AIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2411 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2488 times:
I would choose Sri Lankan cause they have an oustdaning service and anyway you have more chances to use EK to other destination rather than Male.
As for the seats, I have no idea but i think i would go window seats near exit doors.
FlySSC From France, joined Aug 2003, 7353 posts, RR: 58 Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2392 times:
I already flew UL on CDG-MLE, when they used to operate it on the way to CMB.
That would be my choice again. I always give the favor to a nonstop flight (you never know what can happen during a stoppover, wherever it can be, whatever airline you fly) and UL's Y is very good (food, PTV, etc ...).
I would not hesitate a second between a LON-MLE nonstop (UL) and a LON-DXB-MLE (EK).
Rivet42 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 818 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2365 times:
... funnily enough I'm quite the opposite - after far too many 12+ hour flights in the past, these days I try to break journeys up into 6-7 hour sectors, so I would much prefer to go EK via DXB. It's a very nice airport in which to spend an hour or two, better of course if you have access to one of the lounges, but even without that, it's ok (as long as you're not there during the 'rush-hour' period, which is 22:00-02:00...!).
AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2291 times:
If choosing between a one-stop and a non-stop option, I usually recommend the non-stop (unless significant price differences occur) option, and this is no exception. Go with SriLankan. Since it is a rather long flight, I would go with a window if you sleep well on planes, and an aisle if you do not.