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Topic: Shinkansen, Emirates A380 And A Go-around NRT-VCE
Username: SloAir
Posted 2013-01-07 15:23:22 and read 21614 times.

Welcome to the return part of my journey to Japan from last year. We would take the same routing back with EK on the A380/A343 from NRT to VCE via DXB. But first some more impressions from Japan, I’ll start with our day trip to Kyoto on the Shinkansen.



Train info in Japanese…



… and in English. Much better. The Nozomi 207 was our train.



This trains are great! So elegant, quiet and quick.



And long!



Comfortable first class seats.



It was a very nice and warm day outside.



The ride takes a little over two hours and offers some nice scenery along the way.



Leaving Tokyo for Kyoto.



Refreshing towel. I still keep it in my room as a souvenir.



Train info.



I’ll let the photos from Kyoto do the talking.























Now you don’t see this often – a Japanese train with a 50 minute delay! This was due to a typhoon. Luckily our train was on time.



Figure this out.



On our last day we left the hotel early and did a quick trip to Nikko, before returning to NRT for our flights back home.



Nice scenery.



These are quite common on the streets here.



Nice small town.



Nice.



Driving back to the airport.



Before entering NRT perimeter by car there is an inspection were one of us was required to show their passport.



We arrived to NRT T2 with plenty of time left before our flight to DXB.



In fact, we were so early that the check-in counters were not opened yet. I used the time to go and buy some postcards. As I was used by now everything was very efficient in Japan – I bought the postcards in a shop from a polite and smiling agent, went to the conveniently located post office to get some stamps and after I was done the equally polite and smiling post agent took my cards and sent them away.



Check-in was simple and quick and with a lot of time left me and my friend made our way to the observation deck.



A very nice facility and one does not need to pass any security screenings or pay any fees to enter it. Gotta love Japan.



Our EK A380 in the distance.



JAL 767 pushing back.



One of AA flights to the USA this evening, I think it was to ORD or DFW.



China Airlines 744.



AA to DFW if I remember correctly.



Emirates uses American Airlines Admirals club as their lounge at NRT. So after we left the observation deck we would proceed through immigration and security check to the lounge. Once again immigration and security were a typical efficient and polite Japanese affair and we were airside in no time.



Entrance to the lounge.



Since all of AA flights have departed or were boarding, the lounge was pretty empty.



Flight to ORD was delayed by at least an hour.



Finally pushing back.



China Airlines also pushed back shortly after.



Half an hour before boarding I left the lounge and took one last stroll around NRT and bought some yo-yo’s for my nephews. Nice massage chairs with a great view.



Our plane.



Once I arrived to the gate area boarding for premium passengers was already underway.



Again there were Japanese ladies with signs directing passengers to the right line.



There was no line at all and just like that I was on my way to the plane.



EK319 NRT-DXB 21:20-03:10 A388 A6-EDA



I asked the FA welcoming PAX at the door if I could peak into the first class cabin and she agreed.



View from my seat at the business class cabin.



This time I had an aisle window seat opposed to the window window seat on my flight to NRT. It will be nice to compare both seats.



15J will be my home for the next few hours.



Big touch screen IFE screen.



It was a rainy night in Tokyo.



Since this flight had an earlier departure time in the evening than our DXB-NRT flight, we will be served a full dinner.



So many choices… I think there wasn’t a flight I have taken yet when I had such a hard time deciding what to go with for the meal.



Once opening the flight info page I was quite happy to see the registration – A6-EDA, the first A380 Emirates received!



Goodbye Japan! I had a great time.



Takeoff!



Hard to see out the window when you are at the aisle window seat.



There was a lot of turbulence for the first part of the flight, so the seatbelt sign stayed on for quite a while.



First part of the service.



Something at the sea, could not quite figure out what.



Now this was not what I have ordered for my starter. And not having to say anything the FA came and picked it up and replaced it with my desired starter.



Weird. The crew on this flight was not as great as on the inbound flight. They did do everything the PAX asked, but they would do it in a robotic fashion without a smile or any kind of good spirit. I missed some of the warmth I experienced on my previous flight.



The food was amazing again though.



Our position after the meal service.



Some more info about our flight.



Almost forgot about the desert!



I went to sleep afterwards and woke up when we were already near DXB.



It was not as good as sleep as on the previous flight and the aisle window seat seemd a bit more cramped. But I’m not sure if it really is.



Red mood lighting.



Very close now.



Now up until now I have not had a drink from the mini bar – something I did not want to miss. So I opened myself a can of Pepsi and poured it into the glass. And after the first sip…it was disgusting. Warm, without any bubbles at all. The price of flying all over the world I guess.



On approach into DXB.



Now since all the cabin crew have already taken their seats for landing I was stuck there with my full glass of Pepsi in a shaking aircraft.



Luckily the landing was quite smooth and I was able to save my clothes from any dark stains.



We taxied to one of the numerous gates at Dubai T3.



In the lounge again we found a big table for five and crashed there.



Now I planned to do a tour of the lounge during the long layover on the way back, but I was tired so I spent the time in the lounge napping.



A new day in Dubai.



Entrance to the lounge.



We made our way to the gate a few minutes before boarding was scheduled to start.



So many people going to so many different places.



Duty free.



World famous feesh and chips.



B26 for our flight to VCE.



Another A343 waiting for the next load of passengers.



The gate area was freezing, but luckily boarding started pretty soon.



EK135 DXB-VCE 09:50-14:05 A343 A6-ERM



Boarding.



Familiar seats. We had the same seats as on the flight over.



With the sun shining through the windows it was quite hot inside the cabin.



One of many EK triple sevens next door.



Half of our engines.



It was a warm day in Dubai. I was glad we did not have to step outside.



SriLankan.



Interesting livery.



Bye-bye Dubai.



This was my second time in Dubai this year, pretty neat.



The views were quite nice as we made our way away from the airport.



Nice day to take some photos.



Some more before it all disappears.



And the view is gone.



Warm nuts.



The view is here again.



And it’s gone.



My main, pretty good, but I was not that hungry at that time.



This was quite a short flight and it went by quickly.



Cruising at 38,000 feet.



Cabin view during the flight.



Crossing into Europe.



Over Bosnia at 40,000 feet.



Not a lot of good views during cruise.



In no time at all we started descending into Venice where the weather was not that good.



As we lined up for final approach I saw an interesting view over the city that was not the usual sight.



Sure enough we were climbing and the geat/flaps were retracted as we made a right turn towards the sea.



My first go-around!



After 10 minutes the captain came over the PA and announced that Venice airport was temporarily closed due to some heavy storms and we would circle around for a while.



As much as I was excited about the go-around I started to worry about having to divert to another airport. The last thing I wanted after such a long journey was a bus ride in Italy.



We went south and started circling there.



We must have passed this town at least four to five times.



Where are we now?



Still holding.



Going back in the direction of the airport (I hope).



Not yet.



That is more like it!



Rainy and cloudy Venice.



On a sunny day this would be the moment when we would get an amazing view of Venice from the air. But today we barely make out the road/rail connecting Venice to the mainland.



Can’t see the runway yet. Hope the ILS is working.



It was and we made it back.



The air was actually pretty clear.



Poor man that had to direct us to our parking position in that rain.



After stopping everybody got up in the usual rush to get off the plane ASAP. I waited at my seat and so did all the others (waited that is). For around 20 minutes nothing happened. Then the pilot made an announcement that the jetway was broken and VCE airport will try to provide some stairs and buses for us. Not the thing you want to hear after a 40 hour journey, but what can you do.



After some more waiting they finnaly manage to get the jetway to work and we can leave the plane without the need to go outside in the rain.



One last look at our aircraft. This flight was probably the worst of all four EK flights on this trip, but I might have that feeling because we did quite a long trip back and I was pretty tired by that point.



The two and a half our ride back to Ljubljana was slow because there was heavy rain for most of the way.



Eventually we made it back safely and ended our great trip to Japan. I did not expect that Japan would be such a great country, it impressed me quite a lot. I would not mind another trip there in the future and I’ll probably try to come back sometime soon in the future.

There are no words needed to describe EK A380 in business class. It is a very luxurious way to travel and it is hard to find anything to complain about. The A343 are not that great though and my LH MUC-DXB-MUC flights on the A343/A346 seemed a lot better in terms of service and seats.

My next trip report will feature some flights with KL/DL/AF as I took a trip to the US at the end of last year and also an interesting way to celebrate New Year’s Eve – onboard Delta 767-300ER from Chicago to Paris.

Thank you for reading,
Blaž

My previous reports:
Emirates A343/A388 Venice-Dubai-Tokyo Business (by SloAir Oct 18 2012 in Trip Reports)
Carpatair And Moldavian Airlines: VCE-TSR-KIV-VCE (by SloAir Jul 18 2012 in Trip Reports)
Air Dolomiti And Lufthansa, Trieste To Berlin (by SloAir Jul 7 2012 in Trip Reports)
LH Cheap Business Munich-Dubai A346 & A343 (by SloAir Mar 15 2012 in Trip Reports)
Singapore-Munich Lufthansa A340-300 Business (by SloAir Nov 28 2011 in Trip Reports)
Lufthansa Inaugural A380 To Singapore Upper Deck (by SloAir Nov 7 2011 in Trip Reports)
Chasing The B736, MD82 And A321 Around Scandinavia (by SloAir Sep 29 2011 in Trip Reports)
Adria Retro And Austrian B738 To And From Istanbul (by SloAir Aug 31 2011 in Trip Reports)
To The A.net Meeting At Frankfurt With Adria CRJ2 (by SloAir Jul 11 2011 in Trip Reports)
LX Upgrade! Montreal-Zurich In First On The A333 (by SloAir May 4 2011 in Trip Reports)
Swiss A330-300 Zurich-Montreal In Business (by SloAir May 1 2011 in Trip Reports)
Singapore B777-300ER Munich-Manchester And JP,U2 (by SloAir Apr 6 2011 in Trip Reports)
One Of The Last CO Trip Reports? IAH-LAS B753 (by SloAir Feb 14 2011 in Trip Reports)
My LX A333 C Flight Cancelled LJU-ZRH-JFK-ZRH-LJU (by SloAir Dec 27 2010 in Trip Reports)
CO B767-400 BusinessFirst From Houston To Paris (by SloAir Nov 24 2010 in Trip Reports)
Houston, We Have A Problem! 12 Hour Delay On CO 5 (by SloAir Nov 14 2010 in Trip Reports)
Adria Airways New Airbus 319 (LJU-MUC-BCN-LJU) (by SloAir Aug 30 2010 in Trip Reports)
LJU-CDG-LHR-CDG-FRA-LJU On JP, AF(A380) And LH (by SloAir Jul 5 2010 in Trip Reports)

Topic: RE: Shinkansen, Emirates A380 And A Go-around NRT-VCE
Username: flightsimboy
Posted 2013-01-07 21:13:06 and read 20792 times.

Hey Blaz,

Nice to read of you return journey. I see now that you flew on A6-EDA on the return journey, as featured in a magazine write up in your inbound journey.

Japan looks so serene and organised. Did you try out those "Try to figure this out" section!

The flights on EK look like the norm, but that pic of the dessert looks excellent. I do quite like the colours on the A340 J class seats...Being the typical slow A340 climb, I guess you got those clear shots departing DXB. Hey and nice go around in Venice. The weather though looked horrible...I am sure a few must have been scared.

Such a shame you did not explore the Emirates Business Class lounge. It seemed to be pretty deserted. Did you have something to eat there?

So would you say the A380 is now your favourite? You seem to have mixed reviews about Emirates, like most lol

Thanks for sharing.

Topic: RE: Shinkansen, Emirates A380 And A Go-around NRT-VCE
Username: SloAir
Posted 2013-01-08 12:13:57 and read 19349 times.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 1):
Nice to read of you return journey. I see now that you flew on A6-EDA on the return journey, as featured in a magazine write up in your inbound journey.

Hi Flightsimboy, thank you for your comment, I appreciate it.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 1):
The flights on EK look like the norm, but that pic of the dessert looks excellent.

The dessert was amazing, the best one I had on a plane by far.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 1):
Such a shame you did not explore the Emirates Business Class lounge. It seemed to be pretty deserted. Did you have something to eat there?

I did had some quick breakfast and a look around. But I did also get a few hours of sleep.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 1):
So would you say the A380 is now your favourite? You seem to have mixed reviews about Emirates, like most lol

Hehe, yes, they were not perfect, but they come close to that. The A380 was for sure an amazing plane to fly in J class and if I had to choose one plane to carry me around the world, this would probably be it out of what I have experienced so far.

Regards,
Blaž

Topic: RE: Shinkansen, Emirates A380 And A Go-around NRT-VCE
Username: MSS658
Posted 2013-01-09 05:09:01 and read 18526 times.

Hi Blaz

An another interesting read, thanks for posting it.
I really enjoyed the Japan pics! Looks great to visit one day!
EK seemed to do it good as well. However a 2-3-2 abreast on the 343 is more like an Economy+ than a J product IMO!
Too bad about the bad weater in VCE! Not the best ending of a 40hr trip indeed...

Greetings
Marc

Topic: RE: Shinkansen, Emirates A380 And A Go-around NRT-VCE
Username: SloAir
Posted 2013-01-09 14:38:21 and read 18052 times.

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 3):
An another interesting read, thanks for posting it.

Thanks Marc and thanks for commenting!

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 3):
I really enjoyed the Japan pics! Looks great to visit one day!

For sure, one of the nicest places I've been to so far.

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 3):
EK seemed to do it good as well. However a 2-3-2 abreast on the 343 is more like an Economy+ than a J product IMO!

I agree, the A343 was pretty dated. But it was not that long of a flight so it was not too bad.

Regards,
Blaž

Topic: RE: Shinkansen, Emirates A380 And A Go-around NRT-VCE
Username: planiac787
Posted 2013-01-09 18:51:37 and read 17810 times.

Great trip report mate!

The plane whose livery you found interesting is an Air india express B738... they have 21 of those and each one has a different livery faceting different indian cultures and traditions. Very interesting indeed.

Also the A343 have been in service with emirates for very long now. Any ideas till when emirates will retire em.. and what will be a good replacement aircraft. Maybe the 333?

Cheers

Pradat

Topic: RE: Shinkansen, Emirates A380 And A Go-around NRT-VCE
Username: roberts87
Posted 2013-01-10 12:54:59 and read 17220 times.

Hey Blaz,

Nice report, thanks for sharing. Pictures of Japan look great too!

Topic: RE: Shinkansen, Emirates A380 And A Go-around NRT-VCE
Username: SloAir
Posted 2013-01-10 13:38:52 and read 17171 times.

Quoting planiac787 (Reply 5):
The plane whose livery you found interesting is an Air india express B738... they have 21 of those and each one has a different livery faceting different indian cultures and traditions. Very interesting indeed.

Very cool, thanks for sharing that!

Quoting planiac787 (Reply 5):
Also the A343 have been in service with emirates for very long now. Any ideas till when emirates will retire em.. and what will be a good replacement aircraft. Maybe the 333?

I think they are being retired right now, not much time left in the fleet now. I'm not sure about the replacements though.

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 6):
Nice report, thanks for sharing. Pictures of Japan look great too!

Thanks for leaving a comment, Robert!

Regards,
Blaž

Topic: RE: Shinkansen, Emirates A380 And A Go-around NRT-VCE
Username: adamspotter
Posted 2013-01-10 14:52:39 and read 17077 times.

Hi Blaz,

Great to see your return journey from Japan online!
Another nice report with some great pictures, an enjoyable read.
EK look a bit less impressive then your outbound flights here I must say.
Love your pictures of Japan, have only heard good stories about it. Sure need to visit there some time.

thanks again for sharing!

cheers,

Brendan

Topic: RE: Shinkansen, Emirates A380 And A Go-around NRT-VCE
Username: nethkt
Posted 2013-01-13 04:37:40 and read 16051 times.

Thank you for sharing your Japan trip together with EK business class service across the globe.

EK really connects all the dots around the world. From Tokyo to Venice, one stop and all on widebody aircrafts.

EK also fly the same equipment to my hometown, HKT! A340-300 maybe old for them but still very competitive with their products onboard.

Thanks again!
net-hkt

Topic: RE: Shinkansen, Emirates A380 And A Go-around NRT-VCE
Username: SloAir
Posted 2013-01-13 04:41:07 and read 16050 times.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 8):
Great to see your return journey from Japan online!
Another nice report with some great pictures, an enjoyable read.

Thanks Brendan!

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 8):
Love your pictures of Japan, have only heard good stories about it. Sure need to visit there some time.

It is a very interesting place to visit for sure.

Quoting nethkt (Reply 9):
Thank you for sharing your Japan trip together with EK business class service across the globe.

Thank you for commenting!

Quoting nethkt (Reply 9):
EK really connects all the dots around the world. From Tokyo to Venice, one stop and all on widebody aircrafts.

Yes, they have a very impressive route network across the whole globe. In VCE a couple was checking-in alongside us to SYD, also just one stop via Dubai.

Regards,
Blaž

Topic: RE: Shinkansen, Emirates A380 And A Go-around NRT-VCE
Username: dc9northwest
Posted 2013-01-13 19:52:41 and read 15791 times.

Hi Blaz,

Great report from Japan!

EK looked in line with my expectations overall...

Nice to see you took Nozomi 207 to Kyoto. I also did so while in Japan (but in the regular "2nd" class).

Pretty big storm near VCE--personally I've never had a go-around before!

Seeing pictures from Japan is always very nice--so thanks for that.

Alex

Topic: RE: Shinkansen, Emirates A380 And A Go-around NRT-VCE
Username: ariis
Posted 2013-02-27 06:59:31 and read 13716 times.

Hi there,

Have just read your report - very interesting, thanks for sharing!

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
Something at the sea, could not quite figure out what.

Those are squid fishing boats - they use bright lamps to lure squids out of the depth into their nets. And there are always tens of them boats scattered all over the place, so you get this spectacular effect.

Cheers!

FAO

Topic: RE: Shinkansen, Emirates A380 And A Go-around NRT-VCE
Username: EL-AL
Posted 2013-02-28 05:00:09 and read 13141 times.

Hey Blaz!

Thank you for another great report. Very detailed and interesting. My parents are heading for 18 days in Japan later this month and I'm so envy them!

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
This trains are great! So elegant, quiet and quick.

Looks like it.

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
I’ll let the photos from Kyoto do the talking.

Beautiful! I wish to be there one day.

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
One of AA flights to the USA this evening, I think it was to ORD or DFW.

I love flying, but just thinking of flying ~12 hours in AA Y cabin makes me think about my hobby again.

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
Hard to see out the window when you are at the aisle window seat.

Looks bad indeed. Hardly a "window seat".

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
Now up until now I have not had a drink from the mini bar – something I did not want to miss. So I opened myself a can of Pepsi and poured it into the glass. And after the first sip…it was disgusting. Warm, without any bubbles at all. The price of flying all over the world I guess.

Not professional at all! Including that you had to keep it with you until disembarking.

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
After 10 minutes the captain came over the PA and announced that Venice airport was temporarily closed due to some heavy storms and we would circle around for a while.

That is just bad luck after suck a long flight.

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
After stopping everybody got up in the usual rush to get off the plane ASAP. I waited at my seat and so did all the others (waited that is). For around 20 minutes nothing happened. Then the pilot made an announcement that the jetway was broken and VCE airport will try to provide some stairs and buses for us. Not the thing you want to hear after a 40 hour journey, but what can you do.

You must have thought "are you kidding me?!" at that point....

Thx again, it was a great read. Jonathan

Topic: RE: Shinkansen, Emirates A380 And A Go-around NRT-VCE
Username: SloAir
Posted 2013-03-03 02:47:48 and read 12050 times.

Hi all, many thanks for your comments!

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 11):
Nice to see you took Nozomi 207 to Kyoto. I also did so while in Japan (but in the regular "2nd" class).

They are great this trains, a very nice way to travel.

Quoting ariis (Reply 12):
Have just read your report - very interesting, thanks for sharing!

Thank you!

Quoting ariis (Reply 12):
Those are squid fishing boats - they use bright lamps to lure squids out of the depth into their nets. And there are always tens of them boats scattered all over the place, so you get this spectacular effect.

Very interesting, thank you so much for sharing this. A good thing to know.

Quoting EL-AL (Reply 13):
Thank you for another great report. Very detailed and interesting. My parents are heading for 18 days in Japan later this month and I'm so envy them!

Hi Jonathan, thank you for commenting! We actually had a guide from Israel in Kyoto, he was an university professor working in Japan with his wife.

Quoting EL-AL (Reply 13):
I love flying, but just thinking of flying ~12 hours in AA Y cabin makes me think about my hobby again.

Maybe on the 77W, it looks quite nice, even in economy.

Quoting EL-AL (Reply 13):
You must have thought "are you kidding me?!" at that point....

It did not annoy me that much, but after 40 hours on the road I was glad that they manage to make the jetway working.

Regards,
Blaž

Topic: RE: Shinkansen, Emirates A380 And A Go-around NRT-VCE
Username: PlaneHunter
Posted 2013-03-11 00:07:44 and read 10900 times.

Hi Blaž,

nice seond part of your Japan series. EK's product looks fine as usual, especially the food. Congratulations on your first go around!

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
Now up until now I have not had a drink from the mini bar – something I did not want to miss. So I opened myself a can of Pepsi and poured it into the glass. And after the first sip…it was disgusting. Warm, without any bubbles at all. The price of flying all over the world I guess.

It's totally useless to have a minibar with uncooled drinks. EK should replace it by an enhanced version.


PH

Topic: RE: Shinkansen, Emirates A380 And A Go-around NRT-VCE
Username: SloAir
Posted 2013-03-11 13:41:58 and read 10522 times.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 15):
nice seond part of your Japan series. EK's product looks fine as usual, especially the food. Congratulations on your first go around!

Hi PH, thanks for replying!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 15):
It's totally useless to have a minibar with uncooled drinks. EK should replace it by an enhanced version.

I agree, apart from looking good there is no point in this minibar.

Regards,
Blaž

Topic: RE: Shinkansen, Emirates A380 And A Go-around NRT-VCE
Username: spacecadet
Posted 2013-03-11 16:42:14 and read 10427 times.

Thanks for the report! I always love to read trip reports that feature Japan as I go there often myself. The train delay actually is not surprising to me - I've found it's kind of a misconception that they're never late. They're just never late for seemingly no reason as in other parts of the world, but if there is a good reason, they are as late as trains anywhere. On my trip there last year, a freak thunderstorm caused the complete shutdown of most lines out of Tokyo (both JR and shinkansen) and I myself was stuck for about 3 hours, then had to take a taxi from a station far away from where I wanted to go because the train terminated early... this actually made the news there at the time.

But something similar has happened at least once on about 25% of all my trips to Japan, usually due to weather (or earthquakes).

Anyway, I'm impressed with that EK lounge in Dubai - that's one of the nicest lounges I've seen.

Topic: RE: Shinkansen, Emirates A380 And A Go-around NRT-VCE
Username: abrelosojos
Posted 2013-03-24 16:20:27 and read 9039 times.

Thanks a lot for this report. It is incredible as usual. I love Japan and am jealous of your trip. It remains one of my favourite places in the world, and the people are so polite.

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
Weird. The crew on this flight was not as great as on the inbound flight. They did do everything the PAX asked, but they would do it in a robotic fashion without a smile or any kind of good spirit. I missed some of the warmth I experienced on my previous flight.

= Welcome to EK-inconsistency. Having said that, I have had some really good crews of late. The inconsistency of the late 2000 decade seems to be missing.

Overall, looks great as usual.

Thanks for sharing.

Saludos,
Alex

Topic: RE: Shinkansen, Emirates A380 And A Go-around NRT-VCE
Username: SloAir
Posted 2013-04-04 15:12:40 and read 8306 times.

Quoting spacecadet (Reply 17):
The train delay actually is not surprising to me - I've found it's kind of a misconception that they're never late. They're just never late for seemingly no reason as in other parts of the world, but if there is a good reason, they are as late as trains anywhere

Yes, I guess they do not count forces that are beyond them (nature) as delays. But it is a great rail system nontheless.

Quoting spacecadet (Reply 17):
Anyway, I'm impressed with that EK lounge in Dubai - that's one of the nicest lounges I've seen.

It is enormous but I guess it has to be with all those EK flights and all those connecting PAX.

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 18):
Thanks a lot for this report. It is incredible as usual. I love Japan and am jealous of your trip. It remains one of my favourite places in the world, and the people are so polite.

Hi Alex, many thanks for your nice comment! Japan is great, I agree.

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 18):
= Welcome to EK-inconsistency. Having said that, I have had some really good crews of late. The inconsistency of the late 2000 decade seems to be missing.

Yes, I've read a lot about the inconsistency. But I guess with all those flights and crews you are bound to have some that so not perform at a 100%.

Regards,
Blaž

Topic: RE: Shinkansen, Emirates A380 And A Go-around NRT-VCE
Username: stipica
Posted 2013-05-31 07:17:02 and read 5623 times.

Hi Blaž !

Quoting SloAir (Thread starter):
Gotta love Japan.


somehow I missed this report but I am in digging mood to shorten my list "must to read " and I find this ... EK offer you the best and the worst ...this seats in 343 is really not up-to-date but it is ok for 5 h flight ... I never flew with EK but somehow everything look so plastic even a food ...or pepsi heehhe
thanks stipica  


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