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23rd Jul 2019, 07:32
Replies: 2
Views: 2,364
Posted By spiney

If you're using the device for travel why would...

If you're using the device for travel why would you buy something locked to your local provider? You may as well use your smartphone as a WiFi and incur any roaming charges T-Mobile want to screw you...
16th Jun 2019, 04:16
Replies: 11
Views: 5,391
Posted By spiney

You could have a gallon of battery acid in your...

You could have a gallon of battery acid in your carry on and you wouldn't be stopped in DXB transit security. I don't bother taking out my laptop etc, or my bottled water - never stopped.
10th Dec 2017, 09:12
Replies: 19
Views: 5,076
Posted By spiney

Yes, if the flight is full... and it frequently...

Yes, if the flight is full... and it frequently is out of LGW, Emirates will get picky about your carry on weight. You may get away with a kilo extra, 3kg over and they'll usually ask you to check...
4th Aug 2017, 05:48
Replies: 18
Views: 2,074
Posted By spiney

For me it's a combination of which airport to...

For me it's a combination of which airport to avoid - LHR or DXB and whether or not you like 10hr + flights... nothing to do with the aircraft. Most people would struggle to tell the difference...
11th Jan 2017, 11:13
Replies: 12
Views: 2,033
Posted By spiney

Early noughties, LIAT, clapped out Dash 8 with...

Early noughties, LIAT, clapped out Dash 8 with barely functioning air conditioning.... island hopping, Trinidad to Barbados via Tobago and Grenada... 30 minute flights, with 20 mins on the ground in...
2nd Jan 2017, 02:31
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By spiney

#7 - pity they didn't include the Stuka... could...

#7 - pity they didn't include the Stuka... could have been used to bomb the place nice and flat, which would have been a pretty good start. ... Sorry that's not fair, a few years ago they were...
31st Dec 2016, 10:22
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By spiney

Agree with jerryh99 - immigration is a mess. I've...

Agree with jerryh99 - immigration is a mess. I've also waited over an hour on bags in DMK - which is about the same as the flight time from Chiang Mai...

Another big assumption is that your...
31st Dec 2016, 10:10
Replies: 29
Views: 5,218
Posted By spiney

Over the years I've missed connections in DXB on...

Over the years I've missed connections in DXB on 2 occasions due to late arrivals. On both occasions Emirates couldn't get the passengers to hotels quick enough - reasonable hotels, 10 mins from the...
18th Nov 2016, 06:06
Replies: 11
Views: 3,570
Posted By spiney

I've travelled the A380 on a few dozen flights...

I've travelled the A380 on a few dozen flights now; Emirates, Etihad, Qantas and Malaysian. Yes heavy bangs on landing seem more common than on other types. I tend to favour sitting towards the rear...
12th May 2016, 10:08
Replies: 23
Views: 7,118
Posted By spiney

EK 007 DXB-LHR last week. Emirates had to offload...

EK 007 DXB-LHR last week. Emirates had to offload a passenger with some some medical condition - we were still at the gate, just before pushing back. It was a pretty full A380 and the Captain...
23rd Jan 2016, 09:11
Replies: 6
Views: 2,926
Posted By spiney

Unhappy I think you're right to be concerned. A few years...

I think you're right to be concerned. A few years ago Mrs norrie had a problem with 2 Star Alliance airlines (British Midland and Thai) purchased on separate tickets, refusing to check bags through...
12th Dec 2015, 05:53
Replies: 13
Views: 3,137
Posted By spiney

#8 - Haven't been bussed OUT to a remote stand in...

#8 - Haven't been bussed OUT to a remote stand in DXB in many years - you should be fine on that count.

I think the buggy thing is the way to go - zip through transit security like a good 'un......
11th Dec 2015, 17:14
Replies: 13
Views: 3,137
Posted By spiney

In Dubai I haven't bussed to and from remote...

In Dubai I haven't bussed to and from remote stands in a few years and then only on 777's - it was irritatingly common for a couple of years... A 20 minute ride jammed in a mobile refrigerator... If...
11th Dec 2015, 13:53
Replies: 13
Views: 3,137
Posted By spiney

I transit through Dubai several times a year from...

I transit through Dubai several times a year from London to SE Asia and back. Most of my connections are 2 - 2.5 hrs. I can't remember the last time I did 1.5hrs, but I think I have, but it was a...
10th Dec 2015, 08:40
Replies: 12
Views: 3,960
Posted By spiney

I thought Malaysian were selling their A-380's?...

I thought Malaysian were selling their A-380's? (One careful owner, never raced or rallyed...)

For me about the only thing better compared to a 777 is they ARE a tad quieter. In Emirates the space...
7th Dec 2015, 08:35
Replies: 12
Views: 3,960
Posted By spiney

Last time I flew Malaysian to LHR at the...

Last time I flew Malaysian to LHR at the beginning of the year, the A380 was only about a third full in economy. (Crew indicated this wasn't unusual). Flipped up the arm rests and stretched out with...
30th May 2015, 12:46
Replies: 6
Views: 1,876
Posted By spiney

I've not seen seatback chargers on any Monarch...

I've not seen seatback chargers on any Monarch flight I've been on and the IFE has always been on dropdown screens. Doesn't mean it's working of course - or anything on it actually worth watching... ...
13th Apr 2015, 10:33
Replies: 34
Views: 7,007
Posted By spiney

I'd ban them from the cabin as well... I...

I'd ban them from the cabin as well... I frequently fly long-haul with Middle East carriers; Emirates, Eithad, Qatar etc. Seeing passengers effectively travelling as if they took the wrong turn on...
14th Dec 2014, 09:55
Replies: 5
Views: 3,492
Posted By spiney

Same service, same seats, same food, same...

Same service, same seats, same food, same movies... 8 hours longer - no brainer - go for the 777. I've flown Emirates A380 many times over the last flew years both Business and Economy and they're...
19th Nov 2013, 08:50
Replies: 31
Views: 5,235
Posted By spiney

What I find astonishing is how these ultra dense...

What I find astonishing is how these ultra dense seating configrations can meet the emergency evacuation criteria set by the certifying authorities... Doubtless it would require some heroic service...
13th Nov 2013, 12:20
Replies: 8
Views: 2,998
Posted By spiney

First, Business or Economy I don't sleep very...

First, Business or Economy I don't sleep very well on planes - never have done. I'm a 'compact' chap and don't need any of that space to 'spread your body into'... Might get an hour or two of...
7th Nov 2013, 09:44
Replies: 8
Views: 2,998
Posted By spiney

Seems a bit steep. Last year Emirates were...

Seems a bit steep. Last year Emirates were offering upgrades LGW-DXB for a little over 300... my mate opted for it. I didn't - and I got upgraded at the gate for free (I was Emirates Silver at the...
3rd Sep 2010, 21:46
Replies: 41
Views: 7,052
Posted By spiney

Thumbs down Jeez... get a life guys..

Jeez... get a life guys..
23rd Mar 2010, 19:17
Replies: 34
Views: 4,567
Posted By spiney

I used to like cargo pants and travel vests but...

I used to like cargo pants and travel vests but with all the Security malarky today I really can't be bothered...

Electricals, bits, bobs, and books all go in the Carry On - I use a Lowe Alpine...
25th Jan 2010, 21:53
Replies: 11
Views: 1,518
Posted By spiney

So what's the point of the thread? - a Great...

So what's the point of the thread? - a Great Circle route on long haul would presumably be selected as an optimum but may vary considerably dependent on established air corrirors, weather factors,...
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