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flyDubai is casual fun. I flew them on on a short hop from Entebbe, Uganda to Bujumbura, Burundi. There serve a variety of regional destinations, some little-flown by other carriers, in a rough square from Zagreb to Zanzibar to Chittagong to Kazan.
Something about rather obscure air routes far from home base seems to lighten up flight crews. The multinational crew in trim navy button downs and khaki pants were in a social mood with the few passengers continuing to little-visited Burundi.
Business class is sleek with huge AVOD screens.
Economy has slimline seats that are reasonably comfortable with plenty of legroom.
The personal AVOD system has adult and child modes and everything is for sale and can be ordered on screen. Like many budget airlines, there are advance discounts for purchases for entertainment and food at time of ticketing.
The menu includes some oddly slim muffins.
The medicine packs are interesting. You can choose from “help: I have a headache,” “help: I have an aching body,” and “help: I can’t sleep.” The 16 sleeping pills in the sleep pack worry me a bit if someone got the idea to take them all.
Those considering them for Dubai flights should take note that flyDubai uses Terminal 2 which is not connected to the city by metro and is not the smoothest connection to mainline airlines in Terminals 1 & 3.
Fun experience, and I haven’t even gotten to the cool inflight safety video…
In this series:
- Uganda Visa on Arrival
- Rwanda New Visa on Arrival Process
- The East Africa Borderless Visa for Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda
- Burundi Visa on Arrival
- Tanzania Transit Visa Often Beats Tourist Visa
- ATMs in Uganda – Stanbic When All Else Fails
- Uganda and the Source of the Nile
- Uganda Entebbe Airport Lounge Has a Faux Mountain and Goldfish Pond
- The flyDubai Experience
- More to come…