airline could better be described as a flying hotel, transporting you to your destination in legendary comfort. Factor in VIP treatment in airport lounges, onboard amenities, and a reclining seat that transforms into a restorative bed assuring that you arrive fresher than when you left.
The airline is proud owner of the distinguished A330-300 aircraft. Each business- class seat features a 15- inch state- of-the- art touchscreen entertainment system with more than 100 movies and a wide variety of TV programming designed to keep you entertained throughout your flight.
In testament to the company’s recognized esteemed status, two of South Africa’s renowned chefs, Reuben Riffel and Benny Masekwameng, have been empowered to create signature meals that rival those found in highly rated restaurants.
When you’re ready to sleep, the refined luxury liner’s business class features a newly designed flat bed that’s nearly six and a half feet long with increased privacy and substantial personal storage space. Nestling up under a cozy duvet with a plush pillow defines the essence of privilege in flying with SAA, reemerging at your destination invigorated with a new lease on life.
As a member of the Star Alliance, premium passengers have access to hospitality lounges in select cities within the company’s expansive destination peripherals. Catch up on work or simply relax away from the crowds with undisputed ambiance. Flying becomes an integral part of any long- distance travel plans and traveling with South African Airways makes it a pleasure to look forward to.
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