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How Is It Like Flying Sri Lankan?  
User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1717 times:

I will be flying on UL this saturday from LHR to SIN . How are their services like ?


Let's hear your opinion (For those who has flown on UL before .)


Cheers
Charles



Airliners is the wings of my life.
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User currently offlineGroobster From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1704 times:

I flew LHR-CMB, CMB to Male (MLE?) and then back to Heathrow, on A330s and A340s, and I was very impressed indeed.

Cabins were clean, service was great.

I'd certainly use them again.



Next flights: MAN-IST-AUH-MAN
User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5999 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1695 times:

I seem to recall spotting a Trip Report on Sri Lankan in the Trip Reports forum. A search there might give you some results.

User currently offlineSrilankan_340 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2002, 201 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1692 times:

Hi Charles,

Srilankan is very good. I fly on them 2/3 times a year. Service is good. Drinks are plentiful  Smile

Is it the morning one or the afternoon one on Saturday that you will by flying on? The morning ones are usually A330-200's and the evening one is a A340. Either way the aircrafts are very comfortable. Good inflight entertainment too including 16 video games all on PTV's.

Check out their web site for details of what movies are on currently etc. The SIN ones are usually on A330's. Transfer should be straightforward too at CMB (Its a small airport)

Check out my trip report http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/26267/
Its my first attempt at a trip report....so its not up to the usual high standards set by most of the other A.netters!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy.

Hope you will find time to write one for this trip.

Regards
Siva



People are often unreasonable, illogical and self- centered: Forgive them anyway - Mother Theresa
User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1678 times:

My flight is in the morning !! Yeah , i gonna fly the A330, UL506
I will post a trip report later on . Thanks for the comments guys .


Cheers
Charles



Airliners is the wings of my life.
User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1651 times:

One of the best ...!

I really like the PTV's with touch-screen and also the movies are excellent ...

Well, CMB airport isn't my favorite but hey, you can fly UL ...



Smooth as silk - Royal Orchid Service /// Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens - Springbok
User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1605 times:

I will repeat Swissgabe's sentiments, in saying that you will have a great time on UL. Your Colombo-Singapore flight will probably go via Kuala Lumpur (UL 312). Colombo airport is nothing flash, it has a few shops and is pretty simple. However, when embarking and disembarking in Colombo, you will get bussed out and get to use the stairs. In my opinion much better than the aerobridges  Smile

User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1565 times:

Are they strict with photography in Colombo airport ?




Airliners is the wings of my life.
User currently offlineSrilankan_340 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2002, 201 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1560 times:

The waiting area gives good views of the apron and runway but the glass spoils it.

As with many Indian sub continent airports photography is prohibited (There are signs all over the place!!) as the airport is also used by the SL Airforce (who's hangers you can see beyond the runway as you view from the seating area).

Having said that , as long as you keep a low profile  Smile and are quick (real quick) you could get away with it. An employee did come over shouting at me (he wasn't even security!!) a few years ago, but I managed to calm him down!!

You should be able to take photos from the Bus that takes you to the plane and back, as it does take you around the parked planes on the way.

If you can, be one of the last to disembark last as for some bizarre reason they always seem to send one bus short  Confused and you get to wait around the aircraft till the next one arrives granting a good photo opportunity  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



People are often unreasonable, illogical and self- centered: Forgive them anyway - Mother Theresa
User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1550 times:

9V-SVC, I didn't have any problems. Anyway, I'm very careful in such things, especially in that region ...


Smooth as silk - Royal Orchid Service /// Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens - Springbok
User currently offlineAirlanka From Australia, joined Oct 1999, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1528 times:

Swissgabe,

I adore you for your loyalty to UL. But, please.... tell me one region in the world that you don't have to be careful.?... New York?,,London? ..Singapore.? Bali ?..well I think you have to live with it and its a fact of life these days..

Airlanka



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