Part of the game I guess. Wont deter me but I am not happy about it. I guess an airline this is not profitable is going to try anything to increase revenue.
Is this per rifle/gun or per case? My last trip I took 2 rifles and a shotgun all in one case.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
Is this per rifle/gun or per case? My last trip I took 2 rifles and a shotgun all in one case.
And in one place it says you can take 5 kilos of ammo per rifle, but lower down it sounds like per passenger. I'm guessing it is per passenger and if not, the people on the ground would find a problem with more ammo even if it says per rifle in their rules.
I think SAA is just catching up to what many airlines have been doing for a long time, including many North American airlines. And as for fees, have you stepped into a bank recently? We can blame Africa for many things, but they didn't invent "extra fees"!Wow I’m sitting in Frankfurt on the way to Johannesburg glad I bough my tickets in February. Yes Africa is starting to get out of hand with these extra fees
There are messages on this website that the new charges are per segment. True/False, confusing nonetheless.
SAA leaving Washington Dulles generally makes a one hour stop somewhere in Africa (I've stopped at 2 different locations) to refuel and take on passengers before proceeding to JoBurg.
Could the new fees be $100 to the refuel stop and another $100 to JoBurg and another $60 if taking another flight internally, like Namibia?
Or could the new fees be $100 to the refuel stop, $60 to JoBurg and another $60 if taking another internal flight?
Or simply $100 from origin to final destination?
Or $100 to JoBurg and another $60 for an internal flight?
Paying the $100 for your own rifle is still a lot cheaper than renting one over there at whatever per day and you have one that is familiar. I'll take my own.