This is just a quick review, not a real trip report, because really, there wasn't a 'trip'. I didn't officially enter South Africa. QF63 - This was an one-way award ticket booked online. The system didn't show any J availability on the days I wanted, so I went F. - Seat 1K was available to book online. 1A was already occupied. - Got rung up the day prior to book a facial and a massage. I was assured that my BP would be able to pick up at the F check-in area. - BP and the outward and inward express cards, and the departure card were neatly presented in a F Golden folder. - Load was light, throughout the flight. 3/14 in F, 1A, 1K and 2K were occupied. J was largely empty. Chatted to the FA about load, she said it's probably due to time, it was very busy last week. Not sure why they didn't offer J when I booked. - Jammies, amenity kit, along with drinks were offered before take-off. I have been ill for a while so, unfortunately, I didn't sample any grown-up drinks. - Lunch was offered after take-off, and dinner just before landing. Very yummy indeed. - Snacks were laid out at the Gallery. - Staff was very good, and regularly came around to we needed anything. - The IFE and seat seemed out of date now. The screen was ill-caliberated so I'd to use the remote. - Due to favourable winds, we were 30 minutes early. - Overall, a long day time flight. Everything aspect was very good, the only letdowns are the seat and the IFE. JNB - Long walk from the gate to the terminal, then another long walk to the transit area. - There's an Immigration officer to check and stamp your passport before allowing you to go the transit area. - I didn't have my returning BP, so I'd to find the QF desk. - The staff there was having a nap (literally) despite having people next to her busy working away. - She finally woke up, but had trouble finding my booking. I told her I requested an upgrade so my original booking may not be there. Eventually she found me and gave me my F BP. - Went to the SAA Cycad Lounge (their F lounge). Not very big, and have a small restaurant. Staff will come up to serve you. - Had a shower, with one of those ceiling shower heads, but the water was very weak and inconsistent. - Lounge also had free wifi, login details available from Reception. QF64 - All up, I'd about 2.5 hours for turnaround (including the early arrival). It may sound a lot, but after all the procedures and a shower, I only really sat down for 15 minutes before boarding began. - A short walk to the gate, and boarding was well underway. There's another security check at the gate. - Flight was very full, and there were some op-ups. 13/14 in F. - I was assigned 4F, but was eyeing 4K. Staff was initially not keen because they thought it'd be occupied. Eventually, after a bit of juggling, I got moved to 4K. - My illness was getting worse, so I literally changed into my jammies and went to sleep, and skipped dinner. - Despite being the first to have the bed made, I was told there weren't enough sheets. - As expected, due to the favourable winds on the opposite direction, this leg took about the same time but extra. - Staff was very attentive again, and knew I wasn't very well. They made sure my water was always topped up. - Breakfast was served, but the portions seemed rather small, regardless of me skipping dinner. So 28 1/2 hours later, I went to Africa and back.