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Old Feb 19, 2024, 4:44 am
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Has anyone had an aircraft change to Fits Airline while flying this itinerary? Today my aircraft was changed to "Fits operated by Sri Lankan" for my CMB-AUH leg. I board in an hour and am very curious as to what kind of "business class" this aircraft will have as Fits' own website says they don't have business. I thought something was weird when I checked in yesterday and there were only two rows of business showing. My itinerary still says business so I guess we'll see. I'll report back afterwards.
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Old Feb 19, 2024, 4:53 am
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Originally Posted by Anthony Poppe
not double, but according to this: Tier Points are awarded based on the date of your flight, so any tickets flown after the 1 April 2024 will contribute to your current Tier Point collection period along with the new defined period between 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025, and will be counted as part of the Tier Point Adjustment.

would it be better to fly after April 1st?
Guys I don't think your approach is correct. Nothing will count double.
They will make this internally. Same as when tps nowadays post too late. Then you call and they manually just give u status.
This will happen here, too. The tp count for your old period. And then they will look when the new period ends and you will have 1200 tp.. But had 350 before the new deadline in the old year and will grant you gold with 1200. They will not count anything double.
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Old Feb 19, 2024, 5:08 am
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Originally Posted by gspurr
Has anyone had an aircraft change to Fits Airline while flying this itinerary? Today my aircraft was changed to "Fits operated by Sri Lankan" for my CMB-AUH leg. I board in an hour and am very curious as to what kind of "business class" this aircraft will have as Fits' own website says they don't have business. I thought something was weird when I checked in yesterday and there were only two rows of business showing. My itinerary still says business so I guess we'll see. I'll report back afterwards.
Does indeed appear to be a Sri Lankan LCC, so do report back. I fear you may be destined for a Club Europe style experience.
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Old Feb 19, 2024, 11:49 am
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Originally Posted by gspurr
Has anyone had an aircraft change to Fits Airline while flying this itinerary? Today my aircraft was changed to "Fits operated by Sri Lankan" for my CMB-AUH leg.

I'll report back afterwards.
How was it?
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Old Feb 19, 2024, 3:55 pm
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Originally Posted by gspurr
Has anyone had an aircraft change to Fits Airline while flying this itinerary? Today my aircraft was changed to "Fits operated by Sri Lankan" for my CMB-AUH leg. I board in an hour and am very curious as to what kind of "business class" this aircraft will have as Fits' own website says they don't have business. I thought something was weird when I checked in yesterday and there were only two rows of business showing. My itinerary still says business so I guess we'll see. I'll report back afterwards.
I tried researching more about Fits Airline (which is a Sri Lankan LCC airline) and ended up at an infamous review video by a controversial blogger *cough *cough*, seems like they operate ex-Indigo A320s (an Indian LCC) in a 3-3 configuration. I suspect you'll be flying in an economy cabin with a blocked middle seat.
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Old Feb 19, 2024, 7:02 pm
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Originally Posted by gspurr
Has anyone had an aircraft change to Fits Airline while flying this itinerary? Today my aircraft was changed to "Fits operated by Sri Lankan" for my CMB-AUH leg. I board in an hour and am very curious as to what kind of "business class" this aircraft will have as Fits' own website says they don't have business. I thought something was weird when I checked in yesterday and there were only two rows of business showing. My itinerary still says business so I guess we'll see. I'll report back afterwards.
Ouch, that sounds a major downgrade.

It's the new "Mihin Lanka" I'd say.
Was there even a separate J config onboard?
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Old Feb 19, 2024, 9:03 pm
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Originally Posted by qraec777
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I tried researching more about Fits Airline (which is a Sri Lankan LCC airline) and ended up at an infamous review video by a controversial blogger *cough *cough*, seems like they operate ex-Indigo A320s (an Indian LCC) in a 3-3 configuration. I suspect you'll be flying in an economy cabin with a blocked middle seat.
Originally Posted by captainarabiia
Ouch, that sounds a major downgrade.

It's the new "Mihin Lanka" I'd say.
Was there even a separate J config onboard?
OP mentioned there being two rows of J. It looks like the airline does indeed have a small premium cabin with 8 seats. The airline's Instagram shows the possibility of upgrading to 'Premium Class seats'. My fear is that this would be akin more to Spirit Airlines' Big Front Seats.
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Old Feb 26, 2024, 9:28 am
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Hope gspurr's trip was OK, though if it was an overnight in club europe style seating that won't have been a fun time.

I noticed (not sure if it's new) later in the year at least, seems UL have got some 332s scheduled for CMB-CGK -- not sure if they're likely to stick (or a result of perceived increase in demand &#128512 but if so would at least make one of the legs a bit more comfortable if so.

I'm contemplating doing this as a long (tier / status point rich) way of getting from UK back to Aus at Christmas, though need to get it approved by the other half...
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Old Feb 26, 2024, 9:38 am
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Sorry not to get back to you all sooner on my experience in Fits business on my CMB-AUH leg. It was indeed the seats that clubeurope managed to find pictures of. It was 2 rows of 2-2. The seats were quite comfortable. They did not have the legrests you get on the Sri-Lankan seats on this route, but that was fine by me as I'm a bit too tall for them anyways. The catering was the same as on UL flights. The flight attendants seem to a mix of Fits and Sri-Lankan crew members, similar to the mix you see on the Air Belgian planes that UL uses on CMB-BKK.
So in the end my worries were for naught and if you end up with this aircraft you will be fine. The only real negative is the much smaller cabin in front, which means you are more than likely going to have someone in the seat beside you.
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Old Feb 27, 2024, 11:57 pm
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I just booked 2 of these to get me to BA Gold, 1-3 and 4-6 April, for EUR 970 each.
Does anyone know from what time you can drop your bag at AUH for the 23:00 flight? Need to get some work in and would be great to spend some time at the lounge to do that, otherwise I'll have to look for a day use hotel.
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Old Feb 28, 2024, 3:30 am
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I'm sure many people are aware of this already, but it (again) looks like Sri Lankan are on their last legs. OMAAT has a good summary of the current state of affairs: https://onemileatatime.com/news/sril...ines-collapse/. I bet they will muddle through this again, but its certainly worth booking these flights on a good credit card!
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Old Feb 28, 2024, 4:26 pm
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Originally Posted by rbhout
I just booked 2 of these to get me to BA Gold, 1-3 and 4-6 April, for EUR 970 each.
Does anyone know from what time you can drop your bag at AUH for the 23:00 flight? Need to get some work in and would be great to spend some time at the lounge to do that, otherwise I'll have to look for a day use hotel.
As I recall checking opens about 8pm (3 hours before departure), if thats not long enough then maybe use the hotel option.
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Old Mar 1, 2024, 2:38 pm
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Rats and flight cancellations cripple SriLankan Airlines, minister issues ultimatum

Feb 28 2024: Several SriLankan Airlines flights at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake were delayed while three flights were grounded this week one due to a reported sighting of a rat onboard leaving serious questions over the national carriers long term future and a government minister issuing a stark ultimatum.

The airline is yet to disclose the reasons for the latest cancellations, however, the national carrier has been hit with a spate of technical issues in recent weeks

Based on the airports flight leaderboard, SriLankan Airlines (UL) 207 to Abu Dhabi, UL 263 to Dammam, and UL 143 to Mumbai were canceled on Tuesday (27). Meanwhile, UL 470 to Incheon, UL 265 to Riyadh, UL 225 to Dubai and UL 103 to Male was delayed until further notice on the same day.

Sri Lankan Airlines Chairman Ashok Pathirage revealed that at a rat onboard at least one of the passenger jets led to the aircraft being grounded for three days. He added that if the rodent had damaged any of the wires, it would have posed a safety issue. Just weeks ago, a Sri Lankan Airlines flight from Melbourne, Australia, that was bound for Colombo was forced to U-turn, following technical difficulties.

The delays and complaints prompted the Ports, Shipping and Aviation Minister Nirmal Siripala de Silva to issue an ultimatum to the management at SriLankan airlines stressing the urgent need to improve operational procedures or face permanent grounding.


https://www.tamilguardian.com/conten...sues-ultimatum
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Old Mar 1, 2024, 5:59 pm
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AUH-CMB was a good flight, business cabin full and about 95-99% full down the back.

Just waiting at gate 07 for Jakarta flight on an A330-200, J cabin has 3 seats free and Y is looking full.
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Old Mar 3, 2024, 5:03 am
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Has anyone done this trip with a booking on the 2345 Qatar flight to DOH? With a 2200 arrival into AUH, I know there isn't a load of spare time, but this is far preferable to waiting until 0545
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