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Part 2:KWI-DXB - FlyDubai - Economy - B737

Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:02 pm

Part 1 of this Trip Report : LHR-KWI

KUW DXB
Flight number. FN 056
Seat number. 23 B
Economy
Reg number. A6 FDJ
Boeing 737-8KN/W
Load was 174 passengers
Date. 28 01 2013
Take off 10:00 ( 11:20 ) take off in 5 min.
Landing. 12:45 (13:45)

Second leg of our journey. This was from Kuwait to Dubai on Flydubai. Tried to check in online but wasn't able to as this was not possible from the website. So had to, leave earlier to the airport as we had to drop of our rental car and then do the normal check in.

Route map courtesy the fantastic gcmap, Thanks.!
http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=kwi-dxb&MS=wls&MR=60&MX=720x360&PM=*


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Car rental was from a local kuwaiti company known as rent al mulla (araba car rental). Excellent service. Great price and good cars. Picked up the car - a brand new Mitsubishi galant from salmiya and returned it at the airport.


Our Ride - Mitsuibishi Galant
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Flight was delayed for over 2 hours due to heavy fog in dubai and dubai airport being shut in the morning

Finally flight scheduled to depart at 11:00 am. Security check and immigration was a breeze and was airside in less than 5 min. Used the pearl lounge by crowne plaza using the airport angel membership. Great little lounge with some hot and cold food available. It wasn't crowded and got a very nice area to relax before our trip to dubai. Food available were sausages, boiled eggs, French toast, croissants etc.

Pearl Lounge - KWI Airport
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Boarding was called at 11:00 am. It was quite orderly. Once on board we were amazed by the cleanliness if the aircraft.

Kuwait Airport - FDS
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Our Bird - A6-FDJ
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Plane Spotting Kuwait Airport
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9K-AND
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"best aircraft" quipped my wife and it was indeed immaculate. Love the sky interiors of these new Boeing birds. Gives a great sense of space onboard. The safety video was the The best I've seen. Very interactive and attention grabbing.
The Ife was a paid service however I couldn't play around with it as my screen seemed to be unresponsive. Did not bother with it for this short haul hop.

Superb Safety video on FN
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y437/Varun_KR/DSC_4500_zps2a6ec746.jpg

Lovely Sky interiors of FN - B737
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Seat Pitch
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Landed at 13:45. Looks like there was heavy tail wind as we seemed to make up for the lost time.
No further announcement from the captain. Service was a bit cold but efficient. Would definitely fly Flydubai for short haul and would highly recommend it.

Dubai Airport - Plane Spotting - lots of FN at terminal 2
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Landing into Dubai
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Another advantage of flying Fkydubai was that you land in terminal 2 DXB. Out of the airport in 15 minutes. Fantastic. ! Just what you need after air travel.

Sights and sounds of Dubai

Burj Al Arab
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Dodge Charger
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Dubai Metro
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Dubai desert Safari - Tanoura dancers
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Dubai Desert Safari
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Burj Al Arab
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Burj Khalifa
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Quokkas
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RE: Part 2:KWI-DXB - FlyDubai - Economy - B737

Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:56 am

Hi,

Good to see the next instalment posted.

Quoting newbief1yer (Thread starter):
Tried to check in online but wasn't able to as this was not possible from the website.

Their online check-in is odd as they seem to allow it if you are departing from DXB to Bahrain, Doha, Kuwait and Muscat. I wonder why it doesn't extend to checking in from those same places?

Quoting newbief1yer (Thread starter):
Plane Spotting Kuwait Airport

You managed to capture examples of both the A300 and A343. I like the almost retro style livery - smart yet simple.

Quoting newbief1yer (Thread starter):
Burj Al Arab

Great interior shot.

Thanks for sharing.
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lychemsa
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RE: Part 2:KWI-DXB - FlyDubai - Economy - B737

Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:43 am

Is it worth visiting Kuwait?
 
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RE: Part 2:KWI-DXB - FlyDubai - Economy - B737

Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:41 am

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 1):
Good to see the next instalment posted.

3 more to go..  
Quoting Quokkas (Reply 1):
Their online check-in is odd as they seem to allow it if you are departing from DXB to Bahrain, Doha, Kuwait and Muscat. I wonder why it doesn't extend to checking in from those same places?

Yup, odd indeed. One of my pet peeves, i always like to check in before hand, doing my part as a passenger. THe rest is up-to the airline to adhere to its part of the deal.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 1):
ou managed to capture examples of both the A300 and A343

Ya i only wish KU spend a bit more on the upkeep of their aircraft's.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 1):
Great interior shot

Thanks.

Quoting lychemsa (Reply 2):
Is it worth visiting Kuwait?

Well, not really lychemsa. Kuwait is mainly a business destination for now. Tourism wise you will have to search far and beyond to see anything. The desert don't have many Dunes and hence it all looks a bit too bare. I haven't heard of any news on them investing any more on tourism either.
Dubai, Yes, i am sure you would've heard off.
Another Jewel in the Arabian peninsula is Oman, which i've heard is an amazing country to visit. Great landscapes, and people.
 
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RE: Part 2:KWI-DXB - FlyDubai - Economy - B737

Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:26 pm

Hi newbieflyer,

Nice to see the next installment online.
Another nice report!
Dubai has been on my to visit list for quite some time now so I will definetely try to get there by the end of the year. When there I will definetely try flydubai out, everytime I see a TR of them they impress me very much  

cheers,

Brendan
 
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RE: Part 2:KWI-DXB - FlyDubai - Economy - B737

Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:32 pm

Thanks for responding. I was planning to go in November.

I am still wondering whether Doha is worth a stop. I am planning on Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, then north and south Oman.
 
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RE: Part 2:KWI-DXB - FlyDubai - Economy - B737

Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:48 pm

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 4):
Nice to see the next installment online.
Another nice report!

Cheers.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 4):
Dubai has been on my to visit list for quite some time now so I will definetely try to get there by the end of the year. When there I will definetely try flydubai out

Yes please do. Its a good airline to try out, especially short distances.

Quoting lychemsa (Reply 5):
Thanks for responding. I was planning to go in November.

I am still wondering whether Doha is worth a stop. I am planning on Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, then north and south Oman.

Doha is good i've heard, worth a try.
 
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RE: Part 2:KWI-DXB - FlyDubai - Economy - B737

Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:57 pm

Thanks for sharing. I had the chance to reavel to KWI a few weeks ago, although only taxiing. I was epecting a revolting airport based on internet reviews, but I was really impressed. It might be old, but it's spotless, well organized, seemed calm, and transiting at that place is a breeze as arrivals and departures are not segregated.

I had a look into that Pearl lounge, but I found it small and lacking privacy, so I went to the Kuwait Airways lounge, which was also available with Priority Pass. For future travelers which have the choice of both lounges, don't even bother and go to the Kuwait lounge. Great food selection, friendly staff, usually quite cal (at least at the time I was there), and private seating arrangements.

Other than that, quite impressed by Flydubai. Must give them a try sometime.
 
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RE: Part 2:KWI-DXB - FlyDubai - Economy - B737

Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:46 pm

Quoting reifel (Reply 7):
It might be old, but it's spotless

yup, its is neat and clean, but a bit boring. You would struggle to spend more than a couple of hours if you're on Transit. Other than that, its good.

Quoting reifel (Reply 7):
so I went to the Kuwait Airways lounge

Oh, didn't know that, good to know. Our main intention was to grab something to eat, for that Pearl Lounge was fit for purpose. But, Yes, no privacy seating.

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