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Old Apr 13th 2013, 10:20 am
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950quid a piece to send the family home this year - and I just paid 71,000 airmiles for mine. Utter madness. Thankfully our tickets originate in the UK so only cost about 600quid a pop.
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Old Apr 13th 2013, 7:23 pm
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Etihad have some decent deals at the moment.

Heading to KL at the end of the month. Got 2 tics plus 2 nights in a KL (4* suite) for 6K.

Also Mrs met some Etihad folk over the weekend in AD who have upgraded us. Happy days!
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I paid £640 return using KLM this Easter to fly Dubai-Scotland return. Emirates was going to cost me a whopping £800. Looking back at my KLM experience - if I have to eat beans for a month I will in order to fly Emirates. Never again will I go through the hassle of changing flights and waiting around at Schipol. Also the food and entertainment on Emirates is far superior.
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Do people actually have to pay for their flights and that of there families ?

How ghastly !
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Do people actually have to pay for their flights and that of there families ?

How ghastly !
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Do people actually have to pay for their flights and that of there families ?
How ghastly !
Yes and some of us pay school fees too, muppet.
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Do people actually have to pay for their flights and that of there families ?

How ghastly !
Not really.... we get a flight allowance. So if you get the ticket for less you have more money to spend in the pub when you get back! I usually get ~7,500 dibs per flight, so to the UK that's quite a lot of potential beer tokens to be saved.

As such this is a far better situation than just having your company book em. What's 'ghastly now'?
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Not really.... we get a flight allowance. So if you get the ticket for less you have more money to spend in the pub when you get back! I usually get ~7,500 dibs per flight, so to the UK that's quite a lot of potential beer tokens to be saved.

As such this is a far better situation than just having your company book em. What's 'ghastly now'?


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Not really.... we get a flight allowance. So if you get the ticket for less you have more money to spend in the pub when you get back! I usually get ~7,500 dibs per flight, so to the UK that's quite a lot of potential beer tokens to be saved.

As such this is a far better situation than just having your company book em. What's 'ghastly now'?

sitting in economy with some of the members on here
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sitting in economy with some of the members on here
Or rather sitting in business pretending you can afford it?
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Or rather sitting in business pretending you can afford it?
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They tell you.
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Or rather sitting in business pretending you can afford it?
you're just jealous.......
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you're just jealous.......
Of what? 6 hours once a year to the UK and back?
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I paid £640 return using KLM this Easter to fly Dubai-Scotland return. Emirates was going to cost me a whopping £800. Looking back at my KLM experience - if I have to eat beans for a month I will in order to fly Emirates. Never again will I go through the hassle of changing flights and waiting around at Schipol. Also the food and entertainment on Emirates is far superior.
KLM used to be a good airline, but ununfortunately they linked up with Air France, who make Aeroflot look like in-flight ambassadors! As an aside, on of the best airlines I've flown on, bizarrely enough, was Balkan (Bulgarian Airlines.) Edible food, good flight staff, cheap, and Sofia airport less of a stress that any of the London airports.

With regard to Schipol, I'm always amused when puttering through duty free the big neon sign announcing 'DRUGS'. I do hope they mean it's a pharmacy...
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