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Old 02-07-2004, 11:17 PM   #1
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Guys...

Just booked my flight with Emirates airlines. They look good, and were the cheapest on the day one way to the uk. They stop over in dubai, via singapore, and then to heathrow.

Just was wondering if anyone had any good/bad stories about this airline. I dont think there will be any hassles.

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Old 02-08-2004, 05:05 AM   #2
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When I was looking for tix I asked the travel agents about emirates. A couple of the travel agents had flown with them and said they were fine to travel with.
They just dont serve alcomahol for religious reasons....but the last thing you need on a long flight is being dehydrated. Do you plan to hang around dubai for a few days? I've heard its a very interesting city.
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No bourbon !

Oh My God...

Thats not very cool. Ahwell, i made it to the uk last time without a beer. It will make that beer in london taste a little sweeter i guess.

Not sure about dubai. A stopover would be a good idea though i guess, just break things up a little bit.

Where is dubai, lol, middle east somewhere im guessing. Could be interesting.

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Arabia!!! or I think United Arab Emirates. So Im guessing camel rides in the desert basically
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Emirates huh? I do know a few things about them, one, they spend tons of money of planes, they have the newest bunch of planes in the industry, that i saw on the news. I checked their web site and it looks like they got their stuff togeather. As for no booze on the flights...this is a quote fromtheir web site..

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Every meal is accompanied by a superb variety of soft drinks and wine selected by the Masters of Wine Guild from the UK.
So at least you can wine if nothing else is available...

Emirates looks like a good go, and with the route to Oz being pretty new it looks like, you will prob get treated well.. And I think you should take the stop over for a day or 2 in Dubai...you might ever get the chance again, why waste it!!!
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you can check out airline equality for ratings about different airlines. I haven't looked to see what they say about Emirates but it might be worth checking out. Also look at seat guru if you know which plane you're going to be taking; you can look at a map of the cabin and perhaps request a decent seat when you check in. good luck!
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Well, I'll tell you all about Emirates (EK).

Firstly they have a 100% safety record, one of the youngest and most modern fleets of aircraft in the sky and provide excellent on board service and amenities.

I also notice that someone mentioned that they do not serve alcohol! I can assure you that isnt correct, they have an excellent selection of beers, wines and spirits, which are served complimentary in unlimited quantities in all class of travel.

Services operated on B777 aircraft can be a little crammed, given the seat config, but if your on A330 aircraft the config is a comfortable 2-4-2 and the seats are equipped with pump up lumbar supports. EK have recently bought different variations of the A340 aircraft also.

All services hinge around their hub a Dubai on the SE Arabian peninsula where the Persian Gulf meets the Arabian Sea. Dubai is a wonderful place for a stopover on the long haul kangaroo route abound with superior class hotels (often not so expensive also), excellent sporting facilities, superb restaurants - and yes it is legal to consume alcohol there, even though it can be a little expensive.

EK & Dubai both definately recommended by me...
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On my recent flight to Vancouver, I sat with a flight attendant who works for Emirates. She's a Kiwi, and loves her job and living in Dubai. Sounded like an interesting plave for a stopover. My husband's been to Dubai, biefly, but it was in the summer, so stiiiiinkin' hot.
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Flew Emirates to Dubai on a stop over before my tour of india

hands down one of the best airlines in the world. comfy, lcd's on the back of everychair

i flew coach, but i swear its like flying first class ...err...i wouldnt know how first class feels, but it sure as heck whoops air canada (not hating on aircan...yes im still a proud canuk..though living in the good' ol U S of A...)
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