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Old 19th Jan 2014, 10:58
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That's what came up with... Roughly a 20% increase on Cat A fares. 2200 drm now in First for most ULR flights. "special fares" are certainly special. Try about 11,000 drm for adult business on a ULR flight. WOW.

My sisters kids want to come out for a visit later this year. The change from CAT C Wider E to "special" just cost us about 4000 drm extra for 3 kids.

A ULR adult "special" ticket in econ is now 3600 drm. Kids under 13 is 2500 drm. Not so special...

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Old 19th Jan 2014, 11:15
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SAD

This is about as cruel as you can get towards your hard working staff, who give 150% day in and day out, to keep the program chugging along. Sometimes, it isn't always about the money.
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Old 19th Jan 2014, 12:03
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Not only did tickets get more expensive, what's more worrying is that on many sectors I checked, special tickets are available while CAT C firm (concessional) are not available. So it looks like friends have more priority on a firm ticket then staff and close family…
Of course I can book a special ticket for myself, but the Special tickets are about 500Dhs more expensive and I only have 15 of them per year.

It's obviously a great scheme for the single cabin crew that want to get their friends over, but for the 'loyal' EK long timers with family, it is a pathetic change.

PS: did you also notice that the cheap CAT99 firm tickets aren't available anymore??
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Old 19th Jan 2014, 12:09
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DXB-CDG-DXB
CAT A SUBLOAD FIRST

+25% (dec 2013 compared to now) !!!!

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Old 19th Jan 2014, 12:36
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Price rise is due to Expo.
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Old 19th Jan 2014, 13:26
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It's obviously a great scheme for the single cabin crew that want to get their friends over
It is not. A check on the emirates.com website will reveal a regular ticket is in fact cheaper than the "Special fare"
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Old 19th Jan 2014, 14:25
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Ek is getting so Greedy!!!!
I bet our pay dosn't go up as much as the tickets has. You can hardly use staff travel these days anyway because everything is full or you cannot get enough days off in a row to go anywhere. Won't be long before they start charging for crew meals.
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Old 19th Jan 2014, 15:23
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First DXB-Melbourne/Sydney used to be Dh 780.

Now Dh 920.

Keep Discovering.
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Old 19th Jan 2014, 17:03
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The thing that I find so abhorrent about the announcement is that it was couched as an enhancement and increase in benefits. It is insulting at least that the senior management assume that the rank and file staff are so dim. Indeed there are many because that's what EK likes, unquestioning robots but everyone that I have spoken to is dismayed at the sheer condescending arrogance of the communication. I may be wrong but I think that the 9th floor may have pushed this one a bit too far and it will come back and bite.
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Old 19th Jan 2014, 17:27
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Just select the gear down a few miles earlier...
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Old 19th Jan 2014, 17:38
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no sponsor

Ah yes, the gear early and no single engine taxi routine, works every time.

I've got a better idea. Write your comments on the staff travel comment section (the bit where they ask you to tell them what you 'love' about the new launch) then follow up with a letter to that katrina bird from HR and copy JA in.
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Old 20th Jan 2014, 04:10
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You can paint **** green...but it still stinks. Truely shocking. Like all of dubai, greed greed and more greed.
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Old 20th Jan 2014, 04:16
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don't complain about it here, get on the group world website and leave a comment. If the company gets 100 replies they may not care..... if they get 10000 they may have another look at this new policy.
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Old 20th Jan 2014, 04:24
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This must be the part where the 42000 + EK family will be well looked after! Greed Greed and more Greed welcome to the ME. Don t even think of coming here.
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Old 20th Jan 2014, 06:48
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I agree with the comments about posting on the EK website. Go to 'NEWS' link in menu bar at top of the home page, open the what's new in staff travel link then sit back with a coffee (make it a large one) and see how, in one foul swoop, the Company has managed to piss off 99% of it's workforce!

Feel free to add your thoughts, they're better placed there than here.

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Old 20th Jan 2014, 06:59
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Can't find it. Seems to be removed. How very odd....
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Old 20th Jan 2014, 07:39
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Its still there and going strong. On portal go travel, the on the first page you will see something saying trips has changed, there is a link saying read more. Take that and, well ....read more.


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Old 20th Jan 2014, 07:49
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OMG!

920 dhs for a first class ticket DXB - Aussieland! You'll be ruined!

Lowest full fare round trip 1 adult in first: 27385 dhs, lowest one way 17500 dhs.
Lets be gentle and divide the round trip by two: 13692 dhs.

6.6 % of full fare is what you are paying. Hardly anything to get excited about.
Unless you are a cheap bxxxxxx.
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Old 20th Jan 2014, 07:52
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BYMONEK, why bother? if you don't like it etc etc

I suspect many will merely follow no sponsor's idea....

I also suspect this will lead to increased costs in other areas that will offset any perceived short-term increase in revenue.
The mantra in customer service is a happy customer tells 2-3 people, a p1ssed off one tells 10-15, how many customers will continue to fall into the second category?
Happy, valued staff contribute more to the bottom line than exploited ones, just ask Michael O'Leary (in light of recent events).

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Old 20th Jan 2014, 07:54
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MR8 Not only did tickets get more expensive, what's more worrying is that on many sectors I checked, special tickets are available while CAT C firm (concessional) are not available. So it looks like friends have more priority on a firm ticket then staff and close family…
Of course I can book a special ticket for myself, but the Special tickets are about 500Dhs more expensive and I only have 15 of them per year
this is the big thing, don't mind paying for firm tickets as we are always on fixed schedules but now the only firms being made available are the so called "specials"
Not good
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