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  • Flight on 09/03/2016

    Saudia Business (short haul)

    Riyadh to Dammam

    4.7

    Flight on Saudi Airlines new B787-900 being used for crew training on the short 45 minute flight from Riyadh to Dammam. It was the usual cream leather style seats, in the similar pattern to that used by Qatar on its 787, but with overhead bins in the middle section which made it feel rather ...

    Boarding
    4
    Seat for Sitting
    6
    Seat for Sleeping
    N/A
    Service
    5
    Entertainment
    4
    Food & Drink
    4
    Punctuality
    5
    Baggage
    5
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  • Flight on 30/08/2015

    American Airlines Business

    New York to San Francisco
    on: A321T

    8.9

    This was the second leg of my RTW trip. The AA A321T is relatively new for AA and features a 3 class, 4 class if you include main cabin extra, service. I was in business, with 2x2 seating, flat bed and nicely equipped (these are the same seats that QR uses on its all business A318, and A330 ...

    Boarding
    8
    Seat for Sitting
    9
    Seat for Sleeping
    8
    Service
    9
    Entertainment
    9
    Food & Drink
    9
    Punctuality
    9
    Baggage
    10
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  • Flight on 09/09/2015

    Qatar Airways Business

    Singapore to Doha
    on: A350-900

    9.0

    Qatar uses T3 at Changi and unfortunately the DNATA lounge which is rather grim, plus there was then an extremely long walk to Gate 23 which was right at the end of the pier, assume this is the result of SQ trying to keep the best gates for themselves. Boarding was efficient, and business class ...

    Boarding
    8
    Seat for Sitting
    9
    Seat for Sleeping
    7
    Service
    9
    Entertainment
    10
    Food & Drink
    9
    Punctuality
    10
    Baggage
    10
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  • Flight on 15/07/2015

    Qatar Airways Business

    Doha to London
    on: A330-300 (Config.2)

    5.9

    This was a late aircraft change from the B777 to the A330 300 with the new flat bed seats. They are the same seats used on QR's all business A319, and American's new A321 Transcontinental Service in the US. However, when placed 6 abreast on the 330, they are v cramped, especially the window seats, ...

    Boarding
    6
    Seat for Sitting
    2
    Seat for Sleeping
    3
    Service
    6
    Entertainment
    8
    Food & Drink
    6
    Punctuality
    8
    Baggage
    8
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  • Flight on 13/05/2015

    Saudia Business

    Jeddah to London
    on: B777-300ER (three class)

    4.4

    With this flight expectations were low, despite my Saudi colleagues advising that Saudi Airlines new B777 300 3 class aircraft were v good (they travel First!), and overall expectations were met! Security screening at the gate in Jeddah was a mess, some were able to walk through, others ...

    Boarding
    1
    Seat for Sitting
    6
    Seat for Sleeping
    5
    Service
    3
    Entertainment
    3
    Food & Drink
    3
    Punctuality
    7
    Baggage
    7
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  • Flight on 30/05/2015

    Etihad Airways First

    London to Abu Dhabi
    on: A380

    6.6

    I was prepared to be "wowed" with the Etihad A380 in First Class, sadly the experience got off to a poor start with chaotic check-in at T4, and a below average lounge experience (25mins to bring a bowl of porridge, reason, kitchen is busy..) Flight delay outbound of just under an hour, resulted ...

    Boarding
    6
    Seat for Sitting
    10
    Seat for Sleeping
    10
    Service
    7
    Entertainment
    9
    Food & Drink
    9
    Punctuality
    1
    Baggage
    1
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  • Flight on 07/03/2014

    British Airways Business

    on: B787-8

    7.8

    Boarding
    8
    Seat for Sitting
    9
    Seat for Sleeping
    9
    Service
    10
    Entertainment
    9
    Food & Drink
    8
    Punctuality
    9
    Baggage
    0
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  • Flight on 07/03/2014

    Malaysia Airlines Business

    on: A330-300

    8.0

    MH 162 KUL/DXB This service has been recently added by MH, so loads were light. There were 6 of us in business, which was the refurbished business cabin with the lie-flat seats, but as it was a day flight I was to too bothered. Service was good (as it should be with only 6 passengers), staff were ...

    Boarding
    8
    Seat for Sitting
    8
    Seat for Sleeping
    6
    Service
    9
    Entertainment
    7
    Food & Drink
    8
    Punctuality
    9
    Baggage
    9
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  • Flight on 01/03/2014

    Flydubai Economy (short haul)

    on: B737-800

    6.8

    Flight was Dubai to Dammam and in the new business class offered on certain Fly Dubai flights. The cabin has 12 seats, finished in blue leather with a dedicated cabin crew member. Seat was very comfortable, the fresh smoked salmon sandwich was good, service was fast and friendly, though there ...

    Boarding
    5
    Seat for Sitting
    8
    Seat for Sleeping
    0
    Service
    9
    Entertainment
    8
    Food & Drink
    9
    Punctuality
    9
    Baggage
    6
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  • Flight on 11/09/2013

    British Airways First

    on: B747-400 High J

    7.6

    The flight was delayed by 4+ hours owing to a small technical fault, compounded by a catering truck causing some additional damage, so we had an aircraft change. The information flow was now wonderful and we left the Concorde room too early, but there was a member of special services at the gate to ...

    Boarding
    2
    Seat for Sitting
    10
    Seat for Sleeping
    10
    Service
    10
    Entertainment
    8
    Food & Drink
    9
    Punctuality
    2
    Baggage
    10
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  • Flight on 12/05/2013

    Air Namibia Business

    on: A319

    5.6

    Windhoek/JNB A319 After a chaotic boarding process, 2 flights going to JNB from Windhoek at the same time, and Windhoek airport is not the most efficient, so the 2 lines for the SAA flight were either side of the Air Namibia flight...creating plenty of room for confusion A short walk across the ...

    Boarding
    6
    Seat for Sitting
    10
    Seat for Sleeping
    7
    Service
    6
    Entertainment
    0
    Food & Drink
    6
    Punctuality
    9
    Baggage
    1
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  • Flight on 12/05/2013

    Comair Business (short haul)

    on: B737-400

    6.6

    JNB/Windhoek BA/Comair 737 Boarding was efficient and easy, though this was a public holiday in S Africa. Crew extremely friendly and welcoming. Cabin was the usual BA European style, again only 3 of us Club, so attention from the crew was good. Lunch was served, salad, a choice of 3 hot entrees, ...

    Boarding
    8
    Seat for Sitting
    6
    Seat for Sleeping
    4
    Service
    9
    Entertainment
    0
    Food & Drink
    8
    Punctuality
    9
    Baggage
    9
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  • Flight on 12/05/2013

    South African Airways Business (short haul)

    on: B737-800

    3.3

    JNB/Lusaka B 737. This was the connecting flight from JNB from my Air Namibia flight. Boarding was via a bus, so less than ideal, especially as the plane was parked 2 away from the inbound Air Namibia flight. Business cabin had about 8/9 of us and seemed rather dismal, though the seats were ...

    Boarding
    4
    Seat for Sitting
    4
    Seat for Sleeping
    3
    Service
    5
    Entertainment
    0
    Food & Drink
    4
    Punctuality
    5
    Baggage
    1
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  • Flight on 12/05/2013

    Emirates Business

    on: A380 (Config. 1)

    7.4

    DXB/SIN A380 rear cabin of business class 03.25 departure. The new A380 only lounge in Dubai is better than the one in Terminal B but noticeably more crowded though now that QF have moved in with their 2 A380's daily. I don't find the EK lounges very relaxing too open in my view, but I do like ...

    Boarding
    10
    Seat for Sitting
    6
    Seat for Sleeping
    3
    Service
    6
    Entertainment
    10
    Food & Drink
    8
    Punctuality
    9
    Baggage
    7
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  • Flight on 09/10/2010

    British Airways Business

    on: A318 (Transatlantic)

    9.0

    what a great service BA is offering from LCY to JFK, love the gate lounge at LCY, easy to board, and then a short 1 hr hop to Shannon, where US Border Protection formalities were completed within 30 minutes, and then off to JFK. Staff were friendly, service was good, and plane only 2/3rds full, ...

    Boarding
    10
    Seat for Sitting
    9
    Seat for Sleeping
    9
    Service
    9
    Entertainment
    6
    Food & Drink
    9
    Punctuality
    10
    Baggage
    10
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  • Flight on 10/09/2010

    British Airways Business

    on: B747-400 High J

    9.5

    great friendly crew and service, with the added bonus of the aircraft being one of 2 747's with the new First cabin, which I was able to sample on the short hop between Bahrain and Doha, 10/10 to BA for creating a really classy product, stylish, comfortable, and no gimmicks, this is BA at its best.

    Boarding
    10
    Seat for Sitting
    10
    Seat for Sleeping
    10
    Service
    10
    Entertainment
    9
    Food & Drink
    7
    Punctuality
    10
    Baggage
    10
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  • Flight on 18/07/2010

    Flydubai Economy (short haul)

    on: B737-800

    6.0

    we flew to Dubai for a day trip from Doha, flight out was on time, and only 1/3rd full, crew were smart, pleasant and welcoming, and the return journey was equally pleasant, though the plane was 60% full. Using Dubai T2 was not an issue, we were at Burj Khalifa within 45 minutes of landing. Great ...

    Boarding
    6
    Seat for Sitting
    7
    Seat for Sleeping
    3
    Service
    7
    Entertainment
    5
    Food & Drink
    5
    Punctuality
    10
    Baggage
    5
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