I was my turn today to pick up my brother and his family from California at Cape Town airport. They arrived on Air France via Paris, on the Boeing 777 shown below. Check out the international arrivals board – 1. showing only about a dozen scheduled arrivals for the day (so Cape Town is a small airport by international standards) and 2. arrivals from some interesting places such as Antarctica and Maun. The flight from in from Antarctica is probably on an Ilyushin Il-76, a Russian-made transport plane. There was one on the tarmac when I came in on Wednesday. And Maun is a small town of modern buildings and mud huts in the north of Botswana on the Okavango Delta.