Retro Review: Egyptair Business Class, Johannesburg-Cairo

Egyptair A330 business class, Johannesburg to Cairo

Flight: MS840
Departure time in Johannesburg (JNB): 21:45
Arrival time in Cairo (CAI): 5:45 (+1 day)
Aircraft: Airbus A330
Seat: 10K
Duration: 7h 55m
Date of flight: May 5, 2014
*This is an award ticket, Business Class flight #60

OR Tambo International Airport (JNB)

Upon arriving at the OR Tambo International Airport, we caught sight of the Emirates chauffeur team, reminding me of how good it is to fly on Emirates in business and first class 👍

Check-in, Desks B2-B4

The check in desks opened around 6:35pm, about 3 hours before departure, where counters B2 to B4 were dedicated to business class passengers.

While on the queue, we noticed a signage asking all passengers with check-in baggage to have their luggage wrapped free of charge, by these young helpful guys. We were guessing it was for security reason since most luggage nowadays are being opened and some items being stolen from the passengers luggage.

After being checked in by a very nice agent, we got an invitation to the Shongololo Lounge, one of the nicest lounge we have ever visited.

Shongololo Lounge

After passing the security control, we immediately went to the Shongololo Lounge, a review of which you can find here.

Aircraft, Airbus A330

The Airbus 330 taking us to Cairo that Monday night.

Boarding, Gate A12

Boarding started at 9pm with business class passengers using gate A12 and economy class using A13.

Business Class Cabin

Seat 10K

My seat, 10K

Personal screen

IFE controller and headphones, blanket

Egyptair inflight magazine and Airbus safety card

Pre-departure Beverage

After settling in, hot towels were distributed followed by the pre-departure beverage with a choice of orange or guava juice. I settled for a glass of guava juice.

Business Class Amenity Kit

The business class amenity kit featured a pair of socks, eye shades and earphones.

Then came the newspapers as well as a bottle of mineral water from Dasani.



All were served on a tray except the main course.

Business class appetizer

Business class main course 😋




Arrival in Cairo Airport

Egyptair A330 upon landing in Cairo Airport.