September 23 2016.
Today I flew from Manchester to Cape Town and did not fly with Emirates !
I flew with another of the Middles East Airlines - Qatar Airways. This was down to price, Qatar had some good promotions on and the price of the flight was half what Emirates were charging. But the added bonus was I go to go on the Dreamliner.
I have done a comparison of Qatar v Emirates this is the link
Flight QR 46 left Manchester on time and after a very comfortable 6 1/2 hours landed in Doha.
The Dreamliner is a very nice aircraft, but I am prone to travel sickness and could feel the aircraft move far more than I normally do. Luckily I had my Sea bands in my bag and put them on. That aside the flight was good.
Flight QR 46 Manchester to Doha
The Western Cape from the Dreamliner QR 1369
We transited through the new - massive - airport in Doha, it was a short 1h. 44 min layover. The next Aircraft was due to be an Airbus 330-300, QR 1369 to Cape Town, but it was also a Dreamliner. So again it was a very comfortable 7h, 5 mins to Cape Town.
|Cape Town Airport Arrivals|
We were met at Cape Town Airport by a representative from Bushlore Car rentals. I have used Bushlore in the past for 4x4 rentals; they also rent 4x4s fully equipped with camping gear, but this time I was just renting a 4x4. The depot was literally a 5 minute drive from the airport, the paper work was straight forward as we were not crossing any boarders on this trip. Very soon we were on the road heading for the nearest Pick n Pay supermarket to stock up on Charcoal, wine, beer and food.
Bushlore 4x4 rentals Cape Town
Ours was the clean one! Bushlore 4x4 rentals