Which is the best route via singapore or Dubai?
Hi Everybody again!
We went out last minute last june for a reccie and with being short notice and being 6 of us altogether we could only get flights with Emirates from Manchester (about 7hrs) via Dubai (with supposedly a 3hr stopover but with a delay was more like a 7hr stopover)then about 13hrs onto Melbourne(but missed our internal to Adelaide due to delay at Dubai).
Eventually arrived in Adelaide with the 4 kids what seemed like a week later soooo jetlagged!
You experienced jetters can advise me if they think going via Singapore is a better option even though there always seems to be that long stopover that must be a killer after such a long flight!
I believe there is a hotel room at Singapore that you can chill out in and freshen up how does this work and does it cost a lot?
Again would you say just keep going or stay overnight at Singapore to catch up on sleep etc..
We will have 4 youngsters with us so what would you recommend?
Just thoughts going through my head as usual seems to be just Australia 24/7 at the moment!Even getting on my own nerves one day up next day down.But that's how i'm going to be i've told myself now until we actually get there and get settled!
Hi Gill, we went via singapore with singapore airlines who were fab, they do a flight that leaves Heathrow at about 10.30 ish in the evening every day which has a 3 hour stop over , in what must and has been for the past 10 years the best airport in the world. Then you arrive in Adelaide at aprox 7.30 in the morning which gives you most of the day before the jet lag kicks in, this was fab for us on our reccie:)Good luck .
Originally Posted by graandjac
That sounds great with just a 3hr stopover at Singapore (didn't know that there was such a short stopover)and the night flight would be ideal for everybody's bodyclocks especially the kids!We will just need to get internal from Manchester to Heathrow or even stay over at my brothers the night before who lives about 45 mins away from airport!
Thanks for such speedy reply!
My brother and sis inlaw flew with them and said never again! I know someone else who flew them recently and were not impressed with the whole thing, but they did like Dubai, as they went on a "tour". From every one I talk to Singapore comes out top, followed by Maylaysia.
Cheers Sarah appreciate that(what time is it your end!You must get up early)
Originally Posted by sarahsmartiepants
Singapore it is then!Wish we could go 1st class but not a prayer!
Look forward to hopefully meeting up with you one day in the not too distant future!
You have often answered many of my queries and worries without even knowing!
And of course i will be looking for a good hairdresser!!!
Can recommend the Singapore route as well - we did it last May (on our one week reccie!) You have about 5 or 6 hours stop over with Singapore Airlines but this worked out well. Going out we went for a swim at the rooftop pool at the Airport hotel (wasn't expensive) followed by shopping and eating - great airport for that. Coming home we went on a taxi tour of Singapore which we all enjoyed!
Well we thought we would br completly different and go the other way,
We are planning on a trip to florida on route, not completely worked out the logistics of it all yet but we are going to disney, then to daytona beach,couple of nites cruise to bahamas then possibly mexico before flying on to oz!!
i don't think we'd be able to afford again for a while so why not!!!!!:D
If we didn't have children we would go this way.... http://www.oz-bus.com/ What a great way to see a whole chunk of the Earth.
JUst to add, Singapore are our preferred option too.
We booked through them and were really great especially when I wasn't well (stress/ nerves etc).
We have just booked our flights back with them.
The hotel transit room is I think what you are talking about - I think it is £40. Worth every penny I think, ensuite etc and a great bed. I m not sure how you go about booking it though, hubbie did that.
Good luck for the trip
cheers guys!By the way Libby Enjoyed every minute of "Wanted Down Under" with your family!
Originally Posted by Libby1971
Best one ever!
Loved your home as well those views are so to die for!!!!