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Delta to convert the SA route to a triangle - to JNB, then back from CPT

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Looks like when Delta retires its Boeing 777, it won't have an aircraft that can reliably make the return trip from Johannesburg, so they will fly TO Johannesburg, then to Cape Town, and the return trip to the USA will be from Cape Town.
Cape Town - Lower altitude - means they can take off with more fuel.

Nice option to fly from USA to Europe, then direct Europe to Cape Town on one of tDelta's Skyteam partners - e.g. Air France, KLM, and return direct from CPT on Delta.

https://liveandletsfly.com/delta-triangle-route/?utm_source=BoardingArea&utm_medium=facebook&fbclid=IwAR0zKJ2rJvi04debDicVrUx_0SUNQLdPFSlTQCyPd2dOCW_cleVGMQdO4bs

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Also nice option for people with family and friends in both Jhb and Cpt - means you just need an extra domestic one way rather than an extra return.  If there’s anyone left to fly domestically by that stage ;/

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interesting concept, I did not know about the high altitude problem with fuel.  We have flown on Delta once from Cape Town to Atlanta, the only problem i have with Atlanta is the delay in getting a connecting flight to your final destination.

 

Regarding SAA appears to be some activity to get the airline going again, but they are also severely hampered by the  Covid-19 situation as are many other airlines.

Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday that they wanted to get SAA operating between Cape Town and Johannesburg again. Hopefully, they can get SAA operating again but they have many obstacles to clear before this happens.

Here is a link to a recent update on SAA

https://money.usnews.com/investing/news/articles/2020-05-27/south-africas-saa-aims-to-resume-domestic-flights-from-mid-june

 

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It’s density altitude - both altitude and heat matter for keeping aircraft aloft!  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Density_altitude

its generally not been a major issue for big commercial aircraft but I guess at this point where costs need to be tightened so much every little bit helps (like the cost saving on weight from silverware to plastic cutlery for economy class)
 

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