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  1. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    HI Guys,

    So we're thinking to go Dubai airlines to London and just wanting feedback about the airlines as we've never flown it before. Good? Bad? The planes? Service? All feedback is appreciated.

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  2. Mick Butterfield

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    Hi @Leo2413 i have never heard of Dubai Airlines but know that Emirates/Qantas fly through Dubai and Etihad through Abu Dhabi both in the UAE. I have flown both routes/airlines to London and we quite impressed. I would put the Emirates/Qantas combo ahead of the Etihad but that is due mainly to my FF program and the fact I love the A380 for long haul haha. You would do well with either.
     
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    Thanks mate, I'm sure I meant Emirates :oops: *slapping myself*

    Great feedback as always. How were the Emirate planes? Service?

    Thanks !
     
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    On a related note, this is a useful website for comparing airline safety:

    Airline Ratings
     
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  7. Mick Butterfield

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    We only had one leg on the Emirates plane (code share with Qantas) and they were great. Modern, clean and really good service (this was lacking on the Etihad flights).
     
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    Do they have the full movies on screen at the back of chairs? I need that to pass the time between the peanuts and scotch..hehe
     
  9. Mick Butterfield

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    Hell yeah. The in flight is really good. I try and get a Qantas plane generally as the entertainment is a little more western.
     
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    Ok so will tell the wife to book Emirates airlines but Qantas plane?
     
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    Worth a try but you might not have a choice because sometimes, some routes are always flown on a specific carrier's planes.

    Edit: It's been a few years but I did used to fly semi-regularly with Emirates/Etihad for a while and found both of them good.
     
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    Oh I see.. ok will give it a shot!
     
  13. Mick Butterfield

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    That is what I do. It is often a little cheaper through Emirates. Make sure the times are suitable though I wouldn't stress too much between the two. I always search through Skyscanner which saves a heap of time.
     
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    Emirates and Qantas code share. If you want maximum FF Qantas points, make sure you book a Qantas flight (check flight number). Same plane but more points than if you book Emirates flight number. Of course, check fares as the difference may make booking Emirates more economical.
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    The amount, quality and return time of feedback from you fellows and felettes is truly remarkable!

    Sincere thanks to all of you, my E-family :D
     
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    emirates is good, i prefer qatar personally. ive done long haul qatar flights in borth economy and business and overall was definitely pretty impressed.
     
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    Emirates is really good havent flown few times, Eithad is one of the best airlines, rated worlds best via Abudhabi.
     
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    I would rate Emirates as second or third. Probably to Singapore and etihad (though Qatar takes n1 for business class).
    Check you connections through Dubai. I find a lot of the time the connections from Perth are horrible and you land up with 8+ hours in Dubai airport with a 2am boarding for your next flight.
    Often its quicker and better connections on Singapore air via Singapore. And Singapore airport is much nicer to boot.

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    @Blacky my wife is looking at both emirates and Singapore...shell choose one, which one is anyone's guess. As long as I get a window seat i'm happy :)
     
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    First time I flew Emirates on return trip they ripped up my boarding pass (window) as I was boarding and gave me another one (non-window), bummer and a bit weird I thought, then I couldn't find my seat row.. number didn't exist.. turns out it was upstairs in Business class, they upgraded me from economy without telling me, thanks Emirates ! Joining their FF scheme before I booked might have had something to do with it.

    But my last trip on Emirates to Australia took 36 hours... (via Dubai and Bangkok).
     
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