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Precision Air Customer review :  31 October 2014 by S Black    (Australia)

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I recently returned from a holiday in Tanzania with my parents. I visit Tanzania every year, but it was my parents trip of a lifetime, of which was ruined by Precision Air. We had 4 flights booked with Precision and 3 of these flights were either severely delayed or even cancelled without us being advised. On arrival our flight from Dar es Salaam to Kilimanjaro was delayed over 5 hours. We then spent a lovely weekend on Zanzibar which was completely ruined when it took Precision over 14 hours to fly us home from Zanzibar to Kilimanjaro (a 1 hour flight). The worst however, was when they cancelled our flight to Entebbe (where we had connections to Dubai) and did not advise us. When we got to the airport they advised this flight had not been operating for over 3 months, yet the airline did not advise us! They rushed us onto another flight via Nairobi, but refused to check our luggage through, even though we did not have visas for Uganda - all they wanted was to get us out of their way! As expected once we got to Entebbe, we had endless problems trying to get our luggage, then were advised that our tickets were not issued properly and Emirates would not let us on our flight to Dubai. We were stranded for over 24 hours in Entebbe, and neither Precision or Emirates did anything to assist. My advice as a seasoned traveller to Africa and Tanzania. Stay away from Precision air - there are plenty of other options that will get you to your destination on time.



Precision Air Customer review :  9 October 2014 by W James    (Australia)

Rating : 3/10

Score 3 out of 10

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If you are contemplating flying with Precision Air, I would caution you before you book. I had 2 experience with Precision recently, flying return between Nairobi (NBO) and Kilimanjaro (JRO). Our first leg between NBO and JRO was fine, departed and arrived on time, and fair service onboard with a cold drink served and a pack of cashew nuts. 2nd leg JRO-NBO was a real problem. Arrived at 8.30am for our 10.55am flight, was told our flight was cancelled and put on 3pm flight. No apology and treated it as a matter of fact. It wouldn't be as much problem if we didn't have a connecting flight to catch in Nairobi to Dubai at 4.40pm. So what was an easy connection with more than 4 hours to spare, originally arriving NBO at 12pm became 4pm leaving 40mins to catch our connecting flight. Apart from the extra 4 hours spent at JRO which had nothing much to offer, we had to stress about whether we could catch our connect flight to Dubai (and later the Maldives). They didn't have the courtesy to contact us beforehand, in which case we could alter our subsequent flights. No explanation given as to why the flight was cancelled. While we were there, there were a few passengers showing up with news of their flight to Zanzibar being cancelled as well, so it appears this is not rare occurrence. Once again, avoid if possible, but if you must fly, try to pick a busier slot so it won't be cancelled.



Precision Air Customer review :  7 September 2014 by E Christian    (UK)

Rating : 2/10

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A group of us flew with this company from Zanzibar to Nairobi and were extremely disappointed with the service. Upon arriving at the airport they would not allow us to check in without paying a $49 fee ($9 airport fee and a $40 'safety fee'). Nobody on the flight had been told there would be a fee and while our group managed to scrape the money together other groups did not. Friends of ours flew the same route on the same day but with a different airline and were not charged. To add insult to injury our flight was then delayed two hours once we finally got through to departures and we had no money for food or water to pass the time.



Precision Air Customer review :  21 August 2014 by A Debree    (Netherlands)

Rating : 1/10

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We flew with Precision Air from Zanzibar to Kilimanjaro and 2 weeks later from Kilimanjaro to Nairobi. For the first trip (Zanzibar, via Dar es Salam to Kilimanjaro) we got up at 4.45 am to get our early flight. After waiting for a long time at the airport we heard our flight at 7.40 am was cancelled and that we were put on the next flight from 12.10 pm.… Not a very nice message to convey to 3 young kids who are looking forward to starting a safari adventure. According to our original schedule we would arrive in Kili at 11am, according to our new schedule at 17.00hrs! As compensation we were each given a bottle of cola. The transfer time in Dar would have been more than sufficient for a copious lunch, however, the terminal the national flights only has one small snack bar. Anyway, this is Africa so you cannot expect too much, in addition we were on holidays so we spend some money in the airport bookshop and patiently waited. After some very unclear messages via the intercom, our patience was challenged again: Our flight to Kili was delayed. Total confusion in the lounge as it was unclear until when it was delayed. I went to the ground staff and told our story of getting up at 4:45am and the fact that almost 12 hrs later, we were still in Dar. She then told me that she was surprised that we were on the 7.40 flight as this flight had been non-existent for 3 months. How could we have reserved it on the Precision website less than 3 months ago? Eventually we got there. If you have to fly with Precision prepare for the massive disconnect between the attitude of ground and flight staff and the Precision slogan: ”you are why we fly”. Their planes are OK, but especially cabin staff is selected on unfriendliness and arrogance.



Precision Air Customer review :  28 July 2014 by P Coker    (UK)

Rating : 1/10

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I flew from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro, then Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar and finally Zanzibar to Nairobi with Precision Air. The aircraft's were acceptable and the air stewards were cordial and polite, however the ground handling and check process was terrible. On the outbound flight 2 members of our party were told that the tickets they had were not valid for travel (we all had identical tickets), one of the team was injured on our climb of Kilimanjaro and was transported home early and even though his insurance company and the travel agent had organised the early flight home they attempted to charge him for a new ticket. On our final leg from Zanzibar to Nairobi a different 2 members of the party were told that the tickets they had were not valid and that they needed to purchase new tickets, we saw another passenger actually purchase a ticket. We refused to part with any cash and after 3 hours of stress and confusion suddenly the tickets were valid - basically the ground crew were trying to extort money from us and when they realised this was not going to work they gave up. I will never fly Precision Air again.



Precision Air Customer review :  30 January 2014 by M Smith    (Australia)

Rating : 8/10

Score 8 out of 10

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PW713, DAR-NBO via ZNZ. Equipment: ATR72. Flight was about 25% full first leg, 90% second. FA's did not enforce the turning off of electronic devices before takeoff and landing and were not strict enough with passengers standing up and going to the toilet during taxiing. Apart from this, FA's did a great job and everything was perfect. They were friendly and the snack/drink service was carried out efficiently. Snack was very basic (a tiny packet of cashews - although good quality ones). Drink selection limited to juice and major soft drink brands. Beverage serving sizes very small but top-ups were allowed. Magazine was excellent. Flights were all on time.



Precision Air Customer review :  3 December 2013 by Linda Lonnqvist    (Tanzania)

Rating : 2/10

Score 2 out of 10

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Three trips: Dar-Kilimanjro, June 2012: was booked on a 7am flight but there were three Precision Air flights to Arusha being announced around the same time, massive confusion in the lounge, I got on a flight but not the one intended. 1 hr delay. The bus shuttle into Arusha is good and cheap though, no complaints about cabin crew or plane. Return Kilimanjaro-Dar, June 2012: this time I was late and check-in desks at Kili airport had closed. I was able to locate a Precision Air staff member though, and was checked in. Galloped through the baggage checks etc only to find that we had to sit down and wait 20 mins for departure (still more or less on time). Departure was delayed after boarding while we waited for an ex-president and his entourage to make their leisurely way to the plane. Dar-Johannesburg, December 2011: on arrival at Dar airport (before check-in) we were eventually told that the flight had been cancelled. Flights to Jo'burg via Nairobi the next day were offered in return. After two hours of faffing around passengers were taken to hotels. We cancelled our trip instead (only having a few days of holiday), went home and spent the short break in Lushoto. It took 3 months of phone calls and visits to the office to get the ticket refund but when it eventually did go through we were paid in cash USD. Would not have been possible if we hadn't been based in Dar.



Precision Air Customer review :  15 November 2013 by Silke Neubauer    (Germany)

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Booked a flight from Moshi to Zanzibar, an additional baggage (diving equipment) was registered in advance with 18USD/baggage according to the rules of Precision Air. Tried to check in as one of the first passengers at 8am, but the incompetence of the staff was unbelievable: they didn't know the rules and charges, was shown by us on their website, they kept us waiting and uninformed, they destroyed our boarding cards, our reservation for this flight was cancelled by the staff, we were booked on the next flight and had to change the airport (Arusha) and pay the shuttle by our own (80USD). We had the same discussion at Arusha airport, flight was missed again, we called Precision Air Germany to help us, at 4pm they booked us on a third flight and finally we paid only 18 USD/baggage, lost a whole holiday and had a lot of trouble. Never ever had such an incompetent, unfriendly and impertinent behaviour of airline staff.



Precision Air Customer review :  15 August 2013 by L McCann    (Canada)

Rating : 2/10

Score 2 out of 10

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Not very precise I'm afraid. JRO-Zanzibar flight was delayed first by the fire in Nairobi. Airline was prompt and efficient with updates. However after 4.5 hours it became apparent there were other problems with the airline itself. Luggage was not loaded as my friend watched from the departure lounge as they didn't empty the baggage cart. Upon arrival in Zanzibar ground staff were very unhelpful refusing even to say if there was another flight expected in that day. Luggage finally delivered next day but I believe it had been sitting there over night. Return flight Zanzibar to Addis Ababa and Addis to JRO. First leg departed on time. Second leg was 4.5 hours delayed for a 70 minute flight. No explanation from ground staff. Updates not given until 10 minutes after each rescheduled boarding time. Not impressed. But it's the only game in town. Not recommended.



Precision Air Customer review :  10 June 2013 by Fredrik Reinisch    (UAE)

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Recently booked on a flight from Dar to Zanzibar. Discovered at the time we were supposed to board that the flight was delayed 2 hours. I have no problem with that but no information was given and the TV's still showed that the flight was scheduled to take off on time. Then they started to say that the flight will take off in half an hour, well it took another two hour and we had to go and find out ourselves. Several passengers were extremely upset so we asked to see the station managers who refused so we had to go and find him instead, unbelievable. To add injury to insult when we finally boarded the plane was standing idle for 30 minutes because they had loaded luggage belonging to people that were not onboard. The only person who apologised over the situation was the Captain. I have never encountered ground staff so useless. The plane was nice and new though.



Precision Air Customer review :  31 May 2013 by M Cleghorn    (Australia)

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I had just finished a wonderful 15 day safari of Kenya and Tanzania and my flight by Precision Air was confirmed as leaving at 1.10 pm on Sunday 26th May to catch my connecting flight back to Australia. I discovered on Saturday evening 25th May that I had been put on another flight leaving at 15.25! There was no way I would ever connect for my flight back home. Thankfully I checked online and first thing Sunday morning with the help of hotel staff was placed on a 10.30 am flight and had to rush to Kilimanjaro Airport and then sit at Dar Salaam airport for 5 hours waiting, but at least I caught my flight back home. No one was advised of the flight change and being a solo traveller it was a very stressful experience. I would never recommend Precious Air to anyone.



Precision Air Customer review :  22 May 2013 by A Hemann    (Uganda)

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Had a flight booked from Entebbe, Uganda to Zanzibar via Dar es Salam. Precision Air told us late in the evening before the flight the next day they had cancelled the outbound flight and were planning to re-route us via Nairobi, but a day later. Precision Air staff at the airport in Entebbe were very helpful and they did put us up in a very nice hotel. However, Precision Air then also cancelled our return flight. Since we were without internet, we found out when we arrived at the airport in Zanzibar, that our flight had been cancelled. Sent to the Precision Air office, which was closed and nobody answered on their phone. Eventually helped to get us on an alternative flight via Kilimanjaro.



Precision Air Customer review :  25 March 2013 by J Threlfall    (UK)

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We arrived just under an hour and a half for our flight from Zanzibar to Nairobi where we had a connecting flight to the UK. After security, at the check in counter we were told we were 'late'. The manager refused to let us go through to departures. A co-worker whispered that the plane was full. After a lengthy discussion with the Precision air manager we missed the flight, had to stay overnight in Stone Town with zero help offered by Precision.



Precision Air Customer review :  8 March 2013 by Ola Knutsson    (Sweden)

Rating : 9/10

Score 9 out of 10

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We have been flying with Precision Air twice, this year from Zanzibar to Mbeya, return and last year Dar to Mtwara, return. And we are very satisfied, good information, no delays, luggage handling without problems. So we plan to go with them again!



Precision Air Customer review :  12 February 2013 by S Watzinger    (Germany)

Rating : 2/10

Score 2 out of 10

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9th February, ZNZ to DAR. Flight delayed 30 minutes without giving any information about it. Same day, flight from DAR to JRO was delayed for 80 minutes due to "technical reasons" - from the cockpit, the information was again "conditions that we couldn't affect". So, if you use Precision as your carrier, plan a lot of extra time especially when you have connection flights.



Precision Air Customer review :  7 February 2013 by S Watzinger    (Germany)

Rating : 5/10

Score 5 out of 10

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JRO to ZNZ on 2nd February 2013. Flight scheduled for 5.50pm and delayed for more than 2 hours due to 'technical reasons'. Information from the pilot was 'conditions that we couldn't affect' which made it even more strange. Delays seem to happen quite often on flights from/to JRO/ZNZ/DAR regarding some talks I had with other travellers.



Precision Air Customer review :  4 February 2013 by Robert Smith    (Canada)

Rating : 9/10

Score 9 out of 10

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Many flights on Precision Air over the last 7 years. Aircraft clean and staff helpful. I have occasionally experienced short delays but nothing compared to my experiences in the USA. My only complaint is several recent experiences with petty theft from baggage, flashlight, spare mobile phone, pocket knife etc. Probably more an airport issue than the airline.



Precision Air Customer review :  15 January 2013 by P Schulz    (Australia)

Rating : 10/10

Score 10 out of 10

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Nairobi to Kilimanjaro. Flight departed NBO on time and arrived at JRO ahead of schedule. The flight was short, about 40 minutes but the crew managed to serve a drink (alcohol included) and a snack of peanuts. Not much but definitely sufficient. The plane was a reasonably new ATR 72-500 that was boarded from the back stairs. It rained heavily at NBO so everybody was given a poncho! Overall no complaints.



Precision Air Customer review :  25 December 2012 by Dana Law    (Tanzania)

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I flew three times with them, and they were all horrible experiences. The latest flight, between Dar es Salaam and Nairobi, was delayed 7.5 hours. I missed my connecting flights, which were prepaid and non refundable, and I missed prepaid accommodation as well. Ground staff were either rude or lying to us.



Precision Air Customer review :  11 September 2012 by David Minard    (New Zealand)

Rating : 8/10

Score 8 out of 10

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2 flights. Arusha to Zanzibar, and Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam. Tidy little planes. Both flights early. In fact Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam was so early we got to Dar es Salaam 15 mins before we were even suppose to have left Zanzibar. All luggage arrived safely, and plenty of soft drink on Arusha to Zanzibar flight.



Precision Air Customer review :  24 August 2012 by Sarah Smith    (UK)

Rating : 2/10

Score 2 out of 10

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Although my ticket had been paid for, they had given my seat away to someone else and claimed I "wasn't on the system". Although there were 2 very helpful and kind staff members (one manager and one flight attendant) the rest were extremely rude. We were stuck in Nairobi for 9 hours with no explanation as to why, and when we asked a member of staff we were laughed at and ignored. On a trip from Zanzibar to Nairobi, they also laughed at my frustration when my seat had been double booked, considering I had a connecting flight that evening to Heathrow, I didn't think it was much of a laughing matter. I was the only one out of a group of friends whose luggage wasn't lost on the Nairobi to Mwanza flight. Just terrible, avoid at all costs.



Precision Air Customer review :  8 August 2012 by Jens Sunesen    (Denmark)

Rating : 8/10

Score 8 out of 10

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Nairobi to Zanzibar. All in all a good flight. No delays and we even got our luggage when we arrived. During the flight we got soft drinks, beer, small sandwiches and biscuits. I have absolutely nothing to complain about.



Precision Air Customer review :  23 July 2012 by Mark Oglesby    (UK)

Rating : 2/10

Score 2 out of 10

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If you are flying from Nairobi to Zanzibar, or Dar Es Salaam to Zanzibar, beware of this airline. It stops off at Zanzibar between the two national capitals, but has a terrible reputation for both delayed flights and mishandled luggage. We were delayed by two hours both ways on our July 2012 holiday, with the airline apparently not having time to offload luggage in Zanzibar en route to Dar. They simply sent it back the next day! Our hotel told us this happened regularly.



Precision Air Customer review :  26 May 2012 by FJ Harle    (Tanzania)

Rating : 9/10

Score 9 out of 10

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3 one way flights NBO-DAR and DAR-Mwanza-DAR. All on clean Boeing 737. Very impressed by flight attendants, on time departures and refreshments onboard. Asked how many beers wanted, and even free Amarula on ice! Snack food basic - but same as Kenya Airways. Will book again with confidence.



Precision Air Customer review :  27 October 2011 by E Stuart    (UK)

Rating : 6/10

Score 6 out of 10

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Nairobi-Zanzibar return. Flights were fine, modern atr72 with entertainment, relatively comfortable for a 1.5 hr flight, efficient staff and offered large choice of (cold) drinks, a cake and some nuts on the return. However timings are anything but precise. Outbound they announced a delay of 45 mins and ended up over an hour late - they apologised but no real explanation. On the return the doors closed 20 mins before departure time making me wonder who had been left behind.



PRECISION AIR customer review : 30 November 2010 by Phil Cook

Customer Rating : 5/5

5 Star Rating

NBO-ZNZ-NBO flights on schedule, on clean, nearly new ATR72 - one class interior, cosy seats with a drop down mini LCD screens offering one channel IFE. Impressed by the cabin experience, certainly the best turbo prop I have flown from the cabin point of view. Cabin crew polite, efficient and informative offering a snack/drinks service, toilet maintained in clean condition. The flight deck offered frequent but difficult to understand en route PA announcements. The only fly in the ointment was the time it took to check in at ZNZ.


PRECISION AIR customer review : 23 January 2010 by H Wythe

Customer Rating : 1/5

1 Star Rating

Arusha to Dar es Salaam with Precision Air in January 2010. Not only did they overbook the 1300 flight so we and the other people who held tickets for that flight were forced to wait until the 1500 flight (which eventually left Arusha at 1630) they also failed to put our luggage onto the later flight so that we had to wait until 2300 in Dar airport for the luggage to arrive from Arusha. At no point did any of the staff show any concern or remorse for the over booking, delay or the missing luggage. I would be very hesitant to ever fly with Precision Air again.


PRECISION AIR customer review : 26 October 2009 by Peter Buckley

Customer Rating : 2/5

2 Star Rating

Kilimanjaro-Mwanza-Kilimanjaro. Pretty expensive - about $350 for a round trip flight of 400miles. Making a reservation with Precision from the US convoluted - would only accept payment a direct money order transfer - at a cost of $30. It also required about 10 emails - including one to confirm from my bank that Precision had actually received the money - shouldn't Precision know they've received the money? Having whined the emails were very cordial and chatty and polite. Fortunately the ground staff, flight staff and equipment put a better face on Precision. Ground staff and cabin staff neutrally helpful. Planes obviously aging but seemed to be well cared for, a bit grubby, but everything worked. Flights on time and about as noisy and bumpy as one might expect with the type of aircraft flying thru Africa. No baggage hassles - though kept a close eye on my stuff.


PRECISION AIR customer review : 8 August 2009 by J Inge

Customer Rating : 1/5

1 Star Rating

Nairobi to Kilimanjaro then Zanzibar to Nairobi. The outbound flight was basic but comfortable, and kept to time. However, roughly 50% of the luggage failed to make it with us (despite having completed transfer formalities at Nairobi in good time). It caught up with us by taxi the next day in Arusha, at a cost of US$25 per bag (not per taxi!). Some people had lost small items from their luggage during the process. On the return leg, our flight originally appeared to be on time, but we were told it would stop by at Dar Es Salam. The time came and went with no information, although a Precision flight to Dar did take off at the time our flight due. After an hour's delay we took off and flew to Dar, where it became apparent (although no announcements were made) that we had to get off. We were herded into a terminal, handed out blank boarding cards with a number scribbled on them, and directed through security into a departure gate with no facilities. Again, there was no announcement or other information, but by talking to staff and looking over their shoulders at their computer terminals we discovered that there would be a further wait of several hours before we could join a scheduled flight from Dar to Nairobi. We negotiated our way back through security, to find coffee, toilets, etc. Eventually, the second plane boarded (passengers with proper boarding cards first, then everyone else rushing to fill in the gaps. I assume everyone made it?) On arrival at Nairobi, we found one of our bags delivered to the wrong luggage carousel, but the other didn't initially appear. By chance we spotted it through a window, at the bottom of a pile of luggage in a truck near one of the conveyor belts. After it became apparent that it wasn't going anywhere, we were able to point it out to an official, and get them to go behind the scenes to retrieve it. All in all, I wasn't at all impressed by the Precision Air experience, either in terms of comfort, timing, organisation, customer service or baggage handling.


PRECISION AIR customer review : 15 April 2009 : by Mark Bunz

Customer Rating : 1/5

1 Star Rating

One of the worst airlines I have encountered. Arrived last Saturday on time for a 15.15h flight from Arusha to Dar es Salaam via Zanzibar. Was told that the flight to Dar es Salaam wasn“t happening due to technical difficulties. We therefore were transported with a shuttle bus to Kilimanjaro airport where a flight to DAR was going to leave at 18.00h. Shortly before we left Arusha a Precision Air flight was coming in and was soon to leave for Zanzibar ?? Our request to get a seat on that flight ( which was our original flight) was refused. Finally arrived at the Kilimanjaro airport where we were brought to a special lounge informed that there isn“t a 18.00 h flight to DAR. Supposedly a rerouted Kenyan Airways plane from Nairobi would bring us to DAR at 19.30h, but as we had an onward flight at 21.20 from DAR to ZRH we were told that the connection time wouldn“t be sufficient. One of the staffers therefore called Nairobi (where our onward flight was to be refilled on the way to Europe) to request that we could board in Nairobi instead of DAR, but to no avail. Finally boarded the Kenyan Airways 737 at 19.30h which was full of mosquitos, never seen such a pest infested plane ever before. The captain told us that he had waited for more than an hour but was told that the stranded guests (we) wouldnt be there yet although we had waited for more than 3 hours at the airport. Finally made it to DAR and were able to reach the onward flight due to the huge goodwill of a Swissport ground staff at DAR. If you can avoid Precision Air avoid them as not every unorganized bunch of people should be allowed to start an airline.


PRECISION AIR customer review : 10 December 2008 : by S Hofer

Customer Rating : 3/5

3 Star Rating

DAR - Arusha and Kilimanjaro - ZNZ - DAR with Precision air without any problem. Seats very narrow, in flight service ok, flights mostly on time. Check in DAR and Kili ok, but this are international airports with trained staff. Check in in ZNZ a little bit chaotic, but they managed to carry our wooden Giraffe without problems to DAR. Definitely one of the better airlines in Africa.


Precision Air- by G Stimson

21 October 2008  Customer Trip Rating : 1 Star Rating

Precision Air are anything but precise! We had two flights booked from Tabora to Dar. Confirmed at the Precision Air office in Tabora the previous day. When we arrived at the airport, with lots of time to spare, we and many others were told that the flight was overbooked and we could not travel. Back to the Precision Air office in Tabora to be told the flights on the following days were fully booked, as were flights from nearby towns. The office claimed we had not confirmed the flight (despite us doing so in there the previous day) and refused to refund the money. In the end we got the sleeper train followed by a bus.

Precision Air- by Clare Matthews

23 August 2008  Customer Trip Rating : 1 Star Rating

I flew with Precision Air this summer when I visited Tanzania - DAR-JRO return. The problems started as soon as I handed the money (£150) over. I got an email saying my return flight from JRO-DAR "no longer exists", and they had moved me to a flight from Arusha (about 40 miles away) to Dar. After 2 weeks of emailing them every day I managed to get them to put me on a morning flight from Kili, as there was no way I could get to Arusha for the flight they had me on. Check-in at Dar es Salaam was very slow, there's no information and you have to wait for the airline staff to hang a board above the desk with the destination on it before you know where to check in. Check-in itself took quite a while considering it was a domestic flight and I was alone. Once in the departure lounge we were told the flight would be delayed for 90 minutes; no reason given. The plane was acceptably clean, nothing special though, definitely no frills. We got a bag of peanuts each - that's all. Toilet was disgusting, obviously hadn't been cleaned for a while. Landing at Kilimanjaro I was relieved to see my luggage had made it, though many on my flight had lost bags. I volunteered in Tanzania and over the summer met a great number of people who'd flown with Precision Air and lost baggage, only to get it back, sometimes as long as 4 or 5 days later, and find things had been taken from their luggage. One of my friends had packed a whole load of things for a school she worked in and the whole lot had been nicked. Others had lost things like shoes, shampoo, torches, sleeping bags, roll mats - things Precision Air probably know you won't make a big deal about losing. I also met two guys in Tanzania who were supposed to fly home with Precision Air/Kenya Airways from JRO-LHR via Nairobi. Two weeks before they left Precision Air phoned them to say they were now going from Arusha to Dar, staying the night in Dar es Salaam, then flying on to Nairobi in the morning and on to London from there. This meant they had to fork out for a 2-hour bus journey to Arusha and sleep in Dar airport (not surprisingly, Precision Air/Kenya Airways did NOT give them a hotel room, despite the change being entirely their fault) This added a good 24 hours onto their journey but they had no explanation, compensation for their troubles or even reimbursement for their extra travel costs. My return journey was just plain frustrating; on arrival at the airport I was told the flight was 2 hours delayed (no explanation, of course) Finally we were all called through to the departure lounge only to sit there for a futher 90 minutes because we had to wait for our plane to arrive from Nairobi. None of the Precision Air staff made any announcements or let us know what was going on. Being in the departure lounge also meant that they had chucked all our water bottles in the bin at security, and there were no shops to buy water from in departures. The flight went to Dar via Zanzibar, where we were meant to spend 10 minutes. We were there for 40 minutes, at least. When we finally got to Dar I found my sleeping bag had been nicked off my backpack (it hadn't fallen off because the straps were still tight) but I just walked out of the airport, vowing never to fly with Precision Air ever again! I've flown with worse African carriers but for internal Tanzanian flights I'd recommend Air Tanzania, or, if you have time, using a decent coach company.


Precision Air- by M Collins

2 March 2008  Customer Trip Rating : n/a

Flew with Precision NBO-ZNZ, flight was OK. On time, which was more than can be said for luggage - 50% of passengers did not get their luggage, which was later delivered to your hotel at YOUR expense for a $50 taxi fare. Had to claim money back in Stonetown at the end of my holiday which the staff at Precision Air was very unwilling to do even with all the receipts etc. Beware if flying with this outfit - this problem happens a lot!

Precision Air- by Nick Francis

9 January 2007  Customer Trip Rating : n/a

Precision is a subsidiary of Kenya Airways, and operates flights out of Dar Es Salaam and Nairobi. Recently flew with them (as offered by our travel agent) connecting between Nairobi and Zanzibar. I was pleasantly surprised on both occasions, having never heard of them before. Trip out of NBO left bang on time. Invited to identify our bag on the tarmac before boarding (it really is a massive weight off one's mind to see your bag being physically loaded onboard)! The crew, while not the most friendly of ladies, were nevertheless very efficient. Flew on an ATR-72, which was a little bit noisy, and with leg-room at an abolsolute premium, I wouldn't want to be stuck onboard for too long! However, outbound was mid-morning, and we were offered soft drinks and a very generous pack of cashews. The return was early morning, so we had a really very passable continental breakfast box (croissant, roll, honey, butter, juice) and plenty of tea, coffee and soft drinks. We were able to check our luggage right through to Heathrow in Zanzibar which was a real blessing. Do note, though, that if begining a long-haul journey out of a more rural African airport, connecting in Nairobi, it's almost ALWAYS necessary to collect a boarding pass at the transit desk at Jomo Kenyatta (NBO). Tip: if flying with Precision, try and nab a seat as near to the rear as possible - you'll get off first and beat the masses to the desk! Would definitely travel with Precision again, for the excellent time-keeping if for nothing else!
 




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