Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Comair/kulula ceases firearm carraige within southern Africa Effective March 31 2013

  1. #1

    Comair/kulula ceases firearm carraige within southern Africa Effective March 31 2013

    Good day guys i found the following thread on another website, thouht i will put it up here to inform all SD members of the change!

    "Just received this via PHASA this morning so thought I would forward. The routes affected are Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Harare, Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Windhoek & Mauritius. If you are booked on Comair then they are offering full refunds for these tickets via the original office it was issued - i.e., direct with BA, travel agent, etc.


    Firearms: Kulula & BA Southern Africa

    Last Updated on Friday, 15 March 2013 08:10
    Please be advised that with effect from 1 March 2013, Comair will no longer be accepting firearms for carriage on any domestic or regional flight operated by both the British Airways and kulula brands. This includes all hunting rifles, or any weapon requiring special handling, that may not be carried as either hand luggage or checked baggage.

    Passengers who hold bookings on any BA/Comair or kulula flight after this date will need to make alternative flight bookings. Please note, this information only applies to southern African flights and does not apply to British Airways international flights between London and South Africa.

    Further news:
    We were informed by BA/Comair that all efforts from BA/Comairç—´ side to reduce the cost in the short/medium term were unsuccessful. BA/Comair has therefore made a decision to terminate firearm handling on 31 March.

    BA/Comair has discussed its decision with the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA).
    PHASA is currently following it up with the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA), for their possible assistance in arranging discussions with other role-players.

    We have followed up with BA/Comair regarding the 100% refunding of tickets which needs to be cancelled because of the firearm policy. This enquiry will be taken up with their Revenue management department about persons travelling after 31 March and let us know."

    I will keep you posted. If there are hunters coming to south africa after that date and you need to take conecting flights please follow up on the isssue

    Best Regards

    Gerrit jv Vuuren PH & Outfitter
    Bos en Dal Safaris- South Africa
    gerrit@ehw.co.za
    Home - Bos en Dal Safaris


  2. #2
    So that's why South African Airways put the price up from Jo'burg to East London to R1575 @ R13 = £1 ! Stelios get out there.

  3. #3
    Going myself in April with Virgin and SAA thought it was i a bit pricey compared to last time for the internal filght

  4. #4
    Lucly you did not use kulula. Enjoy your hunts boys! Best Regards

    Gerrit jv Vuuren PH & Outfitter
    Bos en Dal Safaris- South Africa
    gerrit@ehw.co.za
    Home - Bos en Dal Safaris


Similar Threads

  1. Deerstalking Fair, 23/24 March 2013
    By jamross65 in forum Events and Meetings
    Replies: 436
    Last Post: 29-03-2013, 19:38
  2. Wanted Africa 2013
    By greenhillstairs in forum Big Game Hunting Opportunities
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 05-02-2013, 21:14
  3. Conservation in Southern Africa Benefits from Trophy Hunting
    By JabaliHunter in forum Big Game Hunting
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 25-04-2012, 08:45
  4. Dogs for deer course 31 march/1 april 2011
    By Charles S-J in forum Deer Dogs & Tracking
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 21-03-2011, 10:59
  5. Advice & Tips For My Trip To Southern Africa oct 2008
    By Amberdog in forum Deer Stalking General
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 14-07-2008, 20:48

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •