✅ Verified Review
| Cape Town to Luanda (and back) on slightly older 777-300, but still in good condition. Luanda - Lisbon (and back) on 6 month old 777-300 - very good condition. It had larger screens than the older one - but less movie options, which did not quite match those listed in the in-flight magazine - either way selection is limited. Flight map system much improved in the newer plane. Seats the same slimline style on all planes, comfortable enough, with good recline and leg space. Pillows are provided, but no blankets by default. Catering is decidedly low cost - flimsy plastic tray and so on, and cheap plastic cutlery, however the food was not bad at all. Service was mixed - some friendly, others less so, English definitely not spoken well. Luanda stopover thankfully short, as airport is primitive, with multiple flights leaving from the same gate at the same time, which causes a bit of chaos - nothing too serious though - you will be checked to make sure you won't get on the wrong plane. Airport has no air bridges, so you get a good impression of the sheer size of the 777-300's as you walk up the stairs. This is the most direct route from Cape Town to Portugal, hence the quickest way to get there, as the feeder flights from/to Cape Town/Johannesburg are well-timed. Arrival time in Lisbon (early morning) and departure time (late at night), also very convenient. All in all the combination of new planes (nice), good price, with acceptable levels of service and catering, make this a really good option for getting to Europe from South Africa.