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South African Airways
3.0 Star Rating: Fair
9 reviews



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SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - AIRBUS A340-600

Date :   12 January 2014

Review by : W Bowden (South Africa)

Comfort: 8/10

Seat Layout

2x4x2

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

Very comfortable seat, very large leg room, good food, good choice of entertainment and very hospitable crew. Definitely is a must fly!



SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - AIRBUS A330-200

Date :   12 January 2014

Review by : W Bowden (South Africa)

Comfort: 7/10

Seat Layout

2x4x2

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

The seat was slightly harder than I remember but was still comfortable, the entertainment system was one of the best I've ever seen with large screens. They also had three meal options as opposed to two. If you're looking for a good low cost carrier definitely fly SAA!



South African Airways Economy Class A340-200 seat review  - 23 September 2010 by Joy Clift   (UK)

AIRCRAFT :       A340-600

PAX SIZE :   Medium

LAYOUT : 2x4x2

POSITION :   Middle

PAX RATING :    7/10

RECOMMENDED :   Yes

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

Seat was okay, got the bulkhead which was very good , meant a good deal to have extra legroom. SAA's food still comes up tops, servings very generous, as is the drink. (Nice to see the amarula as a South African). There was no inseat entertainment.



South African Airways Economy Class A340-600 seat review  - 22 September 2010 by C Vermeulen   (Netherlands)

AIRCRAFT :       A340-600

PAX SIZE :   Large

LAYOUT : 2x4x2

POSITION :   Middle

PAX RATING :    8/10

RECOMMENDED :   Yes

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

Economy class from Frankfurt to Johannesburg return. We were traveling with 4 people and seated in the middle row. I found the seats to be comfortable, the recline was ok. Even with the person in front of me reclined there was still enough room to move about and to get in and out of your seat easily. I enjoyed about 6 hours of sleep during the flight.



SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 7 October 2009 by  Dale Taylor  (South Africa)

AIRCRAFT :       A340-300

PAX SIZE :   Large

LAYOUT : 2x4x2

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    6/10

RECOMMENDED :   Yes

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

I ended up in the back row of Economy where the seats are only 2x3x2. Unfortunately, the 3 in the middle block do not recline in the very back row since they are up against a bulkhead/toilet, which makes watching your tv screen awkward when the person in front reclines. I had my feet out in the aisle since there was no space in front of me (I'm 6'3") and as a result my back was stiff following a 19 hour stint via Dakar to Kennedy. The only plus was that the two people next to me were married and the guy in the middle seat disturbed his wife when he needed to get out the seat instead of me. It's a fine seat for short-haul but not nice for anything longer than a couple of hours.



SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 16 September 2008 by S Silas  (USA)

AIRCRAFT :       A340-300

PAX SIZE :   X-Large

LAYOUT : 3x3x3

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    7/10

RECOMMENDED :   Yes

   

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

I was nervous about my seat for my 17 hour flight from JFK to JHB (stop in Dakar). I am 6' 4" and was assigned a middle seat. I waited at the gate and was able to get an aisle seat with an open seat next to me. The legroom was suitable for my long legs, mostly because I was able to stretch them out on both sides. On my return flight I had an aisle seat in the bulkhead. The partition was too close for me to stretch one of my legs out. The courteous flight attendant was able to move me to the aisle seat in the second row of economy and that was a great seat! I had nobody next to me and the aisle seats in the second row are perfect for leg room because there are only 3 seats in the front row of economy. So each aisle seat in the 2nd row has only half a seat in front of it.



Review:   21 November 2007

Aircraft:  Airbus A340-600

Name:  Richard Wiley (Zimbabwe)

Position:  Window

Layout:   2x4x2

PAX size:  Large

Recommended :  No

Comfort Score :  5/10

  Legroom space

Seat was in row 36 at very front of Economy. While the lack of seats in front provided excellent chest room and made entry/egress from window seat easier, the proximity of the bulkhead severely curtailed foot/legroom. Simply impossible to stretch out. Also, inclusion of tray in the armrest made seat uncomfortably narrow. Cabin environment very quiet owing to forward position and good insulation on A340. Would only recommend this seat to pax under 1.65m and of slim build. Seat shape and support was pretty good.

  Seat recline

  Seat width

  Viewing TV screen

  Access in/out of seat

Footrest    No



Review:   9 May 2007

Aircraft:  Airbus A340-300

Name:  Brett Steinberg

Position:  Window

Layout:   2x4x2

PAX size:  Medium

Recommended :  Yes

Comfort Score :  8/10

  Legroom space

Jo'burg to New York via Dakar. The seat was better than I expected. The seat bottom moves forward and tilts slightly at the front as you recline the seat back. The legroom was adequate. The size of the personal TV screens is also impressive and larger than other airlines.

  Seat recline

  Seat width

  Viewing TV screen

  Access in/out of seat

Footrest    No


 
 

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