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Emirates Airline feeling the downturn?

Old Nov 20th 2008, 5:45 pm
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Default Emirates Airline feeling the downturn?

Apparently not.
I've just tried to change my flight from the UK back to dxb from the 28th to 29th and flights are full until the 10th December!
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Old Nov 20th 2008, 5:47 pm
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Default Re: Emirates Airline feeling the downturn?

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Apparently not.
I've just tried to change my flight from the UK back to dxb from the 28th to 29th and flights are full until the 10th December!
You're on a posting frenzy tonight.....

What's the next topic you got up that sleeve?
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Default Re: Emirates Airline feeling the downturn?

bored and abroad.

And its so cold I'm trying to keep my fingers warm
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Default Re: Emirates Airline feeling the downturn?

Where you flying back from just checked flights back on 28/29 as I'm coming back then too and availabilitiy from most uk bases??
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Default Re: Emirates Airline feeling the downturn?

Originally Posted by Fairydust View Post
Where you flying back from just checked flights back on 28/29 as I'm coming back then too and availabilitiy from most uk bases??
Sorry 30th, on the day flight from BHX. Its full. They are saying all the flights are full but they are still quoting availability on a lot of flights for new bookings.

Typical airline overbooking.
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Default Re: Emirates Airline feeling the downturn?

By the way. With the exchange rate, you'd be mental not to book flexible tickets from London to Dubai and back.

I just did and got it for 370 quid. So thats about dh2,000....
 
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i looked about 4 weeks ago, booking my flight dxb to newcastle it was £630 i looked this week £801!!! WTF.....

Im not loving it!
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Default Re: Emirates Airline feeling the downturn?

There was a flight from Newcastle to Dubai return for £334.00 flying out yesterday. That was booking it in Newcastle and not Dubai mind you
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Default Re: Emirates Airline feeling the downturn?

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There was a flight from Newcastle to Dubai return for £334.00 flying out yesterday. That was booking it in Newcastle and not Dubai mind you
always cheaper from the UK for some bizarre reason
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I didn't realise. I've just checked today and you can get a direct flight from Newcastle to Dubai return for £400.00. Dubai to Newcastel return is £800.00!! Someone is milking it!
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Default Re: Emirates Airline feeling the downturn?

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I didn't realise. I've just checked today and you can get a direct flight from Newcastle to Dubai return for £400.00. Dubai to Newcastel return is £800.00!! Someone is milking it!
it's better known as Tax in these parts
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Oh - and he's me thinking the UAE was a tax haven!!
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Originally Posted by arabicsteve View Post
Oh - and he's me thinking the UAE was a tax haven!!
tax free I think you mean
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Yep - that's what I meant!!
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Old Nov 21st 2008, 6:06 pm
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Default Re: Emirates Airline feeling the downturn?

Most of the middle eastern airlines charge extortionate return rates from their home market as they know it is a captive one, the clever opportunists that can, always book the return starting from europe/anywhereelsebutthemiddleeast
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