Review of Emirates flight Manama Dubai in Economy

Airline Emirates
Flight EK838
Class Economy
Seat 34F
Aircraft Boeing 777-300ER
Flight time 1:20
Take-off 17 Apr 17, 10:05
Arrival at 17 Apr 17, 12:25
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Rob777ER
By 909
Published on 19th May 2017

Emirates Flight EK838 from Manama to Dubai



Welcome back to the third part of my trip report to Manama, Bahrain over the Easter Weekend for the 2017 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.

Trip Overview

Leg #1: Flight EK52 MUC -> DXB | April 12th, 2017 You can find that part right here: MUC => DXB (EK52)

Leg #2: Flight EK837 DXB -> BAH | April 13th, 2017 You can find part 2 here: DXB => BAH (EK837)

Leg #3: Flight EK838 BAH -> DXB | April 17th, 2017 You are here!

Leg #4: Flight EK51 DXB -> MUC | April 17th, 2017 Part 4 can be found here: DXB -> MUC (EK51)


Pictures from the Hotel, Manama and F1 @ Bahrain International Circuit
It was my first time to Bahrain.
And to be honest - I loved it.
The people were very friendly. The city was clean and looked great - well of course, you have to love the very hot weather (we had up to 50°C on Saturday in the sun) and the desert landscape.

The F1 race was organized very good.
There were lots of attractions - especially for families. So therefore a lot of families were at the race.

But take a look at a few pictures!

Pictures of Bahrain

Interesting architecture :)
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Lots of work is going on in and aroung Manamaphoto 1_3


Pictures from Bahrain International Circuit
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Pictures from Hotel and Airport
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The hotel was quite good. It was in walking distance from the airport and had a great pool with a huge garden to relax.


Pre-Flight Information
Our return flight was scheduled for Easter Monday.
Departing Bahrain at about 10 am local time and arriving back in Munich at about 9pm local time.
The layover in DXB was about 4h - but that was the only connection which fit into our plan.

Seats for that flight were right in the middle for me and my friend.
34E and 34F …. which was not very nice - because you feel very cramped in the middle of the row.
But for those 1.5 hours it was okay - but to be honest, I never want to do a long haul flight right in the middle!!! It must be horrible!!!


Flight Equipment
Type: Boeing 777-300ER
Reg: A6-ENS
First Flight: 2014-07-02 (almost 3 years old)
Note: Aircraft was equipped with the "new" Economy Seats


Flight Times
Note: Times are in local time!!
Scheduled Departure: 10:05 am
Push Back 10:05 am
Actual Departure: 10:15 am
Scheduled Arrival: 12:30 am
Actual Arrival: 12:22 am
Arrival at Gate: 12:30 am


Flight Ticket
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BAH Airport
We arrived quite early so we had lots of time for check in and so on.
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Some Planespotting @ BAH
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And there arrived our B777-300ER as EK837 from DXB
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During the boarding process I was able to meet Martin Brundle, former F1 driver from the UK and now TV expert for SKY UK.
It was nice to meet him and talk to him a little bit about the great race from the day before, which Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel won :D


Pictures during boarding
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Pictures during taxiing and departure
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Food on EK838
As on the DXB => BAH flight, there were no menu cards issued to the passengers and the crew started with the service as soon as possible after we were up in the air.

This time I took a photo of the offered tray.

As you see, it was almost the same sandwich and some nuts.
Bottled water and coffee or tea was offered, too.
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During the flight
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Landing in DXB
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Verdict

Emirates

8.4/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment9.0
meal/catering8.0

Manama - BAH

8.0/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Dubai - DXB

8.6/10
Efficiency8.5
Access8.5
Services9.0
Cleanliness8.5

Conclusion

Another great flight with EK.

The load for that flight was at 100% - it's hard to believe - but the B777-300ER was completely full.

I am pretty sure it had something to do with the F1 race in Sakhir.
It would be interesting to know, how the load is during the year.
I mean, EK offers 3 or 4 connections between DXB and BAH per day with a B777-300ER ....

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