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Come fly with me? Only if it's Emirates!
Member Name: marzyuk
Advantages: you get a pillow, blanket and earphones, nice meal, free drinks
I have flown both long and short haul distances with various companies and never had anything to shout home about, in fact probably some of the worst experiences, especially flying with Thomas Cook on a 13 hour flight to Cuba, not a good experience!
Myself and boyfriend recently had a 2 week holiday in Vietnam. We decided to add a stay in Kuala Lumpur on the way there and Singapore on the way back. We booked our flights and tour via The Flight Centre would suggested flying Newcastle - Dubai then Dubai - KL with Emirates and on the way home Singapore - Dubai, Dubai - Newcastle. It was my first time flying with Emirates but I had been told good things so looked forward to it.
At Newcastle airport it was usual goings on at check in. I was suprised when the check in assitant said Emirates would collect and forward our luggage at Dubai so we wouldn't need to collect it until we reached KL. I was really shocked at this little extra and when we reached Dubai everything went smoothly. I got off one plane and was free to wander around the airport which seems to be open 24/7. I boarded with my hand luggage and then my luggage was waiting for me at KL airport. This was a really nice touch.
The flights were all similar and all a pleasant surprise. i loved when I got on the plane there was a bag of earphones, blanket and pillow waiting on everyones seat. This really helped settle me in as usually I can't get comfortable and sleep on planes, not even 13 hour flights! However i slept for over half of the flight, It would of been longer but I love food too much to sleep through it!
There was a lot more space on the plane than other flights but having a 6"2 boyfriend, we would of liked more! It really was nice having a tv each with so many channels and music stations as well as games etc. I ended up watching just released movies before drifting off asleep.
Being vegetarian I always worry about what food I'm going to be served. I pre-ordered lacto-ovo vegetarian meals which basically means vegetarian that eats dairy. I was soooo pleasantly surprised when on each of my 4 flights I was brought out my food first! I usually get served last if not forgotten about altogether! Such a great touch made me feel quite special rather than the freak or minority! The food was tasty, you got a really big selection of foods and a nice range too. For example for Breakfast I was given a hot croissant with jam/butter, tea/coffee and fresh orange juice, hot breakfast for eg spinach omlette with mushrooms and side dish, fresh fruit salad, bun with cheese and yoghurt! All the meals had a great selection and I always looked forward to my meals.
Most people enjoy the free bar, so you can order whatever you want whenever you want for free. A lot of people go overboard (what I call all inclusive 'Benidorm' mentality) ordering wine at 8am and then 830am then again at 9am! I did have a glass or two of wine on the evening which wasn't the nicest but drinkable. There was spirits, soft drinks the only think I wanted that wasn't available was cider! So classy I know! Bur Vietnam is full of beer which I hate!
Overall the staff are pleasant, well dressed and go out of their way to help. It is nice that you don't have to worry about affording ridiculously expensive drinks on board and the food is great. It is more spacious than some flights and the extra blanket and pillow go down great!
I can't wait to fly Emirates again!
Summary: Great experience
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