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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 Feb 23, 19, 3:22 am
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Originally Posted by onobond View Post
A question to those already done this route - what AUH hotel to recommend for at least the outbound? Spending 20h in an airport isn't tempting, even if there were lounges open (haven't actually checked if there are). Premier Inn has a convenient location, and as has been reported, liberally allows late check-out at 18.00, which suites well for a 22.00 departure. Any other suggestions?
There is AUH Aloft hotel, which is located in the middle between the city and airport.
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Old Feb 23, 19, 4:58 am
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Originally Posted by peter h View Post
My e-ticket receipt says 3 hours (and that was also the case in DXB)
It is 3 hours for the normal check in desk at AUH. I turned up then but all of the above check in signage was for economy. I was directed to the left hand side of T1 where there seems to be a general business check in counter, not necessarily restricted to UL. Because I didnít check it out before the 3 hours then I am not sure if the business check Iím desk would accept to issue BPs before the 3 hours.
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Old Feb 23, 19, 5:01 am
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Originally Posted by onobond View Post
A question to those already done this route - what AUH hotel to recommend for at least the outbound? Spending 20h in an airport isn't tempting, even if there were lounges open (haven't actually checked if there are). Premier Inn has a convenient location, and as has been reported, liberally allows late check-out at 18.00, which suites well for a 22.00 departure. Any other suggestions?

A suggestion for the Wiki would be to enter both positioning flights and hotel stays related. Any aspects on that?
I advised about the 18:00 check in for Premier Inn but only if you book directly with them. Even though I told them upon arriving at 0015 on the BA flight, they still rang me at 10:45 to check and it was no problem at all. It was useful for me to be able to work that day and save up a dayís holiday leave. A fellow FTíer stayed at a hotel called Traders and he said it has a nice pool and private beach.
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Old Feb 23, 19, 9:28 am
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Having my suggestion of entering positioning flights and hotel stays approved by msm2000uk, who came up with the good idea of adding a Wiki, I'm entering my positioning flights now. Still working on the hotel, I eagerly await more experiences/suggestions, but info will be added after making a reservation.

Encouraging all who are in the Wiki now, or planning to join, to also enter flights & hotels
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Old Feb 24, 19, 11:07 am
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Originally Posted by Nagolnagol View Post
It is 3 hours for the normal check in desk at AUH. I turned up then but all of the above check in signage was for economy. I was directed to the left hand side of T1 where there seems to be a general business check in counter, not necessarily restricted to UL. Because I didnít check it out before the 3 hours then I am not sure if the business check Iím desk would accept to issue BPs before the 3 hours.
Same thing happened for me tonight. Arrived with 2hr 50mins to go and the normal desk had a queue of maybe 20 people with LOTS of luggage.

Went to the generic first/business check in area. Two desks working and one was free (and, interestingly, no credit card check).Then to the dedicated passport/security lanes - again no wait at all. Probably from taxi to lounge in 10 minutes?
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Old Feb 24, 19, 11:52 pm
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I'm rather late to the party here, and just starting to look through this - will think about April. Do UK nationals need a transit visa in advance for Sri Lanka?
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Old Feb 25, 19, 12:22 am
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Originally Posted by Woodbinerich View Post
I'm rather late to the party here, and just starting to look through this - will think about April. Do UK nationals need a transit visa in advance for Sri Lanka?
Only if you plan to leave the airport.
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Old Feb 25, 19, 6:00 am
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Originally Posted by bchang View Post
Now that UL has moved to Terminal 3 (also used by MH), that should be an easier transit in CGK, especially if you already have your MH boarding pass.
It took me about an hour to get through to the arrivals hall today coming in on UL364. The aircraft arrived 15 mins early and I was first off into the jet bridge. The trouble was that our gate was towards the tip of extension at the western end of the terminal. It felt like I walked the whole length of the terminal to get to baggage claim - I was HBO, so no delay there. To immigration and it looked like an Eva Air flight had recently arrived, as the foreigner lanes were packed (and only 5 lanes out of 8 were manned). At customs, there were more short queues to have your luggage scanned again - and finally out!

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Old Feb 25, 19, 9:39 am
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Hi, I was looking to do the AUH-CMB-CGK run in the middle of March. I was looking to do two back to backs, as time is limited. I intend to spend a night in Jakata on each, but I wonder if anyone has done the AUH end back to back. I note some have confirmed at Jakata you need a printed boarding pass, but what about AUH? Sri Lankan airlines website states phone boarding passes are accepted in AUH (Several destinations are listed as not).
Has anyone successful done this by checking in online and having a mobile boarding pass at AUH, also what’s the procedure for transiting in AUH, is it via transit security or just arrival at gate then into main terminal like USA domestic/Singapore etc. All help greatly appreciated.
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Old Feb 25, 19, 12:38 pm
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Hi, I was looking to do the AUH-CMB-CGK run in the middle of March. I was looking to do two back to backs, as time is limited. I intend to spend a night in Jakata on each, but I wonder if anyone has done the AUH end back to back. I note some have confirmed at Jakata you need a printed boarding pass, but what about AUH? Sri Lankan airlines website states phone boarding passes are accepted in AUH (Several destinations are listed as not).
Has anyone successful done this by checking in online and having a mobile boarding pass at AUH, also whatís the procedure for transiting in AUH, is it via transit security or just arrival at gate then into main terminal like USA domestic/Singapore etc. All help greatly appreciated.
Not in their FAQ.
https://www.srilankan.com/en_uk/copo...etails?type=18
Which airports accept eBoarding Passes?
An eBoarding pass is the boarding pass that you receive once you have checked-in online. You will receive this to the email address that youíve entered at the time of checking-in online.
Except the destinations mentioned below, all other airports accept e-boarding passes.

Abu Dhabi - Bangalore - Beijing - Canton - Chennai - Cochin - Dhak - Delhi - Doha (Home Printed with Bar code is ONLY allowed) - Jakarta...
Me, I wouldn't risk it.
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Old Feb 26, 19, 5:04 pm
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Originally Posted by peter h View Post
Same thing happened for me tonight. Arrived with 2hr 50mins to go and the normal desk had a queue of maybe 20 people with LOTS of luggage.

Went to the generic first/business check in area. Two desks working and one was free (and, interestingly, no credit card check).Then to the dedicated passport/security lanes - again no wait at all. Probably from taxi to lounge in 10 minutes?
Had this earlier today - 2 hidden podiums in the corner for all F/J pax.

Was asked for my credit card, but even with that, I was through within 7mins of being dropped off.

The flight from AUH-CMB was wholly uneventful, but I would strongly recommend avoiding Row 1 - far less leg room when reclining.

In Row 2, even with the seat in front of me reclined, I could easily get out to the aisle.

I'll put some photos up a bit later.

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Old Feb 26, 19, 9:48 pm
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Originally Posted by msm2000uk View Post
....but I would strongly recommend avoiding Row 1 - far less leg room when reclining.

In Row 2, even with the seat in front of me reclined, I could easily get out to the aisle.

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I've booked DXB-CGK-DXB x2 (all 320/1) and have selected seat 1A for all flights. I'm not a tall person, and find it much easier to get out of, as I don't have to struggle over someone with the seat in front fully reclined. But, YMMV.

I also did this last year, and lucked out as all flights were changed to 333.
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Old Feb 27, 19, 12:04 am
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I did find the leg space and pitch on both the A320 and the A321 very good, even when the person in front was fully reclined.
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Old Feb 27, 19, 3:07 am
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I can't get Amex Travel to recognise Jakarta as a destination. Anyone else having an issue?
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Old Feb 27, 19, 3:27 am
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Originally Posted by Wozza2404 View Post
I can't get Amex Travel to recognise Jakarta as a destination. Anyone else having an issue?

Its deliberate apparently no idea why, they don't allow hotel bookings there either. Voucher has to be used online too which means the call centre can't help either
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