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Having just returned on Emirates from Adelaide to Heathrow, (arrived 21st March) I thought I would add my comments. We flew economy to Adelaide with a stopover in Dubai for 2 days and business back, thanks to a good deal I found, just over £2000 return for economy for 2 but only just over £4000 for our trip including 3 nights hotel in Dubai. We found the trip out comfortable with good service and food, but flight was 2 hours late leaving, so anybody wanting the 2am flight to Adelaide would have missed the connection. Our return on Business can only be described as excellent on the Adelaide/Dubai leg, almost personal service as the Boeing 777 had only a few Business seats, but the Dubai/Heathrow leg was quite busy in the Business section so service was not so good, but the food was again excellent. However the plane was 1 hour late leaving Dubai, so with 4 flights, 2 were late, not very good.
However we would probably fly Emirates out again due to the convenience of short stopovers compared to the Far East connections. Should add that we have now visited 16 times in the past twenty years and have lived in Adelaide for 3 years, using most of the airlines at one time or another.
Does anyone know why flights from Australia to the UK are so much more expensive than from UK to Australia?
For example a return trip in May with Singapore Airlines ex London to Adelaide £819 pp (US $1247)
ex Adelaide to London $1911 pp (US S1995)
So they get US S748 more from the Australian passenger, same planes, same flights (almost) same departure taxes.....why? whats the justification?
Last edited by Anne B; 24-03-2013 at 04:52 AM.
Backpacked round Australia 1992. Married Australian husband in Adelaide 1994. Lived in Adelaide 1994-1997. Moved back to UK & lived in Essex/Herts 1997-2009. Returned to Adelaide November 2009. 2 kids dual nationality.
I would say supply and demand would influence price 65 million uk potential customers versus 22 million here.
My mam has just flown in tonight with Emirates....the second time she's used them....wouldn't travel with anyone else now. I travelled with them back in October, but via Melbourne...again service, second to none...We have no complaints at all...brilliant
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