(PHOTO: Adriaan Basson via Twitter)
'Delayed! Delayed! Delayed!' flash the announcement boards throughout the day at OR Tambo International Airport as business and leisure travellers struggle to get a local flight.
The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has issued a statement confirming it has received an "acceptable Corrective Action Plan (CAP) from South African Airways Technical (SAAT) to deal with non-compliance issues" that has seen Comair and SAA forced to self-ground some of its planes.
However, SACAA has not disclosed exactly what the non-compliance issue was around, nor what the full time-frame would be for all affected airlines to get their fleet up and flying again.
Frustrated and fed-up, here are some Twitter reactions from passengers (and others who've experienced similar service in the past) regarding this epic fail of an aviation day: