Flight Review: South African Airways New Short-Haul Business Class Seat


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South African Airways recently launched their new short-Haul Business Class seat and cabin. For comparison, you can read our other South African Airways Business Class flight reviews.

The final look is great (see picture above). Symbolizing Africa, and with the same look as the new long-haul cabin design, the cabin uses warm color tones and touches of anthracite which are found in the seats and curtains and are offset by a cool sky-blue strip along with the overhead compartments and bold reds and blues in the seat detailing. The bulkheads offer wonderful carved textures and even the arrow found in the logo is echoed in the stitch work in the seatbacks.

The curtain, brand panel, and magazine rack feature bespoke designed materials inspired by African craft heritage. The curtain features a geometric woven diamond pattern, while the wall foil features a linear weave design.

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