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Durban airport compared to Jo'berg

Pershore, United...
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Durban airport compared to Jo'berg

Flew out of Jo'berg about 18 months ago and it was not particularly pleasant. Totally manic, cases all over the place, people ignoring queues, shifty guys looking to 'help' you + the S.A.A. business lounge wasn't up to much.

How does Durban compare? Is it still advisable to get cases shrink wrapped?

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1. Re: Durban airport compared to Jo'berg

So far as I know the airport hasn't moved yet to La Mercy so is it still south of Durban beyond the Bluff. If it's still the old one then the term International is a bit of a misnomer and it is a small provincial airport. We've never had any hassle from anyone, cases arrive quickly in the terminal off the plane and car hire and taxis are right outside the terminal but don't get excited about the business class lounge.

If you're changing in Jo'burg as is generally the case at the moment, the baggage will be transferred in Jo'burg and handled by the same staff that appear to be causing you concern (haven't had mine tampered with in 20 years of travelling through).

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2. Re: Durban airport compared to Jo'berg

Please note that there has been recent changes and refurbishment of Jo'berg airport. There was a recent thread.

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3. Re: Durban airport compared to Jo'berg

The new international Durban airport at La Mercy, is only due to open in May 2010, so at the moment the Durban Airport only handles domestic flights, ( with the exception of Air Emarites the fly direct Durban to Dubai )

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4. Re: Durban airport compared to Jo'berg

That should read Emirates, www.emirates.com or Air Mauritius also fly into DUR www.airmauritius.com or LAM Mozambique Airlines www.flylam.co.za

Jack

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