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Pigs might fly before Comair victims find tickets that aren’t sky-high

What with airline grounded indefinitely, passengers are lucky to find any alternative flight, let alone a cheap one

Consumer journalist

Kulula and British Airways ticket holders are in a world of pain right now, their immediate travel plans trashed by the grounding of all flights indefinitely, no instant refunds, and alternative flights being both very scarce and very expensive.

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) announced on Saturday that it was suspending Comair’s operations after an investigation into a spate of safety-related incidents on its flights, including engine failures and a landing gear malfunction.

On Sunday the airline told its passengers that, despite it having supplied the additional information requested by the SACAA, the 24-hour suspension had not been lifted — meaning all its flights were grounded indefinitely...

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