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Going Back To My Homeland. SV Y Cabin. LHR-JED-ISB

Sun May 11, 2008 5:39 pm

Trip Report PART 1

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Background: After seeing plenty of Trip Reports here on Airliners.net, I decided to contribute to the website by doing my own Trip Report. It had not been a year and I was off again to go to Pakistan!

In Part 1 I will cover the following flights:
LHRJED
JEDISB

Before I begin I must say that traveling with 5 people and being the youngest in the family is one hell of a job and on top of that to take pictures can be a difficult job as this is my first ever trip report. I apologize for the picture quality.

And by the way….Welcome to my first Trip Report! Comments are always appreciated.
My Dad was going to Pakistan for his nephew’s wedding. The decision was very late and he told all of our family plus my two cousins to go. All in all there were 6 people coming to Pakistan. My first priority was to get a direct flight from Manchester to Islamabad with PIA. The fare was high so I requested a flight to Peshawar from Manchester. Etihad, Emirates, and Qatar were full. At this rate any airline would do. I rang up my travel agent the following day and asked if there were any seats to Islamabad from Manchester or even London. He told me that Saudi Arabian Airlines was available and at a good price. £485. From it being from London, I would have to travel 160 miles (257 Kilometres.) to get to Heathrow.

Anyways, I don’t mind a little transit. I had been warned by my trustee that the people at Jeddah Airport during transit can be very rude. Nevertheless I was off to Pakistan again to meet up with my family and cousins.

Wednesday March 19, 2008
I woke up quite early to get ready for the van to pick me up at 2:00pm for my 8:45pm flight bearing in-mind that Heathrow is 3-4 hours away. As I had cricket practice the day before, my back was feeling quite sore but that was a minor concern. I said my farewells to my Uncle and cousin. By 2:20pm I was sat in the van.

Me in the van
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We were approaching Heathrow on the M4 on time. However, some late roadworks meant that we arrived a little late than scheduled. By 6:22pm I had arrived at Heathrow. Saudi Arabian Airlines’ Zone was Zone B. Steadily, I made my way there. By 6:30pm I had arrived at the check-in counter.

Saudi Arabian Airlines’ Check-in Desks
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I was escorted to the front and with a helping hand from my Dad we checked in all of our bags. However, there was a slight problem. According to the lady at Check-in, my travel agent had booked me and my sister on a LHR-JED-LHE Route and my dad, mum & 2 cousins on a LHR-JED-ISB route which was supposed to be the correct one. Odd as it might be but that was the truth. I went to the Saudi Arabian Airlines ticket desk located nearby. The man at the counter was Arab and he looked angry. I explained the situation that me and my sister were supposed to be on the JED-ISB sector. He glanced at me.
“Go back to your Travel Agent.”
I looked at him in disgrace. My bloody travel agent is nearly 200 miles away and he expected me to go back to my travel agent. Angrily I went back to my Dad and explained the situation to him. I went back to the Man and asked if he could do anything. He told me to wait at the desk. He began clicking on his computer whilst talking in Arabic to the lady beside him. The time had now reached 7:00pm. Eventually after a long wait, the man at the counter explained to me that me and my sister would be having an E-Ticket on the JED-ISB, ISB-JED route and that no further problems would occur. Despite my negative feelings for the man I thanked him a lot. By now I needed the toilet. There were plenty of passengers checking-in and heading out of Heathrow.

Fully booked CY flight to Hong Kong
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VG Upper class check-in desks to Nairobi
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Our Van driver told us that Food and Drink was not permitted on the coach. It was 5 hours ago since I last ate something. I decided to get a quick snack from WH Smith. I selected a packet of crisps and a Tuna & Cucumber sandwich. By now it was 7:30pm. Security would have to be very quick otherwise I could be late. Just a quick mention. The Security Control at Heathrow is appalling. Not to mention the hassling and random screening of luggage. My hand baggage was to be screened again as of a “Random Check.” I glanced at the Security Officers pointing at the screen. I tried to refresh my mind of what was in my bag. Playstation 2, PSP, Books and Stationery were the things that came to mind. Eventually the bag was given the all clear. I proceeded towards another security check where mine and other passenger’s boots and shoes had to be taken off (which is standard procedure). As I reclaimed my shoes, I noticed that there were flashing advertisements advertising certain fragrances and other products of Heathrow’s beautiful Duty Free.

By 8;10pm I was beginning my long walk to Gate 26. In front of me were some Flight Stewards for my flight. I began talking with one of them. We discussed the aircraft and the routing. He was a polite man.  . By 8:25pm I had arrived at Gate 26. As my boarding card was being checked, a Syrian man came beside me. His face was as red as a tomato and he was sweating heavily. I asked him what was wrong. He replied that he thought it was Gate 6. At this point I felt very sorry for him and told him to get his breath back.
The Departure Lounge was jam-packed full of passengers.

I glanced out of the window and there she was! The 777-268 was parked and glistening in the twilight looking beautiful as ever. At 8:40pm an announcement was made that there would be a slight delay. No reason was given. At 9:05pm another announcement was made regarding passengers with babies and children to board the plane. Since I was the youngest in the family, I boarded the plane despite me being 14 :P.

My B772 HZ-AKC for the flight to Jeddah
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View from the Air Bridge
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I walked down the air bridge and was greeted by a Male Flight Attendant at the door.
“Good evening sir.”
“Your seat is straight through this galley and to your right.”
“Thank you very much.”
By 9:20pm I was on board.

Flight Information:
Airline: Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV)
Routing: London Heathrow (LHR) – Jeddah (JED)
Scheduled Departure Time: 8:45pm
Actual Departure Time: 9:40pm
Scheduled Arrival Time: 5:35am (+1)
Actual Arrival Time: 5:50am (+1)
Equipment: Boeing 777-268
Seat: 58D
Flight Duration:; 6 Hours 10 Minutes
Cabin Shots
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TV Screen
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As I moved to the back of the plane, people were still boarding for this 6 and a half hour flight. I was quite disappointed to not have a window seat. By 9:30pm boarding was complete and the doors were shut. A short Filipino male sat next to me. He was Arabic and asked me if I spoke Arabic. I replied no but despite this, our communication was very good throughout the flight. At 9:38pm our Arabic captain welcomed us onboard and told us that the flying time would be 6 Hours 35 Minutes to Jeddah. As it was LHR the taxi was a lengthy one. During this the Safety Video was played. Still taxing to the runway, an announcement was made.
“Ladies and Gentleman. The text you are about to hear is what Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be upon Him) used to say on the commencement of travel. Following this the Dua-E-Safar played. I have noticed on many occasions when the Dua-E-Safar is being played many people recite it as it is being played. Me and the Filipino male recited it.  The 777 came to a stop at the foot of the runway. After waiting there for 1 minute, HZ-AKC roared its engines into life and lifted into the night sky. I must say on the Egypt Air 777 I flew on in 2005, the take-off was brilliant because you could hardly feel it taking off. The same was here on Saudi’s 777. Wonderful takeoff! As we steadily climbed to 37,000 feet the captain turned the seatbelt sign off and the crew began the drinks service. At 9:55pm the In Flight Entertainment came on. While waiting for the headsets to arrive I had a browse around in the “Asian Cinema” section. Unfortunately the only Bollywood Movie was Heyy Babyy. 30 minutes into the flight, we were already passing over Paris.
By 10:13pm Amenity Kits, Headsets and Menus had been distributed. I found the menu a unique feature for Saudi Arabian Airlines. Here is what was on offer for today’s flight:
MENU

Main Menu
(Served after take off)

Starter
Marinated Chicken strips served with farfalli pasta
Salad
Fresh Garden Salad

Salad leaves, served with dressing.
Hot Entrees
Fish with tarragon sauce
Baked white fish coated with saffron sauce and shrimps. Parisienne potatoes, broccoli and carrots
Lamb Tandoori
Tender pieces of lamb braised with Indian herbs and spices served with white rice and vegetable jalfrezi
Chicken Coriander
Succulent pieces of chicken cooked with coriander and Arabic spices served with Kapsa rice and green bean stew
Dessert
Orange + Lime mousse
Snack
Assorted sandwiches served before landing

Tea – Coffee – Soft Drinks – Juices

Everything looked beautiful and I didn’t know what to choose. However, I decided that the Lamb Tandoori was my choice for today. Plugging the headset in I went to Islamic Audio channels. – Holy Quran. I clicked it but it had not been a moment I had clicked it when I got redirected back to the main menu screen. Again and again I tried but it was in vain. So I went to Video channels – Holy Quran, hoping this would work. Bingo! This particular channel was special to Saudi Arabian Airlines due to the fact that approximately every 10-15 minutes it would show a SV jet taking-off and landing again with some speech in Arabic.

At 10:34pm the crew did a drinks round.
“Sir what would you like to drink?”
There was a selection of:
Coca-cola
Diet coca-cola
Mineral water
Orange juice.
“Could I have the Coca-cola please?”
“Sure.”

My Coca-cola
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At 11:23pm the meal service began. The trolley came towards me.
“What would you like?”
“Could I have the Lamb Tandoori please?”
“Sure.”
The Arabian flight attendant gave me a warm smile before proceeding towards the back. Seconds after opening the meal steam rose from the dish. The smell was mouth-watering. I then tucked into my meal.

My meal
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The rich and vegetables were fantastic! Juicy and full of flavour. The Lamb was below my expectations. It was good however I feel as if there was something lacking in it. Dessert was a strawberry cake with yellow strands in it. It was very sweet but finished my meal off very well. I finished my meal off with some warm Tea.

The same Arabic flight attendant collected my tray after I finished. With a full stomach I slowly began to feel sleepy so I relaxed and went to sleep.

An announcement made me wake up 1 and a half hours later. The announcement was regarding a doctor needing to go to the cabin crew. I quickly told my dad to get up (as he is a doctor ) He came back a couple of minutes later and told me that it was nothing special. He had left his medication in the luggage which in fact was in the hold. In addition, he was having palpitations but the good thing was that he was in a stable condition.

Airshow
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The airshow showed us that we were over the Mediterranean Sea and nearing Cairo. My goodness that went quick!

My cousin had wanted a Saudi Arabian Airlines model. I took the “Skysales” magazine to the Arabic Flight Attendant who was talking to one of his colleagues.
“Excuse me”
“Yes. What would you like?”
“Do you have this model available?”
“Just give me a minute. Let me see if it in stock”
He came back 5 minutes later.
“We are not sure at the moment. However, if there are any I will give it to you before landing. What is your seat number?”
“58D”
“Ok”
“Can I just ask what the price is in pounds?”
He got a calculator.
“4 pounds”
“4 pounds?”
“Yes”
“Woah! That is very cheap”
“Yes. I guarantee you that anything onboard here is 60-70% cheaper than in the shops”
“Wow! That is great. Thanks very much”
“No problem sir”
After that short conversation I headed back to my seat,

At 4:20am KSA time the cabin crew came round with sandwiches and orange juice. My bunch of sandwiches included Egg and cheese and Chicken Tikka. To be honest I was bloated at this point so I drank the orange juice.

The cabin lights were still dimmed and nearly everyone was sleeping.
Night time cabin view
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Direction of Qiblah
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At 5:10am KSA time the captain came on the intercom and told us that we had begun our decent into Jeddah. The Arabic Flight Attendant came up to me and sadly said that they did not have any models in stock. The lead Flight attendant also made a message regarding passengers who were going to do Umrah must change into their Ihrams. The sleepy passengers starting waking-up one by one. The cabin crew distributed Landing cards for the passengers going to Jeddah. About 40% of the passengers were like me going to Islamabad or Lahore. Menus and headsets were also collected. It was early morning in Jeddah when we touched down at KSA 5:50am. The landing was as good as the take-off. As smooth as you like. By gee it was a long taxi to the gates. I collected my hand luggage and headed towards the exit. Before I went I thanked the Arabic Flight Attendant.
“Thank you ever so much sir. It was a great flight”
“No problem. This is just our job.”
“We hope to see you on Saudi Arabian Airlines again.”
“Are you going to Jeddah or anywhere else?”
“I’m going to Islamabad.”
“Oh right. Well have a great time.”
“Thanks.”

I headed back out to the exit where an immediate rush of hot, humid air hit my face. The bus was waiting outside. As I entered the bus I noticed that the 772 was a medium sized aircraft. I thought it would be bigger. :P
772 HZ-AKC
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The bus waited another 5 minutes on the tarmac before it set off heading towards the terminal. There were very little aircraft whilst passing through. I arrived at the terminal in little more than 5 minutes. I hoped off the bus and immediately noticed that Jeddah’s interior looked similar to that of Peshawar Airports. Stepping inside it looked very very similar. There were some people who were probably cleaners who were staring at the passengers (including me). I ignored them. The interior was packed and humid. Reaching immigration I was sweating. I heard a voice.
“Transit. Islamabad….Lahore.”
I followed the man and entered the queue. The two security officers were splitting male and female passengers into 2 separate queues. The female passengers were led into a small sized enclosed room where they were security checked by a female officer. The male passengers were directed straight through to have their bags screened, whilst being checked by the hostile Arab security officers. Another point to be mentioned is that the security officers make absolutely no effort to speak in English. They basically treat you like a piece of trash for example they would give angry gestures instead of attempting to help us. I got hurried through and was rushed through to the departures lounge. On commencing the departures lounge, I could see a busy schedule was underway.

Boarding for Cairo]/b]
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I made my way to a vacant seat where I exhaustedly placed my luggage on the floor. Looking around, I could see various duty free stores and a small café for transit passengers. After resting in my seat for a while my stomach started to rumble and I made my way to the café with my meal coupon in my hand. The meal coupon ensured that all transit passengers would get a free meal. I was served a bunch of chips, 2-3 chicken nuggets and a few vegetable rolls along with a bottle of water and a can of coke. Being an asthmatic, I began to splutter as I made my way to the café seating area. The airport did not have a no smoking policy which I found appalling. The café seating area was occupied with smokers playing some form of cards. How the hell is someone meant to eat with smoke going up their nostrils?! After having a rushed meal to avoid having an asthma attack, I made my way back to my seat where my family were falling to sleep. By KSA 7:00am I decided to check the departures screen to check the status of my ISB flight. The concourse area where I was waiting for my flight was very hot and humid. There were no fans or air conditioning of any kind to supply us with at least a little bit of comfort. By 8:40am (KSA) a strange grunting sound was filling the capacity of the airport. I actually released that it was the tannoy announcing that all passengers should start boarding for the JED-ISB flight. The message was not repeated in English and I luckily managed to make out that this was my flight according to the departures screen. Jeddah airport had not left a good impression on me. I got my boarding card and proceeded towards an elevator which I was shocked to see! I got my passport and boarding card checked and strolled onto the airside, making my way onto the bus. I noticed that a lot of the passengers from the previous sector were also on the bus. On the way to the 772, there were plenty of aircraft present.

[b]Another 772

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743 to RUH
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744 on the tarmac
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The bus ride lasted for approximately 5 minutes. I saw the 772 ready for her 4 and a half hours flight.
My 772 looking beautiful
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As the bus came to a halt a mad rush steamrolled to the base of the aircraft’s stairs. Boarding was well under way.
Boarding for the ISB flight
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I waited at the base of the aircraft stairs for over 5 minutes in the excruciating heat. Finally, the huge lump of passengers steadily moved upwards. I reached to the top of the 772’s stairs and was greeted by a female Filipino Flight Attendant.

By 9:18(KSA) I was on board.

Flight Information:
Airline: Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV)
Routing: Jeddah (JED) – Islamabad (ISB)
Scheduled Departure Time: 9:25am
Actual Departure Time: 9:53am
Scheduled Arrival Time: 4:00pm
Actual Arrival Time: 3:35pm
Equipment: Boeing 777-268
Seat: 54K
Flight Duration:; 4 Hours 42 Minutes

I was one of the first to board the plane. My seat was a window seat! Hurray! More and more passengers continued to board the plane. I looked out of my window and saw that the baggage loaders were still loading things into the cargo section of the aircraft.
The beautiful tail of the SV
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The Filipino Flight Attendant came around with refreshing towels and a glass of water. She gave me mine and gave me a warm smile. My eyes were really starting to sting due to lack of sleep. At 9:40am (KSA) the doors were shut and our Arabic captain welcomed us all onboard. We began our taxi towards Jeddah’s runway.

Safety Video, Dua-E-Safar + Take-Off from JED to ISB

15 minutes into the 4 and a half hour flight the cabin crew commenced the drinks service.
“What would you like to drink sir?
“Could I have the Orange Juice please?”
“Sure”
The Orange Juice was given with a napkin. I noticed that there were not any menus distributed. The IFE came on at about 10:20am (KSA). I was shocked to find that the IFE was exactly the same as on the previous sector.
Finishing my Orange Juice I must have dozed off to sleep due to fatigue as I cannot remember what happened next. My Dad came and woke me up when the Meal came.
My Meal
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With my eyes squinting, I turned to the airshow for information on where we were. I was shocked to know that I had slept for 3 and half hours. The 772 was in Pakistani airspace making its way steadily up towards ISB. The meal was very nice. The samosa was crispy and soft. The potatoes and peas were also great. They were spicy and gave my mouth a good taste.

Our Arabic captain made an announcement that we were beginning our descent into Islamabad. Everything had gone like a time machine! :P
Beginning the descent…
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A bit to go…
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Just a little more…
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Touchdown into ISB
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The landing was wonderful. I hardly felt a thing. A short taxi was allocated and in a couple of minutes the aircraft to a stop. People had already begun to get their bags from the overhead lockers. The cabin crew were trying their best to make the passengers sit down. De-boarding was quick and I stepped on the bus. Immigration and baggage reclaim was very quick.
I reunited with my fellow cousins. WELCOME PAKISTAN! I had to endure a 4 hour “Flying coach” ride to my village called Lachi but all in all……I AM HOME!

So that is end of Part 1 guys. Thanks for taking your time to read this.
Part 2 will be posted in a couple of weeks.

Kind Regards
Arslaan


[Edited 2008-05-11 10:40:52]

[Edited 2008-05-11 10:45:39]
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semsem
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RE: Going Back To My Homeland. SV Y Cabin. LHR-JED-ISB

Sun May 11, 2008 6:05 pm

Fascinating and funny trip report. Enjoyed reading it and now I know what it's like to fly Saudi Arabian. It seems like a nice airline. Thanks.
 
kaitak
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RE: Going Back To My Homeland. SV Y Cabin. LHR-JED-ISB

Sun May 11, 2008 6:09 pm

Great report Arslaan; glad you had a good trip with SV! They sound very good; I've heard good things about them too.

Surprised you didn't run into any trouble taking photos; they Saudis don't like this, particularly at airports!
 
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RE: Going Back To My Homeland. SV Y Cabin. LHR-JED-ISB

Sun May 11, 2008 6:14 pm

اسلام و عليک

All I can say is excellent. For your 1st TR it is 100% !!! I enjoyed from start to finish . The food looks good. The Lamb curry would be my choice also. I think its the 1st SV Pakistan TR I have ever seen. Your write up and photos were top class.

I cant wait to see the 2nd part.

OA260
 
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RE: Going Back To My Homeland. SV Y Cabin. LHR-JED-ISB

Sun May 11, 2008 6:17 pm

Great job! Its always nice to read about the lesser flown airlines/airports.

Quoting PKflyer (Thread starter):
Since I was the youngest in the family, I boarded the plane despite me being 14 :P.

Nice.
 
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RE: Going Back To My Homeland. SV Y Cabin. LHR-JED-ISB

Sun May 11, 2008 6:29 pm

Hola Arslaan!

Thanks for this first TR. It sounded pretty nice, I enjoyed reading about SV, I think it is the first time I have read about them.

Their service seems very good and food looks great.

The harassment you got at KSA does not sound very different from the one you can get at some Western airports.

There is only one little pushback. Was it really necessary to mention this?

Quoting PKflyer (Thread starter):
There were some people who were probably cleaners who were staring at the passengers (including me). I ignored them

I do not see the point of that sentence.

Looking forward to reading part 2.

Salut!

Roger
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RE: Going Back To My Homeland. SV Y Cabin. LHR-JED-ISB

Sun May 11, 2008 6:41 pm

I'd like to give you a word of advice (since you asked for it) but, honestly, I wouldn't know what to suggest. Great first TR!

(OK, you mislabelled the 2 742s at JED as 743 and 744, but that's nit-picking.)  Wink
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RE: Going Back To My Homeland. SV Y Cabin. LHR-JED-ISB

Sun May 11, 2008 7:02 pm

I have been waiting for a new SV report forever. Thank you! I find Saudi Arabia and SV in general fascinating. Do you have to have any visa or paperwork to connect in JED? Also, I think the reason why the IFE was limited was because they are very strict in Saudi Arabia with what can be viewed. But, the crew seemed very nice and it is refreshing to see a crew care about their job (not something the American FA's seem to care about too much!).
 
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Sun May 11, 2008 7:03 pm

Oh forgot to say you said ''Fully booked CY flight to HKG'' !! Its CX .... CY is Cyprus Airways but I guess it was just a typo. Like I said for your 1st TR its extremely good so your allowed a few typos and mistakes LOL...
 
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RE: Going Back To My Homeland. SV Y Cabin. LHR-JED-ISB

Sun May 11, 2008 7:11 pm

Arslaan!!!!

EXCELLENT! .. a job well done my friend! and congratulations on this first TR. You have selected the best possible flights and airline for a first TR. This will prove to a a popular one, wait and see!

You are a pro man! The pictures and video are absolutely great!

I am DYING to fly SV and your report made me want to even more! The service seemed great, and the food too. As stated above, i would have also selected the Lamb. It looked yummy!

One question for you, what is transitting at KSA like? Do you require a visa? or can u just transit thru like in most airports? What is the general procedure?

Thank you so much for sharing this! I cant wait for the second part!

Well done man!

Regards,
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RE: Going Back To My Homeland. SV Y Cabin. LHR-JED-ISB

Sun May 11, 2008 7:19 pm

Finally an exellent SV TR! The pictures were really good and I enjoyed watching the video. However, transfering through JED does not look like fun at all
 
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RE: Going Back To My Homeland. SV Y Cabin. LHR-JED-ISB

Sun May 11, 2008 8:02 pm



Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 5):
There is only one little pushback. Was it really necessary to mention this?

Sorry about that Roger. I guess I just got a little carried away with things.  Silly

Quoting Semsem (Reply 1):
Fascinating and funny trip report.

Thanks you very much.

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 2):
Great report Arslaan;

Thanks ever so much.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 3):
All I can say is excellent. For your 1st TR it is 100% !!! I enjoyed from start to finish . The food looks good. The Lamb curry would be my choice also. I think its the 1st SV Pakistan TR I have ever seen. Your write up and photos were top class.

Thank you ever so much for your warm comments.

Quoting TwoLz2Rn (Reply 4):
Great job!

Thanks!

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 5):
Thanks for this first TR. It sounded pretty nice,

Cheers Roger!

Quoting DavidkunzVIE (Reply 6):
Great first TR!

Thanks!

Quoting AfklmLHLX (Reply 7):
Do you have to have any visa or paperwork to connect in JED?

Not really. You enter the main terminal building in arrivals and to the left will be transit passengers. Overall nothing is required.

Quoting Ronerone (Reply 9):
One question for you, what is transitting at KSA like? Do you require a visa? or can u just transit thru like in most airports? What is the general procedure?

Hey Roni. Well what i experienced at Jeddah was quite poor to be honest. Nope. No visa is required. You can transit through like most airports. They scan your bags and you head straight up to the departure lounge where you just wait and wait for your flight.  Big grin

Quoting OA260 (Reply 8):
Oh forgot to say you said ''Fully booked CY flight to HKG'' !! Its CX .... CY is Cyprus Airways

Sorry about that. Just a little typing error. Thank you for pointing it out.

Quoting MHTripple7 (Reply 10):
exellent SV TR!

Thanks a million!

Overall, I must stress the fact that I am over the moon on these comments. Thanks guys! Keep them comin. Big grin

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Great TR, not an airline I would have ever considered flying but the photo's look very good.

Very well done on your first trip, may it be the first of many!
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Quoting PKflyer (Thread starter):
A short Filipino male sat next to me. He was Arabic and asked me if I spoke Arabic.

Now this one you have to explain.

Quoting PKflyer (Thread starter):
I got my boarding card and proceeded towards an elevator which I was shocked to see!

And you were shocked because?

Quoting PKflyer (Thread starter):
Finishing my Orange Juice I must have dozed off to sleep due to fatigue as I cannot remember what happened next. My Dad came and woke me up when the Meal came



Quoting PKflyer (Thread starter):
With my eyes squinting, I turned to the airshow for information on where we were. I was shocked to know that I had slept for 3 and half hours

Do you mean that the meal took 3 and half hours to be served  confused 

Still that was a good TR.
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Sun May 11, 2008 8:48 pm

Arslaan,

What a wonderful and informative TR! Thanks so much for sharing this! Looking forward to part two!!!

Tim

[Edited 2008-05-11 13:50:29]
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Sun May 11, 2008 9:10 pm

Hey! Great trip report! Keep up the good work!

Quoting PKflyer (Thread starter):
Fully booked CY flight to Hong Kong

you mean CX ?
 
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Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 13):
Do you mean that the meal took 3 and half hours to be served

Nono. My meal must have been put on my tray well before that. Sorry for the inconvinience.

Quoting Piskoto (Reply 15):
you mean CX ?

Yes. Sorry about that. Thanks for pointing it out.

Quoting Midcon385 (Reply 14):
What a wonderful and informative TR! Thanks so much for sharing this! Looking forward to part two!!!

Thanks you for your great comments Tim.

Quoting Piskoto (Reply 15):
Hey! Great trip report! Keep up the good work!

Thank you very much Piskoto.  Smile
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Mon May 12, 2008 12:58 am

Wow excellent trip report! I didn't know SV was a viable way to get betweek the UK and Pakistan...

Cool! Thanks for sharing!
 
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Mon May 12, 2008 1:10 am

Wow! Nice trip report for a first timer! I liked the photos and the video. Nicely done!

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Mon May 12, 2008 3:21 am

Awesome report man. If you haven't already flown the return trip, you should really try to take more pictures of JED! They would be really interesting to see! Keep up the good work  Smile
 
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Mon May 12, 2008 6:16 am

VERY NICE report. Look forward to reading part 2. Please include pics from rural Pakistan.
 
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Mon May 12, 2008 1:06 pm

Hey,
Great TR. My mum & dad are flying out LHR-LHE on PK, the original plan was to fly SV and stop off in JED and to do umrah however they couldn't get the umrah visa on time as dad's passport had expired. Can't believe you couldn't get PK flights as they are basically flying out empty.

What is the smartcard slot for in the ptv for?

I remeber JED from when I did Umrah, it was a mess in terms of the secuirty officers however the SV staff in the first class lounge were really friendly.

Well enjoy your trip, does SV fly to MAN? They should...
 
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Mon May 12, 2008 1:39 pm

Very good report, video was good, the triple 7 engines always sound tasty. The food looked good but i'd say most Middle Eastern carriers serve decent food. Thanks for sharing, SV reports are rare, as are LHR-ISB flights.
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Mon May 12, 2008 3:21 pm

Thanks for a awesome TR. I agree, it must be the first ever for SV Pakistan flight. Having transitted through JED, I can symphatize with how horrid the whole experience is. I go back and forth on which is the worst ... JED, AMM, or KWI. For me, AMM beats JED ... but just barely. Sadly, I probably have a better experience than most as I am white.

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Mon May 12, 2008 3:56 pm

Thank you ever so much guys for the warm and welcome comments!

Quoting Zoheb (Reply 21):
SV fly to MAN? They should...

Yes. SV flies to MAN. I would have gone by MAN but that flight was full.  Sad
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Mon May 12, 2008 6:47 pm

Hi Arslaan,

congratulations to your first trip report. It is really well written, very detailed and informative. And the selection of pictures is just great. I enjoyed reading and watching.

I have never flown with Saudia and I can't remember that I have ever read a report about them, so this one was interesting for me.

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Mon May 12, 2008 8:15 pm

For a First trip report, and generally, this was a magnificent report. First time seeing a SV into Pakistan TR.
Excellent Photos and detail..I have heard both good and bads about SV but it seems like it was a good deal On SV


GREAT TR!
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Mon May 12, 2008 9:02 pm

Great trip report, i really enjoy reading about these more uncommon airlines like SV. btw you made a slight mistake

Quoting PKflyer (Thread starter):
VG Upper class check-in

VG is VLM, VS is Virgin Atlantic but that can be easily forgiven for such a interesting trip report, can't wait to read your return leg. When are you flying home?
 
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Mon May 12, 2008 10:24 pm

Hi

Nice report. I enjoyed it a lot. Good pics and videos.
Although your flight from LHR to JED seems to be on HZ-AKG, not AKC. Check your pics for it  Wink
I think now SV is a truly good and nice airline to fly with. This report covers an unknown airline, so well done!
I hope you had a good time in Pakistan!

Cheers,
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Mon May 12, 2008 10:45 pm

Arslaan, awesome trip report.

I look forward to flying SV one day, I always seem to use the other carriers from the region such as MS, KU, QR, EK, WY etc and have yet to fly SV.  Smile

Also yet to fly to Jeddah, however been to Riyadh.

Just out of curiosity are you returning though Jeddah, or this time through Riyadh?

Im glad you chose SV to write about as there are a few PIA TR's already.

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Tue May 13, 2008 6:58 pm

Hi Arslaan,

What a great way to start your trip report career! Considering the tiring journey and the stress of travelling with family (!) you did a great job of recording plenty of detail and taking some interesting photos. Hope you had a good time with the rest of your family in Pakistan and looking forward to hearing about the return flights to the UK!

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Tue May 13, 2008 8:15 pm

Once again I must say thank you ever so much for the amazing and warm comments.
One thing guys, I have flown back to the UK but due to exams and lots of coursework I will be doing the return leg in a week or two.
Sorry for any inconvenience.

Quoting SeansasLCY (Reply 27):
VG is VLM, VS is Virgin Atlantic

Oh sorry. My mistake. Thank for pointing it out.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 28):
Although your flight from LHR to JED seems to be on HZ-AKG, not AKC.

Thanks for that.  Smile Much appreciated.

Kind Regards
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Tue May 13, 2008 8:42 pm

Great 1st report, really enjoyed it, sure makes a change from the usual reports we see here!  Smile

SV looked actallu pretty decent of these flights, quite impressed though I'm not sure what I actually expected.

Did you make a note of the 2nd 777's reg you flew?

Look forward to your return report.

Regards

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Quoting PKflyer (Reply 31):
I have flown back to the UK but due to exams and lots of coursework

Good luck in your exams.We will wait till after you finish them for your return trip report.And judging with your excellent style in writing i am sure you will have straight AAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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Wed May 14, 2008 12:02 pm

Good luck with your exams...
 
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Sat May 17, 2008 12:40 am

Hey Arslaan!

Awesome report!  highfive  As others have mentioned, it's one of the few SV on here and always a treat to get something different like the tons of CO reports I've done!  Wink

Quoting PKflyer (Thread starter):
A short Filipino male sat next to me. He was Arabic and asked me if I spoke Arabic.

Yeah, I was a bit confused about this. Possibly he was Indonesian or Malaysian. Most Filipinos speak English, so even if you didn't speak Arabic, he should have tried English. Very interesting!  scratchchin 

Quoting PKflyer (Thread starter):
The lead Flight attendant also made a message regarding passengers who were going to do Umrah must change into their Ihrams.

This reminds me of a program they showed here in the US and believe done by the BBC where they followed a few on their pilgrimage , especially this one Arabic guy who was born and grew up in the UK being "westernized" and doing his very first Hajj. They followed him on an SV flight from LHR on the 772 and showed a small prayer "area" with a monitor pointing towards Mecca. Did they have that on your flight?

Quoting PKflyer (Thread starter):
I reunited with my fellow cousins. WELCOME PAKISTAN! I had to endure a 4 hour “Flying coach” ride to my village called Lachi but all in all……I AM HOME!

What? You didn't add the 4hr coach ride to this trip report??? What kind of trip report is this???  duck  Just kidding!

Good job and good luck with your exams! Look forward to your return trip!

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Quoting AznMadSci (Reply 35):
small prayer "area" with a monitor pointing towards Mecca. Did they have that on your flight?

Thanks for the great comments. Much appreciated.
Yes they did have this on my flights. Apparently SV have it on their 772's and 747's.
I forgot to take a picture of it. Sorry  Sad  Sad

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Sat May 17, 2008 11:42 am

Very good 1st report, Arslaan. It was a pleasure to read about SV, but it's quite shocking to see how the transfer is like at JED. Definitely not a place where I'd like to go.

Quoting PKflyer (Thread starter):
Hot Entrees
Fish with tarragon sauce
Baked white fish coated with saffron sauce and shrimps. Parisienne potatoes, broccoli and carrots
Lamb Tandoori
Tender pieces of lamb braised with Indian herbs and spices served with white rice and vegetable jalfrezi
Chicken Coriander
Succulent pieces of chicken cooked with coriander and Arabic spices served with Kapsa rice and green bean stew

It's not common in these days to have such a choice.

Quoting PKflyer (Thread starter):
As I entered the bus I noticed that the 772 was a medium sized aircraft. I thought it would be bigger.

Same thoughts about the GE90 engine?  Wink


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Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 13):
Quoting PKflyer (Thread starter):
I got my boarding card and proceeded towards an elevator which I was shocked to see!

And you were shocked because?

Because the gate which they announce to board from actually opens to an esclator that takes you down to the ground floor from where you board the bus which takes you to the plane, no jetways at JED which is shocking.
 
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Quoting 777way (Reply 38):
Because the gate which they announce to board from actually opens to an esclator that takes you down to the ground floor from where you board the bus which takes you to the plane, no jetways at JED which is shocking.

For a long time it was the same procedure at IAD.And also during the Haj season they will be no way to have enough jetways to cover the plane movement.
BTW i was bused to or from my plane in CDG,LHR,DXB,JED,DAM,CAI,IAD,VIE among other airports and i was not shocked.

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Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 39):
BTW i was bused to or from my plane in CDG,LHR,DXB,JED,DAM,CAI,IAD,VIE among other airports and i was not shocked.

For first timers visiting affluent lands it is quite an eye opener when they dont have such facilities, now if the jetways are busy and you get bussed its a different story.
 
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Quoting 777way (Reply 40):
For first timers visiting affluent lands it is quite an eye opener when they dont have such facilities,

IAD the capital city of THE USA did not have jetways at all.Now they do but they still shuttle pax with those moon buses.
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Mon May 19, 2008 7:19 pm

Excellent TR! A trip report on SV along with a Saudia Arabia transit and onwards to Pakistan ... a rare combination. It was a pleasure to read. Thank you for sharing.

May I ask how did you short list the airline as SV to ISB? Going by the masses one would easily recommend BA, which I believe have a direct flight to ISB, and then EK/EY/QR who could get you to ISB via their hubs. Was it the fact that SV had a good deal to offer?

Quoting DavidkunzVIE (Reply 6):
(OK, you mislabelled the 2 742s at JED as 743 and 744, but that's nit-picking.)

I think it is the B747-100 and not -200
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Mon May 19, 2008 7:49 pm

Hey Ojos. Thanks for your kind comments, they are most welcome.
Initially I would have gone by PK or BA for a direct flight if I could however I was unsucessful in doing that. I then tried EY and QR. QR was very expensive as EY was fully booked up. I then tried EK but that was too expensive. I then tried SV as it was £473. A great offer. PK was £630 whereas QR was £780 and EK was £801.

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Quoting PKflyer (Reply 43):
I then tried SV as it was £473. A great offer. PK was £630 whereas QR was £780 and EK was £801.

Thanks for the information, you surely got a good deal on SV. If you are making a return trip soon, try to get some ground shots in ISB, as in once you are in the aircraft, that would again be a rare sight indeed.
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Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 41):


Quoting 777way (Reply 40):
For first timers visiting affluent lands it is quite an eye opener when they dont have such facilities,

IAD the capital city of THE USA did not have jetways at all.Now they do but they still shuttle pax with those moon buses.

I meant the Gulf states with their showy affluence, anyways to each their own no need to get worked up.
 
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Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:33 pm

Well Im finally back on A.Net after a 8 month break! Looking back at my first TR, I am quite pleased.
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Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:21 pm

Just a few days I was hoping to see a TR with Saudi Arabian Airlines.
For me it's an interesting view into a world close yet so far...
Thank you for that!

Question: I was always under the impression there are no female F/A with SV. are they all foreign women?
 
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Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:51 pm



Quoting ELAL772 (Reply 47):
Thank you for that!

Question: I was always under the impression there are no female F/A with SV. are they all foreign women?

No worries mate. Its my pleasure.
To answer your question, there were plenty of F/A with SV both coming and going to ISB. I am certain that they were all Arabic.

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Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:14 pm

Hi Arslaan,

Marvelous TR. I really enjoyed reading it from beginning till end. It worth.
I really didn't know that SV play dua's before take-offs.

Waiting the second part now.

Keep it up.


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