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A cup of coffee with… Dale Plage, General Manager, XL Millennium Johannesburg office

This month we get to know Dale Plage, General Manager of our Johannesburg office. Q: When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time? A: Walk my doggies Q: If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? A:  I would do my MBA. Q: What is something you’ve…
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SAA launches direct service to Guangzhou

South African Airways will launch direct flights between Johannesburg and Guangzhou on September 18. SAA will be the only carrier operating a direct service between Johannesburg and Guangzhou, with the flight operating three times a week with a flight time of 13 hours and 40 minutes. The flights will complement SAA’s service four times a…
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For the love of Felines

Maureen is a retired Cape Town resident that walks to the Company Gardens every afternoon at about 4pm to feed the feral cats who wonder around in the gardens. She has been assisting with feeding stray animals, specifically cats for well over 10 years. She has worked with the SPCA, Animal Anti Cruelty League and…
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XL Millennium “Tree of Joy” Easter initiative… the gift of giving

Headed by Jo-Anne Jenneker, XL Millennium front office manager, our “Tree of Joy” Easter initiative was a great success. Thanks to the generous children and parents of Pinelands Norths Primary School we collected just over 3000 Easter eggs. Our beneficiaries where  Bimbo Educare, Angels of Heaven Educare, Care bears Educare, Little Rascals, Teletubbies , Educare…
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Delta pilots free inflight WiFi

Delta is providing free inflight WiFi to customers on 55 domestic flights daily as part of a two-week pilot. The trial period, which started on May 13 in all cabins on selected short-, medium- and long-haul routes, allows customers to browse, email, shop, message and use social media. The test will not support video streaming.…
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Star Alliance reopens refurbished Paris lounge

The Star Alliance lounge at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport has reopened following a renovation of its design and facilities. The lounge spans 980 sqm and seats more than 220 guests. Travellers can look forward to an outdoor landscaped garden, quiet spaces for working on both levels of the lounge and an increase in the number…
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Polokwane flights – why the delays?

Airlink’s scheduled services to Polokwane are being disrupted when there is low cloud around the airport, due to the unavailability of the airport’s instrument landing system (ILS). An ILS is an essential ground-based landing aid used by pilots to accurately and safely guide aircraft to the runway during inclement weather and poor visibility. ILSs require…
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South Africa begins rolling out e-visas

Visitors from New Zealand will now be able to apply for, process and print their visas for South Africa at home. South Africa’s first ever e-visas was issued in New Zealand in April, the tourism department’s communications director, Blessing Manale, said. The e-visas were first announced by president Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Union…
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United Airlines to launch non-stop Cape Town Service

United Airlines intends to launch a new non-stop service between the US and Cape Town starting in December. The seasonal route will depart from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, New York, to Cape Town and will be operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner featuring 48 seats in United Polaris business class, 88 seats…
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World’s first 5G hotel in China

China’s InterContinental Shenzhen, Shenzhen Telecom and Huawei signed a strategic cooperation agreement to create the world’s first 5G smart hotel. By introducing the hotel industry’s first end-to-end 5G network with integrated terminals and cloud applications, the project will enable InterContinental Shenzhen to provide guests with the ultimate innovative luxury experience and open the door for…
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