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Kashif
28th January 2007, 16:53
What are the prices going to be like? 200 pounds return?

KARACHI: Pakistan's one of private sector airlines, Airblue, on Friday announced plans to launch its first long-haul international operation between Islamabad and Manchester, United Kingdom, from the middle of May, 2007.

According to a press release issued here, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Air Blue, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the airline had been evaluating proposal to operate to UK for over a year and completed all necessary official requirements to launch the flights.

He said the airline first obtained official permission from government for operations and formal permission was obtained from the UK Department of Transportation.

The decision to start operation to Manchester was taken in the wake of large strength of Pakistani community in the region, Abbasi said.

Negotiations are in process with Manchester Airport Group on details of flight operation, which include slot timing, handling, engineering, catering and other allied support functions, the press release added.

With a fleet of six Airbus aircraft, Airblue operates more than 30 flights a day to seven domestic destinations and three daily flights to Dubai.

It has operated more than 10,000 flights in the last 30 months carrying over 2 million passengers on its network with revenues in excess of Rs12 billion.

Gunner786
28th January 2007, 17:40
looks quite good
if only they came to heathrow

ZM
28th January 2007, 17:50
200 pounds return :O
who gave you that idea

Oxy
28th January 2007, 17:51
I give Airblue the 'thumbs up' - only 1 thing youneed to be aware of.

If you buy online - you need to present your ORIGINAL credit/debit card with your e-ticket when you check-in.

The problem with that is if you book for a relative etc - they STILL need to have your Original credit/debit card with them - which would not be acceptable in the West (fraud etc). Photocopies will not be accepted.

This could pose huge problems if you book ticketes together on 1 card, bu travel at different times/days.

karachiite
28th January 2007, 19:37
Air Blue service is the best on Pakistani domestic flights but their prices wont be that much cheaper than the rest.

karachiite
28th January 2007, 19:37
I give Airblue the 'thumbs up' - only 1 thing youneed to be aware of.

If you buy online - you need to present your ORIGINAL credit/debit card with your e-ticket when you check-in.

The problem with that is if you book for a relative etc - they STILL need to have your Original credit/debit card with them - which would not be acceptable in the West (fraud etc). Photocopies will not be accepted.

This could pose huge problems if you book ticketes together on 1 card, bu travel at different times/days.

We had that problem so in the end we had to book with a different airline.

suhaib
28th January 2007, 20:32
they will surly be cheaper then pia

Oxy
28th January 2007, 20:47
Airblue pricing structure is very difficult to understand - also, just as yo are about to book - they add £100 surcharge at the end!!!!

karachiite
28th January 2007, 20:47
they will surly be cheaper then pia

PIA charge a premium because there is no other airline offering direct flights to Pakistan. Now thats set to change so prices should lower somewhat.

karachiite
28th January 2007, 20:49
Airblue pricing structure is very difficult to understand - also, just as yo are about to book - they add £100 surcharge at the end!!!!

Lol yes I remember that too. First you get given the prices without tax then tax and surcharge get added at the end. Don't know what the surcharge is for. Plus their pricing structure is similar to the western budget carriers as in the earlier you book the cheaper your flight is going to be.

Oxy
28th January 2007, 20:57
Plus their pricing structure is similar to the western budget carriers as in the earlier you book the cheaper your flight is going to be.

I paid RS 43,000 for 2 return seats (Dubai-Lon). 3 days before I departed, I checked to see how much the price had gonme up - it had been reduced to RS 34,000!!!!

karachiite
29th January 2007, 00:08
I paid RS 43,000 for 2 return seats (Dubai-Lon). 3 days before I departed, I checked to see how much the price had gonme up - it had been reduced to RS 34,000!!!!

Is that with air blue? I didn't know they operated on the London-Dubai route.

Oxy
29th January 2007, 00:30
Is that with air blue? I didn't know they operated on the London-Dubai route. :22: Dubai-Lahore (Ret)

Toony™®
29th January 2007, 02:44
what no london? whats the point! :6:

suhaib
29th January 2007, 04:04
they cant start all over the world in one go, the flight routes will get bigger and bigger

Toony™®
29th January 2007, 06:09
they cant start all over the world in one go, the flight routes will get bigger and bigger
sarcasm. :21:

Vegitto1
29th January 2007, 15:02
what is the most likely price going to be from Man to Islamabad

BAADSHAH
29th January 2007, 18:40
I'm inshallah gonna be going to Lahore this summer for a few weeks
What do u think the going rate will be?

Toony™®
29th January 2007, 19:32
I'm inshallah gonna be going to Lahore this summer for a few weeks
What do u think the going rate will be?

dunno.

phone up the airline.

suhaib
29th January 2007, 19:44
sarcasm. :21:


??????????????????????????

BAADSHAH
29th January 2007, 19:47
dunno.

phone up the airline.

let me know what the airline says when u fone up

Toony™®
29th January 2007, 21:19
let me know what the airline says when u fone up

okey dokey, :19: :21:

Toony™®
29th January 2007, 21:20
??????????????????????????


whoosh!

Toony™®
29th January 2007, 21:21
I reckon airblue will fly from gatwick...if it flies from london..slots at heathrow are a premium because of high demand.

rizy
29th January 2007, 23:02
don't worry guys there are other pakistani airline which hopefully are going to start flying to uk such as shaheen air, aero asia, Air Mashriq as well as airblue. so cheer up :19:

Toony™®
29th January 2007, 23:11
don't worry guys there are other pakistani airline which hopefully are going to start flying to uk such as shaheen air, aero asia, Air Mashriq as well as airblue. so cheer up :19:

yes..all outside london to start off with.

the Great Khan
30th January 2007, 15:02
any from birmingham?? i cant be asked driving to gatwick..plus i hate that airport..

Toony™®
30th January 2007, 18:11
any from birmingham?? i cant be asked driving to gatwick..plus i hate that airport..


my mum was telling him of an airline she heard on telly will be travelling from the midlands..possibly brum -


i am guessing its air mashriq

Oxy
30th January 2007, 19:32
my mum was telling him of an airline she heard on telly will be travelling from the midlands..possibly brum -


i am guessing its air mashriqMahaan Airways- its Iranian.

Toony™®
30th January 2007, 20:25
Mahaan Airways- its Iranian.
thats what she said... oh... still another route

http://www.mahan.aero/htmls/uk/main.aspx?loc=uk

from £295

Oxy
30th January 2007, 20:40
thats what she said... oh... still another route

http://www.mahan.aero/htmls/uk/main.aspx?loc=uk

from £295Iran doesnt have a great safety record! But from £295....

Kashif
28th March 2007, 16:09
http://www.pakistantimes.net/2007/03/23/top10.htm

AirBlue Begins Pakistan-UK Flights from June 1

By Altaf Hamid Rao 'Pakistan Times' AJK Bureau Chief

MIRPUR (AJK): Pakistan’s apex private-sector airline, AirBlue has announced to begin its flights to UK with effect from June-01.

The decision would expand the overseas network of AirBlue flights to seven for various foreign countries including the United Kingdom.

Besides various cities within Pakistan, the marvelous airline – AirBlue currently operates on manifold destinations in the United Arab Emirates – UAE.

Decision to launch flights to Manchester in UK with effect from June 01 was announced by the Chief Operating Officer [COO] AirBlue Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at a launching ceremony held here, under the auspices of the management of AirBlue and local AITA-approved travel agents.

The AirBlue direct flight to Manchester shall be originating from Islamabad, he said.

The AirBlue COO said that since lakhs of Kashmiris belonging to Mirpur district were settled in Manchester and adjoining areas, AirBlue decided to provide either-side direct traveling facility from Islamabad to Manchester from June 1.

He said that initially four flights on the route will be operated in a week and later on it will be operated on daily basis for the facilities of the passengers living in Manchester and the towns in its outskirt, he added.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that for the convenience of the people of Mirpur and Manchester, it will fly at 2.00 p.m from Islamabad and land at Manchester at 7.30 p.m (local time) the same day.

Similarly, from Manchester, AirBlue bird will fly from Manchester at 2.00 a.m (local time) and land at Islamabad 10.30 a.m. These direct flights will be much convenient for people of Mirpur settled in Manchester and other adjoining resorts.

The AirBlue COO said that in order to provide more batter safe and comfortable facilities to the commuters, his organization has added latest planes in its fleet by raising the number of its flights from three and seven on various foreign destinations including those determined in United Kingdom, he added.

Shahid Haqan Abbasi said that since air lines business has emerged as a high-frequency business, AirBlue has given a tremendous boost to its system and emerged as the major private entity in the air carrier field in Pakistan.

He pointed out that AirBlue was operating its flights simultaneously for their respectively stipulated destinations.

AirBlue chief said that for the convenience of the local passengers of Mirpur seeking to abroad Air-Blue for Manchester and other destinations, his organization will provide check in facility to the passengers close to their door step in Mirpur.

Necessary arrangements will be made to this direction soon, he added. He said that free safe and comfortable transport will be provided to the Air-Blue passengers hailing from Mirpur to and from Islamabad besides the local check-in facility to the passengers.

He said that in order his organization is also taking necessary steps to provide self E-Ticketing facility to those passengers seeking to travel by Air-Blue.

He said that it was the basic endeavor of AirBlue to attract the passengers of the excellent facilities which his organization is determined to provide to the passengers seeking to travel through AirBlue on their own choice and will.

He also declared to provide dynamic and competitive fare as compared to the fares of other contemporaries in the market.

AirBlue has added latest planes in its fleet by raising the number of its flights from three and seven on various foreign destinations, he said.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said free safe and comfortable transport will be provided to the AirBlue passengers hailing from Mirpur to and from Islamabad besides local check-in facility.

He said his organization is also taking steps to provide E-ticketing facility to passengers seeking to travel by AirBlue.

He also assured to provide competitive fare to its patrons.

Speakers on the occasion appreciated the successes scored by the private sector in various fields, including air traffic.

They emphasized the need for establishment of an international airport in the private-sector in Mirpur Azad Kashmir on the pattern of the recently-constructed private-sector Sialkot International Airport to facilitate thousands of local passengers who travel daily to from the United Kingdom to Pakistan through different flights.

Kashmiri journalist Altaf Hamid Rao said that since over seven lakh out of over one million Britain-based overseas Pakistanis hail from three districts of Mirpur division and other parts of AJK, an international airport in the private or public sector in Mirpur may prove to be a major facility.

Besides the AirBlue Chairman and COO Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the ceremony was also addressed by Saeed Hassan DSM, Islamabad, ex-Chairman MDA Chaudhry Muhammad Hanif, CEO Bukhari Travels Muhammad Rafique and Sayed Farhan Hussasin Shah, Saeed Agha, Khalil Piracha, Zaffar Iqbal, Muhammad Iqbal and others

Oxy
28th March 2007, 16:12
Any idea of costs Kashif?

Kashif
28th March 2007, 16:20
Oxy I'm relying on google :-)

My wild guess is that it should be around £250-300 return. However given the current PIA crisis, AirBlue will probably charge normal going fares.

MIG
28th March 2007, 16:22
what planes are they using and how young is their fleet ?

HAFRIDI
28th March 2007, 19:21
Oxy I'm relying on google :-)

My wild guess is that it should be around £250-300 return. However given the current PIA crisis, AirBlue will probably charge normal going fares.

thats cheap for return if true :O

Oxy
28th March 2007, 20:17
what planes are they using and how young is their fleet ?The air hostesses are very young....

Jimmy two-times
28th March 2007, 20:22
My cousin works for them so I will ask him tomorrow how much the tickets are?

He told me that there would be direct flight starting from London later this year.

suhaib
28th March 2007, 22:22
bye bye PIA

suhaib
28th March 2007, 22:22
what planes are they using and how young is their fleet ?


they got hold of some good planes (forgot number) but they were second hand.

HAFRIDI
29th March 2007, 20:39
My cousin works for them so I will ask him tomorrow how much the tickets are?

He told me that there would be direct flight starting from London later this year.

u found out the price?

Vegitto1
1st April 2007, 07:35
Price plz

Vegitto1
1st April 2007, 07:39
on their website when u do the booking..it says 485 return..which is too expensive

kablooee87
1st April 2007, 08:05
I've always compared the Air Blue to WestJet in Canada.

It's not as big as the big airline in the country (PIA in Pakistan and Air Canada in Canada) but the fact they aren't associated with the government and can't get away with irresponsible business practices means they actually run a better airline.

Gunner786
1st April 2007, 08:32
guys how much is the difference between a PIA and British Airways return ticket to islamabad from heathrow?

Vegitto1
1st April 2007, 21:49
So anyone got the price yet?

suhaib
1st April 2007, 22:18
on its website it shows it as £81 for outbound and £41 for returns,
next to it, it says 80%

suhaib
1st April 2007, 22:21
£122 in total, they are charging, from manchester to islamabad

Oxy
1st April 2007, 22:40
Suhaib - do you have a llink to that - I cant find it

suhaib
1st April 2007, 22:59
when you go to the air blue website, just put your schdule in, from manchester to islamabad. its right on the front page in the middle.

Oxy
1st April 2007, 23:07
YOu can actually get a return for £81 but you then have to add:-

Surcharge: 66.00
Airport Fees: 55.00

So what ever the total is add £121

kablooee87
1st April 2007, 23:21
man these prices are so unbelievably cheap.

Oxy
1st April 2007, 23:25
Ive just price up a return trip for 4 for £680. We paid £2000 for this trip 3 months ago...

HAFRIDI
1st April 2007, 23:39
how do u get the 121? the price im getting is about 243

Gunner786
1st April 2007, 23:50
i wouldnt get on those flights if they are this cheap
something dodgy for sure

Oxy
2nd April 2007, 00:54
how do u get the 121? the price im getting is about 243I got £82 return - exclusive of taxes/surcharge -

Oxy
2nd April 2007, 00:54
i wouldnt get on those flights if they are this cheap
something dodgy for sureIts an special deal - thats all - once theyve sold a few cheap seats, they'll go back to £400-£500.

Vegitto1
2nd April 2007, 02:25
oh..so its just another PIA...expensive flights

Vegitto1
2nd April 2007, 02:30
Oxy, and anyone else, can you tell the cheapest fare to Pakistan for a family of 5 (all adults) from manchester. dates that we are looking for are 25th june departure and 10 Sept return.

Oxy
2nd April 2007, 02:46
Oxy, and anyone else, can you tell the cheapest fare to Pakistan for a family of 5 (all adults) from manchester. dates that we are looking for are 25th june departure and 10 Sept return.

Air Blue

Outbound Flight: JUN 27 -- Economy Class -- Flight ED221 Manchester to Islamabad
Fare Fare Code Description Price Quantity Total
Adult YW30V 30% Off fare (web discount applied) 283.00 5 1415.00
Return Flight: SEP 12 -- Economy Class -- Flight ED220 Islamabad to Manchester
Fare Fare Code Description Price Quantity Total
Adult YW50K 50% Off fare (web discount applied) 202.00 5 1010.00


Total Fares
£ 2,425.00

Oxy
2nd April 2007, 02:47
Airblue seems pricy - but its PEAK SEASON, so it'll be expensive whoever you fly with.

Try alitali to get to Dubai / Airblue to get from Dubai-Isbd.

I did in Jan

ZM
2nd April 2007, 02:52
woah i cant believe how cheap it is totals upto around 200quid return but it depends on which day you select

Oxy
2nd April 2007, 02:55
I might go if I can get dirt cheap deal.

suhaib
2nd April 2007, 03:12
air blue is a total bargain and the price is for summer is well.

HAFRIDI
2nd April 2007, 03:14
i just typed in a date, 2nd june

Fares: 162.00
Surcharge: 66.00
Airport Fees: 55.00
Taxes & Add'l Fees: 0.00
Total: £ 283.00

---------------

Outbound Flight: JUN 2 -- Economy Class -- Flight ED221 Manchester to Islamabad
Fare Fare Code Description Price Quantity Total
Adult YW80E 80% Off fare (web discount applied) 81.00 1 81.00
Return Flight: JUL 4 -- Economy Class -- Flight ED220 Islamabad to Manchester
Fare Fare Code Description Price Quantity Total
Adult YW80E 80% Off fare (web discount applied) 81.00 1 81.00

Total Fares

£ 162.00

--------------

soo which one is it 162 or 283?

HAFRIDI
2nd April 2007, 03:16
I might go in the summer, so this looks alright

ZM
2nd April 2007, 03:17
its 283
if you dont book now then you wont get that price because its likely that the prices will go higher as more seats get taken, i think

Oxy
2nd April 2007, 03:24
HY - its £283 - thats £200 cheaper than anything you'll get

HAFRIDI
2nd April 2007, 03:26
yeah that is well cheap! i think i was pushing me luck hoping it would be the 160 odd haha

suhaib
2nd April 2007, 04:20
what is that special discount of 80% and 90% about, surly thats a mistake, otherwise original price per seat will be well over £1000 per seat

Oxy
2nd April 2007, 04:22
what is that special discount of 80% and 90% about, surly thats a mistake, otherwise original price per seat will be well over £1000 per seatdISCOUNT IS ADDED - THEN THEY ADD THE TAXES/SURCHARGES

HAFRIDI
2nd April 2007, 04:25
Is it better to book now then? is it limited seats

Oxy
2nd April 2007, 04:26
Is it better to book now then? is it limited seats

Yes - I'm guessing x% are discounted - then when they are taken, price goes up.

I just tested it - tried to get 2 seats - fine, Tried 4, and the price went up.

waquas_uk
2nd April 2007, 04:48
i dont know about you lot but when we go pakistan my family want to take a million things and more there baggage allowance is 20kg per person thas nothing BA give 23kg and pia in peak season its 30kg and off peak 40kg

Geordie Ahmed
2nd April 2007, 04:59
i dont know about you lot but when we go pakistan my family want to take a million things and more there baggage allowance is 20kg per person thas nothing BA give 23kg and pia in peak season its 30kg and off peak 40kg

i think you will find nearly ALL pakistan families are like that

Oxy
2nd April 2007, 05:01
AirBlue was 30kg in Jan...why has that gone down?

suhaib
2nd April 2007, 05:21
dISCOUNT IS ADDED - THEN THEY ADD THE TAXES/SURCHARGES


thats what i just said, if discount is added, how can the tickets be at 200 odd, if you take out the 80% or 90% discount from it, the price flies to over 1000 pounds per seat

suhaib
2nd April 2007, 05:24
Yes - I'm guessing x% are discounted - then when they are taken, price goes up.

I just tested it - tried to get 2 seats - fine, Tried 4, and the price went up.


discount must be limted to like 2 tickets per person,

i dnt think they can just give half the plane for discount and rest full price, thats not fair.

myabe discount is just for 1 month.

suhaib
10th April 2007, 05:02
if air blue is so cheap i wonder how much aero asia are gona charge, 150 pounds probably

http://www.aeroasia.com/home.php

Gunner786
4th May 2007, 02:55
my family are planning to go this summer too
6 adults and 1 child(6 years old)
1st week of july departure and return on 1st week of sep

but got a lot of things to take so can anyone give the latest baggage weight allowances?

i know pia allow 30(i think or 40)

Fessal
4th May 2007, 14:57
I know the price will be £100 cheaper. It's £430 return according to someone I know who works for a travel agent.

Vegitto1
4th May 2007, 16:34
got tickets with PIA for a 5 ppl at 450 each leaving on 20th June and returning on 12 Sept. So In my opinion both Airblue and Pia have same prices..and AeroAsia wont be any different.

Pia has one thing going in its favour that it allows 10kg more weight then other Airlines.

kayanni
4th May 2007, 18:36
your prices are off season prices

will be interesting to compare the peak season prices of July and Aug

kayanni
4th May 2007, 18:39
ps Air blue is not a direct flight

it stops in Ankara Turkey for refueling

Fessal
4th May 2007, 18:55
your prices are off season prices

will be interesting to compare the peak season prices of July and Aug

£430ish return was the peak time price I was given for Air blue. Going In July returning end of August. So Blue Air is not that cheaper but only a little compared to PIA and BA.

kayanni
4th May 2007, 19:05
plus they stop in Turkey

suhaib
4th May 2007, 20:30
how did you get that 400 pounds figure on airblue website has 100 and something for single and around 250 for return.

Gunner786
4th May 2007, 20:54
when does peak season start?

might aswell book the tickets now and how long do i have to cancel them before the flight so i can get a refund if something happens or a change of plan

161
6th May 2007, 07:14
interesting deals .. is airblue planning on flying to US as well ?

i got NY --> LH return ticket leaving on june 9th for $1300 (peak summer fare is $1500+)

wondering if it would have been cheaper if i flew into UK on some other carrier and then took air blue to pakistan.

the Great Khan
8th May 2007, 16:43
how did you get that 400 pounds figure on airblue website has 100 and something for single and around 250 for return.

have a closer look, the actuall value is around that much after additional costs...

Fessal
9th May 2007, 15:19
This Air Blue which is actually a Turkish airline stops in Turkey for fuel and also at peak times the return fair is £480 which is £10 more than what someone I know paid for PIA for the same length and time of travel.

Maybe it's cheap off peak but I can't see anything cheap about it now so don't know what all the excitment was about?

Oxy
9th May 2007, 15:21
This Air Blue which is actually a Turkish airline stops in Turkey for fuel and also at peak times the return fair is £480 which is £10 more than what someone I know paid for PIA for the same length and time of travel.

Maybe it's cheap off peak but I can't see anything cheap about it now so don't know what all the excitment was about?

Get in early - even during peak season and you going to Pak for £200.

Early bird catches the worm...........

Book early and the first x number of seats are heavily discounted.

Fessal
9th May 2007, 15:24
Wow thats good then. Thanks for the info because I may be going next year Inshallah so I will book well in advance.

Oxy
9th May 2007, 15:55
Wow thats good then. Thanks for the info because I may be going next year Inshallah so I will book well in advance.
1 year in advance? Thats probably too early! 2 months in advance is usually fine.

They may not be around 12 months down the line....

suhaib
9th May 2007, 21:49
even pia is using turkish airline planes,

there was a column i read in a paper few weeks back about it, even the air hoistress were turkish and they dnt know urdu or english and the plane was dirty like ****. that was pia, not sure about airblue.

swaziboy
9th May 2007, 23:01
how cheap is is compared to emirates?

suhaib
10th May 2007, 21:25
well i just booked mine on emirates for 470

Oxy
10th May 2007, 21:36
well i just booked mine on emirates for 470Suhaib - can you take a small package to Pak for me? No? Thanks - I'll bring it round your place tomorrow. Its only about 2kg. Wont take up much space.

mamoo gogo
10th May 2007, 21:38
Suhaib - can you take a small package to Pak for me? No? Thanks - I'll bring it round your place tomorrow. Its only about 2kg. Wont take up much space.
:))) Are you sure its only 2kg...and not 20kg? :)))

Oxy
10th May 2007, 21:40
:))) Are you sure its only 2kg...and not 20kg? :)))Its just some paperwork.

Come on Suhaib, I dont even know you. Yet I am willing to trust you with it. Can you drop it off to Islamabad for me? Thats only 2-3 hour journey from Lahore.

suhaib
10th May 2007, 21:51
sure why not oxy, but what else comes with the papers?

mamoo gogo
10th May 2007, 22:06
Why bother going to his home....Just show up at the airport :D

kayanni
10th May 2007, 22:07
Its just some paperwork.

Come on Suhaib, I dont even know you. Yet I am willing to trust you with it. Can you drop it off to Islamabad for me? Thats only 2-3 hour journey from Lahore.


:))) :O

mamoo gogo
10th May 2007, 22:08
sure why not oxy, but what else comes with the papers?
Just a "small" box of chocolates

suhaib
11th May 2007, 10:55
small, you mean 40kg, isnt that the whole allowance.

Gunner786
11th May 2007, 21:01
anyone know what the best deal would be for a family right now?
7 adults and 1 child

1st week of july

destination islamabad

departure from anywhere in england

Gunner786
13th May 2007, 04:17
just found out from agents and in sumemr tickets will be 620 but right now they are 480 so book while you can

suhaib
13th May 2007, 05:34
yeh i got mine for 450 on emirates, ifor june

Fessal
14th May 2007, 15:15
My mother in law went on PIA and I was shocked she said the service was great and improved by 300%. I wonder why that is? all the air crew kept on asking if they need anything every now and then and plenty of room and even the captain anounced that please ask if you need anything. Nice to see some competiton at last.

Gunner786
14th May 2007, 21:34
trust me mate i went last year,
i was about to smack one of the attendants on the face but didnt cos he was a old man in his 50's.

i was 1st asked to move out of my seat cos a family needed to sit
then the seat i moved to the tv wasnt working.
add to that the fact that i got the middle seat,
and i asked for them to fix the tv or move me and they said they cannot.
i put up with it that time cos i hadnt been in a plane for 8 years but when i go in a few weeks time im gonna just tell them to f off if they do anything like that ever again

HAFRIDI
14th May 2007, 21:50
trust me mate i went last year,
i was about to smack one of the attendants on the face but didnt cos he was a old man in his 50's.

i was 1st asked to move out of my seat cos a family needed to sit
then the seat i moved to the tv wasnt working.
add to that the fact that i got the middle seat,
and i asked for them to fix the tv or move me and they said they cannot.
i put up with it that time cos i hadnt been in a plane for 8 years but when i go in a few weeks time im gonna just tell them to f off if they do anything like that ever again

Yeah do that!!

I went 2 summers ago and the crew were so rude on my way back to the UK. This guy in his 40's, i swear i felt like saying something but though oh well let him be!

Gunner786
14th May 2007, 22:00
thing is this time i got my family with me so if they try to move any of us i will show them the tickets and refuse to move

i can do that cant i?
or can they unlawfully do something like arrest me or force me to move or something typical pakistani way?

suhaib
15th May 2007, 08:37
Airblue to give tough time to competitors

by Javed Mahmood
The rapidly-growing share of Airblue in the domestic air traffic and expansion of the airline to a number of famous and crowded international destinations this year indicate that the airline is on the path to give a tough time to its competitors in the country, especially Pakistan International Airline. Airblue, which took off in 2004 has captured 30 per cent share of air traffic in Pakistan. The leading private sector airline in the country is capturing more market share rapidly with the passage of time.
Money Plus learnt that at present 60 per cent domestic share of air traffic is with Pakistan International Airlines, 30 per cent with Airblue while 10 per cent is with Shaheen and Aero Asia.
Airblue is buying brand-new fleet of 10 modern aircrafts in 2009 at an estimated cost of 850 million dollars. This new fleet will be available with the airline before the expiry of dry-lease of the existing fleet of A320 and A321 air careers.
Under the dry-lease agreement the provider of aircraft does not offer crewmembers and technical staff along with the aircraft. But in the case of wet-lease the crewmembers and technical experts are provided along with the aeroplanes.
Last week the Civil Aviation Authorities suspended the operations of Aero Asia due to safety concerns. This development would go into the favour of other airlines in the country, especially PIA and Airblue.
Another major development regarding Airblue is that this leading private sector airline in Pakistan would be taken to the stock market in June 2008. It would be the first-ever private airline in the country that would be listed at Karachi Stock Exchange next year. The fastest-growing domestic airline would complete three financial years that is mandatory for the listing of any company at the stock market in the country. The management of the airline had taken this bold decision keeping in view the reputation of the air career, its financial results, profitability, growing share in air traffic and expansion in the domestic and international routes and flights. Airblue will be the first private sector air career in the country that would be going to the stock market.
Presently, PIA, the state-run national flag-career is being traded at stock market, but its share is much cheaper than potatoes and tomatoes because of its deteriorating financial health. Airblue takes the credit of bringing much-awaited key changes in the air travel by introducing innovations in technology, especially the launching of e-ticketing, offering competitive fare and an impressive facilitation for the passengers. Before the launching of Airblue it was not an easy task to get the seats reserves for domestic and international travel.
The modern technology, first introduced by Airblue and then implemented by other domestic airlines, had also helped in phasing out fake occupancy through the authorized agents of the airlines. The existing reservation automatically cancels the seats in case the authorized agents of the airline or the customers do not make payment within the prescribed limit to get reserves their seats.
Financial discipline, corporate culture, aggressive marketing, fuel-efficient fleet of air careers, arrangement of its own crews and technical staff have led Airblue to excel in service and become financially viable and profitable within a short span of three years. Credit goes to Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, former chairman Pakistan International Airlines and Syed Nasir Ali, Director Commercial Airblue (ex-Special Assistant of Khaqan Abbasi when he was heading PIA), who put together their experience, strategies and introduced a new airline in the country. Credit also goes to the key-financers of the Airblue, Tariq Mahmood, a Pakistani residing in the United States and Karachi-based JS Group, who played an important role in promoting the airline within the country and abroad. Mr Tariq Mahmood is a brain behind the introduction of latest technology and innovations in the communication system of the airline.

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Abdullah719
18th May 2018, 01:31
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Feeling very upset to be writing this. Today i travelled from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan by airblue airline PA277<br>Its very heart breaking to see the airhostess behaving so rudely with the simple living elderly. Requesting <a href="https://twitter.com/airblueairline?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@airblueairline</a> to please look after the passangers on board</p>&mdash; Junaid khan 83 (@JunaidkhanREAL) <a href="https://twitter.com/JunaidkhanREAL/status/997197912970063872?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 17, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Syed1
18th May 2018, 01:43
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Feeling very upset to be writing this. Today i travelled from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan by airblue airline PA277<br>Its very heart breaking to see the airhostess behaving so rudely with the simple living elderly. Requesting <a href="https://twitter.com/airblueairline?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@airblueairline</a> to please look after the passangers on board</p>&mdash; Junaid khan 83 (@JunaidkhanREAL) <a href="https://twitter.com/JunaidkhanREAL/status/997197912970063872?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 17, 2018</a></blockquote>
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So Juni considers himself amongst the elderly now... maybe the 83 in his twitter handle is starting to make sense :))

Mian
18th May 2018, 01:44
Juni you are criticizing the airline owned by the sitting Prime Minister of your country so be careful man ager team main select hona he dubara :yk

El Generico
18th May 2018, 01:54
So Juni considers himself amongst the elderly now... maybe the 83 in his twitter handle is starting to make sense :))

Lol he obviously isn't talking about himself, probably saw the staff being rude to other elderly passengers.

Pakistanian
18th May 2018, 01:56
So Juni considers himself amongst the elderly now... maybe the 83 in his twitter handle is starting to make sense :))

He's 28 or 29, te 83 signifies something else

moghul
18th May 2018, 05:15
Juni you are criticizing the airline owned by the sitting Prime Minister of your country so be careful man ager team main select hona he dubara :yk

He knows PM will be gone in 2 weeks.