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SA citizens stranded in US can’t afford SAA’s repatriation flights

Covid-19 2 months ago

A support group says if SAA was involved in price-gouging it should be probed and fined, or other carriers should be allowed to bring them home.


26 Jun 2020
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SA citizens stranded in US can’t afford SAA’s repatriation flights

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A South Africans Stuck in the US support group is helping more than 1 000 people who can’t afford to get back after being trapped there when the coronavirus pandemic hit. Many say they can’t afford the high South African Airways (SAA) repatriation flight costs. The support group is also helping South Africans battling with expired visas and accommodation due to dwindling funds. Many of the South Africans were referred to food banks and emergency services, which would provide accommodation and food. According to Beatrix Herbst, founder of the group, the R35 000 one-way, economy class fare offered by SAA...

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