- Can kids fly solo?
- Flying with a baby or pregnant
- What can we eat onboard?
- Painting our planes
- Using phones onboard
Kids flying solo
Does kulula fly unaccompanied minors?
So does this mean that kids can't fly on their own?
What service is offered to kids over 12 flying on their own?
Mini Me's - Flying with a baby or pregnant
Here are answers to some FAQ's from our soon to be moms and parents travelling with babies & infants. I'm pregnant – is it safe for me to fly?
Where can I sit if I'm pregnant or flying with infants?
I'm flying with my little darling. Are there any potential problems I need to know about?
What about changing my baby's nappy?
Do kids pay the same fare as adults?
What baggage allowance do I get when flying with infants?
We've got an amazing team of people at, Comair Food directions, who supply all our onboard food and snacks, so all our fans an expect great quality and delish food! Our lekker nosh is carefully prepared on the ground and immediately goes into the 'cold chain' – a fancy term that means the food reaches all our fans with its original fresh and crispy taste. Our taste buds are less sensitive when we're up in the clouds, something to do with the pressure in the cabin, which means that food tastes slightly different onboard.
So sometimes our meals are prepared with extra 'flavour' to ensure all fans get the same great taste 15 000ft in the air. Getting our fans fresh food on each flight is actually quite a tricky affair: firstly the food is transported in fancy refrigerated trucks, then we need to ensure that the right food in the correct quantity gets onto the right flight. All these logistics add to the cost of serving good and fresherised food onboard, but we go the extra mile to get the best prices from our partners to keep our prices wallet friendly. And if you were wondering, the Pilot and Co-pilot never eat the same food, in case one of them has a reaction to something, thereby ensuring that there is always a Pilot able to fly you safely to your destination.
Getting our planes dressed for success: painting 101
Ever wondered how we get our planes to look as beautiful as they do? Well, to give you a few style tips into "painting planes 101" read on (Just in case you want to give your model planes a bit of a face lift – we know our planes sure like it!)
Prepare for makeover
Only after we've answered all these (very important) questions do we tackle the design. For every ten designs created, only one is chosen. We know it's a tough process but it's because only the most gorgeous and utterly hilarious designs will do for our fleet. After the best design is chosen, our planes are sent to the 'salon' where they are treated to days of pampering, painting and waxing to get them styled and ready for the public eye.
Getting dressed for success
While we love dressing up, there are some finishing touches that just don't suit our style. To make sure we don't block your (and of course our pilot's) view, we won't paint over the windows. We also won't paint the tyres, but we can paint the rims – so who votes for 'spinners' on the next fleet? The 'loading zone' is a 'no paint zone' too as are the belly of the plane and the wings, a.k.a the tickle spots, to be left alone at all times (as per the request of all planes).
Keeping our look fresh
No Phone Zone, using phones onboard
Here's why you can't phone a friend, or anyone else, while flying
We know how easy it is to forget those important things in life, like phoning your mom to wish her happy birthday. And we also know that you tend to remember them when you've just boarded a flight! But, sadly, no matter how important a call is, you'll have to wait until you land because that quick chat with Ma can really have a bad effect on our planes. Cellphones can cause interference that has negative effects on the navigational instrument in the cockpit, aka the little box that tells the plane where to go.
Some mobile phones even cause an irritating buzz that could disrupt communications from the pilot to the ground. It's called electromagnetic interference and happens when techie devices cause electronic disturbances that affect the way the electronic circuit works. But before you go and tell-off the passenger next to you if they whip out a phone or laptop, our navigator is heavily shielded with kryptonite-like powers that absorb any tech interference that might come its way. Mobile companies have also developed a safe 'in-flight' mode. However, to ensure the safety of our kulula fans at all times, we don't allow the use of cellphones on our planes – not even in in-flight mode – just in case. Next time, when our pilots ask you to pretty please switch off your phone, you'll know they're not just making sure you can't prank call them; they actually just want to ensure your safety. These rules are compliant with the CAA rules for now and won't change till the rules are officially updated.