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Wierd Itinerary Proposed By EK Website!  
User currently offlineParisien From France, joined Dec 2000, 823 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1900 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 ?

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User currently offlineOS-A330 From Austria, joined Aug 2001, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1871 times:

I once looked for VIE-BKK and got the following itinerary:

Vienna-Dubai-Colombo-Singapore-Jakarta-Bangkok with the return flight only stopping in Dubai.
And it was inexpensive as well!
Who wouldn't opt for such an intinerary? 3 extra flights, 7 in total.

I just checked, you can do the Jakarta, Singapore and Colombo stops on your return flight as well, that makes 10 flights only travelling from Vienna to Bangkok!


User currently offlineCapri From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 449 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

if you got the time and it's cheap do it, enjoy their luxury

User currently offlinePA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2007 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1846 times:
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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.



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User currently offlineParisien From France, joined Dec 2000, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1788 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.


User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7584 posts, RR: 43
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

Well, at least you could use it to build up frequent flyer miles.


Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25292 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1699 times:
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It's the very height of the summer season down under. A friend of mine tried to get from AKL to MEL next week, and found nothing in Y class.

It's possible that all the cheaper seats (or even all seats) DXB/MEL are gone. I think they gave you a fun route - enjoy.

cheers

mariner



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