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Emirates 2nd Daily To Cape Town  
User currently offlinecv990Coronado From South Africa, joined Nov 2007, 342 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3354 times:
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Emirates will start a 2nd Daily DXB CPT service on 27 Mar departing DXB at 0350 arriving in CPT 1140 The return service departs CPT at 1340 arrives DXB at 0115 the new service will operate with an Airbus 340-500.
The current service will continues with 77W it will be great to see the beautiful 345 in Cape Town.


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19230 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3244 times:

Nice to hear. So, its two daily services will thus be:

DXB-CPT:

EK772 - 0350-1140 = 345
EK770 - 0850-1625 = 77W

CPT-DXB:

EK773 - 1340-0115* = 345
EK771 - 1810-0525* = 77W

Unsurprisingly, these are very well-timed for connections.

Twice-daily to CPT complements the existing three-daily to JNB and once-daily to DUR.



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User currently onlineshankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1543 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3176 times:

I'm a regular on the 770/771 connecting from LHR va DXB.

This is very good news as it offers an overnight connection to CPT. Combined with the timing of EK002 out of LHR, it makes a very good schedule. Out on 772 and back on 771 for me from now on!

The A345 is a lot of plane for a 9hr run though, although I guess for EK its a case of utilising embedded assets.

Does the A345 have the 77W new style flat beds in Business?



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User currently offlineBNAOWB From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 398 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2855 times:

Quoting shankly (Reply 2):
I'm a regular on the 770/771 connecting from LHR va DXB.

Is a significant percentage of EK's South Africa traffic connecting to Europe? Would anyone care to speculate on the rough percentages connecting to Europe, South Asia, Australia, etc.?


User currently offlinecv990Coronado From South Africa, joined Nov 2007, 342 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2737 times:
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I think a fair amount goes to Europe because of three main reasons, these being price,convenience and visas.Many South African's used to connect via LHR but to most places in Europe they now need a transit visa for the UK and taxes and LHR hassles need to be added too. Secondly there aren't as many direct flights from SA to Europe as there used to be. At present there are direct flights to AMS FRA IST LIS MAD MUC CDG ZRH and LHR. Of these only AMS and LHR are served year round from CPT. Therefore CPTDXB - ATH/VCE/MAN/FCO etc are good options from an ease of travel point of view. And, finally Emirates pricing is competitive especially in economy class.


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User currently offlinesq_ek_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1633 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

Quoting shankly (Reply 2):
Does the A345 have the 77W new style flat beds in Business?

Unfortunately no, on apperance they kind of look like lie flats but essentially they are recliners with a encasing around them so that the seat in front of you doesn't protrude into your space when its fully reclined. Out of the A345 flights I've worked there's usually at least one or two passengers who complain about the seat.

If you fly in First Class the aircraft is equipped with the Suites albeit the first generation version, so it's a little different from the most current offering, and a bit smaller than the ones offered on the 777 fleet due to fuesalage size I believe.

Either way it's a beautiful aircraft, and a second daily to CPT is most welcome, I love that city!



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User currently offlinemogandoCI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2600 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 1):

DXB-CPT:

EK772 - 0350-1140 = 345
EK770 - 0850-1625 = 77W

CPT-DXB:

EK773 - 1340-0115* = 345
EK771 - 1810-0525* = 77W

Unsurprisingly, these are very well-timed for connections.

I understand the connections timing for the 77W flight, but is there a major hub bank in DXB around 1-4am ??


User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6324 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2559 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 1):
Unsurprisingly, these are very well-timed for connections.

It seems like any time is a good time for connections at DXB!


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19230 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2535 times:

Quoting mogandoCI (Reply 6):
but is there a major hub bank in DXB around 1-4am ??

Yes! That is why EK timed those flights such. Its number-one inbound of the day from Europe, together with flights from Middle East, parts of Africa and South Asia, arrive from roughly about 11pm-130am, followed, unsurprisingly, by a major outbound from roughly around 2am to 440am to Asia, parts of Africa, and very demanded European routes (LHR, LGW, and soon-to-be MAN; if a European route is already served 2x daily and increases to 3x daily, the third will depart in this period) and well-demanded USA (JFK, LAX).

Quoting sw733 (Reply 7):
It seems like any time is a good time for connections at DXB!

Haha! To a degree, yes, but there are very well-defined banks.

[Edited 2011-03-09 07:47:41]


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User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25356 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2212 times:

Quoting shankly (Reply 2):
I'm a regular on the 770/771 connecting from LHR va DXB.

Just curious, what is your major reason for taking such a roundabout routing when you could fly nonstop on BA/VS/SA? Assume it's price-related since EK obviously has to offer lower fares to convince anyone to use such a devious route?


User currently onlineshankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1543 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1909 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 9):
Just curious, what is your major reason for taking such a roundabout routing when you could fly nonstop on BA/VS/SA?


Good question

Largely price. I can fly my wife, son and me return LHR-DXB-CPT in Business for about six grand. The comparable BA/SAA fares start at eight to nine. Multiply this by a few trips a year and all of a sudden one has saved a lot of cash.

I can collect SAA miles on EK, which means any internal flights I do within SA with SAA, SAA Express and SAA Airlink are free (taxes aside of course).

VS is a non starter due to the herringbone seating which I just don't like and flights are seasonal

I used to fly SAA as the service used to be superb. But SAA's Business Class service went down hill at about the time the 744's left the CPT run. The fact that SAA has been using A342's on what should be a blue ribband run kind of demonstrates they have lost the plot. Service wise BA and EK are comparable although I think the seat in the EK 77W's is much more comfortable than the BA Club World pod

There are also a few nice fringe benefits including chauffeur service from both LHR and LGW (I live close enough to both to qualify), the EK lounges at LHR and LGW are very good with direct boarding at LHR and finally the A380 which even my missus is happy to detour to get a ride on. The superb EK IFE also keeps my 6 year old very happy....Wall-E and Band of Brothers!

Quoting cv990Coronado (Reply 4):
And, finally Emirates pricing is competitive especially in economy class


Emirates SA flights are also SAA code shares. I have said it before, I think this will eventually lead to SAA dropping LHR-CPT



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