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What Routes Have You Flown With EK?  
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19612 posts, RR: 51
Posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 8004 times:

On what routes have you flown EK? And what did you think of it?

I have only flown 2 sectors on it: MAA-DXB and DXB-LHR. The former was by the 772 and the latter by the 332. It was 4 or 5 years ago and I can’t actually remember much about them! What I do know was that I booked Madurai-Chennai-Dubai-London 12 hours before departure and it cost, including everything, £250.

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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7805 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 8005 times:

Alas none, but I would dearly love to try them!

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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8743 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7995 times:
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Only flown them once, EK3801 DXB>JFK, EK's inagural A388 flight.

Flight was excellent, as were the crew & food, despite issues.

I cannot give a general opinion due to lack of flights.

My dad has had 4 sectors with them in a mix of F & J, he refuses to fly them again, not really an endorsment!

Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
I booked Madurai-Chennai-Dubai-London 12 hours before departure and it cost, including everything, £250.

- Not bad at all!

User currently offlineAirtanzania1 From Tanzania, joined May 2006, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7991 times:

Flown EK on LHR-DXB and back 4 times i believe on 772ER and the 332. DXB-NBO-DAR twice on the 332 and DXB-DAR twice on the 332 and 343. Excellent service i had i always fly with them when i have the chance.

I was supposed to fly on EK JFK-DXB on 345 didnt book it on time so I had to take a different flight. Still havent flown on the 345.

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User currently offlineJeremy From United States of America, joined May 2001, 668 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7989 times:

Only once.
June 2006
DXB-JFK, Airbus 340-500, in Y class.

I liked it! It was difficult to sleep because of all of the IFE choices.

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User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3963 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7979 times:

1st: VIE-DXB A330-200
2nd: DXB-ZRH A340-500

( http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/115142/ )

User currently offlineTurkishWings From Turkey, joined May 2006, 1460 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 7961 times:

In 2002 IST-DXB-MLE-DXB-IST in C class and all on Airbus 330-200. Old style seats and IFE. We had the option to chose movies from a list and they gave us tapes. At that time, it seemed normal nut now it sounds funny  Smile

In 2004 IST-DXB-IST also 330-200

In 2007 BKK-HKG on B 777-300ER. Fantastic airplane and the ICE worked perfectly. I had all 3 seats to myself. I didn't want that flight to finish...

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User currently offlineWAC From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7952 times:

GLA-DXB-ICN, got upgraded onto C on the DXB-ICN and thought their C product on A340 awful and below Y product on the B777W.
DXB is a hell-hole...
Also flights from Europe to Asia take 4 -6 hours longer via DXB so that s why I only did once and usually fly to Europe and transit there...

User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7948 times:

I have flown MUC-DXB-BKK return, on A332 and B773ER a couple of years ago, it was kind of mixed experience.
On all legs I got the best meals I have ever had in Y, mostly pre-booked sea food. Great stuff.
And the ICE on B773 was the best IFE I have experienced, on A332 very outdated.
But the cabins on both a/c were cramped, very little shoulder room, I was happy the flights didn't last more than around 6h each. And a minor thing: the cabin colours not to my taste, kind of pinkish. The service was fine, nothing special though. And DXB was a crowded mess.

User currently offlineNcfc99 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 940 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7947 times:

I have flown MAN-DXB on a A332, connecting onto DXB-SIN-BNE on a 773A, and the same on the return journey. I have to say I thought they where great flights. It was the first time I had flown long haul on a full service carrier and was probably a bit too excited by the free alcohol and great IFE(it wasn't even the latest ICE). I have since flown on VS to Australia, and I think that next time I will go with EK again as they now have 77W's all the way from MAN-BNE. I will also take the flight with a stop in SIN as I thought the 12-14 hour flights I had last time was too long. I much prefer the three 7 hour (ish) flights of the EK schedule. I would recomend them to anyone as I only have good memorys of the flights.

User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1473 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7904 times:

DXB-FRA A332+B773

User currently offlineFlyingKangaroo From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7890 times:

Quite a few times:

April 2004:

July 2004:

December 2004:

June 2005:

Febuary 2006:

Overall their service was a bit iffy. On some flights, DXB-JFK inparticular, the FA serving us was wonderful and the flight was just generallly lovely, whereas others, like DXB-CAI-DXB were utterly forgetful. I imagine with their current rapid expansion, service standards would of slipped across the board.


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User currently offlineA340ANDRE From South Africa, joined Nov 2008, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 7815 times:

I have flown EK on the following legs:



The two economy flights was on a 777-300ER and 777-300 respectively. I am raiting EK to have one of the best Y products available - food, IFE and service inlcuded. It is only the seating arrangement that is a bit narrow.

I would not even consider flying EK C--class again before I know that all A/C have been fitted with new generation seats. I have flown on A330-200 and 777-300ER. You can not compare there Recliner seats to even Turkish, Swiss or the much better BA, SAA, VS to Europe. Service was quite good.

User currently offlinePlanereality From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7803 times:

flew HKG-DXB-LHR on EK in April of this year in J
Both flights outstanding but EK's J DXB lounge is a zoo
this route was several thousand USD less than direct...

User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6526 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 7801 times:

Back in 1997:
DXB-BKK-HKG B772 (brand new by then; first flight in a T7)
HKG-DXB A313 nonstop (pretty much worn interior), followed by a scheduled night in a hotel on EK's expense

Those were the days where EK was not able to to fill a A306 out of FRA and had a stop in ATH (also for fuel) in the run.
Back then they had a lot of caib staff from all over the world, speaking like a dozen languages.
Two other things remained in my mind:
Good personal IFE (by 1997 standards); bad seat pitch on the B772 with a 10-abreast seating.

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User currently offlineAirxliban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4536 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 7799 times:

I live in Dubai and have about 200k miles with Emirates, so also quite a few...

DXB-RUH more times than I would like to count
DXB-JED more times than I would like to count
DXB-DMM more times than I would like to count
DXB-LHR several times

Been on 772/772ER/773/77W and 332. Haven't managed the 343/345/388 yet.

I intend to add DXB-JFK and LAX-DXB this year on a mileage redemption.

I think that's about it. I don't really like Emirates very much and try to avoid flying them when I can. I think they're pretty good in Y, but I don't fancy them much in J. I haven't been with them in F, but obviously the suites look awesome.

User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7780 times:
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Decent inflight service, nothing special but nothing to complain about either, clean and well
maintained planes. The ICE inflight entertainment system however is superb, unrivalled
against any other airline i've flown. I do prefer QR though, much cheaper fares and
outstanding customer service.

In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5548 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 7765 times:

AKL-MEL-AKL in March 2005 on 773A 772ER.

Flights were fine with very good service and food!

User currently offlineLHRBFSTrident From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 7747 times:

I just returned from:

JFK-DXB A380 (up-graded to J - the whole experience was excellent)
JNB-DXB 77W (up-graded to J, but I declined it so as not to be split from travelling companion!)

All the flights were excellent - the best part were the cabin crews who were fantastic on all sectors.

I was really surprised because the reports on here are of 'patchy, inconsistent' service - not in my experience.

The ICE was great and even flying DXB-LAX in Y for 15hrs 50, I could have happily stayed on board for another few hours...

User currently offlineNdebelebev From Sudan, joined Apr 2004, 877 posts, RR: 38
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 7742 times:

I've flown

March 2002


November 2005


November 2007


April 2008


And I am planning for March this year


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User currently offlineIcarus75 From France, joined Oct 2003, 838 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7643 times:

Flown CDG-DXB on 777 & DXB-CDG on A330.
Both Business with very good service

Flying is amazing!
User currently offlineSpeedBirdA380 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 539 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7621 times:

I have flown two routes with EK both back in January 2006.

BKK-DXB was a terrible experience to be honest. First off I asked for an aisle seat which the check-in agent confirmed except when I boarded the aircraft it was not an aisle seat! When I got in my seat the cabin had not been cleaned! - Thats was a first for me. The seatback in front had an old newspaper,used tissues and wrappers still in it from the previous flight. The cabin crew were rude and uninterested in providing a good service and the food left a lot to be desired..

DXB-LHR- Was a totally different experience. Good food,great IFE and friendly F/A's. Overall a good flight.

User currently offlineGolf1411 From Belgium, joined Jul 2005, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 7468 times:

Two years ago I flew EK Bangkok-Hong Kong-Bangkok.
Two times late departure and crew not so friendly.

User currently offlineElevate From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 7462 times:


The best airline in the world, in my opinion!

User currently offlineEkA380 From Egypt, joined Aug 2008, 120 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 7457 times:

I actually have flown very few times with an airline other then Emirates , as i live in Dubai.

2. DXB-HBE-DXB (now non exsistent route)
4. DXB-BKK-DXB (in J class)
7. DXB-CDG-DXB (in F class)

I have been on : B777-300 and ER , B777-200 and ER. A310-300, A330-200 , A340-300.


Always go the extra mile , its worth it ;)
25 PKflyer : I have only flown once with EK back in 2000. MAN-DXB A330 DXB-PEW A300 Regards Arslaan
26 FlySSC : flown them on DXB-MLE, MLE-CMB, DXB-BEY, BEY-DXB (several times), DXB-THR, THR-BEY. Uneventful flights. Crew looked like bored ans seemed not to like
27 Afterburner : December 1999 MAN-DXB-CGK (via CMB and SIN) January 2000 CGK-DXB-MAN (via SIN and CMB)
28 Warren747sp : Bangkok-Dubai-Johannesburg and return in C class. I did think it was anything special in the air as their ad would lead you to believe.
29 Babybus : I always get the same reaction to EK. It's always a 50/50 split between those that love them and those that hate them. In fact EK is the only airline
30 Gardermoen : March 05: MEL-CHC (no longer flown) on the A345, AKL-MEL on the B772 July 07: MEL-AKL-MEL A345 October 07: MEL-DXB-HAM on the A345 November 07: DUS-DX
31 UK_Dispatcher : 2004: MAN-DXB A332 DXB-LGW B773 A6-EMU 2005: DXB-JNB A343 A6-ERR 2006: AUH-DAC B773ER A6-EBF DAC-DXB B772 A6-EML DXB-CMN A332 DXB-KRT A343 DXB-NGO B77
32 QatarA340 : DOH-DXB (772, 773, 77W, 332) DXB-LHR (773, 77W, A380) DXB-DAC (773) DXB-MUC (332) CDG-DXB (773) DXB-SIN (773) BKK-DXB (772)
33 JBLUA320 : Just returned yesterday from my first Emirates experience. I have a trip report up in that forum. JFK-DXB A380 DXB-COK B773 TRV-DXB A330 DXB-JFK B773
34 Rsrik : Here's where I have flown them: Feb 2003: LGW-DXB-MAA (777, A300) Mar 2003: MAA-DXB-LHR (A300, 777) Jan 2006: JFK-DXB-MAA (A345, not sure) Feb 2006: M
35 GFFgold : I guess because 50% of people are in the small-medium category and 50% (including me) are in the large-XL category. If you are big and tall the super
36 Rsrik : The Northwest 332s have that big annoying box you are referring to under all window seats as well. So I am intrigued by what you've said - did the EK
37 JBLUA320 : On my EK flights, I sat in the window seats on 2 773ERs, an A330 and an A380. The only plane with underseat IFE boxes was the A330.
38 B742 : I've flown the following sectors on Emirates... MAN-DXB A330-200 Y Class MAN-DXB A330-200 J Class BHX-DXB A330-200 Y Class BKK-DXB 777-300 Y Class BKK
39 GFFgold : I sat in the aisle, which was fine. Config is 2-4-2 and felt less claustrophobic. I understand the DXB-NCL route is being/has been switched to 777 so
40 Airtrainer : flew DUS-DXB-BKK and back in 2005... very nice
41 SQ_EK_freak : The newer EK 777s with the upraded ICE system don't have the boxes anymore, they were able to figure out technology to eliminate that. This isn't uni
42 SurfandSnow : Flew JFK-DXB this past summer. Was extremely impressed with the coach service...hot towels at the beginning of the flight, great IFE, and after gettin
43 EkA380 : It's really wierd why Emirates dosen't fly to these detinationa epcially Madrid , Lisbon and Chicago. Hope they will be flying to these destinations
44 NorthstarBoy : I've flown EK once, during my 2006 RTW trip, from Sin-LHR via DXB in coach. Sin-Cmb-Dxb, EK 349 773A Dxb-LHR EK 29 A332 One thing that sticks out was
45 ZKEOJ : I only flew AKL-SYD on the B777-300, and while it was OK overall, I found the window seat very cramped. That is due to the 10 abreast - the seat was s
46 Planecrazy777 : I flew EK from BKK to HKG in J class last August on a B777. Had my own row so plenty of space. Service and IFE were great. I had been the only pax in
47 Vfw614 : Only five flights so far, two each on the B777-300 and the A330-200 in Y plus one on the B777-200ER in C (actually this was the second ever DXB-PER fl
48 Lufthansa747 : BKK-HKG 773 Y HKG-BKK 773 Y HKG-BKK 77W J KUL-CGK 77W Y KUL-CGK 77W J CGK-SIN 77W J BKK-DXB 773 Y BKK-DXB 77W Y DXB-BKK 773 Y DXB-BKK 77W Y FRA-DXB 34
49 DABZF : Only once - two flights... Oct 2004 AKL-DXB (via SYD) 345 J DXB-MUC 332 J
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