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Saudia | ATH - Various Asia | Business RT from Ä700

Old Jan 15, 20, 1:10 am
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Does anyone know how long it takes to go landside from the new terminal and into Jeddah, if one already has a full KSA visa? Reliable taxis available at the airport?
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Old Jan 15, 20, 3:16 am
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Originally Posted by AOH View Post
Hello all,
Which of the routes stops in RUH (not JED). Tried a few but they all stop in JED. Thanks in Advance
No direct flights from ATH to RUH, you could try a multi city, bumping up the price or fly from another EUR airport that SV flys from direct to RUH which will also bump up the price. Another option would be to try and stop in RUH on the return leg direct from only MNL or CGK and in an interior angled flat 777 then connect to JED back to ATH also most likely bumping up the cost considerably.
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Old Jan 15, 20, 3:44 am
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Originally Posted by Croupier View Post
No direct flights from ATH to RUH, you could try a multi city, bumping up the price or fly from another EUR airport that SV flys from direct to RUH which will also bump up the price. Another option would be to try and stop in RUH on the return leg direct from only MNL or CGK and in an interior angled flat 777 then connect to JED back to ATH also most likely bumping up the cost considerably.
Will I get a discount if I choose an exterior angled flat seat?
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Old Jan 15, 20, 4:38 am
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Originally Posted by 3544quebec View Post
Will I get a discount if I choose an exterior angled flat seat?
No, typo police like yourself pay full price 🙄
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Old Jan 15, 20, 7:19 am
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Originally Posted by AOH View Post
Hello all,
Which of the routes stops in RUH (not JED). Tried a few but they all stop in JED. Thanks in Advance
Third week of June to CAN. Cheers.
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Old Jan 15, 20, 7:35 am
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Is this working somehow to Colombo or Male?
ignore: didn't read the whole thread.

ATH-MLE / CMB-ATH works! ok it's about 900 EUR on the date i want but great for family summer trip.

also booked ATH-CAN with a 10 day stopover on the way back to explore SA.

love it!

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Old Jan 15, 20, 8:10 am
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Originally Posted by Croupier View Post
No direct flights from ATH to RUH
Absolutely wrong.

It depends on the seasonality of the timetable, if ATH is from JED or RUH. I personally do two trips via RUH.
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Old Jan 15, 20, 10:23 am
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Originally Posted by christravelblog View Post
Is this working somehow to Colombo or Male?
ignore: didn't read the whole thread.

ATH-MLE / CMB-ATH works! ok it's about 900 EUR on the date i want but great for family summer trip.

also booked ATH-CAN with a 10 day stopover on the way back to explore SA.

love it!
how did you manage to get 10 day stopover in KSA?
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Old Jan 16, 20, 9:22 am
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Originally Posted by Fli1 View Post
how did you manage to get 10 day stopover in KSA?
booked it as 3 legs on Saudia website.
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Old Jan 16, 20, 11:04 am
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Right, the rules allow open jaw, so you can route ATH-JED-CGK and then return CGK-RUH/JED-ATH. Just purchase the intra-kingdom flight for ~$50.
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Old Jan 16, 20, 11:22 am
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Originally Posted by tfjim View Post
Right, the rules allow open jaw, so you can route ATH-JED-CGK and then return CGK-RUH/JED-ATH. Just purchase the intra-kingdom flight for ~$50.
no need I have 10 days in RUH because in November the fligh goes RUH-ATH.
this schedule is sometimes weird.
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Old Jan 17, 20, 12:53 am
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Originally Posted by Nico40 View Post
Apparently there would be 2 further moves planned on :
- Jan 15th
- "late Jan", including CGK and KUL among several Asian destinations.
I take it 15th Jan nothing happened?
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Old Jan 17, 20, 3:21 am
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Originally Posted by christravelblog View Post
no need I have 10 days in RUH because in November the fligh goes RUH-ATH.
this schedule is sometimes weird.
I think itís very brave to go and explore the KSA, there are so many wonderful ancient sites there and the place must be fascinating, even geographically. But I think itís a bit scary, it doesnít take much to cross the line there, especially if they someone as a political scapegoat. I definitely wouldnít do it alone. But Iím up for going there sometime.
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Old Jan 18, 20, 8:24 am
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Does fare rules state only 1 pax? Tickets don't show up on GF when searching for 2 pax.

Trying to book ATH-RUH//MLE-ATH for 2.
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Old Jan 18, 20, 9:08 am
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Originally Posted by Concerto View Post
I think itís very brave to go and explore the KSA, there are so many wonderful ancient sites there and the place must be fascinating, even geographically. But I think itís a bit scary, it doesnít take much to cross the line there, especially if they someone as a political scapegoat. I definitely wouldnít do it alone. But Iím up for going there sometime.
Why? It's a safe country. Of course follow the rules but that applies ANYWHERE in the world.
I don't see any problem driving there myself 10 days.
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