Parisien From France, joined Dec 2000, 844 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2131 times:
Just went to the French website of EK. Put in CDG to MEL in January returning in February...The flights proposed were CDG to Dubai (non stop), then Dubai AKL (one stop) !!! then AKL to MEL !
Strange strange....anyone knows if this is just a one off wierdness ?
PA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2076 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2077 times:
That is very bizarre. It should have automatically displayed EK 074 which operates daily 1430 - 0010 (+1), connecting with EK 404 also daily 0245 - 0110 (+1). The connect time in DXB is more than sufficient.
The only possible reason why it might not would be if EK404 were completely sold out. Otherwise I can't imagine why it would default to such a roundabout connection.
Parisien From France, joined Dec 2000, 844 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2019 times:
yes, i suppose the more direct flights are full as price wise it certainly was not advantageous (some sections popped up in classe affaire). So their flights to MEL and SYD are doing very well are they ?
why not just to SYD and then down to MEL...doesnt EK have any links with other airlines that operate domestic australia ? I did not check, but I assume that the one stop Dubai AKL is a stop in SYD ?
Indeed if the price is cheap why not, I would love to visit Auckland, but no it is not.