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First time in F - what not to miss out?

First time in F - what not to miss out?

Old Jan 6, 12, 6:02 pm
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First time in F - what not to miss out?

Having flown in J a few times I now have an upcoming flight in F. To make the most of it I welcome suggestions on what I should not miss...

Guzzling on Dom is obvious. Also, the F lounge (but what is going to be the difference from the J lounge?)

Thanks in advance.
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Old Jan 6, 12, 7:22 pm
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First time in F

Sorry to piggy back the thread but it would be useful if suggestions were added as to what NOT to do as well.

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Old Jan 6, 12, 7:25 pm
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If you post your routes or flights you'd get the better feedback on what to expect
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Old Jan 6, 12, 8:45 pm
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Enjoy the food, wine, service, excellent hard product. I'm not sure what more one can get out of a flight.

In terms of lounges the difference between J and F is huge - much less crowded, free spa treatments/ shoe shine, better service and a la carte dining.

What you can safely miss out - trying to have a shower unless it is on the 380. Lounge showers are some of the worst I've seen at F lounges.
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Old Jan 6, 12, 9:09 pm
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Originally Posted by EK_Flyer View Post
If you post your routes or flights you'd get the better feedback on what to expect
Doing MAN-DXB-KUL on EK18 / EK346 (on the A380!)
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Old Jan 7, 12, 12:09 am
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ung1 has already answered your questions well.

The A380 in F will be good fun- You can also enjoy the J Bar.

The Bigger plane makes a stroll quite possible too

If you are interested in Aviation - you can ask the Purser for a Tour of the Aircraft & if possible the flight deck

As this is your first time try to save some time so you can explore the Lounge & get your Spa treatment too.

Enjoy & let us know how you got on ...

Cheers !

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Old Jan 7, 12, 7:47 am
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I always insist on doing the complimentary shoe shine service after walking around dubai dusty streets making my shoes looking like construction worker shoes.
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Old Jan 7, 12, 10:07 am
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Originally Posted by kulguy View Post
Doing MAN-DXB-KUL on EK18 / EK346 (on the A380!)
Well, if you're anything like me, once the meal service has finished you'll head to the J bar (escorted by the lovely EK staff, and your choice of tipple) to spend the next few hours wondering why all flights couldn't be like this
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Old Jan 7, 12, 10:31 am
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Originally Posted by kulguy View Post
Doing MAN-DXB-KUL on EK18 / EK346 (on the A380!)
I am flying EK 018 MAN -DXB - BOM in F next week when do you fly?
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Old Jan 7, 12, 10:46 am
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Originally Posted by NA-Flyer View Post
I always insist on doing the complimentary shoe shine service after walking around dubai dusty streets making my shoes looking like construction worker shoes.
I always wear trainers. Can you shine them???
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Old Jan 7, 12, 11:29 am
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Originally Posted by DYKWIA View Post
Well, if you're anything like me, once the meal service has finished you'll head to the J bar (escorted by the lovely EK staff, and your choice of tipple) to spend the next few hours wondering why all flights couldn't be like this
While I definitely will go to the bar, it seems a waste to pay for a suite and NOT use it...
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Old Jan 7, 12, 11:31 am
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Originally Posted by Gorilaz View Post
I am flying EK 018 MAN -DXB - BOM in F next week when do you fly?
Not for some time yet. Flying in March. Maybe a trip report from you? That would be helpful.
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Old Jan 7, 12, 12:40 pm
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Will be flying in F in 3 weeks time . I'll try all the things offered... and then report it here!
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Old Jan 7, 12, 3:45 pm
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I am in F later today DXB-MAN. So will report back

Will they have kits or can I blag one in the lounge ?
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Old Jan 7, 12, 6:00 pm
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Originally Posted by vji6697 View Post
I am in F later today DXB-MAN. So will report back

Will they have kits or can I blag one in the lounge ?
Very dissapointed by the desk staff at the F lounge. I asked one guy who was sat on the desksas you walked in if he could confirm that the flight would have amenity kits. He tapped away for 5 minutes and told me that there was availability in first class if I wanted to upgrade. He actually had my boarding pass in his hand as he told me this. The fact that it said first nd tht I ws in the f lounge must have bypassed him. After I explained again, he Sid he didn't know and to ask the front desk. There the lady I was to just wanted to go for her break and just told me tht she didn't know and tht she didn't have any.

Hopefully the cc will be more pleasant.
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