The Agony Factor - Travel to Africa

Discussion in 'Before & After the Hunt' started by arizona, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. BRICKBURN

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    Guess you'll be flying SAA and or Air Namibia if you use BA on the first two legs.
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    yes, and I don't know if it worth the hassle. the change in policy baffles me, gets tougher all the time to fly - with or without firearms.
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    I have not done it myself.
    I stayed over night.

    Technically yes it should be enough time.

    BUT,
    1. My issue is late arrivals, (out of your control)
    2. If you arrive on a popular day for hunters traveling, (out of your control) turns into lots of permits being processed and lineups.

    A possible solution:

    If you got a pre-approved permit it is likely faster.

    Another thought:
    You might consider what I am doing (easy for me due to direct flights though)
    Fly to Frankfurt then straight to Windhoek. NO RSA PERMITS required.
    Transit permit for Germany which is a simple one pager.
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    You were going to have to go through customs anyway in JNB, just switch air carriers at that point.
    If you get help through JNB, it could be possible but any delay and you will miss you flight to Windhoek.
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    This is why I go Delta from PHX or LAS to ATL/JNB. 1 airline, 1 bag check all the way to JNB. Layover 1 night and have a good nights restand get rid of jet lag and on to Winhoek No muss no fuss no problems. Just don't accept a return flight to JNB that doesn't allow a MIN or 4 hrs transit time to your Delta flight. Trust me on this one.
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    Thanks again for the info...I just booked Reno to JNB for my Zimbabwe hunt later this year. I'll make sure I allow extra time for the connection at JNB!

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