Mango to go 2-class?

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Mango to go 2-class?

Unread post by GL » Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:37 pm

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From Reuters:
Jarana said SAA is in the process of appointing advisors for the sale of its in-flight catering unit Air Chefs while also looking at turning its no-frills unit Mango into a hybrid rather than a pure low-cost carrier.
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Re: Mango to go 2-class?

Unread post by MadMacs » Wed May 01, 2019 4:09 am

What is a hybrid?
When they use the loaded term "denier" that should be the first clue that we're not dealing with a rational opponent in a debate... but "religious" dogma.
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Re: Mango to go 2-class?

Unread post by ERASER » Wed May 01, 2019 6:16 am

It can mean anything, it is somewhere between a low cost airline and a main line airline. Sounds like the beginning of the end for SAA domestic.
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Re: Mango to go 2-class?

Unread post by Burner » Wed May 01, 2019 9:36 am

Interesting that the lines between full fare and low cost airlines are becoming more and more blurred. Full fare airlines often now offer the cheapest fare, with no carry on luggage, and pay to play food and drink menus. The low cost guys are starting priority/premium economy options, as more and more business people are using them to travel. The difference in Europe now, between many of the tradition full fare carriers, and the low cost airlines is negligible really.

Seems like a sensible move from Mango/SAA.
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Re: Mango to go 2-class?

Unread post by rare bird » Wed May 01, 2019 1:02 pm

it is already a hybrid - on some routes they can be booked under an SAA flight number eg SA2024 which is Mango JE166 and includes R70 meal voucher. The actual fare will differ depending on the agent used
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Re: Mango to go 2-class?

Unread post by cage » Wed May 01, 2019 1:56 pm

Never understood the point of business class on some Euro airlines.
Getting the same economy seat, just with an empty one in the middle and some free drinks and nibbles.
Then you go the low-cost option and pay for all the extras for a better experience.
It all seems to end up in the same place with a similar experience.
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Re: Mango to go 2-class?

Unread post by Joker11 » Wed May 01, 2019 3:06 pm

Burner wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 9:36 am
Interesting that the lines between full fare and low cost airlines are becoming more and more blurred. Full fare airlines often now offer the cheapest fare, with no carry on luggage, and pay to play food and drink menus. The low cost guys are starting priority/premium economy options, as more and more business people are using them to travel. The difference in Europe now, between many of the tradition full fare carriers, and the low cost airlines is negligible really.

Seems like a sensible move from Mango/SAA.
I was looking at a last minute ticket from JNB to CPT. SAA was the cheapest!
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Re: Mango to go 2-class?

Unread post by Burner » Wed May 01, 2019 3:50 pm

cage wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 1:56 pm
Never understood the point of business class on some Euro airlines.
Getting the same economy seat, just with an empty one in the middle and some free drinks and nibbles.
Then you go the low-cost option and pay for all the extras for a better experience.
It all seems to end up in the same place with a similar experience.
Depends... last week I paid 60 euros to upgrade from economy to business on Iberia from Madrid to Milan. Had a 5 hour lay over... the 900 rand, got me lounge access, priority boarding, priority luggage, priority check in, and the miles I needed to get Silver on one world. After 5 weeks without beer and decent food on contract, I eat and drink 900 rand AN HOUR at a European airport.

There definitely was a very big difference between economy and business on Iberia. The service was impeccable, not at all what i was expecting on such a short flight. Whilst the seat itself was very average, the service and food, was right up there with Emirates business class that I flew a year ago.

I would pay it again on a long lay over, considering lounge access on it's own is 30 euros. I have a priority pass and diner club card, but Madrid has such a huge terminal, that both their lounges are at other terminals, or areas I cannot get to.
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Re: Mango to go 2-class?

Unread post by AussieFlyBoy » Fri May 03, 2019 1:05 pm

Google "Virgin Australia". You'll discover it makes perfect sense.

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