London to Karachi on Qantas-Emirates

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London to Karachi on Qantas-Emirates

Post by Zulfiqar » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:51 pm

Taken from my phone in fading light. They look much nice on my phone. Flight to Dubai on Qantas QF2 on
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BA A320 parked on adjacent gate
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BA 787 being towed away
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BA 744
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I thought the flight PK786 to Islamabad had already left, however to my surprise the 777 AP BGL zoomed passed and lifted off.
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Dinner menu card-not as fancy as those provided on ME3
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Route map also was not as elaborate as that of Emirates, also only tail camera available to view.
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Snack before landing at Dubai
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Due to the incident /crash at Dubai a day earlier, there was a single runway operation at Dubai. Holding here -Left had turns- for half an hour. Landed 20 minutes behind schedule- not that bad!
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I could see the fire damaged Emirates 773 -A sad sight. but could not take photos as I was in an aisle seat.
About 2 hour wait at Dubai- Karachi flight was on time but we were held for about 30 minutes before push back and held again for about 20 minutes before entering active runway.
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The flight to Karachi was absolutely full. Some passengers from cancelled flights to Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Sialkot were also on the plane.

Can also see QF2 waiting to take off for Sydney.
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The 77L took off really quickly and speeded to about 606 mph at one point-
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Chicken Biryani was not bad, the sauce was strange, lentil salad was ok but cold seekh kebab was tough and did not go with it. And beetroot (choqundar) halwa, for me, was a new twist to the lunch.
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Landing smooth, the decommissioned aircraft and the junkyard in front of the hanger looked depressing- broken tail section etc.
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MD-11 F Z-GAB Global Africa Aviation
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New gates- (only 3 at domestic I think)
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An Emirates 773 was being pushed back.
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btw, this (copying /pasting IMG files) has taken me all morning! wish I had better photos and there was a swifter way of posting photos.
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Re: London to Karachi on Qantas-Emirates

Post by baberblues » Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:53 pm

Nice pics!

I am curious to know Qantas served halal food or does that have to be ordered?

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Re: London to Karachi on Qantas-Emirates

Post by Zulfiqar » Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:31 am

Thanks baberblues.
I think most of not all airlines serving a 'Muslim' country would serve halal food. Qantas has a code share agreement with Emirates and most likely caters for Muslim customers. The menu is both in English and Arabic and specifies not using pork or alcohol.
I did not ask for a special meal. I am sure it's possible. Anyway, I went for the fish option.
What was interesting is that the amont of alcohol given out or at least asked for by people around me, seemed less than in Emirates. Perhaps people wanted not to drink too much at once on their long journey to Sydney.

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Re: London to Karachi on Qantas-Emirates

Post by bnm » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:45 am

i think the altitude on Emirates screen is not correct :?

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Re: London to Karachi on Qantas-Emirates

Post by AP-BGL » Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:06 pm

bnm wrote:i think the altitude on Emirates screen is not correct :?
What makes you think that?
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Re: London to Karachi on Qantas-Emirates

Post by Zulfiqar » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:06 pm

Bnm ^^It reads 37,000 ft not 57,000 if that's what you mean.

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Re: London to Karachi on Qantas-Emirates

Post by Pineapple » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:29 pm

Nice pics :)
4 engines 4 long-haul

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Re: London to Karachi on Qantas-Emirates

Post by Zulfiqar » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:54 pm

^^ Thanks!

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Re: London to Karachi on Qantas-Emirates

Post by CoyBoy » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:41 pm

I saw this MD11F flying out yesterday evening, it looked so elegant.
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