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User currently offlineairevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 872 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3874 times:

Good day,

planning a trip to Bangladesh in late October, I am curious to hear if anybody has been there recently. Any recommendations for a hotel near Dhaka Airport (I plan to spend 2-3 days mostly checking out the domestic airlines). Also, is the Fokker 28 for Biman still flying? And, last but not least, what are your experiences with visa on arrival? I have a German passport. Thanks for sharing your experiences!

Sebastian


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User currently onlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3807 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3862 times:

Hi Sebastian!

What a coincidence, I'm booked to do exactly the same, at exactly the same time!
I'm flying in on November 1 from AUH on the DC10, then taking some domestic flights on the F28, A310 and United Airways, then leaving the country 4 days later via the train to India.

Interested to join me on parts of the trip?

The details are as follows:

Nov 1: AUH-ZYL-DAC on Biman DC10, then afternoon train (or overnight, if flight comes in late) to Sylhet. Booked a 5* luxury resort for about $70 there.

Nov 2: Afternoon: ZYL-DAC on Biman A310, then DAC-CGP on United Airways Dash8

Nov 3: CGP-CXB-DAC on Biman Fokker 28

Nov 4: Train to Kolkata, India

Soren   

[Edited 2011-09-11 10:21:22]


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User currently offlineairevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 872 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3855 times:

Hallo Soren,

actually I am committed to flying from Dhaka to Kathmandu on 1 November, so I need to be there the days before. If you want drop me a line on airevents@gmx.net, maybe we can at least help each other work out our trips.

Schoenen Sonntag!

Sebastian



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User currently onlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3807 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3851 times:

Ok, looks like I edited my post just while you were posting your reply. Are you looking into GMG air too? They have 1 daily roundtrip between CGP and DAC on the Dash 8. I just couldn't make it work since the flights are mid-day and I would have had to give up a Biman flight which are more valuable to me (F28, A310)

Soren   



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User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2589 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3797 times:

Hi Sebastian,

For DAC, I reccommend the Radisson Water Garden hotel. It is clean, modern and just a few minutes from the airport.

BG schedules are rather sporadic and often differ from what you see in GDS systems on the day. Last time I went to Bangladesh hoping to do the DC-10, F28 & B742 at the time, we only managed the DC-10 as planned to KTM but no domestic flights as the few that operated were full and we were unable to book any BG domestic flights in advance, even at their office here in AUH. Having said that, I know people who have had much better luck. The F28s are still operational, with at least 2 in service.

Ian


User currently offlineeirik From Norway, joined Mar 2005, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3723 times:

Looks like it´s possible to book online on biman-airlines.com now.

[Edited 2011-09-12 08:36:15]

User currently onlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3807 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3693 times:

I'm a bit worried about visa on arrival as it seems only to be given at DAC when you enter the country, but my flight lands at ZYL before. The ground time there is over 1 hour, but no plane change. I have no clue if I have to clear immigration at ZYL or can stay on board. Think I'll better get a visa from their embassy before departing.

Soren   



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User currently offlineeirik From Norway, joined Mar 2005, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3689 times:

ZYL is only a technical stop, shouldn´t be a problem.

User currently offlineswissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3677 times:

Bangladesh is a great destination. Can't help with recent trips but been there 10 years ago. Flew Biman on BKK-DAC(310), DAC-CGP (F28), CXB-CGP(F28) and CGP-DAC (D10). If possible try to get a boat or bus ride within Bangladesh as well. It is such a nice and fascinating country!


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User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6297 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3675 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 1):
I'm flying in on November 1 from AUH on the DC10

Good luck actually getting there on November 1  
Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 1):
or overnight, if flight comes in late

It will  



Bangladesh is a great place, but I definitely flew Dragonair since I was going on business! Biman was a bit unreliable for me. However, I did do Biman domestically and they were late but fine.


User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4302 posts, RR: 36
Reply 10, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3588 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 6):
I'm a bit worried about visa on arrival as it seems only to be given at DAC when you enter the country, but my flight lands at ZYL before.

Don't worry, I flew Dubai-Chittagong-Dhaka last year and stayed on board, at DAC you enter the country officially.
At check-in or buying a ticket in person , the airline 'rather' like that you have your visa in advance because they probably ended up with people who don't have enough cash to pay the VOA, but I just insisted that 'me and my friends always travel without pre arranged visa' and it was ok.



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