Alaskaqantas From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 907 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 11056 times:
ok... so the airlines that fly from LHR to DXB are:
KLM, Virgin, BA, EK, Czech Airline, Qatar, Air France, Austrian, Lufthansa.
but the only airlines with non-stop serive are BA, Virgin, and Emirates... pretty much as you said.
so if you want to go straght there with out any stops and if you are flying economy I would say:
Virgin: I have heard that the seats aren't as nice, but not terrible
BA would be an option.
Ek seems pretty nice
BA and Virgins price is right around 240 Pounds round trip and EK is 332 Pounds...
heres some seat info:
EK: between 33 and 34" pitch. 17' width. ICE video system with over 500 channels and video games.
BA: 31 Pitch. 17.5 width. non AVOD IFE.
Virgin:32 Pitch. 17.5 Width. depends on aircraft as to whether or not
If you do end up taking BA would take BA's morning or evening flight to DXB as that way you will get the 747 or 777... if you take the other day flights then it will be on the 767, which doesn't have personal TV's and coming back take one of the frist two flights as the rest of the day are only the 767.
there you go... I didn't tell you what one is better I just showed ou the facts... now its up to you!
I would check ot the Trip report section... it will have reports on these different airlines.
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Rdwootty From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 907 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 10938 times:
The easiest and fastest way to the beach hotels is actually Etihad to Abu Dhabi which will not only give you a cheaper fare I expect but a direct bus to DXB and you will sail through the airport. By the time you have got through DXB at a peak time it could be 2 hours !! Then a long trip to the beach hotels. Make it easy for yourselg and go to Abu Dhabi (ps the hotels are cheaper as well!)
Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3802 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 10932 times:
Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 1): If you do end up taking BA would take BA's morning or evening flight to DXB as that way you will get the 747 or 777... if you take the other day flights then it will be on the 767, which doesn't have personal TV's
The longhaul 767 fleet is fully equipped with PTVs and has been for some time.
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Tonforty From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 10769 times:
I had the same dilema. I'm also going to Dubai in Feb, starting from GLA. Emirates are the only airline doing direct flights from GLA-DXB but it was much cheaper doing GLA-LHR-DXB with BA and the times suit me so thats what i've booked. Looking forward to flying 747 there and 777 back.