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Air Zimbabwe – The World’s Most Dangerous Airline?

– Got really lucky, here. – Hey, what’s happening? – Hey, aloha. (energetic, contemplative music) Huge bok choy, here. (energetic, contemplative music) (aeroplane engines whirring) I’m at the Air Zimbabwe transfer desk. We arrived so late on the flight, but Renier here, he took over. He looked after me. He tried to check me in, so
now I made it on my next flight to Air Zimbabwe to Harare. Thank you so much, Renier. – No prob, thank you. – Well, I’m on this
remote bus going to board on the Air Zimbabwe flight together with a full load of bus crowd today. After flying Qantas to South Africa, I jump on that opportunity to fly on the Air Zimbabwe to Harare. This Boeing 767-200,
named after Victoria Falls is 29 years old, delivered
from Boeing new in 1989. You know, I came all
this way from Australia, from Sydney, just to fly Air Zimbabwe now. What do you say? – Congratulations! – Yay! Very happy, thank you. – Cheers! – Cheers. I love adventures, and I’ve been so excited
about flying Air Zimbabwe. Air Zimbabwe’s 767-200 is in
a two-class configuration, which 30 business class
seats and 167 economy seats. (energetic, contemplative music) I just settled down on the flight, waiting for other people
to board right now. So at this point, ground
security came on board and had some words with me. The flight attendant, obviously not used to an African filming around
and had raised concern. I was told to stop or leave the aeroplane, so I became careful and discrete. I moved to an empty middle
row and settled down. We departed on time
with a quick climb out. No seat-back entertainment,
no music, no lights. Everything is broken. The seat cover was
probably from 29 years ago. After takeoff, a full round of
drinks and dinner was served, which was really good for the
one-and-a-half-hour flight. I had further chats with the crew and explained why I was filming. I’m glad that now we made friends. I’ve met these very friendly Air Zimbabwe flight attendants and– – Yeah. – Nambia? – Yeah, Yasinta. – From Marange.
– And you are Shona. – From Shona.
– Shona. – And you are? – I’m Ndebele from Matabeleland. – Wow. This is the first time I’m
actually meeting you all. It’s the first time going to
Harare, so it’s all new to me. I need to go home and study
a little bit more about this. – Yeah. You’ll enjoy it. – What are your names? Tell me your names. – My name is Yasinta. – Ya-sin-ta. – Yes. – Yasinta, and? – I’m Arnold. – I’m Sica.
– Arnold. – Yes, Arnold. – And? – I’m Sica. – See-kuh.
– Yeah. – Very cool. How long have you guys
worked for Air Zimbabwe? – 10 years. – Cool! – 14 years. – 14? – 14. – You look like Kobe Bryant. You look like a basketballer, you know? (all laughing) – And how long? – 27. – 27.
– How old you are? Oh 27 years!
– Yes! (laughs) – For landing, I moved
to a spare window seat. (engine sputtering and whirring) – Welcome to Harare. My name is Buyan. – Buyan? That’s awesome. You like Air Zimbabwe. You told me you enjoy Air Zimbabwe more than the other airline. – Air Zimbabwe is actually the best. They’re affordable, and
the food is very nice, and the staff is pleasant. So fly Air Zim. Promote Air Zimbabwe. Don’t fly any other. – Oh, fly Air Zimbabwe, very good. Because you like the 767, yeah? – The 767 is a very great plane. – Same here, I like 767. I like the food too. – And the food? – Oh yeah. I was very grateful of the flight. It is the pure enjoyment
of aviation for me. Air Zimbabwe is an experience of its own. Bye! – Bye! – The next morning, I went back
to the airport at 5:00 a.m. to buy tickets to fly on the
Air Zim 737-200 to Bulawayo. It departs at 7:00 a.m. This is Miss Lucky here. She was helping me to buy the ticket so I can now finally fly the 737. It’s been a dream for many years. Can you not believe how
happy I am right now? This is five o’clock at Harare
at the ticket office here. I like this bit, here. We are totally engaged,
actually moving with speed. Air Zimbabwe 737-200 is also one of the last remaining
737-200 in the world, so this is gonna be really exciting. There’s a separate terminal
for domestic flights. Check-in was simple, but due to my short 30-minute turnaround in Bulawayo back on the same plane, the staff was able to call
the station manager there to inform him about my situation. I was sorted. There’s a domestic lounge, and I was let in to have a quick look. It was really basic. Boarding was on-time at 6:45
a.m. for a 7:00 a.m. departure. (aeroplane engines roaring) After entering the plane,
I was pleasantly surprised. There are business class seats. I settled in row five, the
second row in the economy class. Air Zim 737 can seat 105
passengers in two class layouts. (energetic, contemplative music) So it’s 6:45, on-time boarding. This is what a 737 inside looks like. – [Pilot Over P.A.] Above your head. This mask on your face… (engine revving) (engine roaring) – Flight time to Bulawayo
is just 30 minutes. There was a sandwich and
drink service free of charge, better than many airlines out there. (energetic, contemplative music) I just met George. You were born in Bulawayo. – Born in Bulawayo. – Oh, so you lived in
Zimbabwe most of your life? – Most of my life. – And now, there’s a campaign; fly four times, get one free trip. – Yes. – So how many free trips do you have now? – I’ve got two. – They owe you two trips, so far. – Owe me two, yes. – Okay, Air Zimbabwe, if
you’re watching this video, George earned two free
trips from you guys. – And I’ll have another two
by the end of the month. – Oh, awesome. You flew this plane a
hundred times, right? – Probably, yes. – Yeah. – I fly twice a week. – You know people like me,
I’m really, really excited to fly just once, and you
allegedly flew a hundred times. The Monday morning flight
was barely 50% full. I moved to the back for landing. (engine roaring) – Hey! – How’s it? – How are you? – Fine, thanks. (energetic, contemplative music) – When I arrived in
Bulawayo, I quickly went to the check-in counter and back to the boarding gates, all
within several minutes. (engine whirring) (energetic, contemplative music) This time, I was sitting 16-A. The flight wasn’t full again. (engine roaring) The same sandwich was served, but no complaint getting free food on the half-an-hour flight. After 20 minutes cruising,
we started our descent. (engine roaring) (energetic, contemplative music) – [Pilot Over P.A.] Welcome to Harare International Airport… – Well, so I just landed
back at the airport. In fact, we arrived like 20 minutes early, so everyone says Air
Zimbabwe’s no tourist, delay and everything, but
I had a good experience. Maybe I was just very lucky, but the flights are very, very
on-time and very enjoyable. It brought back lots of beautiful memories flying the 737 classic. I went back to the hotel after two wonderful Air Zimbabwe
flights that morning. I arrived late the night before, so that morning was my
first time seeing Harare. It certainly has a lot of
colonial legacy around, but it seems a bit run-down, as well. I stayed at the Meikles Hotel, which is a five-star hotel in Harare. My room overlooked the a beautiful park and all the blooming jacaranda trees. (energetic, contemplative music) The well-maintained room
and luxury in the hotel may be quite a stark
contrast to what’s outside of the hotel. There were lots of unemployed
people on the streets. The infrastructure was lacking. There was cholera outbreak. The country’s constantly
low on fuel and food supply. The roads were so terrible
and grossly under-maintained since a long time ago. There were potholes everywhere. Driving was also horrible
during the peak hours, with almost no traffic routes. What a pity that Zimbabwe’s
on such long-term decline. The country was once the
proud breadbasket of Africa. – It’s 75, so… – So now, I’m holding the
new money of Zimbabwe. It’s called a bond note. The Central Bank of Zimbabwe
guaranteed one U.S. dollar to one bond note, so if
this is two U.S. dollars, the official exchange
rate is two bond notes. But this is not the case in
unofficial exchange rates, so today I’ve just changed money. I’ve changed, let’s say, 100 U.S dollars. 100 U.S. dollars actually
got 180 bond notes, so I can take that 180 bond
notes to buy an air ticket worth $180, but essentially,
I only paid 100 U.S. So do the math, this
is an unbeatable value. Come to Zimbabwe to fly,
and you’ll pay much less. Hi, how are you? Oh yeah, I like that, cool! – Hi! – I love your hair, by the way. So cool. – Thank you. – You know, Asians can
not never make this. – Ohamba is (speaking foreign language) – (speaking foreign language) – Did you say something bad about me? – We are on video, right? – Yeah, of course. – Okay, say hello too much. We are the best country and
the best airlines in the world. – Let’s see after the flight. We’re lucky that there’s
no seat neighbour. So this is that “you feel good” beer. (energetic, contemplative music)


Incog Nito

Oct 10, 2018, 12:56 pm Reply

“You look like Kobe Bryant”
“You look like Jackie Chan”
All laugh and get along lol

Esmeraldito Prishka

Jul 7, 2019, 11:57 pm Reply

Einai ……panepistimioucos o passallhdis

Bigtruckseriesreview Motorsports

Jul 7, 2019, 3:08 am Reply

That Cabin looks comfortable.

Like back in the 80’s when they gave a fuck about our comfort.

Bigtruckseriesreview Motorsports

Jul 7, 2019, 3:10 am Reply

Those thrust reversers are terrifying

Arthur D’Mello

Jul 7, 2019, 6:18 am Reply

What was so dangerous?

Super Sonic84

Jul 7, 2019, 5:44 am Reply

You met the Springboks I am so jealous

Louis Reyna

Jul 7, 2019, 5:58 am Reply

Zimbabwe? Why would you go there? That's the land of the savages. Be careful.

Julien 303

Jul 7, 2019, 4:05 pm Reply

RyanAir Is Better Than This Airline man xD

Julien 303

Jul 7, 2019, 4:08 pm Reply

Xd This Old 737 ?…. the good day 🙂

John Coutu

Jul 7, 2019, 2:24 am Reply

i thpught Ryanair was the most dangerous cuz of the landings

Joacquin&Lucas Atienza

Jul 7, 2019, 2:35 am Reply

He rode air Zimbabwe in economy class

It’s marvin vlogs

Jul 7, 2019, 11:42 am Reply

Ride Kenya airways

Paul Frings

Jul 7, 2019, 4:55 pm Reply

I love this video so much!!! Planes from the past and an awesome adventure! Great Airline.

Ramahl Ah Chee

Jul 7, 2019, 10:08 pm Reply

Idiot black Africans don’t know anything that’s why it’s dangerous

Tafara Manzou

Jul 7, 2019, 4:45 pm Reply

i am from zimbabwe

The Amazing World Of Jag!

Jul 7, 2019, 7:09 pm Reply

As a South African his interactions with the people are quite funny ?!! “Lekker Lekker!!” (Not being racist)

Jay Summer

Jul 7, 2019, 3:09 am Reply

I can feel their warmest welcome, sincerity, and hospitality. Soar high Air Zimbabwe


Jul 7, 2019, 11:50 am Reply

3:15 soooo typical asian

Luca Stefani

Jul 7, 2019, 11:54 am Reply

That Boeing 737, it was so old that maybe was from Air Rhodesia…

Finphilip Bisquera

Jul 7, 2019, 12:44 pm Reply


Hdchch Chcjc

Jul 7, 2019, 7:30 pm Reply

Better than Ryanair

Hazel Whyte

Jul 7, 2019, 8:10 am Reply

EXCUSE ME, Air Zimbabwe is one of the most reliable airlines, it's always on time and never lets anyone down, you should get a life and actually take into consideration how we are a less economically developed country compared to Australia, so next time please try not to cuss my country, zimbabwe citizens have better manners than Australia we have better morals, you may think I am babbling on like a lost fart but please don't cuss my country, it is a beutiful place and I hope you enjoyed your stay.

brian muchemwa

Jul 7, 2019, 8:34 am Reply

Its the most unsafe but has never crashed in 39yrs

Alan Caldoza

Jul 7, 2019, 12:06 pm Reply

Its 767 not 737 Max. Does its age make you think its dangerous?

winki green

Jul 7, 2019, 2:30 pm Reply

Did you fly over south pole

Anoop V

Jul 7, 2019, 6:39 pm Reply

I am Seetha ?

Acey Fortnite

Jul 7, 2019, 8:16 pm Reply

The most dangerou

Terence Galland

Jul 7, 2019, 9:02 pm Reply

Things can only get better so they say……fly air zimbabwe ????


Jul 7, 2019, 3:22 am Reply

American airlines could learn alot from this…and maybe fix their attitude

Mohamed Ansar

Jul 7, 2019, 7:29 am Reply

Still better than Air india

Owen Vlogs

Jul 7, 2019, 2:51 pm Reply


Travis Tan

Jul 7, 2019, 6:54 am Reply

After Sam was told to not film or he was gonna get kicked out

Says some bad stuff about the seats and lights lol

Kermit the frog

Jul 7, 2019, 7:54 am Reply

2:03 "Why the fuck are you recording me"

Aiden Rabbitt

Jul 7, 2019, 10:20 pm Reply

He’s so racist saying that all black people look the same


Jul 7, 2019, 5:41 am Reply

Are you Jackie Chan

Emile Vernier

Jul 7, 2019, 10:38 am Reply

Can anyone tell me what is the music at the beginning of the video, the 10 first seconds.
Thanks ?

Neil M

Jul 7, 2019, 1:03 pm Reply

All broken. It's Africa bro, maintenance is not part of the vocabulary here.


Jul 7, 2019, 6:50 pm Reply

The country of Zimbabwe has been given unfair sanctions by the U.S and other European allies to benefit U.S and European intrest.

Kris Jones

Jul 7, 2019, 8:28 pm Reply

That airplane is riddled with aids

Hani Jindan

Jul 7, 2019, 11:53 pm Reply

Wonderful aircraft 737 and nice country

rootiest epiclifestyle

Jul 7, 2019, 3:46 pm Reply

why did u move to the back for landing??


Jul 7, 2019, 5:20 pm Reply

Travel with Pakistan International Airline…

Mike P

Jul 7, 2019, 5:38 pm Reply

Wonder if he saw AKEEM ruler of zamunda

Oli Rahman

Jul 7, 2019, 6:15 pm Reply

Now compare this with the access Biman grants lol

Olga Gryshan

Jul 7, 2019, 7:41 pm Reply

You should inspect Motor Sich airlines in Ukraine?

Teodora J

Jul 7, 2019, 11:17 pm Reply

Why Air Zimb most dangerous?


Jul 7, 2019, 5:27 am Reply

On that airline it’s a 1 in 2,000,000 chance of crashing

Gabriel Zarraga

Jul 7, 2019, 11:53 am Reply

If you want to fly on board a lots 737-200adv or MD-80 series come to Venezuela and fly on venezuelan carriers.


Jul 7, 2019, 7:55 am Reply

What an awesome video. Can't say I'd love to fly that airline, but great to see their equipment still runs well! Thanks Sam


Jul 7, 2019, 3:14 pm Reply

My bruda

Ethan Brar

Jul 7, 2019, 6:06 am Reply

Any other YouTuber would’ve pointed out that there were only black citizens on the shuttle, but you didn’t, so I give you credit for that.?

BIG Qgamer

Jul 7, 2019, 8:52 pm Reply

They need to do plane checks before something happens

Pio Mugenyi

Jul 7, 2019, 6:16 am Reply

I’m a Ugandan, what I know about Zimbabweans and Zambians are very hospitable people ??????

Mn On

Jul 7, 2019, 8:58 am Reply

Man it looked like the engine cover was going to fly off lol (when landing)

Michael Tapper

Jul 7, 2019, 11:49 pm Reply

Sounds like a good reasonable airline to me?

FlegSlav //JimDSB HardbassFanatic

Jul 7, 2019, 9:50 am Reply

Because it's Zimbabwe, this is why it's dangerous


Jul 7, 2019, 1:45 am Reply

There are multiple airlines in Northern Canada that still fly the Boeing 737-200

billy vu

Jul 7, 2019, 5:16 am Reply

Designed like Chinese

Tariro Mukari

Jul 7, 2019, 7:51 am Reply

Most dangerous? But has never crushed, smh

Norris Haobam

Jul 7, 2019, 9:08 am Reply

Nice video?top class as usual. The background music is also very satisfying ??

Nikki Sultan

Jul 7, 2019, 10:29 am Reply

Fly the Congolese airline!! ?

Hoor Mohamed

Jul 7, 2019, 12:50 pm Reply

Sam try the royal class at Kuwait airlines

​Nathan Zhang

Jul 7, 2019, 1:07 pm Reply

hope zimbabwe is getting better and better

William Hagan

Jul 7, 2019, 1:44 pm Reply

What makes it dangerous

Tomas Chong

Jul 7, 2019, 11:58 pm Reply

No. No. He looks like Flintstone. Yabadabadooo


Jul 7, 2019, 1:34 am Reply

Transformers engine.

Tonderai Mashiri

Jul 7, 2019, 9:43 pm Reply

Man, you loved the hospitality, you arrived safely and on time and so does everyone who board Air Zimbabwe. The airline has a track record of zero crushes, and that's fantastic
Why then naming the video "The World's most dangerous airline"
Where are the facts to substantiate that? Dangerous is terms of what?

Brooklyn’s very own

Jul 7, 2019, 12:19 am Reply

Smh I thought the engine was breaking off

Not Razor

Jul 7, 2019, 10:08 pm Reply

10:56 dang that’s a really smooth landing


Aug 8, 2019, 4:33 am Reply

How about China Airline ? Any better?

Mr. Shinkowitz

Aug 8, 2019, 2:11 pm Reply

Me:*sees 737-200*
Me:that actually took off

willam marion

Aug 8, 2019, 2:14 pm Reply

Africa Looks So Beautiful From The Sky….

Hyper Drift

Aug 8, 2019, 10:03 pm Reply

The guys sitting behind you were laughing at you

story flight

Aug 8, 2019, 2:34 am Reply

Is it B737-200???? Wow…there's still left B737 classic series….


Aug 8, 2019, 3:26 pm Reply

So dangerous that it has never crashed

Jago Lavington

Aug 8, 2019, 8:34 pm Reply

Anyone else not that interested in planes but still watch sams vids just because his vids are so chilled and he is such a happy, nice guy? ?

João Batista

Aug 8, 2019, 12:03 am Reply

The 737-200 reminds my childhood, I’ve flown many times as a passenger in VARIG and VASP(Brazilian airlines). A very good plane. I became a pilot and now I fly 737-800 and flew the 737-300. Congratulations for the channel Sam!

John Doe

Aug 8, 2019, 1:29 am Reply

Ofc its the most unsafe. Every one of the passengers is a terrorist. You can tell by the skin color.

John Doe

Aug 8, 2019, 1:32 am Reply

Oh you have worked 27 years at this airline!? Let me just pull us close together and press my body against yours without being asked or given permission. That is probably the appropriate thing to do.

Daniel Aviation Ireland

Aug 8, 2019, 4:37 pm Reply

Scat? Lion ?

Erick Josef

Aug 8, 2019, 4:42 pm Reply

Pls make vlog indonesian air line

Steve W

Aug 8, 2019, 11:55 pm Reply

Is it safe for British people?

Will Ntare

Aug 8, 2019, 4:57 am Reply

Please review Rwandair

Rana Daniyal Aslam

Aug 8, 2019, 4:09 pm Reply

please travel in pia please plzzzz

Jackson Barker

Aug 8, 2019, 7:43 pm Reply

Sam: “I flew on the most dangerous airline”
Sam in the pic: Smiling

Swaleh Elshabiby

Aug 8, 2019, 10:35 pm Reply

There no crush on Zimbabwe airline since found so it's not dangerous.

Watch Vox

Aug 8, 2019, 8:50 am Reply

the plane has the gravel kit,nice.

BeN jAmiN

Aug 8, 2019, 11:24 am Reply

14:24 can someone tell me what the hell just heppend to that engine…

Ananymaouse Man

Aug 8, 2019, 9:42 am Reply

I’m in Zimbabwe watching this show


Aug 8, 2019, 3:36 am Reply

@6:13 guy definitely lied to his wife about where he was supposed to be

James Oscar Nel

Aug 8, 2019, 4:54 pm Reply

I don’t know about you but we don’t have entertainment on our flights when you have travel for an hour

Lethal FPS

Aug 8, 2019, 10:07 pm Reply

Rhodesian Air sure doesn’t look like it used to


Aug 8, 2019, 4:20 am Reply

The crew seem very nice.


Aug 8, 2019, 5:19 am Reply

thats an awesome old school 737-200

Stand by Me

Aug 8, 2019, 10:35 am Reply

So I love you FC


Aug 8, 2019, 12:08 pm Reply

The sandwich looks good… better than Malaysia Airlines…

Nihal Pal

Aug 8, 2019, 12:33 pm Reply

Ku bhi dangerous Ku . Kun karaba vala Desh ha kya

Waterdrop123 111

Aug 8, 2019, 10:04 pm Reply

After watching all his videos i am finally convinced that if you speak English well you can literally talk with people from all different countries

Ma. Aileen Gomez

Aug 8, 2019, 3:29 pm Reply

Air zimbambwe thats not dangerous ryanair is

Laetitia Belke

Aug 8, 2019, 8:01 pm Reply

Thank you for the very nice and informative video 🙂

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