Review of Emirates flight Dubai Mumbai in Economy

Airline Emirates
Flight EK 504
Class Economy
Seat --
Aircraft Boeing 777-300ER
Flight time 03:00
Take-off 01 Dec 19, 03:55
Arrival at 01 Dec 19, 08:25
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Chibcha
By SILVER 1367
Published on 20th November 2022

Intro


Hola amigos!

This is part two of my  2019 Trip to India series, you may find part 1 here:
 



Transiting @ DXB


So we pick up from our previous FR, and that is after exiting the insides of the whalejet.

DXB and Emirates were built and grew as a connecting hub. Given the massive amounts of money that Dubai has invested in both EK and DXB I expected a seamless, top of the line experience while connecting. 

The first let down is that the "best" way to connect from one end of the huge terminal, to another is being bussed around. 

The other one, is that you get dropped into this huge security processing zone, with a queue that takes ages. Cool annecdote though, Ronaldo was queueing just besides me, and of course I took a pic with him. 

Security cleared, I entered this shopping mall cum airport. The size of the place is mesmerising, although I felt in the middle of an endless bazaar and not on an airport. I felt that places to rest after and before the long flights are lacking. 

Let down 3: Lounges other than EK's. The Merhaba Lounge (the only one I could enter with PP) was packed, and I had to wait a long time to be waved in. Once inside, it was hard to find a place to seat, but I succeeded. The buffet was mediocre, but I helped myself to a plate of the ubiquitous basmati rice with chicken. I didn't have any alcohol and tried to eat light, as I had a long day ahead.

(places were so full that I didn't feel like taking pictures without disturbing people so that's why there is no photographic record of this). 

Done with eating, and without a proper place to rest, I moved to the assigned gate. 


Boarding Emirates' 777-300ER


The moment I arrived to the gate I instantly regretted leaving the lounge so early. But well, nothing to do. Waiting felt like ages…but finally we were called to board. 


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The seats were pretty much the same as those on the A380 that brought me from MAD. More than good for the "short" hop to Mumbai.

I left my book there on that seat. RIP mate. 



Enroute to India!


The Triple Seven got filled and we were on our way to India!

I cought up with news, EK's IFE is unbeatable… 


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The size of the A380 trafic at DXB is just amazing. There were so many of them that one looses sense of their size (basically there's nothing to compare with, other than our "small 773") 


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After the whalejets took off, it was time for us to soar over Couruscant, say, Dubai


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I was so tired I turned off. I don't recall what I had for food, but I remember spilling my apple juice all over me.

I woke up and the day was starting 


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While the cabin had EK's custom ceiling lighting


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Arrival in mumbai


I was hoping for an Eastbound arrival, which would have allowed me for views of the island, but alas, we arrived on the other direction. The views were awesome nonetheless…
 



Hello India!


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I was curious to see which planes were around, and I spotted a couple of candidates for my next flight…


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With this view, flight 2 of the trip was done:


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And now off to the next flight


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Verdict

Emirates

8.3/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi10.0
Meal/catering7.0

Marhaba Lounge

4.3/10
Comfort3.0
Meal/catering6.0
Entertainment/wifi3.0
Services5.0

Dubai - DXB

6.3/10
Efficiency5.0
Access5.0
Services5.0
Cleanliness10.0

Mumbai - BOM

8.0/10
Efficiency10.0
Access5.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

I basically slept for this trip. The plane was comfortable enough for the hop to BOM, and the IFE was unbeatable. I guess EK must be the best way between Dubai and India.

DXB was a bit of a dissapointment. I don't know why but I expected something totally different for the transit procedure (it wasn't more efficient that AUH, with a smaller terminal that would have explained the crowded feeling...but this was unacceptable for such a beast of a building). There weren't many places to have a rest between flights, as we say in Spanish, en fin...

BOM was a pleasant surprise, the relatively new terminal building is an architectural delight, spacious and efficient. I will describe more of my experience on the next FR.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for episode 3.

Saludos!

Information on the route Dubai (DXB) Mumbai (BOM)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 4 reviews of 1 airlines on the route Dubai (DXB) → Mumbai (BOM).


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The airline with the best average rating is Emirates with 8.4/10.

The average flight time is 2 hours and 58 minutes.

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  • Comment 616052 by
    Pilpintu SILVER 855 Comments

    being bussed around

    Pff... para eso mejor voy a SCL jajaja Tanto petróleo para qué??

    I took a pic with him

    Hm... I would have tried “accidentally” bumping into him. >:)

    cum airport

    Chibchaaaaa!! Stoooop!!! XD

    I left my book there on that seat

    There was one happy passenger on the way back to Dubai, for sure.

    I remember spilling my apple juice all over me

    My - God! Were you dreaming of the airport???!!! XD

    EK's custom ceiling lighting

    I - must - have - theeemmm... :O

    I was hoping for an Eastbound arrival

    Leí “an Estambul arrival” jajjaaj No entendía ni jota XD

    alas, we arrived on the other direction

    This is a lottery. Happens to me every time.

    Súper parejito el servicio de Emirates. La cabina igual que el tramo anterior. Súper cómodo para tres horas de vuelo.

    I have to say “Sorry for my comments” hahaha I see a reprimand coming. But I can’t help it!!! I’m rolling on the floor!!! XDDD

    Thanks for sharing!!! Next time share the photo with Ronaldo!!! Pleaseee!!

    • Comment 616088 by
      Chibcha SILVER AUTHOR 498 Comments

      Tanto petróleo para qué??

      Al parecer el plan original era trasladar todo al Dubai World Airport o algo así. Pero se quedaron sin plata.

      There was one happy passenger on the way back to Dubai, for sure.

      I hope, it was The Man on the High Castle. A fun read.

      My - God! Were you dreaming of the airport???!!! XD

      I'm a bit clumsy sometimes.

      Por favor ve a donde tu cura local y busca salvación para tu alma.

      Saludos y gracias por pasar!

      • Comment 616090 by
        Pilpintu SILVER 855 Comments

        Noooo!! La ultima vez que estuve en una iglesia era monaguillo y en medio de la misa estornudé y apagué el cirio que estaba en el altar!! Eso no es una buena señal 😂😂😂😂 Que estés bien! Esperando el bonus sobre la India!!

  • Comment 616095 by
    NGO85 SILVER 1777 Comments

    Hola Chibcha, at last the scathing review of DXB. I thought AUH was bad, so if you think DXB is worse, then it certainly isn’t a place I would go out of my way to transit in.

    Ronaldo was queueing just besides me, and of course I took a pic with him

    Which one? The one that needs a wide angled lens or the one that is crying in Manchester?

    Let down 3: Lounges other than EK's.

    More than likely the EK Lounge was just as crowded given the heavy traffic leaving DXB late at night.

    I spotted a couple of candidates for my next flight…

    I hope you got on an AI B744, they are all in storage now.

    • Comment 616109 by
      Chibcha SILVER AUTHOR 498 Comments

      Which one? The one that needs a wide angled lens or the one that is crying in Manchester?

      The one with a World Cup UwU

      More than likely the EK Lounge was just as crowded given the heavy traffic leaving DXB late at night.

      That's likely, but I couldnt tell. The EK VIP zones are well cut off for mere mortals.

      I hope you got on an AI B744, they are all in storage now.

      Did Chibcha make it to his next flight?
      Did AI not do a last minute equip. Change?
      Was the flight cancelled?

      Stay tuned to next week's Chibcha in India to find out ;)

      Thanks for passing by!

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