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Re: Cemair Flights

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Mon May 16, 2022 2:12 pm

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Mon May 16, 2022 12:49 pm
C-GUBU DH8D arrived JNB this morning. EI-FPC CRJ9 due JNB around 19:00 this evening.
Spotted it on final approach to ORT
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Re: Cemair Flights

Unread post by Ray W » Mon May 16, 2022 7:42 pm

And another CRJ 900 is on her way
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Re: Cemair Flights

Unread post by MilesvdM » Mon May 16, 2022 10:14 pm

A busy day with 2 deliveries coincidently taking place of the same day. The 400 was the long non-HF route round the top, flown in great weather and without a single technical issue. Long but completely uneventful. Good to be back home.

The CRJ 900 is also a NextGen model, only 2 serial numbers later than the one delivered a few months back. Its routing was a slightly simpler "head south" flight from Estonia to SA over two days. I am yet to see this CRJ 900, that's tomorrows treat.
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Re: Cemair Flights

Unread post by Jasondn78 » Tue May 17, 2022 5:41 am

Hi Miles

When you collect or deliver aircraft, do you use your own crew or make use of a ferry pilot operator to fly the aircraft to the destination?
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Re: Cemair Flights

Unread post by Whirly » Tue May 17, 2022 7:11 am

Jasondn78 wrote:
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Hi Miles

When you collect or deliver aircraft, do you use your own crew or make use of a ferry pilot operator to fly the aircraft to the destination?
Sounds like Miles did the one himself.

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Re: Cemair Flights

Unread post by MilesvdM » Tue May 17, 2022 8:24 am

Jasondn78 wrote:
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Hi Miles

When you collect or deliver aircraft, do you use your own crew or make use of a ferry pilot operator to fly the aircraft to the destination?
Mostly we take care of our own deliveries. Out of Europe crew validations can be an issue so we have used foreign crew but we still take care of the logistics ourselves. Also, I am not type rated on the CRJ's so I haven't done any of these but I have done a few of the Dash ferries including yesterdays arrival.
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Re: Cemair Flights

Unread post by flypiper » Tue May 17, 2022 9:32 am

Hi Miles,

Al the best to you and your company for the future we need all S A private Airlines.
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Re: Cemair Flights

Unread post by Caravan Driver » Wed May 18, 2022 9:57 am

I enjoy seeing all the Cemair tails on the Delta apron while taxying down Alpha at FAOR for a 21R departure. Looks like a good “watch this space” expansion! Well done and good luck!
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Re: Cemair Flights

Unread post by twr1 » Wed May 18, 2022 10:27 am

Caravan Driver wrote:
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I enjoy seeing all the Cemair tails on the Delta apron while taxying down Alpha at FAOR for a 21R departure. Looks like a good “watch this space” expansion! Well done and good luck!
Agree buy its seems Durban is being trimmed from. 2x daily cpt to 1. Jnb 1x daily mon,Tues,wed,thu.sat. Fri and Sunday have 3 but sometimes its reduced to 2
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Re: Cemair Flights

Unread post by Johan Swakopmund » Wed May 18, 2022 11:00 am

This is a comment from someone knowing nothing about airways and daily running of airlines.

But seen from above posts , If a flight is under booked say twice in a row then two flight
to Durban becomes one per day.
If Cape town not booked then cut 3 down to 2 to get seats filled.
Or do 7 flights to Durban if seats can be filled.
Just make sense in this stupid time we live in.
But the difference is that the management control this airline 24 / 7 and adapt or die.
This is what SAA never did and ended up bankrupt. They will fly whether the aircraft is fully booked
or with only one passenger.
Well done Cemair you will go from strength to strength.
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Re: Cemair Flights

Unread post by Glenn L » Thu Jun 09, 2022 11:49 am

I'm sad to hear that Comair is 'grounded for good' (according to news just read today.)
about 80% of my 40+ return flights p.a. were on Kulula/BA (thanks to Discovery)

This last weekend was my first experience on Cemair.
Given the circumstances it was not surprising that flights were 100% full.
The crew were great and did very well all round.
An in person greeting from captain was also a nice touch.

some comments
I would suggest something more substantial to serve pax expecting a 'full service' flight (esp on a 2+ hour flight)
I noticed on both flights there were pax who had boarding passes with the same seat number which caused some confusion. I wonder how that can happen with everything being computerized?

overall a great experience and really enjoyed the CRJ900
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