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Likelihood of Turbulence

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Likelihood of Turbulence

Hi All,

Apologies if this is on the wrong board. I was wondering how likely it is to encounter turbulence on the Dubai-Kuala Lumpur route with Emirates, and similarly how likely between Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi? My journeys will be in early March.



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1. Re: Likelihood of Turbulence

Fairly impossible to predict.

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2. Re: Likelihood of Turbulence

You are asking folks to predict weather and wind which is impossible to do.

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3. Re: Likelihood of Turbulence

Given its a long flight it's likely you'll have at least a little minor turbulence. Above that might as well flip a coin or ask a magic 8 ball.

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Turbulence is impossible to predict. If you get some you have to think of it as if you were in a car going over bumps in the road.

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And pilots will try to avoid turbulence if it's predictable and changing routing and/or altitude is feasible. I'm a nervous flyer myself, IF there's turbulence (if it's calm, I love it). Last time I got nervous about turbulence was flying SEA to DTW in July, when there was a forecast of t-storms in Detroit. Flight very smooth. I've been nervous a few times, including on the last flight from Manila to Cebu as a typhoon approached, but have likely never been in anything what a pilot friend calls extreme turbulence-- enough to affect the plane's flying. You will survive.

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Why would it be any different with Emirates than any other airline????

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Turbulence comes with flying at all times during the year, so get used to it.

And why would it be different with Emirates than any other airline??? You are still in the same steel can, but just with a different name on it.

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Yes - you will experience turbulence. How much and how bad - anyone's guess. Plan for the worst and hope for the best!!

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No clue.....

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On the first leg of the flight there will be approx. 12.4 minutes of turbulence spread sporadically throughout the flight, but usually during the service of hot beverages. On Emirates, however, there will only be 11.8 minutes due to their affiliation with the powers that be.

On the second leg, however, you will only experience turbulence at times of great inconvenience. These include, while positioning yourself in the lavatory, walking down the aisle-just as you reach that old man that has been leering at you - and then as you take your first sip of coffee while wearing a white cotton top.