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Travel requirements for minors travelling to and from South Africa: Update

2 April 2019: The Department of Home Affairs has issued its latest amendment on the requirements for travelling with children through South African ports of entry. The requirements for children travelling to or from the Republic of South Africa are aimed at giving effect to the Children’s Act, 2005. 1. APPLICATION OF THE REQUIREMENTS 1.1. The…
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XL Millennium recognises staff achievements at Annual Staff Conference

XL Millennium held their 7th Annual XL Millennium Staff Conference at Century City Conference Centre on 29-31 March 2019. The theme of this year’s conference was Head up, Hands on, Hearts in. The staff and management were treated to two full days of fun, food & facilitation. Whilst the aim of the conference was to…
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Travel requirements for minors travelling to and from South Africa

New requirements, introduced by the South African Department of Home Affairs from 1 December 2018, specify that all minors (children under 18 years) may be required to produce, in addition to their passport, an Unabridged Birth Certificate or passport which shows the details of both parents for all international travel to and from South Africa. Additional supporting…
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Congratulations to XL Millennium Award Winners!

APRIL 2019 – Congratulations to our XL Millennium award winners who were recognised and rewarded for their outstanding performance. The awards were handed out  at our annual XL Millennium Staff Conference held this weekend at the Century City Conference Centre. Thank you for the contributions that you have made to the success of our company,…
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Meetings Africa 2019

FEBRUARY 2019 – Our dynamic sales director, Nicole Nielsen, had the opportunity of exhibiting at this year’s Meetings Africa event, held in Sandton Convention Center, Johannesburg. “Meetings Africa showcases Africa’s diverse offering of services and products where African associations and African meetings industry professionals can partner to help transform our continent.”  Nicole and her team…
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Boeing under pressure to get the 737 Max up and running again

APRIL 2019 – As we near the world’s peak flying season (May-July), Boeing is facing mounting pressure to update the software for its bestselling aircraft, the 737 Max. Company engineers and test pilots are working to fix anti-stall technology that is suspected to have played a role in two deadly crashes in the last six…
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Here’s what you need to know about the new OR Tambo baggage rules… in a nutshell

The new baggage rules are: Only regular-shaped bags will be allowed at check-in counters; This means that the bags must have at least one flat surface to be accepted on the check-in system; Round or irregular-shaped bags will not be allowed at check-in counters; and Bags with longs straps will not be allowed at check-in…
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The “Great Move” – Turkish Airlines moves to new airport on 6 April 2019

A statement has been published by Turkish Airlines, telling everyone that they are ready for the biggest move in aviation history, on 6 April 2019, in an unprecedented logistical operation. The new airport was opened in October 2018. Since that date, Turkish Airlines has been running a dual operation out of the new venue and…
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FlySaFair introduces WhatsApp e-boarding passes!

With airlines constantly trying to find ways to improve the customer’s experience, the latest addition, brought to you by local carrier, FlySaFair is pretty exciting. You can now send your boarding pass directly to your cellphone via WhatsApp, once you have completed your online check-in process. When checking-in online, customers will be presented with four…
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Flying Solo

11 November is Single’s Day. Originally known as ‘Bare Stick Day’ (1111), it was started by a couple of university students who wanted to celebrate singledom. In light of this ‘holiday’, we thought we’d assist some of the single ladies (and guys) out there, with some great destination options for solo travellers. Travelling solo is…
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