Slow Lounge JNB Transit & Comair Flight: Johannesburg – Port Elizabeth

One more flight would end the epic journey from Brisbane to Port Elizabeth in South Africa.  Theoretically, I should have been able to tag a domestic JNB-PLZ segment onto our award ticket but there was no availability in either Y or J the day we needed it.  Thankfully since I can easily get British Airways Avios via my Chase Ultimate Rewards, this wasn’t a huge problem.

Even with the Avios, we would have been fine in economy as it was only a short hop but this wasn’t available so we booked business.  This entitled us to visit the Slow Lounge in the domestic terminal which was pretty nice and had a wide variety of food.  Not that we were that hungry after the breakfast on South African Airways!

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We left the lounge after a quick bite and checking my emails and wandered through the airport to the gate.IMG_2592 IMG_2593


Unfortunately the seats were Euro-style business class – economy seats with a blocked middle seat but they did serve us a good lunch and it was less than 2 hours.  Economy would have been fine for this segment if it had been available.IMG_2594 IMG_2595

Finally Port Elizabeth came into view and our epic air journey was over!  All we needed now was a 3 hour drive to King William’s Town and we could finally see the Cape Parrots!IMG_2596 IMG_2597

I only snapped this pic because I liked the bird on the tail fin!IMG_2598 IMG_2599