TAAG Angola Airlines Boeing B777 300ER seat review by Marietjie Ferreira #34254

4.5 of 5
FromJohannesburg - Oliver Reginald Tambo International (JNB)
ToPorto - Francisco Sá Carneiro (OPO) via Luanda
Detailed ratings
Legroom5 of 5
Seat width4 of 5
Seat recline4 of 5
Entertainment4 of 5
Food & drink4 of 5
Service5 of 5
What a pleasant surprise to fly with TAAG, after reading mostly bad reviews. I checked in online 36 hours before the flight. Boarding went fine. Flight attendants were polite (though not overly friendly). I sat at the emergency exit during the first leg of my flight and had huge leg room. Note that it is colder there, so be prepared. Also, no window aligned with the seat, but a tiny window in the emergency exit's door, gave me a bit of a view when I stretched forward. The blanket supplied is thin but warm.
My seat was in the first row after business class and I was served (first in economy)a warm meal with the option of fish or chicken. I had chicken which was tasty and looked good too.
The tray and TV comes out of the arm rest, but that's no problem. TV control did not work but no problem, as it is a touch screen. Not as many movie options, but really enough to choose from. USB charging port was broken though.
Flights attendants were really polite and had no problem when I asked for another bottle of water, even when leaving the aeroplane after landing.
The second leg of my flight was just as good in row 22. There was only a fish however, but also good and tasty. More than enough leg room (I am 1.68m tall) and good recline. Both flights were a pleasure.
Luanda airport is better than I expected. More thorough security check than OR Tambo and be prepared to open your hand luggage and have it jostled around a bit.
No aircon in the waiting area, so really hot, even at 9pm (May) Keep your eye on the TV screen to see when you have to start boarding, as all announcements are in Portuguese. Buses took us to and from the aeroplanes and boarding also went smooth.
Quite a long que at Porto airport, so try and get off the plane as quickly as possible, to avid waiting too long.
All in all a very good experience and will fly TAAG again without any hesitation.
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