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Heart broken of OR Tambo

My boyfriend send me parcel from Scotland to south African airport (OR Tambo airport) so I know that I am going to pay 3 500 for delivery.okey I pay .so next day urgent call me that I must pay for final clearance is 8 500 .next day again urgent call me that I must pay 12 000 for money laundry certificate .after two day urgent call me that I must pay 8 900 sign and stemp .so I paid all R 33 000 and again the want R 33 000 to realise my parcel so please I don't have that money I need help please

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4 year laters and still the wrong ICAO identifier

dear administrator,

how can we ensure the FAOR will really redirect to Johannesburg airport and not anymore to this landing strip?

regards

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Light Aircraft

I want to know if there are anybody who can fly me along the coastline and the cost for an hour's flight.

Regards

Rudi Bisschoff

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Immigration exit or Thambo

2 hours to leave the country ... less than half the counters occupied , no feedback .

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Permossion

Email kentoncruises@gmail.com for info and landing permission

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TIGER MOTH ZS-DFM

I belive DH Tiger Moth ZS-DFM is based at Tedderfiled. I would be very grateful if the owner could please contact me.

Dave Welch, Taunton UK. dave836nav@btinternet.com

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Directions

I need directions to airport in pella or near pella can someone please assist me my nom is 0735928420 or the name

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Horrendous wait, long queues.

What a place to waste your life. If you are in the mood for the most bureaucratic and lackadaisical service, this may be it! Perhaps SA should open up international tourism for bureaucratic incompetence and unintelligent planning.

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Avgas?

Hello do you guys possibly sell small amounts of Avgas? I need to pass through there on Friday or Saturday with a helicopter.

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re: Fuel Avaialble

Would it be at all possible for me to get 30 gallons of avgas at the end of April? I am flying a Cessna 172.

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Domestic departures toilets

These are disgustingly dirty the chairs were not pulled and the toilet bowls looked like the had not been cleaned in ages there was stale poo on the sides of the toilet bowls and it smelled digusting

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Worst service ever

I've travelled to many international destinations, and travel to OT at least once a year. It has to be the worst service you expect on this planet. And even worse - the service is getting more pathetic every year. I do not mind the long flight to ZA, but the customs reception at OT is disgusting to say the least.

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Limpopo Swartwater

Swart water Street air strip is full off potholes, the road leading to Swartwater up to 45 klm before Alldays are riddle with potholes !!!!!!!!

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Johannesburg

After quing for ages at border control I am glad to leave the Shittest organised immigration control in the world.

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Johannesburg

After quing for ages at border control I am glad to leave the Shittest organised immigration control in the world.

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Johannesburg

After quing for ages at border control I am glad to leave the Shittest organised immigration control in the world.

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Wish

I wish I could put my attitude towards the immigration department at OR Tambo in writing without being jailed. Read between the lines what I want to report.

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ORTambo

Chaos to say the least. Worst service in decades. Down the drain with immigration department.

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What a disaster

Paasport control must be the worst in the world, is this an image of our government ??? YES, typical Africa.. I suggest when the fat cats take overseas trips they go through the normal control to see the disaster. WAKE UP GOVERNMENT!!!

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Customs and passport control upon arrival

There is a problem at our airport. Visitors are having to wait more than an hour to get sorted out!! There were two people on duty for 400 people at the passport control when my family came through. And a very slack attitude. This is distressing. It puts visitors off!! Come on. This needs to be an efficient and friendly service. Celeste Bortz. Johannesburg

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Johannesburg Airport Your Passport Control is a DISGRACE

Today we flew from Cape Town and the airport was super efficient however when we arrived at Johannesburg we not only had to wait ages to collect our suitcases but going through passport control was total CHAOS, we got in line for 2 hours and finally at the desks we found only 8 officers at 16 desks, please get your act together as I see this has been going on for years, we will never go to Johannesburg again but gladly fly in & out of Cape Town.

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PRICES FOR AIRPLANE TICKETS

Hi would like to know how much it would be to fly from johannesburg to kathu thanks

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Extremely rude immigration staff

I was traveling to JHB OR Tambo from Abu Dhabi Etihad flight. Upon landing at JHB, I proceeded to the passport control hall. It was all full since some other flights had also arrived same time. I had to wait in line for almost 2 hours. Then when my turn came, I handed over my passport to the officer for stamping. The officer with his SHIT attitude said to me why didn't I greet him at first. I mean how does it make sense? I walked to the counter and handed over the passport. After waiting in line for 2 hours I may not be in a mood to greet him! And is it not his responsibility as well to greet people entering in his country? Total SHAME! That counter is actually the entry gate to the country and when you face such rude people you feel like never coming back to the country. Is this how you welcome guests into South Africa? Really?

Also while waiting in line there was no sitting arrangement, no water nothing! There was free Wi-Fi just for name sake. (which didn't work as expected).

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Flights from Upington to PE

Hi,

Is there any aviation operating between Upington and PE? I need to fly to PE on March 18 and return April 1, 2017.

Please let me know asap

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Fly from Jhb to Prieska

Good day, are there any flights available from Jhb to Prieska?

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looks unusable,even for trikes

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Absolute chaos

It took me nearly two hours to get through passport control at Joburg airport this morning after my flight from the UK. It was absolutely chaotic with no organisation the queues were four deep and there were very few passport staff available. When approached the staff were most unhelpful avoiding eye contact and shrugging their shoulders saying we the travelling public were being aggressive. This is my first visit to South Africa, and I'm sorry to say it will be my last after this experience. Not a way to encourage tourism.

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Fuel Avaialble

HI There. please contact me for Avgas in Drums (Shell Fuel) +27 76 0188202

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Fuel availability

Hi - want to know if it is possible to get Avgas at this airfield. Pls leave name contact number of anyone who can help!

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baggage screener

As a qualified baggage screener i want to work in the aviation sector to protect passenger ,staff and AIRPORT facility from terrorist,sabotage of AIRPORT and aircraft,hijacking at AIRPORT and aircraft my course are GRADE A Psira ,NKP,Avsec,HBS ,DGR ,CTX500 and SACAA CERTIFICATEST my contact 0768216158 my email is mahlogedi77@gmail.com

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baggage screener

My name is agnes legoabe ,l am looking for a job as baggage screener ,i am an expect on detecting DGR,EXPLOSIVE and WEAPONS l have GRADE A psira ,NKP,AVSEC,DGR CAT 6 ,CTX 500,HBS TRAINING AND SACAA CERTIFICATE. AVAILABLE AT ANYTIME

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Flying school

Is there a flying school in Aberdeen?

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public flights?

Good morning, do you perhaps offer public flights to this airport?

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Change the ICAO

Please change the ICAO code shown (FAJS) to FAOR.

Thank yoy

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annonymous

dear /sir madam.

well im very sad to say that my friend was raped by friend but now we have 2 break the silince the guy is in kenya and he has to be arrested when coming in .

his name is emmanuel ole kipino tukkuo when you arrest him he will take you up to here where he raped my friend in vryburg northwest where he was working for insurance we reported but the guy talked with the police not to areest him now he has to be arrested.

thanks you lebohang

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Airfield appears not operational

No sign of activity at runway. Hangars have gone. Tar runway looks good from air but found cattle all over field and appears people are using it as a driving test ground.

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Home Affairs agent refused to allow me into South Africa bec

I just passed through JNB airport (16:10 PM on December 21). I am on a one-night layover from Malawi to the United States, a layover I have a half dozen times per year for work-related travel. As I have completed this exact itinerary many times in the past, I was one of the first off of my flight to arrive in the cue for non-visa countries. Much to my dismay, between when I entered the metal maze to get to the front and when I actually got to the front, a Home Affairs agent had allowed dozens of people from the visa-required line into the non-visa line. So, I was about 30 people back in line than I would have been if I had gotten to the metal maze 30 seconds earlier seconds earlier. Now, I can understand reallocating people across lines, but the problem is that visa-required visitors take a longer time to process, so it is inefficient for everyone and frustrating for customers to reallocate people between these lines. By the time I got to the front of the line, I was admittedly impatient. I did not say anything, however, as I stepped up to the desk. The Home Affairs woman looked at me and said, "Choose another line." And I said, "Why?" And she said, "I did not like how you threw your passport at me." I moved to another line, where I was processed expediently.

Now, as a technical point, it would have been impossible for me to actually throw my passport, as I had to reach around the previous person to even put it on the counter, as he was taking a long time to pack up his belongings.

But that is, of course, not the point. The point is that it is not the role of an immigration agent to decide who gets to enter the country based on manners or demeanor. They process documents, not personalities. Further, my behavior was not at all problematic. I did not say a single word to her or take any action other than putting my passport on the counter. Again, I fully acknowledge I was impatient. But given the notorious lines at security and passport control at the Johannesburg airport, this is, unfortunately, a common sentiment among the customers waiting in line. As a visitor in this country, I have no obligation to arrive smiling and deferential when I greet the Home Affairs agent. For better or for worse, I am entitled entry to the country regardless of my mood, as long as my documents are in order and I present no security risk.

In fact, there is some argument to be made that I, as the visitor and the customer, have less of an obligation to be solicitous and courteous than she does, as a customer service agent representing the South African government and the first point of contact for hundreds of visitors to the country every day. The most unfortunate part of this interaction is that I told two people of the interaction after it happened and before I wrote this email - one person who let me go ahead of him in the other passport line, and one person at the baggage claim. Both said the same thing: β€œWell, welcome to South Africa.” It is people like this Home Affairs agent - people who prioritize their ego over hospitality, who wish to judge visitors instead of welcome them, and who believe they have power and discretion they do not have - that make people worldwide believe that South Africa is an unfriendly place. This belief, in turn, affects South Africa’s position in the global economy.

I sincerely hope that JNB takes this situation as an opportunity to educate Home Affairs agents on being ambassadors of courtesy and generosity to those visiting the country. South Africa certainly doesn’t need more of a reputation for exclusion and judgement.

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Passport check didn't stamp passport intentionally

Waited in like for my passports to be checked. Flying with a minor sister. The woman at the desk, Siphiwe Nkosi, then proceeded to threaten to cancel my flight as I was on my phone. My sister pointed out that the no cellphone sign was covered with a handwritten piece of paper that said RSA passports. She argued back with us and told me to Thula. Luckily, I checked my sister's passport which she intentionally hadn't stamped after the argument. Her supervisor was rude and did not once apologize for the poor behaviour of this woman. She knew that an unstamped minor's passport would make it impossible for us to get into any country!!!!!!

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Whatever happened to Dunnottar Air Force Base ?

Whatever happened to Dunnottar?

Postby ICEMAN Β» Sat Apr 15, 2006 4:06 pm

I know the airforce deserted Dunnottar Airfield a couple of years ago, maps show it as "abandoned". The runways were huge and managed multiple formations of training harvards simultaneously....

Anyone know what happened to the runway and facilities? is it pvt or still government owned? It the runways are still there, it would make a spiffy :) :) :) place for a micro sortie, so any ideas who to contact for permission?

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Postby ICEMAN Β» Sat Apr 15, 2006 4:30 pm

Just taken a looksy @ Dunnottar with the google satellite............ runways still marked out, can see the threshold runway numbers and the white makers on the borders....... 3 parallel grass runways running East/West and 3 parallel running North/South.......

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Postby The Agent Β» Sat Apr 15, 2006 7:35 pm

SAd to see how the bases are being closed one by one. First they use the equipment until it is broke then they pass it on to another dept and aventually its closed. I had abloody good time at Dunnottar and a number of pilots and students learnt what they today know about flying on that base. My eldest son was born there so we have asoft spot for the place and ofcourse the old trusty Harvard, and what do some of the other people who stayed at dunno's say.

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Dunnottar

Postby Splitter Β» Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:50 am

Dunnottar is currently used by the Army's Engineering Corps as storage facility. :oops: The runways are parked with big truck's, bridges etc. :evil: What an ugly sight. It will never be the same again

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Postby ICEMAN Β» Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:23 am

What a pity, what a waste....... i heard a few years back that the plan was to revamp, convert and expand it into an international airport to alleviate some of the JIA traffic and congestion.

But then again, that was about the same time that the Lesotho Military open up a can of "whip-arse" on us.

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Postby ACE Β» Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:36 am

Iceman,

Check with Fred Blokland, or any triker from Springs on this forum and enquire. I trained at Springs a few years ago and often, the instructor and I would go there for circuits and bumps. It was nice & quiet so you could concentrate on the flying and not worry too much about traffic.

Lately I believe that some paragliders or powered parachutists have used it as a launch site but this info is not necessarily accurate.

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Dunnotar !!

Postby Chaz Β» Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:24 pm

Heya folks :!: :!:

Your'e right ACE Dunnottar is being used by the paragliders. Flew over there the other afternoon and whilst alerting traffic under special rules East was told to be on the lookout for some paragliders in the area.

You right about the Harvards Agent think, all S.A's have a soft spot for them. At Springs for those who are not aware you can go in one of two Harvards for either a 15 minute flip or 20 minute Aerobatic flip. Only 11 Harvards left flying in the entire country and the Harvard Club of South Africa dont know how much longer they can keep them going due to lack of support. Normal flip R450.00 and aerobatic flip R800.00.

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Postby ICEMAN Β» Tue Apr 18, 2006 2:03 pm

Chaz,

Thanks for the update, at least the facility is still being used for flying purposes.

Only 11 Harvards left flying in the entire country

wow, thats not namy left, i grew up in benoni in the 80`s and remember the large numbers of SAAF students from dunottar passing overhead on training excercises in the summer afternoons........, wave after wave of 15-20+ at a time, to be dead honest i firmly believe thats where and when my eyes first turned skywards :-(-( :-(-( .... very impressive stuff for a young boy...

(ps: Ace.... i see we share the same legal representaives.... Smith, Wesson and Associates. :wink: )

i believe that at one time, dunnottar operated the largest fleet of harvards in the world

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Announcements

The announcements at O.R. Tambo cannot be understood in spite of dedicated attempts. If your staff or system is incapable to delivering the required messages coherently rather put them up on digital displays. If I am wrong.....I challenge any of the management or staff to a decipher the announcements accurately.

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Hangar space wanted

Hello Salmon - did you get any replies on your post for hangar facilities ? I'm also interested in Hanger space at Panorama Airfield.

Plse advise rwaldeck at antalis dot coza

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Accident Report available on SACAA web

Daar gaan nie 'n sekonde verby wat ek nie aan hom dink nie. Amper drie jaar sonder hom, voel soos 'n ewigheid.

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Highway Airfiels

Great runway

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Delayed flight & Internet

I am absolutely shocked at how terrible Lanseria International Airport is. This is most definitely the last time I will be flying from this airport. My flight was changed to an hour later- not sure as to why because it was changed a month ago already. You book a flight to be somewhere at that time, they should t just be able to change the flight times. Sitting in Lanseria as we speak and my Internet cap has been reached within 20 min of writing emails. I am totally irritated!!!

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HUBCAPS / WHEELCAPS STOLEN

I parked my car in the lower basement at OR Tambo on 20th of October and returned from Cape Town on Sunday the 23rd of October. On my return found that my hubcaps were stolen!

I have paid for a service and included in that was a level of security. I have logged a case at the police station, went back within the same week to view the camera footage. It was no surprise conveniently enough when they told me the camera viewing my car have been out of order for a while now. In the first place could they not have told me this before I drove all the way to view this. However they could see on the camera that when I drove in my car had hubcaps and when I drove out there were no hubcaps. All the officer could tell me is that the case is now closed because there is no camera footage that proofs the hubcaps were stolen. The ACSA security just said they will inform management the camera needs to be replaced and in working order as this is now a hotspot. (My hubcaps weren't the only one's that was stolen on that day) I feel because their camera was not working it's no fault of mine. ACSA should then be responsible for this theft. It must be an inside job because they knew the camera is not working.

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very sad - International Transfer

I have been three times to O'Tambo airport within the past 2 weeks and with the exception of a 21 hour landing internationally and leaving internationally I have had negative experiences. There seems to be 6 or 7 desks but every time I had to go thru the international transfer it was manned by only 3 people and unfortunately with the introduction of fingerprint scan and picture taken it takes time so there is always chaos there. I am surprised how this has not been addressed to date and not sure this site is going to do anything about it.

People are missing flights, people are tired having to stand in line for a long time after getting off a long 16 hour flight only to get to their connecting flight. It makes little sense since we aren't leaving the airport. We are transferring.

Wish someone looked into this a bit more seriously...

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CABIN CREW / GROUND STAFF

Good Day,

I am 20 years old and I have recently obtained my cabin crew licence at Ept Aviation. I would love to work as either ground staff or hostess and work my way up to a crew member as soon as a position is available. I stay within 10 min from the airport and I have my own transportation.

Please contact me on jordaanroxane@gmail.com and I will forward my CV

Regards,

Roxane Jordaan

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DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS CUSTOMS

Since this is just a soundboard and no reply - listen to this one. Visitor come with Relative Visa issued in country of Origion - Customs Official at OR Tambo asks - Why is Visa issued abroad and not in South Africa - I tried to speak to official - I ask her name - she say its OFFICER - I ask kindly you name - "hey..hey..hey...you want to speak to me or not?" and handed the phone back. WTF? Home Affairs does mpy understand their own Immigration legislation?

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18 stations, 0ne working.

There are 18 stations at immigration for South African passport holders. Why is only one manned and operational?

Unacceptable

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Flight

Hi please tell me do you have flights to wonderboom airport pretoria?

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