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What M.E. Airline(s) Have You Been On?  
User currently offlineRwy31R From Saudi Arabia, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 454 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1989 times:

Hi All!

what M.E. airline(s) have you been on? any comments?

I have been on..

Gulf Air
RUH-AUH-DOH-RUH A320-200
AUH-BKK-HKG 767-300
CGK-KUL-AUH 767-300
(uncomfortable 763 seats, average ground and inflight service, wonderful 50th anniv. color scheme)

Royal Jordanian
RUH-AMM-RUH A310-300
AMM-MAD A320-200
ORY-AMM A310-300
(nothing special, ground service needs improvements, pretty color scheme)

Saudi Arabian Airlines (732, A300-600, L-1011, 742, 743, 744, 772) RUH, JED, MED, DHA, DXB, CAI, CMN, SIN, BKK, MNL, LHR, CDG, FCO, FRA, JFK, IAD, MCO best of the batch, very comfortable Y-class seats on 772, 744, best inflight meals I have ever tatsed in the air till now, Inflight service above average, excellent in F-class, PTV entertaiment as well as ground service in need of Improvements, wonderful color scheme)

yet to travell on Emarites ( I hear good things  Smile)

regards,
Rwy31R




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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

I have only been on Emirates so far;

A310-300 Karachi-Dubai-Karachi
A300-600 Dubai-LondonHR(with an emergency stop in Vienna on medical grounds)-Dubai

great airline, good service Smile

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User currently offlineCorsairf/a From France, joined Oct 2000, 373 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1955 times:

Hi,

It was Saudia B777 great flight
and Emirates B777 I was pretty desapointed (crew,food,confort)


User currently offlineTrident3 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1013 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

I have only flown on Emirates ,an experience I really enjoyed.
Flew on a 777 from London Heathrow to Dubai

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and on an A310 from Dubai to Hong Kong(Kai Tak)

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and returned the same route but with a short hop from Dubai to AbuDabi included.



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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8061 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1938 times:

MEA Bahrein - Beirut - Dubai (707s)
Gulf Air Bombay - Abu Dhabi - Bahrein (L1011)

MEA (first class) were superb, astonishingly good meal. Gulf Air (business class) were unremarkable but pleasant.

Flown to and from the ME many times but usually with the likes of British Meditteranean, Malev, Pakistan Int'l. Not that I avoid ME carriers, I'd prefer them, I could practise my shaky Arabic. But they tend to always be sold out (especially MEA) or more expensive.



fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlineCoyoteguy From Mexico, joined Oct 2001, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1929 times:

Emirates (LGW - DXB - LGW) - A310.
Saudia (LHR - JED - LHR, many times) - L-1011
Cyprus Airways, if that counts (JED - LCA - JED) - B707
Air India, if that counts (JFK - LHR - JFK) B744



User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8061 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1925 times:

Don't know if Air-India count (I have done the LHR-JFK-LHR thing with them myself, fare: £99 rtn). But Cyprus Airlines definitely count, it's practically the ME, certainly Levantine, and in any case it was 707s so it's definitely worth a mention, if only to irritate the younger members here.


fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1915 times:

Kuwait Airways - JFK - KWI (R/T) on a 747-200 (Good food, decent pitch, no liquor, good crew)
Gulf Air (L1011, 767-300) LHR-Dubai/Bahrain...excellent service on the L1011s (this was way back in the mid 80s)
Emirates A310 (Bom-Dxb-Lhr in 1988) - excellent...and this was on a plane without PTVs etc.
PIA JFK- KHI- BOM -- Good food, lots of delays
Saudia (Dhahran - London) - L1011 - Great food and service, no liquor. Cool British crew on our flights (I'm dating myself here - this was back in the late 70s and early 80s)
Iraqi Airways (747-200 in 1978) - Bom-Baghdad-Lhr - Too long ago to remember, but I remember the plane as being quite amazing on the outside - but cant remember the service though. However, I do remember that the crew gave all the kids on board this bag of really tasty sesame candy.
Air India - 707, 747-200, 747-400 - service ranging from truly wonderful to perfectly awful.


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1899 times:

PIA and Air India definitely are not Middle Eastern carriers, Cyprus Airways and Turkish Airlines definitely are Smile


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User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1871 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1887 times:

EMirates A310 and A330 both on DXB-CDG
Really great experience
Nana



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