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Comair customer review :  27 May 2014 by H Stewart   (UK)

 

Trip Rating :  9/10

Score 9 out of 10

Recommended:

Yes

Value for Money:

Yes

Cabin Flown:

Economy

JNB to PLZ. Very good service on this lunch-time flight. Stewardess handled the issue of removing an under-age passenger from the exit row behind us with perfect tact. Tasty hot meal served efficiently (in contrast to SAA which is just a sandwich) and very fast baggage delivery.


Comair customer review :  29 March 2014 by S R Quixley   (UK)

 

Trip Rating :  5/10

Score 5 out of 10

Recommended:

No

Value for Money:

No

Cabin Flown:

Economy

My husband is blind, and we therefore request special assistance on all flights. Flying from Durban to Johannesburg, March 26th 2014, and checking in early, we were allocated seats in row 21. I asked for seats nearer the front of the aircraft, but was told that assisted passengers are always seated near the rear. The 3 assisted passengers on our flight were not embarked until about 20 minutes before departure, and once onboard had to struggle through a nearly full aircraft to their seats. The stewardess on duty in that area was as unhelpful as she could be. We fly long haul regularly. BA always embarks assisted passengers first, allowing them space to settle down before the crowd arrives. The stewardess in our cabin on our later flight to LHR couldn't have been more helpful. Why does Comair make life even more difficult for the disadvantaged?


Comair customer review :  2 September 2013 by David Taylor   (UK)

 

Trip Rating :  8/10

Score 8 out of 10

Recommended:

Yes

Value for Money:

Yes

Cabin Flown:

Economy

Another trip from Johannesburg to Harare- 737s both ways and all on time. Crew were good, kept us informed particularly on return flight when there were very strong winds and mine dump dust at Jo'burg. Outward meal was a hot meal, return meal was the whole grain roll-this seems to be standard. No complaints at all and plenty of leg room in these old planes.


Comair customer review :  20 May 2013 by David Taylor   (UK)

 

Trip Rating :  8/10

Score 8 out of 10

Recommended:

Yes

Value for Money:

Yes

Cabin Flown:

Economy

Johannesburg to Harare return. Outward flight on time - rather old 737-but clean. Cabin crew efficient, lunch time flight so we were offered chicken or alternative lunch which was acceptable. Return flight left Harare on time, 737 again and a light snack with drinks. Again cabin crew efficient and information from the flight deck along the route. Arrived on time-good experience overall.


Comair customer review :  29 April 2013 by David Husband   (Australia)

 

Trip Rating :  4/10

Score 4 out of 10

Recommended:

No

Value for Money:

No

Cabin Flown:

Economy

DUR-CPT, BA6310, 2 April. As late morning flight arriving lunchtime I expected a bit of a meal. What I was offered was either a chicken roll or salad roll. I chose the salad roll - multi-grain, smothered in margarine with 2 slices of cucumber! That's it! That's Comair's "salad" roll? Even QF do better on their bad domestic days! Why did SAA give up on that route?


Comair customer review :  18 April 2013 by R Rossi   (Italy)

 

Trip Rating :  10/10

Score 10 out of 10

Recommended:

Yes

Value for Money:

Yes

Cabin Flown:

Economy

Economy class JNB-CPT and CPT-JNB. Take off and landing in time. Baggage arrived to carousel even before passengers. Inflight staff very friendly and helpful. Meals are good also for 2 hr flight only (we had a complete lunch/dinner, warm meal).


Comair customer review :  19 March 2013 by R Webb   (UK)

 

Trip Rating :  3/10

Score 3 out of 10

Recommended:

No

Value for Money:

No

Cabin Flown:

Business

Flew PLZ-JNB as part of a BA ticket to LHR. Simply put, check in was a nightmare. A bag of 25kg that had travelled with us from LHR at the same weight was rejected as overweight, even though the original baggage tag (with weight clearly marked) was still attached. We spent 30 minutes at Club check in unpacking and re- packing our bags on the dirty airport floor with all our possessions spread out. Highly embarrassing until I turned around to see someone at every other counter doing the same. The manager explained that as a franchise of BA - a fact not made clear during booking, nor even at the airport - BA insisted they adhere to strict baggage limits for international flights, even when they could see that we were executive Gold and Bronze and had flown over with bags the same weight. For this I blame BA, but the local staff could have tried to appear less pedantic and could also have found someone with a far more pleasant demeanour for the Club desk. I booked with BA for the service but on this leg was sorely disappointed.


Comair customer review :  20 March 2012 by M Brown   (USA)

 

Trip Rating :  1/10

Score 1 out of 10

Recommended:

No

Value for Money:

No

Cabin Flown:

Economy

Recently flew British Airways from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Found the plane to be very dirty and the service mediocre. Most disappointing was when the flight attendant handed me an envelope with a generic note stating that the special child meal I had requested was unavailable.


Comair customer review :  22 November 2011 by H Stewart   (UK)

 

Trip Rating :  8/10

Score 8 out of 10

Recommended:

Yes

Value for Money:

Yes

Cabin Flown:

Economy

JNB-PLZ-JNB. Offers consistently good service on this route. Pleasant and attentive cabin crew, decent food for a shortish commuter flight, and an excellent lounge in JNB for BA Exec card members.


Comair customer review :  26 August 2011 by Cesare Recalcati   (Italy)

 

Trip Rating :  8/10

Score 8 out of 10

Recommended:

Yes

Value for Money:

Yes

Cabin Flown:

Economy

Windhoek-Johannesburg on a Boeing 737-300 with British Airways flag, operated by Comair. Very good service and ample legroom. Aircraft clean and departure before scheduled time. A very good flight and pleasant experience.


Comair customer review :  1 July 2011 by Nicholas Batyko   (USA)

 

Trip Rating :  0/10

Score 0 out of 10

Recommended:

No

Value for Money:

No

Cabin Flown:

Economy

I fly to and from NYC each week. I was doing PIT-LGA legs, but the cost of the PIT-EWR flights (Continental Express operated by Comair) were significantly cheaper over the past few months. I now understand why. The 6:00PM Thurs evening flights have been cancelled for the past 4 of 5 weeks (with the 5th being delayed 2 hrs). I understand how weather and ATC can affect things, but seems to be an operational issue. 4 cancellations in 5 weeks is unacceptable. I will obviously go back to the LGA-PIT legs on US Air.


Comair customer review :  26 February 2011 by David Ellis   (UK)

 

Trip Rating :  7/10

Score 7 out of 10

Recommended:

Yes

Value for Money:

Yes

Cabin Flown:

Business

Johannesburg - Port Elizabeth - Johannesburg. Outbound Friendly check-in. Superb SLOW lounge at JNB with excellent buffet breakfast. No priority boarding. Rather old 737-300 with tatty interior. Economy-type seating. FAs attentive. Breakfast served at 11.45 am and rejected after two previous breakfasts (one on Virgin flight, the other in lounge). Plane seemed to have a pressurisation problem, so a rather painful descent. Inbound Speedy check-in and through passport control in 5 minutes. Reasonable Premiere lounge. Old 737-400 with ashtray in toilet. Attentive FAs and better than usual lunch. Baggage handling quick. Overall, good flights and better than Club Europe.


Comair customer review :  5 August 2010 by S de Thierry   (UK)

 

Trip Rating :  7/10

Score 7 out of 10

Recommended:

No

Value for Money:

No

Cabin Flown:

Business

Cape Town-Johannesburg. The service was extremely attentive and catering outstanding. The cabin and seating of BA Comair aircraft mean they fall short of the likes of SAA. B737-300 was worn inside - rather dingy and dirty looking, and the Business Class cabin was the same as the economy cabin, save empty B and E seats. This resulted in a rather uncomfortable journey. I don't think I'll choose another Comair flight in Business Class until their fleet is renewed and material product offering improved.


Comair customer review :  23 April 2010 : by A Gill   (South Africa)

 

Trip Rating :  8/10

Score 8 out of 10

Recommended:

Yes

Value for Money:

Yes

Cabin Flown:

Economy

Johannesburg to Cape Town on an early departure (0605). The seats are comfortable and Breakfast was tasty. The crew were professional and friendly. Arrived on time and no problems experienced.


COMAIR customer review :  12 January 2010 : by Mark Sarakis   (Australia)

 

Trip Rating :  9/10

Score 9 out of 10

Recommended:

Yes

Value for Money:

Yes

Cabin Flown:

Economy

JNB-CPT - extremely pleasant flight. Crew friendly and professional. Catering looked dull and monochromatic, but was tasty. They could do with a younger fleet. BA domestic business lounge at JNB was fantastic and better than anything I've seen elsewhere, including most international lounges. Almost worth the cost of a business fare to make use of it!


COMAIR customer review :  8 November 2009 : by Greg Epps   (South Africa)

 

Trip Rating :  10/10

Score 10 out of 10

Recommended:

Yes

Value for Money:

Yes

Cabin Flown:

Business

JNB-CPT. Brilliant airline, always been on time, food in business class got the right balance between quality and quantity, crew are friendly, and deliver great service.


COMAIR customer review :  19 October 2009 : by A Gebhart   (USA)

 

Trip Rating :  0/10

Score 0 out of 10

Recommended:

No

Value for Money:

No

Cabin Flown:

Business

Business class CPT to JNB. Cape Town domestic airport a shambles during construction. BA Domestic lounge filthy. I have shoulder problems and am unable to lift anything overhead. Flight purser rude and refused repeated requests for assistance. Finally got bag stowed with help from another passenger. Business class seat was an economy seat with very slightly wider spacing, 3 on one side of the aisle and two on the other. Definitely zero value for the money.


COMAIR customer review :  1 February 2009 : by Allan Robins  (UK)

 

Trip Rating :  10/10

Score 10 out of 10

Recommended:

Yes

Value for Money:

Yes

Cabin Flown:

Economy

JNB-CPT. Flew on the BA branded 737 after a nightmare flight with Air France. What a pleasure to have customer service and I believe that they were genuine. More legroom that the AF long haul, snacks on board were much better than you would get in Eeurope. In short, very good value for money.


COMAIR customer review :  29 November 2008 : by David Goff  (UK)

 

Trip Rating :  8/10

Score 8 out of 10

Recommended:

Yes

Value for Money:

Yes

Cabin Flown:

Business

JNB-DUR. Checked in online & had been assigned 2A. Bag drop at JNB was fast & went straight through to Lounge. Reasonable domestic lounge with good airport views etc. Usual drinks/snacks available. Boarding call made & then bussed to aircraft but was fine. Dep on time. In flight offered various filled wraps with choice of Dessert/Cheese + drinks. Crew were ok but slightly inefficient. Arrival into DUR on time. However Club bags seemed to be the last off which was very disappointing. Overall flight okay but not sure that paying for lub is worthwhile on a 60 min flight.


COMAIR customer review :  15 November 2008 : by David Holden  (UK)

 

Trip Rating :  10/10

Score 10 out of 10

Recommended:

Yes

Value for Money:

Yes

Cabin Flown:

Business

JNB-LVI-JNB and JNB-CPT-JNB. An outstanding airline with friendly staff. The Galleries lounge at LVI has to be seen to be believed - but better than being in the main lounge. Food and wine was superb, staff friendly and flight crew informative. All flights on time, on clean planes. Luggage always on belt before we arrived. After years of low cost drudgery in Europe, Comair offered fantastic value given the strength of the pound.


COMAIR customer review : 10 October 2008 : by Tony Gerber  (Australia)

 

Customer Trip Rating : 

4 Star Rating

Recommended:

Yes

Value for Money:

Yes

Cabin Flown:

Economy

JNB-WDH (732), LVI-JNB (733), CPT-JNB (733) in August and Sept, all in economy. Chose BA while in southern Africa due to being indentured to OneWorld. The flights themselves were uneventful, which is the way we like them, and cabin staff were friendly and efficient, the food and drink service was adequate. Baggage turned up promptly with one exception. Every encounter with BA staff was pleasant and friendly. We enjoyed the Terraces lounge at CPT domestic. All in all, we would have been very happy, except that we were also supposed to fly JNB-CPT (connecting from the LVI-JNB flight), and therein lies my sorry tale. The LVI-JNB flight ran 2 hours late on account of some tech problem with the original aircraft ex-JNB. (One of the hazards of operating such an old fleet?) We were alerted to this problem at check-in time at LVI, so I enquired with the BA staff in LVI about what would happen in JNB and was assured we would be automatically re-assigned to a later flight. I also phoned BA/Comair reservations to alert them to the situation, and, before the line dropped out, was reassured all would be ok. Similarly, the chief steward on our flight to JNB said the same thing, and, not surprisingly, that flight was packed with people with connections to make in JNB. Almost noone was staying in JNB. On arrival in JNB, however, things went into meltdown. Unlike the efficient operations we have encountered elsewhere (e.g. CX in HKG, and even QF in Australia), the ground staff meeting the plane in JNB did not have any re-assignments for any of their own connecting pax organized. They also completely failed to keep things under control, and from the bus to the terminal building, and our passage through immigration, and collection of baggage (since we had to transfer from international to domestic), and the mad dash to the domestic terminal, everyone was pretty much left to their own devices and things descended into a frantic every-man-for-himself rabble. Admittedly, many of the connecting pax were behaving very badly, but equally, the BA staff simply had nothing arranged, and noone in control. The bags even appeared on the wrong carousel. Once we finally got to the domestic terminal, we thought we were being checked in to the 6pm flight (by now it was 5:30pm ... we originally were supposed to have arrived at 3pm, to connect to the 5pm flight), but though our baggage was tagged, when I queried the check-in clerk about whether our bags would make the plane in time, she asked us to wait a moment, and left to queue up with a lot of other people at the enquiries counter. By the time she returned, it was 5:45, and we were asked to go there also. They told us there that the flight had been oversold, and that the 7pm flight was likewise unavailable. We were bumped to kulula, given vouchers for food and drink, and free-flight certificates. The fellow dealing with us was very polite and helpful, and clearly doing the best he could under trying circumstances (other pax were still in the area, demanding to be flown to wherever). But ... even so, the food and drink vouchers turned out to be for a small amount of Rand, so we ended up having to argue with the kulula flight attendant about a 13 rand shortfall ... fortunately, he was gracious enough to let it go. And the free flight vouchers we were given are useless to us, since we are not planning to travel in southern Africa in the next 12 months. (This is not the first time BA have sent me certificates or vouchers in compensation for some problem that were worthless since they couldn't be used.) So ... it seems to me that while BA/Comair run a pretty decent operation while things are going smoothly, they are incapable of handling exceptional situations, unlike other airlines in my experience. Finally, although I sent a feedback item to BA via their website shortly afterwards, we haven't heard back from them as yet, some weeks later. I would have expected slightly better treatment, being a Oneworld Sapphire member. I would fly with them again nevertheless, and probably allow more generous connection times than the recommended 2 hours in JNB to allow for similar mishaps.


COMAIR customer review :  28 April 2008 : by S Srinivasan  (USA)

 

Customer Trip Rating : 

4 Star Rating

Recommended:

Yes

Value for Money:

Yes

Cabin Flown:

Economy

CPT-JNB in Economy. I had checked in the night before, and the Fast Bag Drop worked quickly and efficiently. Security at the CPT domestic terminal no problem despite the construction. Boarding a bit of a scrum, as they board everyone at once instead of through rows or sections. Flight was on an ancient B737-200. Plane was clean and well maintained, and the legroom was excellent for Economy class. Service was warm and friendly, despite a full flight, with two drinks services along with breakfast on a 2 hour flight. Food was not good, however. The flight departed and arrived on time, and baggage was out within 10 minutes at JNB. Comair (BA) wasn't any more expensive than LCCs like kulula.com, so I'd consider it great value for the money.


COMAIR customer review :  15 February 2008 : by B Atkinson  (UK)

 

Customer Trip Rating : 

5 Star Rating

Recommended:

Yes

Value for Money:

Yes

Cabin Flown:

Business

Four flights undertaken on Comair in the last three weeks - between Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban. I'd rate them very highly. All flights on time, except for one short delay (20 mins or so) on the first - for which a full explanation was given and most of the time was made up en route. Two of the flights arrived early. Aircraft (B737) are not new, but clean and tidy. Meal and drinks service excellent. Cabin crew attitude and service was first rate. Also good info given from flight deck. Baggage delivery prompt on each occasion. Will certainly fly with Comair again.


COMAIR customer review :  7 February 2008 : by R Dingle  (Australia)

 

Customer Trip Rating : 

4 Star Rating

Recommended:

Yes

Value for Money:

Yes

Cabin Flown:

Economy

DUR-CPT & PZE-JNB Economy. Put on Comair due to Oneworld connection with Qantas and was a little concerned when it was associated with BA after some rather below average flights with BA. However plane while not new, was clean and the cabin had done up looking a lot newer. Service by cabin crew was superb and very impressive food service - including a hot meal! Superb airline and will certainly use it in the future when in RSA.



Comair - by Gavin Stewart

20 September 2007

JNB-CPT. First time with BA/Comair and found it outstanding. FAs were simply the best crew I can recall having on any flight. Friendly, chatty, happy, just seemed to love their job from the first minute to the last. Nice catering with great choice "real" wines in Club. Crew knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the wines. Small tech issue (persistent whining sound in the cabin) was handled with aplomb. BA Terraces in JNB very pleasant way to pass the time, with great outside views. Top marks.

Comair - by Rod Hocking

15 October 2006

JNB-LIV-JNB Business Class. Although the aircraft were a bit old, they were clean, seats good and attention in business class excellent. Food good both ways. On the return journey there were no less than 5 passengers sporting injuries sustained from over exuberance of some sort; but all were found seats and cared for. Would recommend this airline for flight within the area.

Comair - by Frank Schreiber

5 October 2006

JNB-PLZ-JNB. Comair as a subsidiary of BA I was expecting same service as BA and I got it. Clean cabin, great meal and beverage service, on time departures and arrivals and excellent crew service. Next time in SA will definitely fly with them.

Comair - by Sean Kyte

12 June 2006

Cape Town to Jo'burg and no complaints. Excellent leg room - maybe because at the front of the economy section which would have been club Europe in the aircraft BA mainline days. Sandwich and drinks service fine and on time departure.

Comair - by Craig Thomas

29 March 2004

Durban - Johannesburg (Club) : Service on the ground quick and efficient despite a congested terminal and overbooked flights due to the end of a long weekend. Although an old B737-200 was used, cabin was clean - seats and cabin finishings modern and like what you would find on newer aircraft. Although the flight was a little under 50 minutes, a full dinner was served. A very professional operation on all accounts.



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