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

Old Feb 19, 2019, 5:24 am
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Meet Up & Tips Thread AUH-CMB-CGK fare:

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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


March 2023

April 2023

May 2023

18-05-23 SV570 JED-AUH Jamier45
18-05-23 UL208 AUH-CMB Jamier45
19-05-23 UL364 CMB-CGK Jamier45
20-05-23 UL365 CGK-CMB Jamier45
20-05-23 UL207 CMB-AUH Jamier45
20-05-23 UL208 AUH-CMB Jamier45
21-05-23 UL364 CMB-CGK Jamier45
22-05-23 UL365 CGK-CMB Jamier45
22-05-23 UL207 CMB-AUH Jamier45
22-05-23 UL208 AUH-CMB Jamier45
23-05-23 UL364 CMB-CGK Jamier45
24-05-23 UL365 CGK-CMB Jamier45
24-05-23 UL207 CMB-AUH Jamier45
24-05-23 AUH Premier Inn AUH Airport Jamier45
25-05-23 SV571 AUH-JED Jamier45

June 2023

July 2023


August 2023

September 2023
18-09-23 UL226 DXB-CMB zat_dude
19-09-23 UL364 CMB-CGK zat_dude
20-09-23 UL365 CGK-CMB zat_dude
20-09-23 UL207 CMB-AUH zat_dude

October 2023

November 2023


13-11-23 QR1050 DOH-AUH JessicaTam
13-11-23 UL208 AUH-CMB JessicaTam
[cancelled] 14-11-23 UL364 CMB-CGK JessicaTam
[now] 14-11-23 UL314 CMB-KUL UL2725 KUL-CGK (MH) JessicaTam
15-11-23 UL365 CGK-CMB JessicaTam
15-11-23 UL207 CMB-AUH JessicaTam
15-11-23 UL208 AUH-CMB Sifu
16-11-23 UL364 CMB-CGK Sifu
16-11-23 UL208 AUH-CMB JessicaTam
17-11-23 UL364 CMB-CGK JessicaTam
17-11-23 UL365 CGK-CMB Sifu
17-11-23 UL207 CMB-AUH Sifu
18-11-23 UL208 AUH-CMB Sifu
18-11-23 QR1054 DOH-AUH onobond

18-11-23 UL365 CGK-CMB JessicaTam
18-11-23 UL207 CMB-AUH JessicaTam
19-11-23 QR1051 AUH-DOH JessicaTam
19-11-23 UL208 AUH-CMB onobond
19-11-23 UL364 CMB-CGK Sifu
20-11-23 UL364 CMB-CGK onobond
25-11-23 UL365 CGK-CMB Sifu
25-11-23 UL208 CMB-AUH Sifu
30-11-23 UL365 CGK-CMB onobond
30-11-23 UL207 CMB-AUH onobond
01-12-23 EY061 AUH-CPH onobond

January 2024


February 2024



29-02-24 BA558 LHR-FCO Jamier45

March 2024


01-03-24 EY86 FCO-AUH Jamier45
01-03-24 UL208 AUH-CMB Jamier45
02-03-24 UL364 CMB-CGK Jamier45
03-03-24 UL365 CGK-CMB Jamier45
03-03-24 UL207 CMB-AUH Jamier45
04-03-24 EY85 AUH-FCO Jamier45
04-03-24 BA551 FCO-LHR Jamier45



April 2024

12-04-24 UL208 AUH-CMB vasco
12-04-24 UL364 CMB-CGK vasco
16-04-24 UL365 CGK-CMB vasco
26-04-24 UL207 CMB-AUH vasco

May 2024

06-05-24 BA558 LHR-FCO Jamier45
07-05-24 5W7050 FCO-AUH Jamier45
07-05-24 UL208 AUH-CMB Jamier45
08-05-24 UL364 CMB-CGK Jamier45
09-05-24 UL365 CGK-CMB Jamier45
09-05-24 UL207 CMB-AUH Jamier45
10-05-24 RJ623 AUH-AMM Jamier45
10-05-24 RJ113 AMM-STN Jamier45



June 2024


July 2024

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

Old Feb 27, 2019, 5:22 am
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Originally Posted by Grace B
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.
A couple of other points.

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 pretty crisp, but the screens on the A321-200s are also very good.

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. As the image shows, theres plenty of space to escape if the seat in front of you is reclined.

5. Despite th 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. 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.

8. 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.

M

P.S. Nice to meet fellow FTer frizbee (you know who you are!)

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Old Feb 27, 2019, 9:21 am
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Originally Posted by msm2000uk
A couple of other points.

7. 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.
Also to be noted is that I didn't need to complete an Immigration form, even though other passengers in the queue (from China/Taiwan by the look of their passports) did have them.
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Old Feb 27, 2019, 7:44 pm
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Originally Posted by peter h
Also to be noted is that I didn't need to complete an Immigration form, even though other passengers in the queue (from China/Taiwan by the look of their passports) did have them.
Very good point.

There was a large group who had come in on Oman Air before us, and they had the paperwork.

It isn't needed for those coming in on the UL flights.

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Originally Posted by msm2000uk
A couple of other points.

2. The IFE on the Neo is pretty crisp, but the screens on the A321-200s are also very good.

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.
2 - on the A320 the screen was in the armrest and was of low quality

3 you can ask the staff. They have them on board but they're on request, I suppose
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Old Feb 28, 2019, 2:07 am
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Originally Posted by msm2000uk
Very good point.

There was a large group who had come in on Oman Air before us, and they had the paperwork.

It isn't needed for those coming in on the UL flights.

M
A bit OT but would be interesting and useful to know...whether one needs to fill in the form or not would logically be dependant on your nationality (passport), not the airline you arrive on. I last flew in to CGK on MH and had (to fill in?) the form. IIRC previously on CX didn't have it. Does someone actually know the rules for this?
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Originally Posted by R2
A bit OT but would be interesting and useful to know...whether one needs to fill in the form or not would logically be dependant on your nationality (passport), not the airline you arrive on. I last flew in to CGK on MH and had (to fill in?) the form. IIRC previously on CX didn't have it. Does someone actually know the rules for this?



Immigration requirements are, of course, driven by nationality (among other factors), not the carrier. If you are blessed with a passport entitling you to visa-free entry as a tourist, then no form is required: your passport scan, supplemented by direct questions, will provide the information required. Be prepared to be asked if you are a tourist: don't prevaricate, reply firmly that you are - otherwise the right to a visa-free entry evaporates.


It's possible there's some confusion about customs forms and immigration forms. Completing the customs paper-work is a general requirement, though officials just might wave you through if you have not completed one.


It's hard to imagine the frustrating and time-consuming faff required before the current system was implemented. Forms galore, queues to purchase visas .... then more queues for immigration.
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Old Feb 28, 2019, 4:05 pm
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A few points regarding CGK.

1. UL use Check-In Desks C5-C9 - between entrances 2 and 3. There is Security upon entry, but only for your baggage.

2. 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.

3. 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.

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Originally Posted by msm2000uk
3. 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.
M
I've only been through T3 once (arriving on AK), and apart from the long walk (mostly on moving walkways), it was a breeze. I've been through T2 numerous times (a bit of a home from home), so departing T3 will be a novelty.

I usually stay at the Orchardz Bandara when overnighting at CGK. Pick up at the airport and drop off on departure are excellent, and the hotel isn't too bad either for the very reasonable price.
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Originally Posted by Grace B
I've only been through T3 once (arriving on AK), and apart from the long walk (mostly on moving walkways), it was a breeze. I've been through T2 numerous times (a bit of a home from home), so departing T3 will be a novelty.
T2 is something of an uncrowded joy to use these days. Arriving, I get waves of nostalgia for it's quite unique welcome back to indonesia feel. Departing in business-class there's the rather lovely premium check-in area leading directly into the lounge. Departing in economy, the passport queues are no longer a challenge. Sadly, a number of the retail outlets have given up the ghost or function only part-time. Even more sadly Turkish (my airline of choice from UK to CGK) has shifted over to T3, though I think Qatar still uses T2

T3 is soulless cookie-cutter terminal, built to a simple design creating those vast distances. Some airlines (looking at you Malaysia) always seem to be allocated stands at the furthest end: from the reports here it looks like SriLankan might get the same treatment.
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Originally Posted by IAN-UK
T2 is something of an uncrowded joy to use these days. Arriving, I get waves of nostalgia for it's quite unique welcome back to indonesia feel. Departing in business-class there's the rather lovely premium check-in area leading directly into the lounge. Departing in economy, the passport queues are no longer a challenge. Sadly, a number of the retail outlets have given up the ghost or function only part-time. Even more sadly Turkish (my airline of choice from UK to CGK) has shifted over to T3, though I think Qatar still uses T2

T3 is soulless cookie-cutter terminal, built to a simple design creating those vast distances. Some airlines (looking at you Malaysia) always seem to be allocated stands at the furthest end: from the reports here it looks like SriLankan might get the same treatment.
T2 does still house QR, but like you, I miss the days when that was the main gateway into the country!

T3 is an L shaped metal box, lacking in ventilation and air-conditioning, and with moving walkways which just arent long enough!

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Originally Posted by msm2000uk
A few points regarding CGK.

1. UL use Check-In Desks C5-C9 - between entrances 2 and 3. There is Security upon entry, but only for your baggage.

2. 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.

3. 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.

M
LOL ... I got turned away from the ladies only security lane too!
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Quite impressed with the UL website. Just changed my flights from this weekend to May (client rescheduled). 250AED (60ish) and all done online with zero fuss. BA could learn a few things...
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Travelled DXB-CMB-CGK yesterday. No hassle and STPC provided in CMB worked well: they used Ramada hotel 10 min. drive from Airport. The new Premium Plaza lounge in CGK is fine and huge, and overlooks the tarmac in 3 directions.
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Originally Posted by Pedersens
STPC provided in CMB worked well: they used Ramada hotel 10 min. drive from Airport.
Glad to hear it.

I have a couple of 8 hour layovers at CMB coming up with my DXB-CGK flights and am looking forward to the stpc stays. I really didn't want to hang around DXB until 11 pm, when I could have a nice rest in CMB instead, and arrive somewhat refreshed in CGK.
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Considering hotels in AUH, I mainly looked for Hilton or Marriott properties. Not anticipating a long tranfer time, arriving after midnight, the Yaz hotel, a recent newcomer to the Marriott family looked interesting. Rumoured to be re-branded as a W hotel, it's on the Yaz island, slightly over 5km from the airport, and has lots of recreational facilities nearby, like the Ferrari World and more. Despite being a Platinum Elite, Reservations Supervisor at the hotel was unwilling to let me have a later check-out than 14.00, after some haggling extended to 16.00. By that time my interest had cooled off and decided for the duller Premier Inn with walking distance from the terminal, and confirmed late check-out at 18.00.

Having amended the Wiki re the hotel stay, I encourage more TP/mileage runner to enter their hotel stays in the Wiki
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