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Old Jul 17th 2011, 7:57 am
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Default Flight prices from UK to DXB - what the hell!!!

Bloody hell.

Looking at flights for my folks to visit over Xmas - both Emirates and Etihad Edinburgh / Glasgow or London to DXB or AD are all approx 850 GBP per person. BA is about 510 GBP from London but need to get them to fly down there then change...

I'm sure I got them flights for about 400 GBP before.

Is it just me or have the prices from UK to here gone mental?
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Old Jul 17th 2011, 8:11 am
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Mental - well flying DXB to Heathrow a few weeks ago I was charged over £1,000 - I'm flying again tomorrow, I was quoted over £1,200 - I chose Gatwick in the end for approx £850, a pain when I land, but cheaper.

All economy (company policy, boooo)
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Mental - well flying DXB to Heathrow a few weeks ago I was charged over £1,000 - I'm flying again tomorrow, I was quoted over £1,200 - I chose Gatwick in the end for approx £850, a pain when I land, but cheaper.

All economy (company policy, boooo)
same here! we always fly to Gatwick, but gone are the days of the £360 flight... double whammy now that we have to pay for 4 seats too!

Mon-Thurs is always cheaper ofc. Around Eid was completely mad, so we're coming back a week earlier. Haven't even looked at Christmas yet.
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yup, due to massive passport **** up by the FCO for the sprogs new passport we are now stuck with last minute pricing. un****ingbelievable prices. i only want a few seats not the whole ****ing plane
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Default Re: Flight prices from UK to DXB - what the hell!!!

My son and his friend flew out last week LBA AUH on KLM, booked about a month in advance at 460 quid. SWMBO said last week there are flights available in Ramadanadingdong for under 400.
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Cheap deals all gone somewhere

Yesterday booked for the inlaws to come out for a month towards the end of August Man - Bah via Doha with Qatar at 960 gbp for the pair which was same as KLM and Turkish. Gulf, Emirates and Etihad were around 1200
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Default Re: Flight prices from UK to DXB - what the hell!!!

Originally Posted by Autonomy View Post
Bloody hell.

Looking at flights for my folks to visit over Xmas - both Emirates and Etihad Edinburgh / Glasgow or London to DXB or AD are all approx 850 GBP per person. BA is about 510 GBP from London but need to get them to fly down there then change...

I'm sure I got them flights for about 400 GBP before.

Is it just me or have the prices from UK to here gone mental?
They sure have, I'm flying Emirates to London then BA to the Toon, that's £600. If I went Emirates direct it would be £800.

Also heading to Syndey for xmas and NYE, it's looking like £1100-1200 for a flight. Jesus.
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hows the leg spugs? Hope the missus is playing nursey well? xxx
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Originally Posted by Hello.Kitty View Post
same here! we always fly to Gatwick, but gone are the days of the £360 flight....
Not quite. We found some mid-late September flights with Royal Brunei for that.
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Not quite. We found some mid-late September flights with Royal Brunei for that.
Always been told to avoid - what's the crack with RB?
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Always been told to avoid - what's the crack with RB?
Do you honestly think I'd step foot on their flights? It's for my parents.
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Do you honestly think I'd step foot on their flights? It's for my parents.
Ah, the dutiful son!
No booze on RB is one reason for their lack of popularity.
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Do you honestly think I'd step foot on their flights? It's for my parents.
Jesus, you had me worried.
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Nothing wrong with R.B , Christ you're only on it 6 and half hours , get pissed before you get on , eat and sleep then wake up have a piss and get off .
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just trying to get a flight from Amsterdam to Aberdeen...325Quid...****ing hell, its only an hour...
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