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1. Posted by buzzzz (Budding Member 14 posts) 9y

hi i'm flying from glasgow to sydney on the 17th july, i booked with flyemirates through STA travel economy. does anyone know the facilities we'll get on this budget flight? i.e can you drink alcohol, what are the meals like etc!

also, would anyone recommend the YHA card to go with the youth card? gonna be flting to cairns then travelling by greyhound probably to sydney then melbourne after new year staying in hostels along the way.



[ Edit: Edited on Jun 7, 2007, at 8:36 AM by buzzzz ]

2. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 9y

Emirates are okay. Yes, they serve alcohol and the food is decent. Good entertainment facilities - prepare to get addicted to Tetris all over again.

3. Posted by chelseakyp (Budding Member 86 posts) 9y

Ive flown with Emirates before and they were brilliant!

I believe that with the YHA card it saves u around $1 off accommodation so it depends how much of a budget u r on.

Have a good trip x

4. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3742 posts) 9y

Emirates are great - when I flew with them they had this cool thing where you could put your screen on to camera mode and see what the pilot is seeing, or select the camera on the bottom of the plane to watch the scenery.

I would definitely get a YHA card- you can get discounts on greyhound as well as hostels so as you plan on using greyhound you should make the cost of the card up in no time.

5. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4929 posts) 9y

Quoting chelseakyp

I believe that with the YHA card it saves u around $1 off accommodation so it depends how much of a budget u r on.

$3.50 per night (at YHA hostels), so that earns itself back in ten days or so. VIP and Nomads are $1-$2 per night. They all give the same discount on the Greyhound and such, so which card to get really depends on what type of hostel you prefer. (Massively oversimplified: YHA is clean & good for sleeping, VIP is party, Nomad is alternative.)

Agreed on Emirates being a rather nice airline to fly with.

6. Posted by Helena224 (Budding Member 54 posts) 9y

woo! Im doing the same route as you with greyhound. I know that thousands of other people will be also, but still! xox