Nothing is a hassle and staff are professional and quick, oozing Africa's famously warm hospitality.
The business class seats come with the tasty food and wine and good-natured service.
A technical stop at a dune-swamped airport and the anticipation of landing in one of the world's most remote and beautiful destinations.
The only other airline operating non-stop flights between Australia and South Africa is Qantas.
Departing Sydney before midday, the sun never sets on this flight.
Travel socks go on, beds are set-up, blankets unwrapped and laid – and all of that is before the hot towels arrive.
When a long-haul flight comes with cheese, wine and crisp linen tablecloths, what else do you need?