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Nov 7, 19, 3:59 am
Replies: 36
Views: 12,591
Posted By jackiedada

Finally decided to bite the bullet today. Funny...

Finally decided to bite the bullet today. Funny thing is that EK actually got paid for getting me away from purchasing saver fares ;). Definitely a win for them. Slim chance of me regaining Plat...
Nov 6, 19, 10:54 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 4,363
Posted By jackiedada

I have been regularly flying BOM-JFK-BOM mostly...

I have been regularly flying BOM-JFK-BOM mostly in Y since this route opened in 2004 with A340s. Have never been asked to weigh my hand baggage (I almost always have only 1 bag check in bag) and...
Nov 5, 19, 10:22 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 12,591
Posted By jackiedada

It is targeted because you will first need to...

It is targeted because you will first need to login to your skywards account before you can view the offer and then get to pay for it. Here are some terms that might be relevant to your question.
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Oct 29, 19, 9:40 am
Replies: 36
Views: 12,591
Posted By jackiedada

Introducing Skywards+

Just got this. Wonder if it is a targeted promotion or available to all? $300 annually, hmmm..

Hello xxx, Skywards+ is a paid subscription that enhances your Emirates Skywards membership. Why...
Nov 12, 18, 8:35 am
Replies: 588
Views: 138,272
Posted By jackiedada

Not in my opinion. Perhaps, only if you have no...

Not in my opinion. Perhaps, only if you have no further use of these miles nor any opportunity to use miles in the near future. Besides, It is breakfast service and you can get better options in the...
Oct 11, 18, 9:46 am
Replies: 1,266
Views: 599,336
Posted By jackiedada

Never ventured so far back on a 777 as I want to...

Never ventured so far back on a 777 as I want to be the first to 'get off and out' of the cramped 3-4-3 config. Almost always in the first mini-cabin.
Oct 1, 18, 3:47 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,163
Posted By jackiedada

Couldn't agree more. And with much better dining...

Couldn't agree more. And with much better dining options....
Sep 15, 18, 6:30 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 5,445
Posted By jackiedada

This one is the biggest con for me, beside the...

This one is the biggest con for me, beside the minibar being totally useless...
Sep 12, 18, 6:15 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,181
Posted By jackiedada

My experience on EK203 yesterday (flying Y and...

My experience on EK203 yesterday (flying Y and seated in the first mini-cabin)
9:31 am: Out of the a/c
9:36 am: One of the first few to reach the Automated Passport Control Kiosks. Completed the...
Aug 22, 18, 12:08 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,181
Posted By jackiedada

Well quickconnect is like fast track - there is a...

Well quickconnect is like fast track - there is a separate queue for quickconnect holders. If your question is "Are there any dedicated counters for F/J pax?" - well, as a matter of fact at JFK (and...
Aug 21, 18, 8:02 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,181
Posted By jackiedada

EK201's arrival time does not lend itself for a...

EK201's arrival time does not lend itself for a quick walk through immigration. Even if it arrives on time, other flights may be delayed which can cause the arrivals hall to get full quickly. Besides...
Jul 26, 18, 4:09 am
Replies: 65
Views: 10,974
Posted By jackiedada

I know a lot has been said about F on 777 vs...

I know a lot has been said about F on 777 vs A380, but I really feel the EK F experience on the A380 offers several things that you won't find on a 777.

Even if you find the showers a novelty, the...
Jul 24, 18, 3:24 am
Replies: 123
Views: 31,883
Posted By jackiedada

Right. Food and drinks kind of look the same as...

Right. Food and drinks kind of look the same as before. But again, it has one of the best selections among all of the EK lounges, so that is a good thing. Pity, I will get to visit it mostly for...
Jul 22, 18, 9:44 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,810
Posted By jackiedada

Just an observation. Individual wine bottles were...

Just an observation. Individual wine bottles were offered on EK506 yesterday but not on EK204. My guess is that EK is following a different strategy depending on the route. So, on routes where people...
Jul 22, 18, 9:28 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 31,883
Posted By jackiedada

Exactly what the check-in staff informed me after...

Exactly what the check-in staff informed me after handing the $40 voucher. They are still awaiting "TSA" clearance for the lounge and while they do expect the Lounge to open 'soon', they cannot...
Jul 13, 18, 9:09 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,810
Posted By jackiedada

The serving size is definitely smaller in the...

The serving size is definitely smaller in the plastic glass for one. And of course, there is that whole wine drinking 'experience' thing of pouring wine from a bottle and drinking it. I am sure most...
Jul 13, 18, 9:00 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,810
Posted By jackiedada

No more wine bottles in Y.

So I noticed this yesterday on EK229 to Seattle that Y pax are no longer being served red/ white wine in individual bottles any more. Instead, FAs have big bottles of red red and white wine and are...
Jul 13, 18, 2:43 am
Replies: 21
Views: 4,390
Posted By jackiedada

So, we made it in one go today at SEA. But there...

So, we made it in one go today at SEA. But there was turbulence for sure, much more than what I have experienced at other airports, so the plane landed fast and hard. And for some reason, the plane...
Jul 13, 18, 2:40 am
Replies: 123
Views: 31,883
Posted By jackiedada

Coincidentally, I am flying out of JFK on July...

Coincidentally, I am flying out of JFK on July 21. Will report if if I get a $40 voucher or some real breakfast :)
Jul 10, 18, 2:26 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 4,259
Posted By jackiedada

They will know. There will be an "Involuntary...

They will know. There will be an "Involuntary Upgrade" printed next to your name in the manifest which is sometimes stuck in the galley. The purser always knows on his/ her tablet.
Do they care? Not...
Jul 5, 18, 2:33 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,906
Posted By jackiedada

The main reason for that is eggs are considered...

The main reason for that is eggs are considered "non-vegetarian" by almost all practicing vegetarians in India (most of whom are Hindus) though I notice eggs being included in vegetarian diets by...
Jul 5, 18, 2:25 am
Replies: 21
Views: 4,390
Posted By jackiedada

OMG, I am scheduled to be on EK229 next week. I...

OMG, I am scheduled to be on EK229 next week. I shall share if we experience anything similar again or it was a one off.
Jun 14, 18, 2:51 am
Replies: 171
Views: 71,492
Posted By jackiedada

I have been in 4K a couple of times. Didn't feel...

I have been in 4K a couple of times. Didn't feel it was any noisier than rows 2/3. Besides easy to reach the galley if you need anyting and first one to get off the flight. I would probably take row...
Jun 3, 18, 7:22 am
Replies: 123
Views: 31,883
Posted By jackiedada

That is really surprising as the check-in staff...

That is really surprising as the check-in staff have been very explicit in stating that the vouchers are good for food only, not Duty Free. That was the first thing I checked when I the lounge closed...
May 25, 18, 4:15 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,857
Posted By jackiedada

Correct - the red box is new. Noticed that on my...

Correct - the red box is new. Noticed that on my previous couple of flights.
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