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Old Mar 4th 2009, 9:55 am
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I am trying to book the cheapest return flight to London. From Dubai, or Abu Dhabi if it is cheaper. Jammy Dodgers mentioned flying Virgin for only Dhs600. Is that really true? Did it include all taxes, surcharges and fees?! If so that is amazing, how did he find that deal?
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I just came back from the UK. Cheapest I could find was 2000. Virgin, Gulf Air and Etihad all offer fares around that price.
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I just came back from the UK. Cheapest I could find was 2000. Virgin, Gulf Air and Etihad all offer fares around that price.
Air Arabia Sharjah to Istanbul, Easy Jet Istanbul to Stansted!
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Originally Posted by expat.brat View Post
I am trying to book the cheapest return flight to London. From Dubai, or Abu Dhabi if it is cheaper. Jammy Dodgers mentioned flying Virgin for only Dhs600. Is that really true? Did it include all taxes, surcharges and fees?! If so that is amazing, how did he find that deal?
Try www.ebookers.com I have just used them to fly DXB - EDI - LHR - TLS - LHR - DXB for 2 people for 7,700aed.
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Air Arabia Sharjah to Istanbul, Easy Jet Istanbul to Stansted!
BA is often cheaper than EasyJet - but you have to change airports in Istanbul.

I've done this very journey, by the way...

Oh, and Air Arabia fly to Athens too, which opens up more options.
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I can get return flights to London with Ethihad for 920dhs, good friends work for Etihad and have me on their 'friends & family' list so I can sent lists of ridiculously cheap worldwide destinations every month

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I can get return flights to London with Ethihad for 920dhs, good friends work for Etihad and have me on their 'friends & family' list so I can sent lists of ridiculously cheap worldwide destinations every month

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Do you want a medal or a chest to pin it on?
oooh bitch..

mind you, I was under the assumption that you had to be a close family member to benefit from subsidised flight costs.

surely if it were that easy, the 'cheap flight emails' would do the rounds in no time, if all it required was the input of a promo code.
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I can get return flights to London with Ethihad for 920dhs, good friends work for Etihad and have me on their 'friends & family' list so I can sent lists of ridiculously cheap worldwide destinations every month

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are you the lucky one, as i know a lot of people in etihad and as far as they are concerned they are only allowed a certain amount of "cheap" tickets and so they use them themselves....
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are you the lucky one, as i know a lot of people in etihad and as far as they are concerned they are only allowed a certain amount of "cheap" tickets and so they use them themselves....
mmmmm.. bisons post is beginning to whiff a bit..

I think we need some hard evidence..
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mmmmm.. bisons post is beginning to whiff a bit..

I think we need some hard evidence..
My friend is a cabin manager, the highlest level of staff on an aircraft after the pilots, therefore she gets the 'stadard' cheap flights but then she gets this extra lot for friends and family as well, she has to book the flights for me, I cannot simply do it myself. I might be able to dig up the list from my emails to show you.
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To be fair to Bison, I've got other friends who have managed this too. It has to be done by the employee directly.
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My friend is a cabin manager, the highlest level of staff on an aircraft after the pilots, therefore she gets the 'stadard' cheap flights but then she gets this extra lot for friends and family as well, she has to book the flights for me, I cannot simply do it myself. I might be able to dig up the list from my emails to show you.
i have friends who are pilots, and office staff on the same level but they never give me cheap flights they tell me that they only get a small amount say 4 or something...
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i have friends who are pilots, and office staff on the same level but they never give me cheap flights they tell me that they only get a small amount say 4 or something...
But maybe Bison offers his lady friend something special in return.
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But maybe Bison offers his lady friend something special in return.
Like a rrrrrrr i d e in his Mitsubishi Lancer?
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