Update from South African Air NEW FEES

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Update from South African Air: they will now charge a firearm handling fee at check-in PER SAA FLIGHT for tickets purchased after May 15, 2019.

Within South Africa USD 30
Within Africa USD 60
International USD 100

See the full details on their website https://www.flysaa.com/…/ba…/checked-baggage/special-baggage
 

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Ouch! Thanks for the update!

Glad I already purchased for this years trip from SAA!
 

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I purchased my tickets three weeks ago. Just another way to take advantage of us hunters!
 

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Thank you for the update Lori. I would be interested to hear from the hunters on whether this swings your decision from bringing a rifle vs renting one.
 

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With that fee schedule the math comes out to $260 USD for taking your gun to the EC.
They sure jumped on the fee bus.
 
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With that fee schedule the math comes out to $260 USD for taking your gun.
They jumped on the fee bus.

Still have to think that the main carrier to South Africa will be either Delta/Air Canada.
 

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With that fee schedule the math comes out to $260 USD for taking your gun.
They jumped on the fee bus.

That's the way I read it also. And tack on another $60 ($30 each way) if your going to Zim, Zam, Moz, etc. (n)
 

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Definitely not BA, they charge 100 quid per firearm and ammunition per journey. So return that's 400 quid.
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BA's fees depend on the country of origin.
It was less than the SAA fees last time I flew.
Who knows, maybe they upped their fees as well.
 

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For those that use SAA, I don't believe it's a deal breaker. I was ten pounds over on a Delta 201 and they whacked me $100 excess baggage fee (I couldn't stuff any more in my carry-on bags.) :whistle: It is what it is.
 

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Thanks Lori!
 

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It will be sweet for a little while when Delta sees and influx in numbers of fliers they will up ticket prices. Delta is a little more expensive but service far superior than SAA.
 

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Thank you for the update Lori. I would be interested to hear from the hunters on whether this swings your decision from bringing a rifle vs renting one.
I’d still bring my own.
Just another corporate money grab.
 

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Thanks for the update! So many people working against hunters, so frustrating.
 

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