Ok this is a mini report and by far not upto my usual standards but I thought I would share my pics with you.
FLIGHT : EK
A/C : BOEING 777
CLASS : J CLASS
My mate and I decided to go to Dubai for 4 days and since he lives near Manchester I decided I should fly from DUB
and meet him there. We checked in 3 hours before the flight and went to the Globeground lounge. It was ok but snacks were basic but a good selection of drinks and a nice view out to the runway.
A nice PIA 777
After an hour or so in the lounge it was time to board. The boarding area was very dull and crowded. We boarded and were greeted by a very friendly crew and offered drinks. My first impression was that is was a nice bright and spacious J class cabin with very nice seats.
After take off pre lunch drinks then the meal service. I had normal meal and my friend had veg. meal.
Normal and Veg . starters
Meat main course
The entertainment system on EK
was brilliant so I watched a few movies and then had a sleep with the aid of the ''stars'' on the cabin ceiling!!!!
Prior to landing some sandwiches with tea/coffee. All in all a very nice experience. On arrival my bag didnt turn up at first and I had to wait an hour. When it finally arrived it was damaged. The guy from EK
told me to buy another one whilst I was in Dubai and to keep the receipt and I would be refunded on my return by the baggage services desk.
As we came out of the baggage hall we contacted the business arrivals desk and we got a free chauffer driven car to our hotel.
The lovely new hotel in Jumeirah beach area.
Shopping was great and got some good electronical goods. Also a very good friend of mine who is in the army in Iraq got leave and met me there. We went to the Wild Wadi water park which was great fun for all ages. One thing I thought weird was that local women went down the waterslides all covered up in the black Hijab. I wondered was it really worth it and getting soaked and it could be dangerous!!!!
Anyway after a great 4 days it was time to go home. The chauffer picked us up and we went to the airport. We arrived at the kerb of the business class section of the terminal and a porter took our bags from the car and walked with us to the check in. We were really impressed. We checked in within minutes and were past security in no time. A walk around the duty free which was brilliant. We then headed to the EK
lounge which was really nice and lots of food and drinks including hot buffett and free internet access. One of the nicest lounges Ive been in.
Time to board ::
FLIGHT : EK
A/C : AIRBUS A330
CLASS : J CLASS
The business class was nice but I prefer the 777 as the seats were much nicer. I mostly slept on this flight so no more photos !!!
All in all EK
was very good and I would definately fly them again. The service was good and I liked the mix of different nationalities among the crew. Arabian,Iranian,Irish,Portugese and of course Emiraties.