Hello all. I just found out that I have to travel from ATL to DXB. DL wants $9400 for C Class for the nonstop. While I am a platinum already reached again for next year, I see that from JFK-DXB both EY and QR have service for half the price $5400. Of course you have to make a short connection but that is fine. EY flies their A340 via AUH and then a bus to DXB (I thought at one time they offered a limo, is that no longer the case)? Or I can take QR via DOH on their 777 connecting in only 60 mins on an A320.
Fuuny thing too is that EY is daylight over and night time back and vice versa on QR.
Has anyone compared the service. I really wanted to take the new EK A380 but that flight is almost $10K....do not think the company will spring for my pleasure!
Appreciate any insight and rest assured I will provide a trip report. Next week I am off to AKL on NZ... unfortunately in the back as Premium Economy is sold out on my dates.
P.S. after DXB I have a three day trip between DXB and JED...anyone know how SV is or if the new LCCs SAMA or NAS go to DXB? Should be a whirlwind month!