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Oneworld: UL: DXB-CGK in J, $800 R/T

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Meet Up & Tips Thread AUH-CMB-CGK fare:

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1. The footrest on the Neo is pretty useless. It's not deep enough to hold both feet, and too high for anyone over 5ft!
2. The IFE on the Neo is crisp, but the screens on the A321-200s are also very good - they fold out from the central armrest
3. Despite the 2300 departure time from AUH, meals are provided - and thus the lights come on. There's no blindfold in the UL miniature amenity kit, so bring your own.
4. Even with the seat in front of you fully reclined, there is plenty of space to get out
5. Despite the IFE and power boxes, there is a huge amount of legroom (even for me at 6ft).
6. Upon arrival into CGK, try and grab a golf-buggy to Passport Control. It is free, and tipping is hugely frowned upon (there's a sign) - it's much quicker than walking.
7. Dependent on your passport, you may have to fill in an Immigration form. UL do not stock them onboard.
8. Once through to the baggage hall, grab a Customs form, UL wont provide this on the plane, but you'll need it to exit into the main arrivals area.
9. If using Grab Taxi (around 60% cheaper than the official airport taxis), head to the right once through into the main Arrivals area. It will lead into the car park, where you will meet your driver.
10. UL use Check-In Desks C5-C9 - between entrances 2 and 3. There is Security upon entry, but only for your baggage.
11. The Saphire CGK lounge has poor air-con, but decent drinks and acceptable food choices. Good wifi too, with views of the runway, so you can spot your plane landing. The buffet area has the best air-con if you're warm.
12. There is no Fast Track for UL passengers, and be cautious of the Ladies Only Lane at security - which often has shorter queues, but which I couldn't use.
13. If it's a bussed departure from CMB (clue:the downstairs gates) don't bust a gut to kick your heels in the lounge. J-class passengers are the very last ones to be picked (by a dedicated bus). If you are last minute, let one of the supervisors know and he/she will facilitate your passage through security. This can be a successful ploy if you are simply impatient and have a J-class bc
14. At CGK UL will check bags on separate tickets to final destination -- reportedly this holds even where non-OneWorld carriers are involved.

MEET-UP

Flight format: DD-MM-YY ULxxx AUH-CMB Username

Addendum 23-02-19: Please also add:
1. Positioning flights in the same format as above
2. Related hotel stays in a similar format: DD-MM-YY XXX(airport code) Hotel name Username

June 2019
21-06-2019 BA109 LHR-DXB msm2000uk
22-06-2019 UL208 AUH-CMB msm2000uk
23-06-2019 UL364 CMB-CGK msm2000uk
23-06-2019 FM7 Hotel Jakarta
24-06-2019 UL365 CGK-CMB msm2000uk
24-06-2019 UL225 CMB-AUH msm2000uk
24-06-2019 UL208 AUH-CMB msm2000uk
25-06-2019 UL364 CMB-CGK msm2000uk
25-06-2019 FM7 Hotel Jakarta
26-06-2019 UL365 CGK-CMB msm2000uk
26-06-2019 UL225 CMB-AUH msm2000uk
27-06-2019 BA73 AUH-LHR msm2000uk

August 2019
18-08-2019 BA555 FCO-LHR Glenlivet
19-08-2019 BA73 LHR-AUH Glenlivet
Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi
20-08-2019 UL208 AUH-CMB Glenlivet
21-08-2019 UL364 CMB-CGK Glenlivet
Alila SCBD Jakarta
22-08-2019 UL365 CGK-CMB Glenlivet
22-08-2019 UL207 CMB-AUH Glenlivet
Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi
23-08-2019 UL208 AUH-CMB Glenlivet
24-08-2019 UL364 CMB-CGK Glenlivet
Alila SCBD Jakarta
25-08-2019 UL365 CGK-CMB Glenlivet
25-08-2019 UL207 CMB-AUH Glenlivet
26-08-2019 BA72 AUH-LHR Glenlivet
26-08-2019 BA548 LHR-FCO Glenlivet

September 2019
04-09-2019 BA105 LHR-DXB SirToby
06-09-2019 UL226 DXB-CMB SirToby
07-09-2019 UL364 CMB-CGK SirToby
16-09-2019 UL365 CGK-CMB SirToby
16-09-2019 UL225 CMB-DXB SirToby
17-09-2019 BA106 DXB-LHR SirToby

October 2019
09-10-2019 UL226 DXB-CMB Jase76
10-10-2019 UL364 CMB-CGK Jase76
11-10-2019 UL365 CGK-CMB Jase76
11-10-2019 UL207 CMB-AUH Jase76
11-10-2019 UL208 AUH-CMB Jase76
12-10-2019 UL364 CMB-CGK Jase76
13-10-2019 UL365 CGK-CMB Jase76
13-10-2019 UL207 CMB-AUH Jase76
13-10-2019 UL208 AUH-CMB Jase76
14-10-2019 UL364 CMB-CGK Jase76
15-10-2019 UL365 CGK-CMB Jase76
15-10-2019 UL207 CMB-AUH Jase76
17-10-2019 UL208 AUH-CMB Jase76
18-10-2019 UL364 CMB-CGK Jase76
19-10-2019 UL365 CGK-CMB Jase76
19-10-2019 UL225 CMB-DXB Jase76

November 2019
05-11-2019 UL208 AUH-CMB Scallywag72
06-11-2019 UL364 CMB-CGK Scallywag72
07-11-2019 UL365 CGK-CMB Scallywag72
07-11-2019 UL207 CMB-AUH Scallywag72
07-11-2019 AUH Hilton Capital Grand Scallywag72
08-11-2019 UL208 AUH-CMB Scallywag72
09-11-2019 UL364 CMB-CGK Scallywag72
09-11-2019 UL365 CGK-CMB Scallywag72
10-11-2019 UL207 CMB-AUH Scallywag72
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Old Jan 25, 19, 10:53 am
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Originally Posted by ifearn0thing View Post
I'm still seeing good availability for this fare from DXB/AUH up until May.
It seems so, indeed, but there's no availability after the summer (August-December), which would've been more relevant for me. But I've already changed my plans and will be doing a very different itenerary for BAEC TPs in my next membership year.
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Old Jan 27, 19, 2:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Flying Yazata View Post
will be doing a very different itenerary for BAEC TPs in my next membership year.

Found something exceptional you'd be willing to share ???
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Old Jan 27, 19, 2:53 pm
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Have flown UL before and liked it.

I've never done the transfer from DXB to AUH (which I'd need to do), how is it ? And what is the best way to sensibly do it ? Any taxi firms I should go for in particular ? - actually there will be other threads for that I guess !

Having flown UL before I'm a bit annoyed I haven't received the 10% off business class email :-(

Can the $666 fare be manipulated to include a stopover in CMB ? I'm presuming it'd go up by at least the departure taxes if in excess of 24hrs but has anyone experimented with adding a week or so ?

EDIT:
Having used the multistop option on the UL website I've discovered the prices seem to double when I add a week long stopover in CMB :-(

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Old Jan 28, 19, 12:41 am
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Originally Posted by Sisyphus1carus View Post
Have flown UL before and liked it.

I've never done the transfer from DXB to AUH (which I'd need to do), how is it ? And what is the best way to sensibly do it ? Any taxi firms I should go for in particular ? - actually there will be other threads for that I guess !

Having flown UL before I'm a bit annoyed I haven't received the 10% off business class email :-(

Can the $666 fare be manipulated to include a stopover in CMB ? I'm presuming it'd go up by at least the departure taxes if in excess of 24hrs but has anyone experimented with adding a week or so ?

EDIT:
Having used the multistop option on the UL website I've discovered the prices seem to double when I add a week long stopover in CMB :-(


You can throw money at the transfer and get a taxi (£60+ ?). The value option would be get a Noi card loaded up at the airport metro station, take the metro to al Gubhaiba bus station for the (very frequent, perfectly comfortable, paid by Noi card) bus to Abu Dhabi then a taxi to the airport. OK, you could get the bus from the Abu Dhabi bus terminus - but that might be taking value too far

Taxi would be something like 90 minutes, depends on local traffic: the public transport option twice as long but way cheaper.

Alternatively bus it and overnight in Abu Dhabi: it's worth seeing.
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Old Jan 28, 19, 1:12 am
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I am not sure if this helps as a reference point but we actually did a transfer on the reverse route, Abu Dhabi city to Dxb airport. We just asked our hotel in Abu Dhabi about the rates and after some haggling, managed to get a car for about 400 dirhams arranged by someone at the concierge. These personnel at the concierge don't get much (or anything) if the hotel car is provided so you can definitely haggle with them and be sure that they will have their own private people to do these transfers. (I am sure they get a commission!)

While 400 dirhams is still expensive, it was for an MPV as we had a lot of luggage. A regular sedan car could likely cost a little less.


It was a comfortable 2hr journey and if flight options are better either in terms of pricing or availability from the other city, it is still a viable option to do the transfer between the cities. Just take note of peak hour traffic.

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Old Feb 7, 19, 12:13 pm
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Anyone doing this next week? I'm AUH-CMB-CGK on 14/02, returning CGK-CMB-AUH on 17/02.
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Old Feb 8, 19, 1:30 am
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Originally Posted by Blackmagic View Post
... after some haggling, managed to get a car for about 400 dirhams...!
A typical mercedes MPV from the taxi rank at AUH would have cost 300 dirhams into Dubai. And no need for haggling :-)
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Old Feb 8, 19, 12:42 pm
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A typical mercedes MPV from the taxi rank at AUH would have cost 300 dirhams into Dubai. And no need for haggling :-)
Not disputing that it could have been (a little) cheaper, but our poster was starting from Abu Dhabi city so not directly comparable.
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Old Feb 8, 19, 8:34 pm
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Thank you Stargold, yes you have rightly pointed out the difference! It would take maybe +/- 80 dirhams to get to AUH from the city (it was 95 from AUH to city but i believe the return would not be subject to the AED 25.00 starting meter that are specifically for airport departures) so taking that into account, we more or less paid the standard rate
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Old Feb 9, 19, 4:32 am
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Haven't been to the Emirates in two years. Isn't Uber still operating, I payed sub 200 from AUH to DXB...
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Old Feb 10, 19, 12:55 pm
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Is it correct that this fare no longer allows stopovers in CMB?

Thanks.
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Old Feb 10, 19, 7:15 pm
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Want to do B2B trip between 2 tix and quick turnover in AUH not CGK. Only have 1hour between. Arrived on 22:00pm and dept on 23:00.
Is it possible to do online checkin and use mobile BP in AUH? Cuz according to UL website states counter checkin doesn't include UAE. Anyone have try on this tight schedule?
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Old Feb 11, 19, 5:33 am
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Originally Posted by Nagolnagol View Post
Anyone doing this next week? I'm AUH-CMB-CGK on 14/02, returning CGK-CMB-AUH on 17/02.
Right now in CGK in the middle of my 2nd return trip AUH-CMB-CGK rt, returning to AUH on 12/02 then AUH-CMB-CGK on 13/02, returning on 15/02 and then again on 16/02, returning the 18/02
I know Iím crazy...
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Old Feb 11, 19, 7:01 am
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Originally Posted by lxpatrick View Post
Want to do B2B trip between 2 tix and quick turnover in AUH not CGK. Only have 1hour between. Arrived on 22:00pm and dept on 23:00.
Is it possible to do online checkin and use mobile BP in AUH? Cuz according to UL website states counter checkin doesn't include UAE. Anyone have try on this tight schedule?
All the advice I've seen here says that you need a printed BP for the UL flights - and IIRC, there was also a credit card check at the desk when I checked in at DXB for my run to Jakarta.
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Old Feb 12, 19, 2:13 am
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Originally Posted by Glenlivet View Post

Right now in CGK in the middle of my 2nd return trip AUH-CMB-CGK rt, returning to AUH on 12/02 then AUH-CMB-CGK on 13/02, returning on 15/02 and then again on 16/02, returning the 18/02
I know Iím crazy...
i decided to do a side trip to Yogjakarta on 16th to see the Borodur Temple and Mount Merapi; hired car and driver for GBP25 for whole day
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