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Location: Muscat, Oman/ Bangalore, India

Round Peg....in a square hole. That describes me! All my life I have never quite fit in ... now I have just given up trying to live up to the expectations of the square hole or trying to find a round one!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Choosing Airlines

We have friends that are very brand conscious. And so when it comes to choosing airlines, it is invariably nothing less than the Emirates. Never mind if that means having to fly to Dubai and wait for a connection and wait some for another connection in another airport before finally boarding the plane that will take you home.

They did all this even when they had 2 kids, both under 5 years..

I like my comforts as much as Epicurus did but I will gladly trade in the comforts of a personal TV or a meal prepared by an in-flight chef for the shortest, direct flight back home. Especially now, when part of my hand baggage includes an active and inquisitive 3 year old..

Curious to know how others choose airlines. Is it connectivity, time of take-off or landing, better serviceā€¦.?.


Blogger Manu Sharma said...

Budget! That's priority #1 for me.

Btw, thanks for stopping by. I've been here before not long ago but can't recall from where. I remember reading the profile and wondering if I'd fit that description as well.

1:40 PM, June 14, 2005  
Blogger muscati said...

I flew Emirates a few times. The first time was in first class and I loved it so much that I decided it must be one of the top 3 airlines in the world. Then I went back to being a student again and I booked a flight from London to Muscat during xmas break. I thought it should be the best airline to travel economy on. Boy was I wrong. It was the worst flight I've ever been. The stewardesses were sadistic b!tches. They were rude. They were abusive. They were shouting and talking down at passengers. An all round horrible experience.

I realize now that this is an airline that has a double standard. They treat people who pay for first class like kings, but those in the back are treated like cattle. I am never going to fly Emirates again, even if I can afford a first class ticket.

8:24 PM, June 15, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


depending on the trip.. and how the above three prioritise its easy to decide.. but I don't travel by air often.. I have done so only a handful of times..

thanks for stomping on my blog :D

3:52 AM, June 22, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$$ rule!

10:40 AM, July 05, 2005  

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