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Old December 28, 2012, 09:26 AM
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Cool Flying to BD ? Miles and prices

So, let's say you want to travel to DAC on 12th Feb from LHR and you want to return on 19th and only travel Economy class,

EMIRATES - £587
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2500 FREE miles on first flight
1000 FREE miles if you book early
20% of family members' miles can be added to your miles account
LHR >< DAC miles claimed - 10,000 ( 7,000 excl. Miles acceleartor Feb special offer )
LHR >< DAC miles+cash redemption - 96,200 miles + £150

ETIHAD - £545
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500 FREE miles on signup to Etihad Guest club
100% of family members' miles can be added to your miles account
LHR >< DAC miles claimed - 7,930
LHR >< DAC miles+cash redemption - 46,800 + £350

GULF - £1225
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70% of family members' miles can be added to your miles account
LHR >< DAC miles claimed - 11,280
LHR >< DAC miles+cash redemption - 33,000 + £315

JET - £620
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250 FREE miles on signup to Jet Priviledge club
? % of family members' miles can be added to your miles account
LHR >< DAC miles claimed - 10,110
LHR >< DAC miles+cash redemption - 84,000 + £150

SAUDIA - £685
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50 % of family members' miles can be added to your miles account
LHR >< DAC miles claimed - 7,600
LHR >< DAC miles+cash redemption - 75,000 + £165

QATAR - £503
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2500 FREE miles on first online booked flight
500 FREE miles on every online booked flight in the future
50 % of family members' miles can be added to your miles account
LHR >< DAC miles claimed - 8,520
LHR >< DAC miles+cash redemption - 60,000 + £30

TURKISH - £507
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500 FREE miles on signup to Miles&Smiles club
? % of family members' miles can be added to your miles account
LHR >< DAC miles claimed - 9,940
LHR >< DAC miles+cash redemption - 60,000 + £200




Haven't included crap like Kuwait Airways or Biman
Please feel free to correct any wrong info

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Old December 28, 2012, 09:27 AM
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So, which is the best then ???
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Old December 28, 2012, 09:59 AM
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Depends on which one did you fly earlier. Other perks that need to be looked at is the stop-overs if any, what are the amenities offered during lay-overs. Also if you travel frequently you might have a good idea about the way the total services offered inside and the hospitality level of different stewards and hostesses.If you already traveled in one of them and liked it, even if it is a bit expensive I will choose that airline to add the points to accumulate towards some bonus ticket.

For instance, last time using my points I was able to upgrade to business class in Emirates.
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Old December 28, 2012, 10:24 AM
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Depends on which one did you fly earlier. Other perks that need to be looked at is the stop-overs if any, what are the amenities offered during lay-overs. Also if you travel frequently you might have a good idea about the way the total services offered inside and the hospitality level of different stewards and hostesses.If you already traveled in one of them and liked it, even if it is a bit expensive I will choose that airline to add the points to accumulate towards some bonus ticket.

For instance, last time using my points I was able to upgrade to business class in Emirates.
Agreed.
All of them have stopovers - Dubai / AbuDhabi / Manama / Delhi / Riyad / Doha / Istanbul
In terms of cabin crew friendliness and service, Qatar > Etihad > Emirates > Turkish > Gulf > Saudia > Jet

I used my miles with Etihad to get a free return flight ( paid £350 in taxes ) instead of usual flight price of £550. I also was offered Busienss class and was asked to bid. I bid the lowest possible amount for DAC>AUH and it got accepted! I flew business class for only £70 !
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Old December 28, 2012, 11:49 AM
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Other things to consider:

- Air Hostess
- Leg room
- Menu
- Bagagge
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Old December 28, 2012, 12:29 PM
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In dollars please, or I'm handicapped.
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Old December 28, 2012, 01:48 PM
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If you want to maintain your sanity, don't even consider Turkish Airways. They are notoriously unorganized, lose luggage, cancel flights after making you wait 12 hours and don't even have the decency to apologize, and don't care about customer service.
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Old December 28, 2012, 07:06 PM
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Other things to consider:

- Air Hostess
- Leg room
- Menu
- Bagagge
- Air Hostess - Etihad's have to be the best
- Leg room - All economy class seats have same leg room
- Menu - It's plane food ... it's bound to be rubbish in economy class
- Baggage - Travel light!

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In dollars please, or I'm handicapped.
$1 = £0.62

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If you want to maintain your sanity, don't even consider Turkish Airways. They are notoriously unorganized, lose luggage, cancel flights after making you wait 12 hours and don't even have the decency to apologize, and don't care about customer service.
Thanks for letting us know. I travelled with them only once and I my luggage didn;t turn up with me, came the next day. Thought that was a one-off ... hmmm

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Old December 28, 2012, 07:40 PM
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£1 = $0.62
fail?
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Old December 28, 2012, 08:42 PM
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atm 1.00 GBP=1.61695 USD
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Old December 28, 2012, 08:46 PM
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atm 1.00 GBP=1.61695 USD
oh yeah! a real woman knows her currency..

take that crisis...
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Old December 28, 2012, 08:52 PM
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like everything in life, crisis is also looking for discounted bride from middle class bangladesh.....impressing them with his free airlines mileage credit cards.....

crisis my girl cousin from chittagong wants you bro..... she knows how to cook shutki real good...
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Old December 28, 2012, 09:12 PM
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Sorry, got the currencies mixed up.
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Old December 28, 2012, 10:18 PM
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Ignoring Jet and Turkish Airlines ( apparently both are crap as well ), to summarize,

If you look for the following desirables and give points for top 3 per category :
-Cheap return Fare
-More miles to your miles account from your family members' journeys
-Gives more miles for a LHR > < DAC return journey
-Lower cash amount for taxes when getting a Free flight from miles redemption
-Less miles required to get a Free flight
( Emirates - 12 flights before a free flight, Saudia - 10, Jet - 8, Qatar - 6.5, Etihad - 6, Gulf - 3 )
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Then the best airlines to take from LHR > < DAC are
1. Gulf Air
2. Etihad Airways
3. Qatar Airways


Hope this was of help to someone. Good night!
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Old December 29, 2012, 04:24 AM
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only travel Economy class.
Why? Aren't you the one who hate middle class people?

Patri ready this time, or going through shortlist again?

Take my advice, buy business class in Thai airways and get a good massage everywhere (including Thai airport), good for long journey and you'll look fresh & rich during interview .Happy hunting.
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Old December 29, 2012, 08:55 AM
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Why? Aren't you the one who hate middle class people?

Patri ready this time, or going through shortlist again?

Take my advice, buy business class in Thai airways and get a good massage everywhere (including Thai airport), good for long journey and you'll look fresh & rich during interview .Happy hunting.
We disgress.

I am Londoni middle class, used to be Dhakaiya middle class. I hate living conditions of Dhakaiya middle class ( purely because I have already experienced the hardships of that sort of life ), not the people! No patri, will have a few more trips, can't believe how difficult the whole process is! Shobar line asey already karo na karo shathey. Maybe I need to talk to afjar

Back to topic, taking Thai isn't an option for those of us flying from UK or US as you travel farther than you need to and then make your way back. And, I am not that loaded to book Business class. I only fly Business class if I get a free upgrade or if I can upgrade for a very small amount. Btw, it's all about First Class these days - on Emirates you can take a shower!
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Old December 29, 2012, 09:31 AM
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Hi Crisis, good luck with your bride hunting, I was just kidding about Thai airways , I know it's bit of extra travel time for you guys.

Regarding parti, I believe in jora (couple), you found it difficult so far because you haven't met her yet Once you met her, you'll see everything going so easy .... and take it easy for now :-)
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