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Saudia | ATH - Various Asia | Business RT from 700

Old Jan 2, 20, 5:04 am
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Originally Posted by Sisyphus1carus View Post
Well, it seems highly variable, rather a lot of bad reviews. Maybe I just got lucky the first time I flew with them, in Economy, but I found it excellent.
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Old Jan 2, 20, 5:18 am
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I'd be all over this if SV was a member of Star Alliance.
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Old Jan 2, 20, 5:36 am
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Originally Posted by Concerto View Post
Well, it seems highly variable, rather a lot of bad reviews. Maybe I just got lucky the first time I flew with them, in Economy, but I found it excellent.
I quite enjoyed reading all of the bad reviews. "Saudia didn't provide a bed for my baby during our layover, we didn't like the airport that we had to spend the layover we scheduled in, staff told me I needed to end my conversations with them three times, etc etc".

Very entertaining
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Old Jan 2, 20, 5:45 am
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Originally Posted by AirCanada881 View Post
I'd be all over this if SV was a member of Star Alliance.
Probably just as well it isn't.

Originally Posted by pdxkat View Post
I quite enjoyed reading all of the bad reviews. "Saudia didn't provide a bed for my baby during our layover, we didn't like the airport that we had to spend the layover we scheduled in, staff told me I needed to end my conversations with them three times, etc etc".

Very entertaining
Well, indeed, a lot of those reviews were written by very dumb people and were quite entertaining. I know Tripadvisor has its flaws, but I do dip in every once in a while and read reviews (mostly about hotels and restaurants) and I think clued in travelers like us can sift out the decent reviews and comments from the rest. In a way, it's an interesting challenge to do so. There is the occasional gem at Tripadvisor, unlike at Skytrax.
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Old Jan 2, 20, 11:53 am
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Booked a few of these myself for travel in late 2020.

Originally Posted by Vermoth View Post
why SV do not fly from ATH end march-april?
They do fly. JED-ATH is operating as usually. RUH-ATH isn't running then.
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Old Jan 2, 20, 12:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Vermoth View Post
I read smwhere in internet that under 18h of connection transit is possible without visa TWOV (even I can obtain visa on arrival) and exit in the city without spending 118US. i will try))
Not possible even for a few hours.

Originally Posted by Fli1 View Post
Is it possible to have a stopover in jeddah around 2-3 days or does it affect the fare?
Permitted.

Originally Posted by Romanianflyer View Post
TWOV has always been 12 hours max on Saudia. So unless this has changed recently in the light of their new e-visa/VOA system you can expect some questions at check-in/boarding when checking if you comply with visa rules.
Indeed, and the rule is as before.

Passengers transiting through Dammam (DMM), Jeddah (JED) or Riyadh (RUH) with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 12 hours. They must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination.
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Old Jan 4, 20, 3:14 pm
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Similar pricing also to MNL, CMB, MLE and SIN
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Old Jan 4, 20, 4:51 pm
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anyone able find any open jaw to return in Europe to different airport (not ATH) with similar price?
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Old Jan 4, 20, 4:57 pm
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There's no MQD bonus for DL flyers correct?
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Old Jan 4, 20, 5:03 pm
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Originally Posted by greycap7 View Post
There's no MQD bonus for DL flyers correct?
Sadly... No... 100% MQM/RDMs and 20% MQDs as a base flyer...
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Old Jan 4, 20, 11:58 pm
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150 EUR positioning flight and hotel, 850 EUR in lie-flat to KUL. Fantastic deal!
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Old Jan 5, 20, 5:26 am
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Is this all flying from the new terminal yet, if not is it a terminal change?, when does it start arriving/departing (ATH-JED-KUL) from new terminal?
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Old Jan 5, 20, 6:47 am
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Originally Posted by mattspod View Post
Is this all flying from the new terminal yet, if not is it a terminal change?, when does it start arriving/departing (ATH-JED-KUL) from new terminal?
Athens for sure is arriving/departing from the new terminal. Not sure about KUL. AFAIK flights are moved over by a handful at a time, with theoretically all flight operations being moved to the new terminal at the end of Q1.

I will travel the journey early February so I can report back about it if we don't have a conclusive answer before that.
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Old Jan 5, 20, 9:12 am
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I just booked ATH-KUL, works out great for us since we are going to be in ATH anyway in April and need to get back to Asia.
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Old Jan 5, 20, 10:14 am
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Originally Posted by Romanianflyer View Post
Athens for sure is arriving/departing from the new terminal. Not sure about KUL. AFAIK flights are moved over by a handful at a time, with theoretically all flight operations being moved to the new terminal at the end of Q1.

I will travel the journey early February so I can report back about it if we don't have a conclusive answer before that.
Their plans was to move all long-haul flights by the 20/12/2019
Hope they had stick to this schedule
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