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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:

TIPS

PSA: You WILL receive TPs and Avios even on promotional fare I Class (the no miles restriction only applies to UL's own programme).
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

December 2019
02-12-2019 UL208 AUH-CMB JessicaTam
03-12-2019 UL364 CMB-CGK JessicaTam
10-12-2019 UL365 CGK-CMB iambic
10-12-2019 UL225 CMB-DXB iambic
12-12-2019 UL365 CGK-CMB JessicaTam
12-12-2019 UL207 CMB-AUH JessicaTam

January 2020
17-01-2020 UL226 DXB-CMB jonapet89
18-01-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK jonapet89
19-01-2020 UL226 DXB-CMB mad_rich
21-01-2020 UL365 CGK-CMB jonapet89
26-01-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK mad_rich
27-01-2020 UL225 CMB-DXB jonapet89
28-01-2020 BA1469 INV-LHR onobond
29-01-2020 BA107 LHR-DXB onobond
29-01-2020 DXB LeMeridien Fairview onobond
29-01-2020 UL365 CGK-CMB mad_rich
29-01-2020 UL225 CMB-DXB mad_rich

February 2020
01-02-2020 UL226 DXB-CMB onobond
02-02-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK onobond
02-02-2020 CGK Doubletree onobond
03-02-2020 UL365 CGK-CMB onobond
03-02-2020 UL225 CMB-DXB onobond
03-02-2020 DXB LeMeridien Fairview onobond
04-02-2020 UL226 DXB-CMB onobond
05-02-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK onobond
05-02-2020 MH720 CGK-KUL onobond
05-02-2020 BA73 LHR-AUH thejohn
06-02-2020 Premier Inn AUH thejohn
07-02-2020 UL208 AUH-CMB thejohn, Lefly
07-02-2020 UL226 DXB-CMB Dancrane +1
08-02-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK thejohn, Dancrane +1, Lefly
08-02-2020 Ibis Styles CGK thejohn
09-02-2020 MH717 KUL-CGK onobond
09-02-2020 UL365 CGK-CMB onobond, thejohn, Dancrane +1, Lefly
09-02-2020 UL207 CMB-AUH thejohn, Lefly
09-02-2020 UL225 CMB-DXB onobond, Dancrane +1
10-02-2020 BA106 DXB-LHR onobond
10-02-2020 BA1468 LHR-INV onobond
10-02-2020 UL208 AHU-CMB thejohn
11-02-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK thejohn
11-02-2020 Doubletree by Hilton thejohn
14-02-2020 UL365 CMB-AUH thejohn
14-02-2020 UL207 CMB-AUH thejohn
19-02-2020 BA72 AUH-LHR thejohn
27-02-2020 UL226 DXB-CMB iambic
28-02-2020 BA109 LHR-DXB southlondonphil
28-02-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK iambic
28-02-2020 UL226 DXB-CMB AnttiV
29-02-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK Antti
29-02-2020 DXB Hyatt Regency Deira southlondonphil


March 2020
01-03-2020 UL365 CGK-CMB iambic
01-03-2020 UL225 CMB-DXB iambic
01-03-2020 UL226 DXB-CMB southlondonphil
02-03-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK southlondonphil
02-03-2020 CGK Doubletree southlondonphil
03-03-2020 UL365 CGK-CMB southlondonphil
03-03-2020 UL225 CMB-DXB southlondonphil
03-03-2020 DXB Radisson Blu Deira southlondonphil
04-03-2020 UL226 DXB-CMB southlondonphil
05-03-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK southlondonphil
05-03-2020 CGK Crowne Plaza southlondonphil
06-03-2020 BA073 LHR-AUH Wing It One World
06-03-2020 BA105 LHR-DBX MGW60
06-03-2020 UL365 CGK-CMB southlondonphil
06-03-2020 UL225 CMB-DXB southlondonphil
06-03-2020 DXB Le Meridien Airport southlondonphil
06-03-2020 AUH Traders Hotel Wing It One World
07-03-2020 UL208 AUH-CMB Wing It One World
07-03-2020 UL226 DBX-CMB MGW60
08-03-2020 BA106 DXB-LHR southlondonphil
08-03-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK Wing It One World
08-03-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK MGW60
08-03-2020 CGK Aone Hotel Wing It One World
09-09-2020 UL365 CGK-CMB MGW60
09-09-2020 UL207 CMB-AUH MGW60
09-03-2020 UL208 AUH-CMB MGW60
10-03-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK MGW60
10-03-2020 UL365 CGK-CMB Wing It One World
10-03-2020 UL207 CMB-AUH Wing It One World
11-03-2020 BA72 AUH-LHR Wing It One World
11-03-2020 UL226 DXB-CMB Sifu
11-03-2020 UL365 CGK-CMB MGW60
11-03-2020 UL207 CMB-AUH MGW60
11-03-2020 UL208 AUH-CMB MGW60
12-03-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK Sifu
12-03-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK MGW60
13-03-2020 UL226 DXB-CMB Scallywag72
13-03-2020 UL365 CGK-CMB MGW60
13-03-2020 UL207 CMB-AUH MGW60
14-03-2020 BA72 AUH-LHR MGW60
14-03-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK Scallywag72
14-03-2020 UL365 CGK-CMB Sifu
14-03-2020 UL225 CMB-DXB Sifu
15-03-2020 UL365 CGK-CMB Scallywag72
15-03-2020 UL225 CMB-DXB Scallywag72
16-03-2020 UL226 DXB-CMB Scallywag72
17-03-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK Scallywag72
18-03-2020 UL365 CGK-CMB Scallywag72
18-03-2020 UL225 CMB-DXB Scallywag72
23-03-2020 UL226 DXB-CMB Scallywag72
24-03-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK Scallywag72
25-03-2020 UL365 CGK-CMB Scallywag72
25-03-2020 UL225 CMB-DXB Scallywag72
26-03-2020 UL226 DXB-CMB Scallywag72
27-03-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK Scallywag72
28-03-2020 UL365 CGK-CMB Scallywag72
28-03-2020 UL225 CMB-DXB Scallywag72
28-03-2020 UL365 CGK-CMB AnttiV
28-03-2020 UL225 CMB-DXB AnttiV

April 2020
22-04-2020 BA1471 INV-LHR onobond
22-04-2020 BA109 LHR-DXB onobond
23-04-2020 DXB Conrad onobond
23-04-2020 UL226 DXB-CMB onobond
24-04-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK onobond
24-04-2020 CGK Doubletree onobond
25-04-2020 UL365 CGK-CMB onobond
25-04-2020 UL 225 CMB-DXB onobond
25-04-2020 UL226 DXB-CMB onobond
26-04-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK onobond
26-04-2020 MH720 CGK-KUL onobond

May 2020
02-05-2020 MH717 KUL-CGK onobond
02-05-2020 UL365 CGK-CMB onobond
02-05-2020 UL 225 CMB-DXB onobond
03-05-2020 BA106 DXB-LHR onobond
03-05-2020 BA1470 LHR-INV onobond
04-05-2020 INV-LHR tilal6991
04-05-2020 LHR-AUH tilal6991
05-05-2020 AUH-CMB tilal6991
06-05-2020 CMB-CGK tilal6991
07-05-2020 INV-LHR flylikelinz
07-05-2020 LHR-DXB flylikelinz
08-05-2020 DXB-CMB flylikelinz
09-05-2020 CMB-CGK flylikelinz
10-05-2020 CGK-CMB flylikelinz
10-05-2020 CMB-AUH flylikelinz
11-05-2020 AUH-LHR flylikelinz
12-05-2020 CGK-CMB tilal6991
12-05-2020 CMB-AUH tilal6991
14-05-2020 AUH-LHR tilal6991
30-05-2020 UL226 DXB-CMB Guanran Wang
31-05-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK Guanran Wang

June 2020
01-06-2020 UL365 CGK-CMB Guanran Wang
03-06-2020 UL231 CMB-DXB Guanran Wang
03-06-2020 UL226 DXB-CMB Guanran Wang
04-06-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK Guanran Wang
05-06-2020 UL365 CGK-CMB Guanran Wang
05-06-2020 UL225 CMB-DXB Guanran Wang
05-06-2020 UL226 DXB-CMB Guanran Wang
06-06-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK Guanran Wang
07-06-2020 UL365 CGK-CMB Guanran Wang
07-06-2020 UL225 CMB-DXB Guanran Wang
17-06-2020 LX1727 FCO-ZRH Glenlivet
17-06-2020 LX242 ZRH-DXB Glenlivet
18-06-2020 UL226 DXB-CMB Glenlivet
19-06-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK Glenlivet
20-06-2020 UL365 CGK-CMB Glenlivet
20-06-2020 UL225 CMB-DXB Glenlivet
21-06-2020 UL226 DXB-CMB Glenlivet
22-06-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK Glenlivet
23-06-2020 UL365 CGK-CMB Glenlivet
23-06-2020 UL225 CMB-DXB Glenlivet
24-06-2020 UL226 DXB-CMB Glenlivet
25-06-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK Glenlivet
26-06-2020 UL365 CGK-CMB Glenlivet
26-06-2020 UL225 CMB-DXB Glenlivet
27-06-2020 LX243 DXB-ZRH Glenlivet
27-06-2020 LX1726 ZRH-FCO Glenlivet

August 2020
05-08-2020 BA109 LHR-DXB Wbeest
06-08-2020 DXB Conrad Dubai Wbeest
07-08-2020 UL226 DXB-CMB Wbeest
08-08-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK Wbeest
08-08-2020 CGK Doubletree Wbeest
09-08-2020 UL365 CGK-CMB Wbeest
09-08-2020 UL225 CMB-DXB Wbeest
10-08-2020 UL226 DXB-CMB Wbeest
11-08-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK Wbeest
11-08-2020 CGK Doubletree Wbeest
12-08-2020 UL365 CGK-CMB Wbeest
12-08-2020 UL225 CMB-DXB Wbeest
15-08-2020 BA108 DXB-LHR Wbeest

October 2020
04-10-2020 BA1471 INV-LHR onobond
04-10-2020 BA109 LHR-DXB onobond
05-10-2020 UL226 DXB-CMB onobond
05-10-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK onobond
06-10-2020 UL365 CGK-CMB onobond
06-10-2020 UL 225 CMB-DXB onobond
06-10-2020 UL226 DXB-CMB onobond
07-10-2020 UL364 CMB-CGK onobond
15-10-2020 UL365 CGK-CMB onobond
15-10-2020 UL 225 CMB-DXB onobond
16-10-2020 BA106 DXB-LHR onobond
17-10-2020 BA1470 LHR-INV onobond
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Old Mar 14, 20, 3:02 am
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Originally Posted by Grace B View Post
Good to hear. I may well need to change my tix for Sept/Oct, but will wait for a month or two to better see how it might all pan out.

I note that this policy is valid until 31 May 2020.
One data point on rescheduling. UL were insistent that it can only be done up to 12 months from the date of your original purchase date.
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Old Mar 14, 20, 6:08 pm
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UAE will stop issuing all visas (except diplomatic) starting on the 17th. I wonder if UL will give a refund of the inboud leg I was supposed to fly on the 31st...

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-h...-idUSKBN2110M4

Update: No they won't if they don't cancel the flight.

Last edited by AnttiV; Mar 15, 20 at 1:32 am Reason: Added datapoint and better reference link
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Old Mar 15, 20, 9:10 am
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Update from Sri Lankan CAA (15/3).To suspend temporarily entry of passengers to Sri Lanka arriving from Belgium, Norway and the United Kingdom for a period of two weeks up to 30/3

https://news.lk/news/political-curre...y-of-sri-lanka
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Old Mar 15, 20, 1:06 pm
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I’ve just done my first run from DXB-CMB-CGK and returned to a very quiet Dubai and going back to LHR in WT+ tomorrow morning. Very easy and straightforward and thank you to everyone for your tips in doing this and for the many conversations I’ve had with fellow TP runners. Will definitely be back again once the virus situation dies down. The airports have been incredibly quiet which is clearly down to the ongoing situation. I had a trip out to Malta next week which would have taken me to Silver but will have to cancel that now and rearrange. Health comes first at the end of the day!
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Old Mar 15, 20, 2:31 pm
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Indonesia travel advice 15-Mar-20

Have just noticed UK advising against all but essential travel to the whole country.
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Old Mar 15, 20, 6:08 pm
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I have read all the news alerts on the Sri Lankan website about UK passport holders but there is no mention of passengers in transit, only that entry will be denied. Does anyone have further information on this as I have a TP run coming up.
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Old Mar 16, 20, 4:31 am
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Originally Posted by Jase76 View Post
I have read all the news alerts on the Sri Lankan website about UK passport holders but there is no mention of passengers in transit, only that entry will be denied. Does anyone have further information on this as I have a TP run coming up.
Just home after passing through CMB on a AUH-CGK run; no restriction on transit pax was in force at CMB yesterday (15-Mar) or outbound on 13-Mar for me (UK Passport holder). There is a physical passport check as well as the temperature screening as soon as off the bus from remote stand or in the jetway if on stand, so if you've been in one of the virus hotspots (e.g. China) they'll nab you. The only difference I saw at CMB between 13-Mar and 15-Mar was an Army chap providing backup to meeting and greeting nurses.

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Old Mar 16, 20, 5:02 am
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Originally Posted by Spongthrush View Post
Just home after passing through CMB on a AUH-CGK run; no restriction on transit pax was in force at CMB yesterday (15-Mar) or outbound on 13-Mar for me (UK Passport holder). There is a physical passport check as well as the temperature screening as soon as off the bus from remote stand or in the jetway if on stand, so if you've been in one of the virus hotspots (e.g. China) they'll nab you. The only difference I saw at CMB between 13-Mar and 15-Mar was an Army chap providing backup to meeting and greeting nurses.
That sounds positive for transit passengers then. I think I'll use my Oz passport instead as well, Although I know they can see still see I am UK based. Have still send an email to Sri Lankan Airlines but am sure it will take a while to answer.
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Old Mar 16, 20, 6:29 am
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Originally Posted by Jase76 View Post
That sounds positive for transit passengers then. I think I'll use my Oz passport instead as well, Although I know they can see still see I am UK based. Have still send an email to Sri Lankan Airlines but am sure it will take a while to answer.
Try calling. I got through in 5 mins couple of days ago.
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Old Mar 16, 20, 6:43 am
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Originally Posted by AnttiV View Post
Try calling. I got through in 5 mins couple of days ago.
What time of day did you call? I have tried but gave up after 20 mins and emailed instead.
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Old Mar 16, 20, 9:01 am
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Originally Posted by Jase76 View Post
What time of day did you call? I have tried but gave up after 20 mins and emailed instead.
Around 11AM GMT. Did you select you have a J class ticket?
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Old Mar 16, 20, 12:45 pm
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Originally Posted by AnttiV View Post
Around 11AM GMT. Did you select you have a J class ticket?
Hi, I called around 11pm GMT on Friday. I selected the biz option on the phone and was through in approx 10mins. During the day I could not get through.
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Old Mar 17, 20, 2:33 am
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Just one experience from my trip the other day.

While transiting in CMB AUH-CGK I was directed by Serendib lounge to the transit desk to get a lounge invite as Id travelled on a paper BP printed in the Premier Inn AUH (red beep on boarding at AUH but they told me to board anyway). While at the transit desk I asked if they would print me a paper BP for my next (b2b) AUH-CMB-CGK for which Id checked in. They flat refused and said I had to get that in AUH, so I didnt argue as not critical and got a paper BP at hotel in CGK.

In the end I didnt bother with the second AUH-CHK rotation due to deteriorating virus situation and Aviosed my way home when I got back to AUH (BA wanted 1153 to bring my WT+ flight forward 48 hours hence Avios)

In case theres any intrepid travellers out there, keep a close eye on the CMB-CGK sectors as SriLankan have cancelled 18th and 20th although website ticker leads you to a page that says cancelled from 22-Mar.
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Old Mar 17, 20, 3:16 am
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Originally Posted by Spongthrush View Post
Just one experience from my trip the other day.

While transiting in CMB AUH-CGK I was directed by Serendib lounge to the transit desk to get a lounge invite as Id travelled on a paper BP printed in the Premier Inn AUH (red beep on boarding at AUH but they told me to board anyway). While at the transit desk I asked if they would print me a paper BP for my next (b2b) AUH-CMB-CGK for which Id checked in. They flat refused and said I had to get that in AUH, so I didnt argue as not critical and got a paper BP at hotel in CGK.

In the end I didnt bother with the second AUH-CHK rotation due to deteriorating virus situation and Aviosed my way home when I got back to AUH (BA wanted 1153 to bring my WT+ flight forward 48 hours hence Avios)

In case theres any intrepid travellers out there, keep a close eye on the CMB-CGK sectors as SriLankan have cancelled 18th and 20th although website ticker leads you to a page that says cancelled from 22-Mar.
My CMB-CGK sectors on 29 and 30 March have been cancelled by Sri Lankan, so I am now waiting for all cancellations to come through (including BA LHR-AUH) so that I can request a refund. This was my first AUH-CMB-CGK TP run as well!
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Old Mar 17, 20, 3:45 am
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Originally Posted by billinghamn View Post
My CMB-CGK sectors on 29 and 30 March have been cancelled by Sri Lankan, so I am now waiting for all cancellations to come through (including BA LHR-AUH) so that I can request a refund. This was my first AUH-CMB-CGK TP run as well!
Yep, confirmed on their website flights to CGK cancelled:

https://www.srilankan.com/en_uk/copo...ews-detail/503

My TP run starts 2 April, so fully expect there to be further cancellations.
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