rwy31r
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What M.E. Airline(s) Have You Been On?

Thu Oct 25, 2001 10:08 pm

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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airmale
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RE: What M.E. Airline(s) Have You Been On?

Fri Oct 26, 2001 1:13 am

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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corsairf/a
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RE: What M.E. Airline(s) Have You Been On?

Fri Oct 26, 2001 1:33 am

Hi,

It was Saudia B777 great flight
and Emirates B777 I was pretty desapointed (crew,food,confort)
 
trident3
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RE: What M.E. Airline(s) Have You Been On?

Fri Oct 26, 2001 3:04 am

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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cedarjet
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RE: What M.E. Airline(s) Have You Been On?

Fri Oct 26, 2001 6:23 am

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
 
coyoteguy
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RE: What M.E. Airline(s) Have You Been On?

Fri Oct 26, 2001 7:52 am

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

 
cedarjet
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Coyoteguy

Fri Oct 26, 2001 8:00 am

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
 
jaysit
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RE: What M.E. Airline(s) Have You Been On?

Fri Oct 26, 2001 11:57 am

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.
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airmale
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RE: What M.E. Airline(s) Have You Been On?

Fri Oct 26, 2001 5:46 pm

PIA and Air India definitely are not Middle Eastern carriers, Cyprus Airways and Turkish Airlines definitely are Smile
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teva
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RE: What M.E. Airline(s) Have You Been On?

Fri Oct 26, 2001 6:54 pm

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