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LHR & MLE – Whose Best & Which Seats?  
User currently offlineSimProgrammer From France, joined Aug 2004, 198 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3624 times:

Travelling May 5th to LGW on U2 (family visit) then May 7 to MLE’ & traveling Y, we have a choice of EK & UL

Never flown Sri Lankan before & and its outbound is non-stop (5th freedom??) so it’s our current favorite. Which seats are best on UL’s 343

I’m open for suggestions for other carriers & seat recommendation on LHR/LGW>MLE’ May 7 I need to commit fairly quickly.

edited - Typo

[Edited 2007-04-25 11:41:28]

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User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2613 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3597 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.

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User currently offlineSimProgrammer From France, joined Aug 2004, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3587 times:

Ive tried looking for the window/exit seats on seatguru on UL's 343's to no avail, what seat numbers are good?

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User currently offlineCwldude From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 691 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3540 times:

I don't know if the flights are on that exact date but why not try FCA ex LGW, the seat pitch is excellent, and if the upgrade's are available they're more than well worth doing.
Check it out!!

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User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7493 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3501 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).

User currently offlineRivet42 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 908 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3474 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...!).

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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3400 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.

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