'My last flight with them was R50bn ago' - South Africans react to SAA strike

2019-11-18 10:43
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Analysts are speculating that the current strike is the beginning of the end for the national carrier South African Airways. It has consistently been dogged by financial woes and bailouts - and especially within the Twitterverse where rarely anyone has anything good to say about the airline.

The airline has extended its cancellation of domestic flights to include Tuesday 19 November and Wednesday 20 November in order to manage the impact of the wage strike that kicked off on Friday, 15 November - as allegations of unsafe measures and a possible secondary strike swirl.  

READ MORE HERE: SAA warns of impact of secondary strike, as unions allege SAA 'unsafe' 

On the one hand, people came with the jokes, showing off our special sense of humour in the face of disaster.

People also had some more serious feelings to share about the cancellations.

READ: SAA flight cancelled? What to do now 

Even those who haven't been on an SAA plane in ages came for the struggling airline.

READ: Comair and SAA grounding: Protocol inadequacies in SA aviation come to light as 5 core concerns in SAAT audit unpacked

*Compiled by Gabi Zietsman

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