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Old Jun 25, 18, 3:49 pm
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Originally Posted by skywardhunter View Post
Absolutely, but it's free in the lounge. Not a fan of their coffee by any stretch but it beats the automated machines and they have to-go cups and can make a flat white. These chain establishments suck in general, never understood the appeal of Starbucks for instance
Costa in B lounge from today has it's star employee back after absence of 6 weeks. So more smiles there again.
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Old Jun 25, 18, 8:22 pm
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How can I determine in which concourse Iíll arrive?
Apparently I can specify when booking a hotel room, and according to the link provided there is much noise pollution in Terminal 3 Concourse C
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Old Jun 25, 18, 8:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Herrick View Post
How can I determine in which concourse Iíll arrive?
Apparently I can specify when booking a hotel room, and according to the link provided there is much noise pollution in Terminal 3 Concourse C
You can't, the hotel usually transfers you reservation to whichever concourse you arrive.
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Old Jun 25, 18, 9:44 pm
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Well that certainly makes things easy.
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Old Jun 26, 18, 6:19 am
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^^ I'm all for boycotting a company that thinks it's ok to charge £3+ for a coffee (I know your reasons are different, but still I'm happy one more person is boycotting a coffee chain)
Long ago back in about 2006 now I began boycotting Starbucks over the way they were treating the Ethiopian growers and the branding/trademark issues - I used to drink tap water with my boss as she was a regular as there was a branch round the corner from the office. I have never drank or eaten anything in a Starbucks since apart from tap water on the rare times I accompany someone else. I too object to paying more for a cup of coffee than the farmers is being paid per kilo

trouble is I do like a nice cup of coffee
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Old Jun 26, 18, 9:14 am
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Originally Posted by amnicoll View Post
Long ago back in about 2006 now I began boycotting Starbucks over the way they were treating the Ethiopian growers and the branding/trademark issues - I used to drink tap water with my boss as she was a regular as there was a branch round the corner from the office. I have never drank or eaten anything in a Starbucks since apart from tap water on the rare times I accompany someone else. I too object to paying more for a cup of coffee than the farmers is being paid per kilo

trouble is I do like a nice cup of coffee
All very commendable, but nowt whatsoever to do with EK...
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Old Jun 28, 18, 1:10 pm
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Are the sleeping loungers significantly better in the FCL? Debating between the A business lounge, the hotel for $200, or paying up to FCL for $100
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Old Jun 29, 18, 1:55 am
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Are the sleeping loungers significantly better in the FCL? Debating between the A business lounge, the hotel for $200, or paying up to FCL for $100
If you have to pay to get in and you want to sleep It is not a good idea . You are better off getting a hotel room ( might cost you a bit more but worth it )
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Old Jun 29, 18, 3:42 am
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Are the sleeping loungers significantly better in the FCL? Debating between the A business lounge, the hotel for $200, or paying up to FCL for $100
Have you considered going to a hotel near the airport, rather than the actual airport hotel? At this time of year, you can get the Le Meridien Airport for around $85. The Le Meridien Fairway is around $55!!! Both are about 5 minutes drive from the airport (and you can use chauffeur drive).
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Old Jun 29, 18, 7:02 am
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Also another option (which I have never used because I am based in Dubai) is the 'Sleep N Fly' concept at Concourse A. The best part is that it is accessible by Priority Pass.
SLEEP 'N FLY - THE NEW AIRPORT SLEEP CONCEPT BY YAWN
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Old Jul 1, 18, 9:15 pm
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I'd also suggest getting a hotel outside the airport. You can actually get some fairly nice hotel rooms close to the airport at a low price this time of year.
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