Horrible coordination; almost missed flights
Pros: Just made it
Cons: Checked into Durban, expecting like any other time, to have boarding passes for all legs of flight and bag checked through to Toronto. Discovered that due to my flights not being on the same alliance network, I was given only flight tickets to Joburg and that I would have to pick up my bag in Joburg; check in at the airline counter for boarding passes and to have my bag checked; and then, only then, could I proceed. Given that I had only 2 hours between flights in Joburg and that I had to do all of this, besides going through security and customs, it was difficult. Found very helpful man who helped me rush to airline ticket counter (only to find my further flight cancelled which required quick rebooking) to check in bag and get boarding passes; ran to security (man directed me through to a special shorter security screening). just made gate. Close call for other connecting flight but as bag checked through and boarding passes in hand, less chance of a miss.