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    I just got this from my travel agent... aka wife.

    It's the start of this being rolled out to all SA airports from what I understand. Just be aware of it if you travel in SA.

    (Not that anybody really listens to the announcements in any case....)

    No more flight announcements for domestic flights

    I would like to inform all passengers who are departing on domestic flights from O.R. Tambo International Airport that the microphones at the domestic departure terminals and gates will be switched off as from 15 November 2017.

    This means that you will need to manage your own flight times and ensure that you arrive at your boarding gate on time which is on average 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time.
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    Default Re: ORT - No more flight announcements for domestic flights

    Quote Originally Posted by Oppers View Post
    I just got this from my travel agent... aka wife.

    It's the start of this being rolled out to all SA airports from what I understand. Just be aware of it if you travel in SA.

    (Not that anybody really listens to the announcements in any case....)

    No more flight announcements for domestic flights

    I would like to inform all passengers who are departing on domestic flights from O.R. Tambo International Airport that the microphones at the domestic departure terminals and gates will be switched off as from 15 November 2017.

    This means that you will need to manage your own flight times and ensure that you arrive at your boarding gate on time which is on average 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time.
    What a pleasure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oppers View Post

    This means that you will need to manage your own flight times and ensure that you arrive at your boarding gate on time which is on average 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time.

    I think most people do this anyway...


    The announcers either mumble or screech, and I can't make out a word they say either way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou07 View Post
    The announcers either mumble or screech, and I can't make out a word they say either way
    I have never heard English mangled and rendered so unintelligible as they manage to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnoK View Post
    I have never heard English mangled and rendered so unintelligible as they manage to do it.
    That is definitely not limited to SA airports!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    That is definitely not limited to SA airports!
    Hahahaaa.... Try Scotland and Ireland. I believe they have a special talent for this!! My wife has just returned from a week over there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oppers View Post
    Hahahaaa.... Try Scotland
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    Yip still one of the best YT clips around!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oppers View Post
    Hahahaaa.... Try Scotland and Ireland. I believe they have a special talent for this!! My wife has just returned from a week over there...
    My wife's biggest surprise was when we got off the plane in Miami and the announcements were made in Spanish!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DdeJ View Post
    The first echo that went through my mind! Thank goodness for this decision!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    My wife's biggest surprise was when we got off the plane in Miami and the announcements were made in Spanish!
    I must admit, that threw me a bit when I landed there from Crackass.
    Fortunately jo hablo bastante Ethpanol to comprendo que dicen.....
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    Default Re: ORT - No more flight announcements for domestic flights

    Makes me think of this: http://www.ietto.net/airport.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blikka View Post
    Makes me think of this: http://www.ietto.net/airport.html
    Blikka, thank you for this!!! I had it years ago and I lost it (along with a lot of other stuff) when I dumped a mug of coffee all over my laptop.

    Awesome clip, thanks!
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    Default Re: ORT - No more flight announcements for domestic flights

    Quote Originally Posted by Blikka View Post
    Makes me think of this: http://www.ietto.net/airport.html
    Cheers,
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