Meet the Crew

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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 mem­ber of our SA Ex­press fam­ily – be­cause by get­ting to know them, you be­come part of the SA Ex­press fam­ily too.

Lee-Anne Price

Se­nior Cabin Crew Mem­ber

Length of ser­vice with SA Ex­press: 13 years

Please tell us about the very first time you ever flew (in a per­sonal ca­pac­ity).

My first flight ever was to Jo­han­nes­burg to visit my brother. I re­mem­ber my face be­ing prac­ti­cally stuck to the win­dow for the en­tire flight, as I was mes­merised by the view and how such a big ma­chine could seem to float in the sky. I was hooked after that.

Where are your favourite des­ti­na­tions to travel to?

In­ter­na­tion­ally, I love trav­el­ling to any part of Europe and ex­pe­ri­enc­ing all the dif­fer­ent cul­tures and food. Lo­cally, there’s nowhere bet­ter than the Cape West Coast, with its beau­ti­ful beaches and friendly peo­ple.

What do you love most about your job?

As clichéd as it sounds, I love meet­ing new peo­ple on board and lis­ten­ing to their life ex­pe­ri­ences. We can learn so much from each other as hu­man be­ings just by tak­ing a lit­tle time to chat.

What’s your best pas­sen­ger mem­ory?

There was a young cou­ple on board who had just got­ten mar­ried and were on their honey­moon. My col­league and I served them some sparkling wine in our lit­tle ice bucket, wrapped in a white nap­kin like in the fancy restau­rants, and we made a sweet an­nounce­ment wish­ing them well. Need­less to say, the other pas­sen­gers cel­e­brated with them.

What tips would you like to give pas­sen­gers for a bet­ter fly­ing ex­pe­ri­ence?

To have a great fly­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, all you need is pa­tience. Things al­ways take a lit­tle longer, and queues al­ways move a lit­tle slower than ex­pected, so a lit­tle pa­tience goes a long way. And al­ways be nice to the crew – they’re in charge of ex­tra snacks!

What do you love most about fly­ing?

I love how every day is dif­fer­ent. There’s dif­fer­ent crew, new pas­sen­gers and dif­fer­ent des­ti­na­tions every time I fly. But the best part is see­ing Ta­ble Moun­tain every time we land back home.

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