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The wheels on the First Class bus go round and round ….

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Here is something else I picked up from our Dubai holiday via Gulf News.

British Airways has historically had a bad reputation for bussing passengers from the plane to the airport. Things have massively improved in the last 18 months, of course, since Terminal 5C opened. BA has even started putting on separate buses for business class passengers.

Out in the Gulf, of course, they are doing things bigger and better.

Now THIS is what I call a shuttle bus:

Emirates shuttle

Emirates now has a fleet of these buses for the exclusive use of First Class and Business Class passengers travelling to and from aircraft on remote stands in Dubai. And very nice they look.

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Comments (4)

  • Sean says:

    They have separate busses for J pax at DOH as well. Even for BA!

    • whiskerxx says:

      a bus is a bus.

      The fact that Dubai has a brand new airport and still has to bus lots of arrivals is poor show. IMHO

      • Raffles says:

        The new airport isn’t open yet for passenger traffic. Terminal 3 at the old airport is new, for EK use. I think they are getting squeezed now until the new airport transfer happens, which is not for a while.

        • whiskerxx says:

          Yep I meant the old new airport!! Which is for EK use, and everytime I’ve been there I’ve had to be bused back to the terminal, and often quite long journeys around the perimeter fence

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