Meet the Crew
Have you ever wondered who is flying the plane when you travel on SA Express? Or wanted to know more about what a job as a cabin crew member is like? Well, now’s your chance! Every month we will introduce a few members of our SA Express family, because by getting to know them, you become part of the SA Express family too.
Karabo Rakale Cabin Crew Member
Length of Service With SA Express: 17 months
Tell us more about yourself. I am an introvert to strangers and an extrovert to the people I know. I treat people the way I want to be treated. All in all, I am a very funny person, and I like to surround myself with positive energy.
What is your favourite part of your job?
The flexible hours.
What do you find most challenging about your job?
Honesty speaking, I am not a morning person, and I still find it difficult, to this day, to get up at 03h00 to sign on at 05h00. That is the most challenging aspect of my job at the moment, and I don’t think I will ever get used to it.
What do you like about working for SA Express?
The unity, and the understanding of the crew as a whole – united we stand. You know that you are never alone.
What would people find surprising about your job? That we’re able to deliver babies mid-air!
Have you ever had any funny incidents or encounters on board?
I forced a crying and kicking two-year-old boy to fasten his seatbelt before landing – for his own safety, of course. When I was finished buckling him in, he said the F word to me and his mom. I just silently walked to the galley but I laughed about it afterwards.