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cadwaladr
15-09-2013, 08:24 PM
got the chance to fly to oz melbourne,question is has anyone been recently was going to travel with emirates any advice/pitfals on the journey,on the stay in oz thats sorted just the travel,good companies {cheap} to book with or is it best to book direct with airline?.

frank
15-09-2013, 09:56 PM
We flew with Emirates to oz but every Emirates flight goes directly from England to dubai which they use as a hub.
Dubai is great but it adds time to the journey
Melbourne is a great place also. . Take some time to visit the beach, casino, sports grounds and the old prison.
The covered market is good and if I remember correctly there is a long road with lots of restaurants.
Just a pity about the lager type of swill they serve.......they just need educating about real beer.
Have fun.

cadwaladr
16-09-2013, 12:15 AM
meeting up and staying with a native so not going to drink the crap stuff ,jack daniels for me ,dubai is the halfway house for sure and plenty of reading materiel,not the one with the pictures!

jdunc2301
16-09-2013, 10:09 PM
Singapore airlines is the one!

Tayters
16-09-2013, 10:34 PM
Just a pity about the lager type of swill they serve.......they just need educating about real beer.

Get some Beez Kneez down ya. Pains me to say it but it knocked Fullers Honey Dew for a 6 (pack!). On the other hand the Guiness would turn anyone teetotal.

We flew with Gulf Air a few years back but only because they were the cheapest - 750 return each:eek:


Have fun!
Andy.

cadwaladr
16-09-2013, 10:35 PM
will check it out,got to fly from manchester hats the problem do not like heathrow or gatwick!

install monkey
16-09-2013, 10:37 PM
750 cheaper if you'd left the mrs!!!:o


Get some Beez Kneez down ya. Pains me to say it but it knocked Fullers Honey Dew for a 6 (pack!). On the other hand the Guiness would turn anyone teetotal.

We flew with Gulf Air a few years back but only because they were the cheapest - 750 return each:eek:


Have fun!
Andy.

Tayters
16-09-2013, 10:49 PM
That made me laugh out loud! Give you points if I could.

Should have spent the spare 750 on a couple of vietnamese brides in the stop over in Singapore...

cadwaladr
17-09-2013, 04:58 AM
no mrs with me,got rid of that mother in law look alike years ago going on my own to get over losing someone close to me back in easter normally holiday in europe but this chance has come up so going for it,emirates 850 cattle class! with a short stop in dubai ,best advise i have been given is drink drink on the plain,how much are these thai brides? have they got a uk branch.

frank
17-09-2013, 09:24 AM
There is a Guinness bar in Dubai airport. It's right at the bottom of the escalator as you pass through customs :-)
Bit pricey but who cares

FreezerGeezer
17-09-2013, 01:00 PM
What part of Oz?

JAL fly via Tokyo. Cramped as I recall, but good route - pretty mad flying over Siberia in daylight - I think we saw one spot of humanity down there in about 3 hours of flying!

Sis says 'Never again' to Quantas.

Virgin's ok, but I haven't flown the full distance with them - only the HK-Brisvegas leg. We were in their 'between cattle & business class' bit. The seats were cold.

To be honest, we found BA to be the best so far.

Yet to try Emirates or Singapore.

cadwaladr
17-09-2013, 09:41 PM
ba would be my number one flown to the state,s a few times with them always been good will look them up to compare.