Flight time: 21:20– 07:15 (21:27-06:33)
Duration: 6 hours 55 minutes
21st June 2015
O V E R V I E W :
Having completed my second year as an undergraduate and after coming back to the UK from an enjoyable holiday in Greece, it was time to head home for the summer break. If you have read my previous reports, you will be aware that I am residing in Coventry which is just a stone’s throw away from Birmingham, thus it is very convenient for me to fly from Birmingham’s Airport instead of London. Being a loyal customer of Emirates and a member of Skywards, Emirates’ competitive air fare meant that I have to give up in trying a new airline this time (which I want to badly :P). For about £470, I secured tickets for my journey back and from home (BHX-KUL & KUL-BHX after 3 months), via DXB of course.
For some reasons boarding was done via the rear door as well for my zone (those seating towards the end of the plane). It is quiet a pain if you have carry on luggage as you need to climb down flights of stairs before reaching the tarmac and then climb up again.
Mandatory seat pocket content shot.
Here comes the disappointment. Despite being ahead of the other passengers by having a special meal ordered which was delivered first, my seafood option tasted so bland I wondered if the chef tasted it before packaging? Thank god for the dessert that saved the day.
About an hour before landing, I was feeling a little hungry and asked for cup noodles, it was then that I found out they were only available on flights to/from Asia. However, the lovely FA came back with these and I was impressed indeed.
About 3 hours in transit before my onward flight to KUL…
C O N C L U S I O N:
Generally another good flight on Emirates despite the let down on the seafood meal which was a first, hopefully I will not experience that it the future. As usual, the crew did an amazing job and was prompt to calls, on this particular flight I was really impressed with what I was given when I told one of the FA that I wanted something to bite. Nothing much to complain on the IFE but the lack of content compared to the new generation ones and I wished that my aircraft was equipped with them. Next stop, Kuala Lumpur!