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    Default Safair price doubling

    See what happens when you don't have competition?

    Then you double your airfares overnight. Well done safair.
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    Default Re: Safair price doubling

    Supply and demand.

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    jip. opening up the gap for another transporter. If they kept the price fairly low, it would not encourage other operators
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    Default Re: Safair price doubling

    Yes but It is a supply and demand situation. They can't fulfill the demand. So there is in any case a space for another operator as well as they can build up their cash reserves for the fight coming with the new operator.

    The prices are ridiculous now. I often flew to PE and back this year for less than R 3 k last week it was R 9000 return. That's not double but triple.

    We were two that was needed for a site inspection and rather drove through the night. Even at the high petrol prices we were up and down for less than R 5 000.

    We were just much more tired than with flying.
    It's only crazy until you do it.
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    Default Re: Safair price doubling

    Same happened to us.
    At the end of May my wife and I flew to Cape Town R2 200.00.
    Last week we flew back - R4 400.00.
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    Default Re: Safair price doubling

    That bullet train idea is looking pretty good right now.
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    Default Re: Safair price doubling

    At least Safair/Cemair/SAA/Airlink are now on the Discovery Travel rewards program. That means a R3000 discount on a R8500 return flight for 2 people Cape Town to Durban & back.

    If only I knew that before I booked and paid before Discovery announced it.
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    Default Re: Safair price doubling

    True Prices increased tremendously. BUT consider the effect of school holidays and long weekends. We experience between George and Kempton Park seasonal increases over many years. Noticed just now R730 single one way towards mid July beginning of August. For a couple it is still cheaper to fly if you have a car available at your destination, if your dates are flexible and if you can travel lite - 7kg per person.
    Last edited by Williepiet; 2022/06/23 at 09:51 AM.

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    Currently to take the family of 4 to JHB = R26000 min without taxes and car rental and Parking/Uber.

    Diesel 2800km @10km/l & R27/l = R7560.00

    Obviously excludes tires & depreciation, so for R20k will be sitting in a car for 28 hours.

    The safety aspect is probably the worst bit.

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    We fly regularly in the company. Last week I flew to CT and Safair demanded R5000 for the ticket which I thought was price gouging.

    BUT, what really got me, was the fact that they wanted me to pay an additional R15 for a small bottle of water that cost R6 at P&P.
    Out of principle I refused and on the way back I brought my own water
    What an unpleasant experience.

    No sir, this is plain robbery..
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    Default Re: Safair price doubling

    Supply & demand in a free market at work gents. Nothing else.
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    Default Re: Safair price doubling

    Jip, if you support free market capitalism then these things are to be expected.

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    I read yesterday they will add 5 planes to their fleet and will add more routes as well now that Comair is gone.

    I'm sure the temptation to add 20 more planes, 50 more pilots etc. must be huge since the demand is there, but it's also super risky considering the last 2 years we had.

    I think in a way these guys want more competition to pick up the slack, rather than having to take the risks themselves.
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    Default Re: Safair price doubling

    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Hannes View Post
    Yes but It is a supply and demand situation. They can't fulfill the demand. So there is in any case a space for another operator as well as they can build up their cash reserves for the fight coming with the new operator.

    The prices are ridiculous now. I often flew to PE and back this year for less than R 3 k last week it was R 9000 return. That's not double but triple.

    We were two that was needed for a site inspection and rather drove through the night. Even at the high petrol prices we were up and down for less than R 5 000.

    We were just much more tired than with flying.
    Why not expand and keep the market. Now when a new operator comes in you have a price war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erwin Schimper View Post
    Why not expand and keep the market. Now when a new operator comes in you have a price war.
    Monopolies are bad, just look at the years and years we were stuck with Telkom. Eventually your head gets big and you start dropping the ball.
    Before you judge a person, first walk a mile in their shoes.

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    Default Re: Safair price doubling

    Quote Originally Posted by Serious? View Post
    Currently to take the family of 4 to JHB = R26000 min without taxes and car rental and Parking/Uber.

    Diesel 2800km @10km/l & R27/l = R7560.00

    Obviously excludes tires & depreciation, so for R20k will be sitting in a car for 28 hours.

    The safety aspect is probably the worst bit.
    From Stellenbosch?

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    Default Re: Safair price doubling

    Quote Originally Posted by Morne - Skip View Post
    From Stellenbosch?

    Google Maps says 14 hrs one way, sure to beat it but still...

    Really not keen though.

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    haha we can't drive or fly to our holiday destinations ... anyone for a walk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serious? View Post
    Google Maps says 14 hrs one way, sure to beat it but still...

    Really not keen though.
    Oh okay, my bad. 28 there and back

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    Default Re: Safair price doubling

    A year ago it cost R30k in fuel jnb-cpt. Now over R100k.

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