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User currently offlineHmmmm... From Canada, joined May 1999, 2104 posts, RR: 5
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2707 times:

Aside from Air Seychelles, what other major scheduled airlines serve Mahe from either Europe or Canada?

Thanks


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User currently offlineMucflieger From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2691 times:

Condor serves MUC once a week!

User currently offlineHmmmm... From Canada, joined May 1999, 2104 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

Have you flown Condor? If so, what was it like? Is Condor a charter line?


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User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1675 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2680 times:
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You could fly EK from JFK/europe to DXB and then DXB to Mahe Island. I think AF fly to the Syechelles too, though I could be mistaken.

User currently offlineHmmmm... From Canada, joined May 1999, 2104 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2675 times:

What airline is EK? Where is DXB?

Air France does only a codeshare with Air Seychelles.

Thanks



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User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1675 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2669 times:
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EK is emirates and DXB is Dubai, in the middle east.

User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3277 posts, RR: 45
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2669 times:

EK is Emirates (one of the nicest airlines in the world) Dubai is in the United Arab Emirates.

PS: if you drag ur cursor over the abbrev. oftentimes it will tell you that information.




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User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3322 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2665 times:

Quoting Hmmmm... (Reply 4):
What airline is EK? Where is DXB?

Air France does only a codeshare with Air Seychelles.

Tell me you're kidding...

if not... EK is Emirates, based in Dubai [DXB].

You may not have heard of them. They're a relatively small airline, with few aircraft, even fewer aircraft orders. Its an airline that most likely will go bankrupt over the next 12 months, and its inflight service is appauling...

 Wink


User currently offlineHmmmm... From Canada, joined May 1999, 2104 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2665 times:

Thanks. I didn't know that about the cursor!

I'm coming from Canada so I guess Condor from Germany would be the best best. Are they a charter line? I know nothing about them.



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User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1675 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2659 times:
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Quoting Hmmmm... (Reply 8):
Thanks. I didn't know that about the cursor!

I'm coming from Canada so I guess Condor from Germany would be the best best. Are they a charter line? I know nothing about them.

Why do you not want to go on Air Seychelles and Kenya Airways fly to the Seychelles from Nairobi. Kenya Airways codeshare with KLM so that might be another option.


User currently offlineAZA330 From Italy, joined Feb 2004, 289 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2649 times:

I think that AirFrance and British Airways go to Seychelles as well...

User currently offlineHmmmm... From Canada, joined May 1999, 2104 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2641 times:

BA does not, and AF does not. BA may do the odd charter flight, but nothing scheduled. AF only does a codeshare with Air Seychelles.

What can somebody tell me about Air Seychelles? Is it a top-notch airline with a good safety record or more of a third world carrier?



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User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1675 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2629 times:
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Quoting Hmmmm... (Reply 11):
What can somebody tell me about Air Seychelles? Is it a top-notch airline with a good safety record or more of a third world carrier?

Well I don't know much about the airline except that they operate 767-300ER's on long haul flights to Mahe Island and they have not Ptv's. Because of that I would go on Emirates or Kenya Airways but some people may say that a little screen in the seatback in front of you does not matter. I do not think Air Seychelles is a third world carrier though.


User currently offlineHmmmm... From Canada, joined May 1999, 2104 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2621 times:

Emirates looks pretty nice but the problem with that is that I'd have to get to New York from Toronto. Adds another leg.

What are their prices like? Are these airlines all pretty much the same in price?



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User currently offlineSpyderz From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2577 times:

Well I've flown on, at the time at least, 2/3 of their fleet. Flew a brand spanking new 737-700 and one of their 767-300's. Service was very good onboard and on the ground. I would not hesitate to fly with them again, so you should have no concerns with them, and hey, you would be flying a pretty exotic airline.

User currently offlineSidishus From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 519 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2554 times:

Pretty wild approach into there(at least from my vantage point in Victoria Harbor some years ago). You head straight for the side of the mountain, then do a sharp 90 degree left turn to final.
Always wanted to see what that looks like out of the front windows.

http://www.gesource.ac.uk/worldguide/html/image_1575.html

[Edited 2005-12-11 09:01:58]


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User currently offlineElagabal From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2536 times:

Quoting Hmmmm... (Reply 11):
AF only does a codeshare with Air Seychelles.

True, although if you're buying from Canada, it will almost certainly be an Air France ticket, and you'll probably have to go through them to board Air Seychelles (unless you have a clever travel agent, or are enterprising - and likely willing to pay more and construct your own connections).

Qatar Air, another Middle Eastern carrier, also serve the Seychelles. They're not quite as organized as Emirates, from what I hear, although the price might be competitive. Connections aplenty in Europe.

Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 12):
I do not think Air Seychelles is a third world carrier though.

Nor I. They have an excellent safety record. For that matter, "Third World Carrier" is a bit of a slur - some Third World countries have excellent airlines (Ethiopia, El Salvador).


User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1675 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2528 times:
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Quoting Elagabal (Reply 16):
Qatar Air, another Middle Eastern carrier, also serve the Seychelles

What aircraft do they use on the route?


User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8439 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2487 times:

Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 17):
What aircraft do they use on the route?

A320.


User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2460 times:

Hey,

I done an Expedia search:

Dates: 14/4/2006 to 28/4/2006

Route:

Outbound
Air Canada YYZ-LHR
Qatar Airways LHR-DOH
Qatar Airways DOH-SEZ

Inbound
Air France SEZ-CDG
Air France CDG-YUL
Air Canada YUL-YYZ

They are the cheapest flights on Expedia. The total cost per person for those flights is £5,833.80. In Canadian Dollers it is $11,857.85 CAD.

Hope that helps.

Thanks
Mike


User currently offlineBjornstrom From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 329 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2432 times:

I did a search on Expertflyer.com:

Departing Airport: YYZ
Arriving Airport: SEZ
Purchasing City: YYZ
Departure Date: 14/04/06
Currency: CAD

Fare Basis Airline Booking Class Trip Type Fare

BLE4MCA1 EK B Round-Trip 1802.00 (CAD)
MLE4MCA1 EK M Round-Trip 2019.00 (CAD)
BLE1YCA1 EK B Round-Trip 2236.00 (CAD)
WLE4MCA1 EK W Round-Trip 2236.00 (CAD)
YLE4MCA1 EK Y Round-Trip 2454.00 (CAD)
MLE1YCA1 EK M Round-Trip 2454.00 (CAD)
WLE1YCA1 EK W Round-Trip 2671.00 (CAD)
YLE1YCA1 EK Y Round-Trip 2889.00 (CAD)
HKAPCAAQ AF H Round-Trip 5414.00 (CAD)
BKAP1 AC B Round-Trip 5661.00 (CAD)
BKAP2 BA B Round-Trip 5676.00 (CAD)
YKAPE NW Y Round-Trip 5745.00 (CAD)
YKAPE KL Y Round-Trip 5745.00 (CAD)
KKAP3M EK K Round-Trip 5774.00 (CAD)

[Edited 2005-12-11 11:51:12]


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User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3330 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

Quoting Elagabal (Reply 16):
"Third World Carrier" is a bit of a slur - some Third World countries have excellent airlines (Ethiopia, El Salvador).

Thai Airways too? but still too poor to use real 100% orange juice in Y class



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User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2364 times:

British Airways used to operate to the Seychelles with a 744, until earlier this year, when the route was cancelled.
BA still operate to Mauritius with a 744 from LHR though.

Wrighbrothers.



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