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 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.

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