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

Old Feb 19, 19, 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

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

Old Feb 27, 19, 5:22 am
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Originally Posted by Grace B View Post
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, 19, 9:21 am
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Originally Posted by msm2000uk View Post
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, 19, 7:44 pm
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Originally Posted by peter h View Post
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 View Post
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, 19, 2:07 am
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Originally Posted by msm2000uk View Post
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 View Post
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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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
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Originally Posted by msm2000uk View Post
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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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 View Post
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 View Post
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 View Post
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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