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Old Aug 23, 18, 7:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Bouncingsouls View Post
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?

4hrs should be perfectly fine. I've generally never needed more than 10 mins to get through immigration at BKK
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Old Sep 10, 18, 12:31 pm
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SA Fares being re-aligned tomorrow!

Signed up on the EK travel agent portal, got this mail today:

Dear Industry Partners,



Effective Tuesday, 11 September 2018 all fares originating ex Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town will be realigned.



The fare adjustments will be applicable to all bookings issued on/after Tuesday, 11 September 2018



In order to secure your existing bookings and quotations, we suggest that all your current reservations be issued by Monday, 10 September 2018.



Thank you in advance for your support and co-operation.
Ironically the subject line says 12 Sept but content clearly says 11 Sept.
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Old Sep 11, 18, 12:13 am
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Originally Posted by skywardhunter View Post
Signed up on the EK travel agent portal, got this mail today:



Ironically the subject line says 12 Sept but content clearly says 11 Sept.
Guess this is due to the weakness of the Rand?!
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Old Sep 11, 18, 2:23 am
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Originally Posted by XXTSGR View Post


Guess this is due to the weakness of the Rand?!
​​​​​​Very likely. Will compare published fares this afternoon with yesterday's
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Old Sep 11, 18, 7:23 am
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Originally Posted by skywardhunter View Post
​​​​​​Very likely. Will compare published fares this afternoon with yesterday's
as a data point I booked an F return yesterday on the EK website from CPT. Cost was R52,900. Today the exact same flights are R81,849. However this could be due to inventory. The cheapest available F now on my route is R56339, although the dates for this price would not have worked for me. To keep with the flights booked yesterday would now be R52269 but not in F, in J!!!!!
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Old Sep 11, 18, 7:44 am
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Ouch, big increase in USD prices as well.

Lowest Y fare published is a K fare. A lot of these fares expire on 9 December as well which is the last day before peak season begins.

RBD Before After
X 87 N/A
K 189 221
M 305 338
Y 1468 1511

O 1158 N/A
I 2104 2307

A 2369 3857

Most of these (except A) expire 9 Dec, so they're off-peak fares, but no adv purchase requirement, except A which is 10 days.

The flight I booked yesterday is up about 6%

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Old Oct 5, 18, 1:09 pm
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New plastic cups in Y, very nice, sturdier and a rounded edge rather than the sharp edge on the old ones
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Old Oct 5, 18, 2:09 pm
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Originally Posted by skywardhunter View Post
New plastic cups in Y, very nice, sturdier and a rounded edge rather than the sharp edge on the old ones
Do they still do the bloody mary with full presentation in Y? I remember this from a number of years back...
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Old Oct 5, 18, 2:48 pm
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Do they still do the bloody mary with full presentation in Y? I remember this from a number of years back...
Not something I've ever asked for (or likely will). I love tomato juice but not a fan of celery or vodka
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Old Oct 5, 18, 3:28 pm
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Do they still do the bloody mary with full presentation in Y? I remember this from a number of years back...
Bloody Mary in a plastic cup in Y. I think not......
Heaven forbid.
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Old Oct 5, 18, 6:21 pm
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I'm traveling on one of those downgrade compensation certificates and I am planning my route back from MNL back to DXB via... well, wherever, in J. I have enough points to burn on QF or CX Asia-Australia and on SQ within Asia. The EK ticket is fully changeable. I'll most likely be writing/vlogging a trip review (discreetly, not like an arse), so I want to try a completely new product.

Here are my options:
MNL-HKG-ADL on CX in J then ADL-DXB (EK441) in the new 77L J
or
MNL-HKG on CX (Y) then HKG-BKK-DXB (EK385) in the new 2 class A380 with the new bar (looks like a 75% chance based on history)
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MNL-SYD-AKL in QF (J) then AKL-DXB (EK449) just because it's the longest EK flight? Same usual A380 product - and I'll be on DXB-LAX a few days later.
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something I haven't thought about yet?

What do you all think?
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Old Oct 6, 18, 2:05 am
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Originally Posted by skywardhunter View Post
New plastic cups in Y, very nice, sturdier and a rounded edge rather than the sharp edge on the old ones
Yes, I noticed, too!

Nice to see an actual enhancement in Y on any airline these days.
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Old Oct 6, 18, 8:17 am
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Originally Posted by skywardhunter View Post
New plastic cups in Y, very nice, sturdier and a rounded edge rather than the sharp edge on the old ones
Can hardly wait to see this....

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Old Oct 8, 18, 8:45 am
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Originally Posted by skywardhunter View Post
New plastic cups in Y, very nice, sturdier and a rounded edge rather than the sharp edge on the old ones
Do you have any pictures?
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Old Oct 8, 18, 9:23 am
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Originally Posted by skywardhunter View Post
New plastic cups in Y, very nice, sturdier and a rounded edge rather than the sharp edge on the old ones
Two weeks ago, I flew Y long haul (on any carrier) for the first time in 6 or 7 years.

I was given a plastic cup ( ) with wine in it ( ), this was probably the new 'enhanced' model.

How fortunate that I am not able to compare it to the previous, inferior edition....
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