SQno1
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EK Service & Transferring In DXB, Good Or Bad?

Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:46 am

Hello Everybody,

I have just booked my flights to Singapore for next summer. The itineary being BHX-DXB-SIN and return. I was just wondering about other members experiences of EK's service in the past.

Also I would like to know how stressful or not transferring flights in DXB can be. Can I just go fro one flight to the next without doing anything , just like I did when I went on KL in the summer of 2004.

Finally what are the best seats in Y class on EK's 332s and 772s and what is the likelyhood that the new ice entertianment system will be implemted into these aircraft, by the time i fly on the 11/07/06.

I look forward to hearing your repsonces.

With Regards,
Alex.B
 
flyingKangaroo
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RE: EK Service & Transferring In DXB, Good Or

Sat Dec 03, 2005 3:43 am

Hi there! Having travelled with EK numerous times, I hope I can be of some help to you..

When you disembark from you aircraft in DXB, you'll take an escalator upstairs, and then walk along a platform thats above the deprture area (ie. duty free etc.) if you keep walking along this, you'll evenually get to customs. U DONT WANT THIS IS YOUR TRANSFERRING. along the way you'll see signs pointing for 'transferring passengers' or something like that. Go there. You'll go through security again, go down an escalator, and be in the depatrue area where you can then board your flight to SIN. I'm nt too sure about the ICE system, though I doubt it will be on the 772, as EK only has a few of them. You'd probably have more luck if your flight was a 773, and definately have ICE if there was a a/c swap to a 773ER.

Hope this helps, and have a great time flying EK!

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B742
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RE: EK Service & Transferring In DXB, Good Or

Sat Dec 03, 2005 4:00 am

Alex, which BHX-DXB-BHX flights are you on, the schedule is showing one daily A330-200 and one daily 777-200?

DXB-SIN is shown to be flown by the 777-300 and A330-200's next summer!

Transferring at DXB is pretty good and easy, flyingKangaroo summed it up perfectly  Smile

Have you flown Emirates before?

Have a good time  Smile

Quoting FlyingKangaroo (Reply 1):
I'm nt too sure about the ICE system, though I doubt it will be on the 772, as EK only has a few of them

Actualy some if not all of them do: (scroll down the report to the PTV/ICE part) Emirates Airlines B777-200 DXB - LHR (by BritPilot777 Nov 30 2005 in Trip Reports)

Here are two trip reports that may help you out: Emirates Airlines B777-200 DXB - LHR (by BritPilot777 Nov 30 2005 in Trip Reports) Emirates Airlines A330-200 LHR - DXB (by BritPilot777 Nov 28 2005 in Trip Reports)

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SQno1
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RE: EK Service & Transferring In DXB, Good Or

Sat Dec 03, 2005 6:58 am

Quoting B742 (Reply 2):
Alex, which BHX-DXB-BHX flights are you on, the schedule is showing one daily A330-200 and one daily 777-200?

EK 38 on the 10/07/06 and EK 39 on the 11/08/06.

Quoting B742 (Reply 2):
DXB-SIN is shown to be flown by the 777-300 and A330-200's next summer!

EK 352 on the 11/07/06 and EK 344 on the 11/08/06.

Quoting FlyingKangaroo (Reply 1):
You'd probably have more luck if your flight was a 773, and definately have ICE if there was a a/c swap to a 773ER.

A couple of days before I booked the flights the DXB0BHX sector was listed as a 773ER, so there must be some more noteworthy flights elsewhere that deserve this new great aircraft.
 
B742
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RE: EK Service & Transferring In DXB, Good Or

Sat Dec 03, 2005 7:12 am

Quoting SQNo1 (Reply 3):
EK 38 on the 10/07/06 and EK 39 on the 11/08/06.

EK038 is shown as the A330-200 (2 class - J and Y)
EK039 is shown as the 777-200 (2 class - J and Y)


Quoting SQNo1 (Reply 3):
EK 352 on the 11/07/06 and EK 344 on the 11/08/06.

EK352 is shown as the A330-200 (2 class - J and Y)
EK344 is shown as the A330-200 (2 class - J and Y)

Flight schedules are subject to change  Smile

Hope this helps  Smile

Quoting SQNo1 (Reply 3):
A couple of days before I booked the flights the DXB0BHX sector was listed as a 773ER, so there must be some more noteworthy flights elsewhere that deserve this new great aircraft.

DXB-BHX-DXB has be flown a couple of times by the 777-300ER, but it is not scheduled for BHX!  Smile

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RE: EK Service & Transferring In DXB, Good Or

Sat Dec 03, 2005 7:42 am

Very Interesting Info there B742, thanks very much!  thumbsup 

That will be intresting to fly three sectors on the Airbus A330-200, another aircraft type that I am yet to fly on. I have flown on a 772 before, with the marvellous SQ (hence my surname)  Wink, but found only just now that EK has a 3-4-3 config.

What a shame that I was not able to consider QR as an airline, I have heard great things about them, unforetunately, it was not my desire to arrive back in the UK in the evening, as I would then have a 2.5 hour train ride to get home.

I have also heard that EK do tend to throw upgrades like it's your birthday on nearly every flight. Is this true and what possible steps could be taken to be considered for an upgrade.

With Regards,
Alex.B
 
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RE: EK Service & Transferring In DXB, Good Or

Sat Dec 03, 2005 8:11 am

Quoting SQNo1 (Reply 5):
Very Interesting Info there B742, thanks very much!

Thanks  Smile

Quoting SQNo1 (Reply 5):
That will be intresting to fly three sectors on the Airbus A330-200, another aircraft type that I am yet to fly on. I have flown on a 772 before, with the marvellous SQ (hence my surname) Wink, but found only just now that EK has a 3-4-3 config.

I find the A330-200's very comfy, they are in a 2-4-2 config in economy, which isn't to bad!
3-4-3 is barable on the 777's though, its not as bad as 2-4-2 on the 767  Wink

Quoting SQNo1 (Reply 5):
What a shame that I was not able to consider QR as an airline, I have heard great things about them, unforetunately, it was not my desire to arrive back in the UK in the evening, as I would then have a 2.5 hour train ride to get home.

Yea, QR is a excellent airline, one of the best I've ever flown on  Smile A shame it didn't fit into your schedule!

Quoting SQNo1 (Reply 5):

I have also heard that EK do tend to throw upgrades like it's your birthday on nearly every flight. Is this true and what possible steps could be taken to be considered for an upgrade.

I flew BHX-DXB-BKK two years ago, I was asked at BHX if I wanted to go to MAN by a private car and be upgraded to business class for free! We were offered the upgrade as the flight was full (delayed aswell) at BHX! Its pretty much luck, just get to the airport first and dress kind of smart, you may be lucky  Smile

Anymore help just ask, I've flown the BHX-DXB sector many times, and I've also flown EK many times  Smile

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RE: EK Service & Transferring In DXB, Good Or

Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:35 am

EK is a very good airlne and DXB is a five stars airport ,so enjoy it.
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soups
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RE: EK Service & Transferring In DXB, Good Or

Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:16 am

DXB is a nice airport, shopping is bad tho.
If you get caugh in the rush hour queus for security u might miss your connection flight
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flyfromZRH
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RE: EK Service & Transferring In DXB, Good Or

Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:56 pm

I passed through DXB flying Emirates from ZRH to HKG (and on my way back) a year ago.

I don't know how many times I had heard how great DXB was so I couldn't wait to get there. But hey, that was a real disappointment. That place was chock-a-block with people waiting for their connections. As it was late at night, they were even lying on the floor, trying to get some sleep, by far not enough seats for everyone. And the shopping is just not worth it - unless you're really into gold or lottery tickets. Otherwise it's just the same junk you'll get at about any large airport.

Suppose it's fine if you're whisked off to one of these beautiful lounges or if you pay a lot extra to spend a couple of hours in an airport hotel bed. Otherwise certainly not.
 
iairallie
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RE: EK Service & Transferring In DXB, Good Or

Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:59 am

Just transfered in DBX on EK last week. It went nice and smooth terminal is very nice with a great duty free shopping center and food court. The service was excellent and their coach set up on the a340 is quite nice. Try seatguru.com to find the best seat choices.
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