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littlejimmy Jun 7th 2009 6:05 pm

Emirates are pretty cack, aren't they?
 
I mean, it's all well and good building a nice, spanking new terminal all for yourself, but when you then park the bloody plane half-an-hour's bus ride away from it, even when there are spare PLBs, you start to look a bit amateurish. At least at Doha airport you know what's in store.

Then there's the bloody high-level security check on people who've just come off a plane...

I'd mention the food, but there wasn't enough of it.

It's good to be back in the Sand Pit. ;)

BorderTart Jun 8th 2009 5:15 am

Re: Emirates are pretty cack, aren't they?
 

Originally Posted by littlejimmy (Post 7642737)
I mean, it's all well and good building a nice, spanking new terminal all for yourself, but when you then park the bloody plane half-an-hour's bus ride away from it, even when there are spare PLBs, you start to look a bit amateurish. At least at Doha airport you know what's in store.

Then there's the bloody high-level security check on people who've just come off a plane...

I'd mention the food, but there wasn't enough of it.

It's good to be back in the Sand Pit. ;)

We plan to take a picnic with us on the next flight - we were starving last time!!!

NorthernLad Jun 8th 2009 5:18 am

Re: Emirates are pretty cack, aren't they?
 

Originally Posted by littlejimmy (Post 7642737)
I mean, it's all well and good building a nice, spanking new terminal all for yourself, but when you then park the bloody plane half-an-hour's bus ride away from it, even when there are spare PLBs, you start to look a bit amateurish. At least at Doha airport you know what's in store.

Then there's the bloody high-level security check on people who've just come off a plane...

I'd mention the food, but there wasn't enough of it.

It's good to be back in the Sand Pit. ;)

The only airline I've used in the last few years is Emirates so I became immune to them. Then flew back to UK a few weeks ago with Virgin and realised just how bad Emirates have become.

commander Jun 8th 2009 7:15 am

Re: Emirates are pretty cack, aren't they?
 

Originally Posted by NorthernLad (Post 7643811)
The only airline I've used in the last few years is Emirates so I became immune to them. Then flew back to UK a few weeks ago with Virgin and realised just how bad Emirates have become.

ditto. I recently flew 1st class from hong Kong to Dubai and it was the worst flight ever with Emirates...F.u.c.king awful

shiva Jun 8th 2009 7:25 am

Re: Emirates are pretty cack, aren't they?
 
its the staff that get me on emirates, they absolutely believe themselves to be the best things since sliced bread and that dealing with paying customers is beneath them.
without a doubt the rudest flying matresses in the business

Norm_uk Jun 8th 2009 8:00 am

Re: Emirates are pretty cack, aren't they?
 
Can't stand Emirates - they have been shite for years not to mention overpriced.

I prefer Etihad - the staff are much friendlier, the service and food is often better and Abu Dhabi airport still has that smaller and friendlier feel to it.

N.

littlejimmy Jun 8th 2009 8:06 am

Re: Emirates are pretty cack, aren't they?
 
I'm booked on the return leg DOH-DXB-BHX on 31st July. Dammit. Only good thing will be that I'm going home.

Alexa Jun 8th 2009 9:49 am

Re: Emirates are pretty cack, aren't they?
 

Originally Posted by littlejimmy (Post 7642737)
I mean, it's all well and good building a nice, spanking new terminal all for yourself, but when you then park the bloody plane half-an-hour's bus ride away from it, even when there are spare PLBs, you start to look a bit amateurish. At least at Doha airport you know what's in store.

Then there's the bloody high-level security check on people who've just come off a plane...

I'd mention the food, but there wasn't enough of it.

It's good to be back in the Sand Pit. ;)


Welcome back little jimmy :)

Grace O Malley Jun 8th 2009 10:04 am

Re: Emirates are pretty cack, aren't they?
 

Originally Posted by Norm_uk (Post 7644102)
Can't stand Emirates - they have been shite for years not to mention overpriced.

I prefer Etihad - the staff are much friendlier, the service and food is often better and Abu Dhabi airport still has that smaller and friendlier feel to it.

N.

terminal 3 is a big improvement, duty free is so much better with grey goose, heaven

NorthernLad Jun 8th 2009 10:06 am

Re: Emirates are pretty cack, aren't they?
 

Originally Posted by Grace O Malley (Post 7644342)
terminal 3 is a big improvement, duty free is so much better with grey goose, heaven

It's too bloody big, and a hike to get to Irish Village for a drink and a smoke before the flight.

Last week it took my folks 90 minutes from getting off the plane to getting through arrivals.

Grace O Malley Jun 8th 2009 10:10 am

Re: Emirates are pretty cack, aren't they?
 

Originally Posted by NorthernLad (Post 7644347)
It's too bloody big, and a hike to get to Irish Village for a drink and a smoke before the flight.

Last week it took my folks 90 minutes from getting off the plane to getting through arrivals.

lol ,I was referring to AD terminal 3, you Dubai?

NorthernLad Jun 8th 2009 10:15 am

Re: Emirates are pretty cack, aren't they?
 

Originally Posted by Grace O Malley (Post 7644355)
lol ,I was referring to AD terminal 3, you Dubai?

Aye, didn't even realise AD had 3 terminals!

Have they still got The Piano Bar, capacity for 2 people (1 being the barman)?

Meow Jun 8th 2009 10:16 am

Re: Emirates are pretty cack, aren't they?
 

Originally Posted by NorthernLad (Post 7644347)
It's too bloody big, and a hike to get to Irish Village for a drink and a smoke before the flight.

Last week it took my folks 90 minutes from getting off the plane to getting through arrivals.


I wonder why there is no IV, or equivalent, at Dubai T3?

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commander Jun 8th 2009 10:19 am

Re: Emirates are pretty cack, aren't they?
 

Originally Posted by NorthernLad (Post 7644371)
Aye, didn't even realise AD had 3 terminals!

Have they still got The Piano Bar, capacity for 2 people (1 being the barman)?

lol, the piano bar:D

NorthernLad Jun 8th 2009 10:20 am

Re: Emirates are pretty cack, aren't they?
 

Originally Posted by Meow (Post 7644375)
I wonder why there is no IV, or equivalent, at Dubai T3?

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Apparently there is a bar on the first floor, The Hub, but I haven't been able to find it yet. The staff are as helpful as ever when you ask them directions.


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