Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > Emirates | Skywards
Reload this Page >

The Emirates Forum Brunch - Off-topic chit-chat and banter

The Emirates Forum Brunch - Off-topic chit-chat and banter

Reply

Old Jun 18, 18, 3:38 am
  #466  
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: DXB
Programs: EK, AA, DL, UA, SPG, HGP, Amex
Posts: 978
Originally Posted by sant2585 View Post
Off-topic (right thread for it, right?), but of interest for design nerds: came across an interesting blogpost by a map designer showing the thought-process and design choices for redesigning the in-flight magazine route map (an unnamed client in the blogpost, but clearly for EK). I can't remember when the last time I opened the magazine (straight onto ICE the moment I'm seated in Y), but I thought it was a cool bit of design work to reimagine the EK route map.

https://somethingaboutmaps.wordpress...rline-mapping/
Perfectly on-topic off-topic.

Interesting read. I like how, as it so often happens, "In the end, the client eventually preferred a more traditional representation"
extramileage is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 19, 18, 2:29 am
  #467  
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Pune, India
Programs: Exec Club - Gold Member - yeah baby, Emerald Aisle Executive Elite - Woo, Marriott Silver Executive
Posts: 118
Advice on maximizing a trip?

Hi all - I'm soon to fly Mumbai to Dubai to Seattle in Emirates J.

If anyone has tips to maximize the experience I would appreciate hearing them. FWIW I have zero status with Emirates.

I'm looking forward to the bar on the 380 out of Mumbai but unsure if I will get to it - the flight leaves at 4:30AM (if it is one of the very few flights that leave Mumbai on time.)
Harry Harry is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 19, 18, 2:49 am
  #468  
Ambassador: Emirates
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Economy, mostly :(
Programs: Skywards Gold
Posts: 6,855
Originally Posted by Harry Harry View Post
Advice on maximizing a trip?

Hi all - I'm soon to fly Mumbai to Dubai to Seattle in Emirates J.

If anyone has tips to maximize the experience I would appreciate hearing them. FWIW I have zero status with Emirates.

I'm looking forward to the bar on the 380 out of Mumbai but unsure if I will get to it - the flight leaves at 4:30AM (if it is one of the very few flights that leave Mumbai on time.)
Hey Harry,

I was on EK501 out of BOM yesterday (the 4:30am one) and it was on time, we arrived in DXB 15 minutes early, and the bar should be available.

Try get good seats, on the A380 23A/K are nice, in the 77W 7A/K in the forward mini-cabin are quite good. Make sure to try the wines and cocktails, EK have added some cool new cocktails in J over the past year, such as an Espresso Martini. if you don't get one ask if they have any amenity kits onboard, make sure you get a mattress pad to sleep on the longer flight to SEA, and get a polaroid photo at the bar (ask the crew, they have a camera for this, it's free)
skywardhunter is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 19, 18, 9:07 pm
  #469  
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Pune, India
Programs: Exec Club - Gold Member - yeah baby, Emerald Aisle Executive Elite - Woo, Marriott Silver Executive
Posts: 118
Originally Posted by skywardhunter View Post
Hey Harry,

I was on EK501 out of BOM yesterday (the 4:30am one) and it was on time, we arrived in DXB 15 minutes early, and the bar should be available.

Try get good seats, on the A380 23A/K are nice, in the 77W 7A/K in the forward mini-cabin are quite good. Make sure to try the wines and cocktails, EK have added some cool new cocktails in J over the past year, such as an Espresso Martini. if you don't get one ask if they have any amenity kits onboard, make sure you get a mattress pad to sleep on the longer flight to SEA, and get a polaroid photo at the bar (ask the crew, they have a camera for this, it's free)

Thanks Skywardhunter - I think I have 23k already from advice I read on this forum. Cocktails and photos it is.
skywardhunter likes this.
Harry Harry is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 21, 18, 9:29 am
  #470  
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Programs: QF: Plat
Posts: 151
Flew from DXB to CAI last Saturday, the plane (A6-EBO) was old and my IFE (7A) was not working even after a couple of resets so I changed seat to 10K which was half broken as I couldn't move the seat parts individually. The FA was trying to justify that the seat only had a few presets positions, I hope she was aware of how the seat works and not just trying to fool me.

Flew to LYS via DXB the next day in Y, it seems that EK doesn't greet QF platinum anymore, it was a nice gesture before. I decline the lunch service on the flight to LYS (the black Angus tenderloin was cooked to perfection in the F lounge) and the FA asked me if I was staff (I'm not), I wonder if staff usually skip meals in Y...
frausflyer is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old Jun 21, 18, 10:42 am
  #471  
Ambassador: Emirates
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Economy, mostly :(
Programs: Skywards Gold
Posts: 6,855
Originally Posted by frausflyer View Post
Flew from DXB to CAI last Saturday, the plane (A6-EBO) was old and my IFE (7A) was not working even after a couple of resets so I changed seat to 10K which was half broken as I couldn't move the seat parts individually. The FA was trying to justify that the seat only had a few presets positions, I hope she was aware of how the seat works and not just trying to fool me.

Flew to LYS via DXB the next day in Y, it seems that EK doesn't greet QF platinum anymore, it was a nice gesture before. I decline the lunch service on the flight to LYS (the black Angus tenderloin was cooked to perfection in the F lounge) and the FA asked me if I was staff (I'm not), I wonder if staff usually skip meals in Y...
greetings are intermittent sometimes, I don't get one on every flight (EK Gold)
skywardhunter is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 15, 18, 2:59 am
  #472  
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Shetland, uk
Programs: Skywards blue
Posts: 169
Hey folks,
anyone have any knowledge if itís cheaper to buy cigarettes in Singapore changi duty free or in Dubai duty free?
thanks.
Bouncingsouls is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 16, 18, 7:19 pm
  #473  
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Melbourne
Programs: QF, CX, BA
Posts: 99
Originally Posted by Bouncingsouls View Post
Hey folks,
anyone have any knowledge if itís cheaper to buy cigarettes in Singapore changi duty free or in Dubai duty free?
thanks.
I'd also like to know this, but with Hong Kong and Dubai
mitellic is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 17, 18, 1:01 am
  #474  
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 535
Originally Posted by mitellic View Post
I'd also like to know this, but with Hong Kong and Dubai
DXB in transit, duty free on arrival is more expensive.
ElJudioErrante is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 19, 18, 11:54 pm
  #475  
Moderator, Emirates
2019 FlyerTalk Awards
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Where My Heart Is
Programs: BAEC Silver, EK Blue
Posts: 2,675
Originally Posted by mitellic View Post
I'd also like to know this, but with Hong Kong and Dubai
Originally Posted by ElJudioErrante View Post
DXB in transit, duty free on arrival is more expensive.
From memory, I think HKG & DXB are very similar in pricing, around the £20 mark for 200 (although brand dependent).

S
Saltire74 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 21, 18, 3:22 pm
  #476  
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 535
Originally Posted by Saltire74 View Post




From memory, I think HKG & DXB are very similar in pricing, around the £20 mark for 200 (although brand dependent).

S
DXB cheaper and employees much more friendlier.
EYrevanchist likes this.
ElJudioErrante is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 18, 11:28 am
  #477  
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: DXB
Programs: EK, AA, DL, UA, SPG, HGP, Amex
Posts: 978
Tsk tsk... no good news to hear from EK's little brother.

https://gulfnews.com/business/aviati...ours-1.2258832
extramileage is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jul 31, 18, 9:05 am
  #478  
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 25
Hello all from the BA forum :-)

I'm fortunate enough to have a work travel policy that includes Emirates and 2-3 times and year take the following flights

London - SE asia (either KL, Sin or BKK) generally in J, followed by some non EK flights and return HKG - London usually in F

Thanks to the advice i received on this thread last year i'm maximising the benefits of this but for the last 3 trips have credited my miles to Alaska (currently sat on around 130K)

Given i could probably get myself to EK gold i was wondering what the views were on the reward scheme, on paper it wouldn't appear to offer me much other than the points bonuses. For reference i usually hit BA gold due to other flights and Avios is my main miles scheme

Any opinions?
AndyUK_101 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 1, 18, 7:25 am
  #479  
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: DXB
Programs: EK, AA, DL, UA, SPG, HGP, Amex
Posts: 978
Originally Posted by AndyUK_101 View Post
Hello all from the BA forum :-)

Given i could probably get myself to EK gold i was wondering what the views were on the reward scheme, on paper it wouldn't appear to offer me much other than the points bonuses. For reference i usually hit BA gold due to other flights and Avios is my main miles scheme

Any opinions?
You are right: If you fly J/F on EK anyway, there is limited value to Gold status other than bonus points, as you mention. There is marginal benefit on the Op Up priority list, but only within Fare Class (Fare Class trumps Status level unless Plat).

You can use the miles for upgrades, but you can also transfer points into Skywards from Amex.
extramileage is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 23, 18, 2:05 pm
  #480  
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Shetland, uk
Programs: Skywards blue
Posts: 169
Anyone done an international to international flight transfer in Bkk on seperate tickets? And having to do immigration then collect luggage and then check in and through immigration again?
will be landing in Bkk on EK374 at 7:30am on a J class ticket so would have priority immigration and priority bags.
The Next flight Iam looking at departs at 11:30am.
is 4hrs from landing to departure cutting it too fine?

Bouncingsouls is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread