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    Default Will I Survive Jet Airlines?

    Planning to fly over in April next year - Easter so not going to be rock bottom. Main options around £500 seem to be Jet, Emirates, and Qatar. Any thoughts on any of these? I don't particularly enjoy flying. Don't mind a stop en route but don't want any airline that uses old aircraft or with poor safety record!

    Thanks for your help.

    BTW the plan is to drop son with Mum in BKK and then me to fly direc to Clark in the Philippines using the newish Cebu Pacific flights.

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    Hi Ian, nothing wrong with jet airlines, new planes good food, seat back tv, and usualy only one hour stop over Mumbia airport not so hot.
    dont judge me by my past, I dont live there anymore.

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    Flown Jet once and Qatar a few times, going to be using Emirates in November. Jet Airways plane with individual TVs and Games was "new" and service was fine (problem with return being cancelled and put on an Air India nightmare flight, wish had said would wait for the next Jet one!), Mumbai airport not so nice. I would check stop over is not to long in all cases. Qatar were never a problem with "new" planes, excellent service and a basic "nice" airport in Doha (someone recently posted a problem with service on the forum though). Hope that Emirates is going to be good as have had excellent reports and flying from Gatwick on a "new" 777 followed by an A380 from Dubai :-)

    Nothing that I know of with any of this to make me say "don't use them" just double check on the length of the stop over.

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    Thanks.

    Ah now a 380 would tempt me!

    Could someone say whats so horrible about Mumbai airport?!!!

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    Qatar Fantastic, Emirates Great, Jet No Idea.

    Mumbai airport, it's in India
    I'm ONE of the 52%

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    Default jet

    my friend flew last year with them,he was happy.he had no problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanB View Post
    Thanks.

    Ah now a 380 would tempt me!

    Could someone say whats so horrible about Mumbai airport?!!!
    Heat, smell, decor and touts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KhunIanB-UK View Post
    Heat, smell, decor and touts.
    Wot, worse than Oxford Circus in rush hour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanB View Post
    Wot, worse than Oxford Circus in rush hour?
    About the same, but Mumbai maybe not as hot and stuffy ;-) The toilets in departures were like something from Trainspotting :-S

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    Jet Airways? All good but for the food. Three chicken curries with rice in 13 hours can make you heave. My kids bought their own Mama pot noodles for return. Earned them some frosty looks from cabin staff when they asked for hot water to cook their own dinner. Anyone would have thought they wanted to cook on charcoal in the aisle. I was once on an Indian domestic flight where cabin staff intervened when someone tried to do just that.

    Mumbai Airport? Not so bad. You should have seen it 'in the good old days', 20 years ago.

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    Indian food on an indian airline ?......................you can ask for the "international" option.
    Personally I insisted on the indian veggy and got the western food with an apology.
    i worked around East ham/barking last year and got a taste for veggy food from southern india. Canteen style eateries (with shiny clean kitchens)................. yum .
    Don,t recall too many thais eating in indian restaurants.
    Security is a bit heavy at Mumbai but very very polite like the airline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanB View Post
    .... Jet, Emirates, and Qatar. Any thoughts on any of these? .
    I have flown with Emirates and Qatar and can recommend both. If I had a preference, it would be Emirates for three reasons:


    1. A 3 hour stopover in Dubai is a joy, the airport is laid out splendidly
    2. The Airbus is roomy and loads so quickly
    3. Seat selection online - Choose the back seats and chances are you get spare seats


    Qatar come a close second though the stop over in Doha is not as pleasant.

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    Did i miss something in dubai, remote spot for the aircraft. overcrowded, no where to sit, far too long to wait, virtually nowhere to eat etc and on an overnight flight not nice. Made terminal 3 look quite up market. Of course this for those in cattle class is this a reflection on Dubai and of course its upmarket aspirations. Still it gets you there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the gardener View Post
    Did i miss something in dubai, remote spot for the aircraft. overcrowded, no where to sit, far too long to wait, virtually nowhere to eat etc and on an overnight flight not nice. Made terminal 3 look quite up market. Of course this for those in cattle class is this a reflection on Dubai and of course its upmarket aspirations. Still it gets you there.
    Have to agree with you mate. Problem with Dubai is that it is almost all given over to duty free shopping. Nowhere to eat except macdonalds, toilets few and far between, and smelly at that! Nowhere to sit casually till you get to the gate. Much prefer Doha or Abu Dhabi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the gardener View Post
    Did i miss something in dubai
    Yes. The Irish Village next to Gate 123 in Terminal 1. I'm led to believe it's not too difficult to get there from the T2/T3 concourse.

    I've not been through Dubai since the new terminal was opened but I think I'm right in saying that T2 and T3 currently share one concourse and that the T3 concourse is still under construction, due for completion in 2011. Perhaps the T3 facilities will improve then?
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    twas a remark about LHR t3 (being so wonderful ? tee hee) LOL

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    I've always found Dubai to be a great airport. Never found difficulty finding a seat or one of the reclined seats whether day or night. What I love about Dubai airport is that you can have a refreshing shower in a private room in the sports club for £7......30 minutes well spent in my book

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    In the end I got a £550 flight with Emirates. 777s out but A380 from BKK to Dubai - hooray!

    Can't wait to be back in LOS in April!

    Ian

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    flight with Emirates. 777s out but A380 from BKK to Dubai
    If you have the ~2hr stopover in Dubai I think you will be pleased with your choice. We flew out from Gatwick at 20:10, 777 was great service, great food, great entertainment system and very comfortable. Stopover was very short, but went to a bar to get a coffee and was told there was a £7 per person minimum charge and so it would have been £14 for the 2 coffees we wanted, they got zippo and we found a stroll around was safer on the wallet. On boarding the A380 fantastic everything. Emirates have external cameras on their planes patched into the touchscreen entertainment system and the camera in the A380 tail fin gave excellent shots. Lots of films and TV to watch if you can't sleep and games too, got 273 on the ten-pin bowling :-)

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    Thanks Ian, can't wait!

    Ian

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