Widebody service to Dubai DXB

Old Nov 28, 19, 3:23 am
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I did. Last night, the "other department" was already closed, and agent A promised to check back in the morning and contact me before 10 am. But at around 3:30 am, the reservation got auto-cancelled and A never contacted me. I called and talked to agent B, who promised to check and call back. She did, but could not get the ticket confirmed. She sounded competent, though.
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Old Nov 28, 19, 2:37 pm
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Checking random dates, A359 flights to DXB seem to be available in November 2020, too. Didn't check all dates but it seems it's the same Fri/Sun pattern.
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Old Jan 11, 20, 12:53 pm
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Here are my J experiences from today's AY1961 with A321, departing 08:05. I was hoping a similar concept above, but unfortunately this did not happen (no lunch served). Breakfast was served in the first part of the flights (had it already in the lounge) and then they also offered sandwich toward end of the flight and some mid-flight Fazer chocolates. Wifi did not have connective as the route went all the time thru areas where no satellite connection were available.
Frankly, this sounds terrible. Does anyone have recent experience from AY1961 on A350?

Last year, it was ciabatta after take-off and lunch before landing, which was a very unconventional concept, but a very well thought-out one.

If anyone has a menu from the DXB route this season, I'd be grateful for that, too. It's not available on AY.com. Will be flying late this month.
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Old Jan 11, 20, 2:50 pm
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If anyone has a menu from the DXB route this season, I'd be grateful for that, too. It's not available on AY.com. Will be flying late this month.
I'm flying AY1961 tomorrow morning, I try to remember pick up the menu card.
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Old Jan 11, 20, 2:52 pm
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I'm flying AY1961 tomorrow morning, I try to remember pick up the menu card.
Check out the wines as well please! I'm interested whether they still serve the longhaul wine list.
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Old Jan 11, 20, 8:28 pm
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Originally Posted by ffay005 View Post
If anyone has a menu from the DXB route this season, I'd be grateful for that, too. It's not available on AY.com. Will be flying late this month.
AY1961 (A350) in Dec 2019.


The same ghastly röstibreakfast as on other European routes.


Ciabatta before landing, meh.


Morning return AY1970 (A321) Dec 2019.


”Breakfast” after departure.


Lunch before arrival to HEL. Planefoodwise this was the highlight of the journey and quality somewhat what one would expect on a flight of this length.


Originally Posted by kanamurva View Post
Check out the wines as well please! I'm interested whether they still serve the longhaul wine list.
Well, obviously they do not.

Btw. I heard that AY1962 DXB-HEL on A350 gets 3-course lunch after take-off and some kind of sandwich before arrival into HEL.

Also, I was told that A350s are through-catered at HEL but for A321s there is a catering uplift at DXB for the return flight.
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Old Jan 12, 20, 3:53 am
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AY1962 (A350) in Dec 2019:

Starter: Celeriac and Wästerbotten cheese with truffle vinaigrette
Main courses:
-Seared cod fillet with lobster sauce and fennel risotto
-Grilled chicken fillet with apple sauce and potato gratin, chantarelles and Brussels sprouts
-Ricotta cheese filled tortellini in creamy cheese sauce with oyster mushrooms and fava beans
Dessert: Chocolate-nougat cake

Pre-arrvival: Oat seed roll with fresh cheese and pepper
On AY1961 they first gave us LH wine list but it was collected shortly after this.
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Old Jan 12, 20, 4:07 am
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Thank you so much, Esledo and AY005!

I guess I have to lower my expectations food-wise (and drink-wise, too, but in my case that's okay since I don't care much about wines).

But there's still an amenity kit, I suppose? From Esledo's pics, I can see that longhaul bedding is available
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Old Jan 12, 20, 4:14 am
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Originally Posted by ffay005 View Post
But there's still an amenity kit, I suppose? From Esledo's pics, I can see that longhaul bedding is available
Yes, amenity kit and l/h pillow and duvets on A350, amenity kit and European flight pillows and duvets on A321.

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On AY1961 they first gave us LH wine list but it was collected shortly after this.
Indeed also on my AY1961 l/h wine list was predistributed at seat but it was quickly perished by the purser when I enquired which list is the correct one.
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Old Jan 12, 20, 4:18 am
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But there's still an amenity kit, I suppose? From Esledo's pics, I can see that longhaul bedding is available
Yes, amenity kits, LH bedding and noice cancelling headphones. So basically same set as last season but food and drinks were downgraded to SH style.
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Old Jan 13, 20, 1:28 am
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Same menu as above. They seem to have A350 specific menu card.

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Old Jan 15, 20, 1:21 am
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Finnair has assigned A330 to AY1961 on this friday.
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Old Jan 15, 20, 1:44 am
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Finnair has assigned A330 to AY1961 on this friday.
I've been thinking this would be a good solution. I didn't check whether there's a 0:45 departure on Saturday morning or not, but if yes, that departure shouldn't be delayed by more than an hour perhaps (or AY might have spares, I believe they don't use the A330s quite as efficiently as the A350s).
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Old Jan 15, 20, 2:06 am
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I didn't check whether there's a 0:45 departure on Saturday morning or not, but if yes, that departure shouldn't be delayed by more than an hour perhaps (or AY might have spares,
BKK 00:45 is daily A333 and one A333 coming from LHR AY1338 and can leave to BKK. So DXB AY1962 delay is not causing more troubles.
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Old Jan 15, 20, 2:11 am
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I wonder if I should try to proactively change my 8L seat to 6A...
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