Platinum level with Emirates? Gold (highest) level with flydubai? We're still treated like cattle. Paid AED 1,020 for one bag of "extra" luggage - we had a total of 5 bags for 3 people, two of whom are flying in business class- than for an actual economy class ticket. Next time (if there is EVER next time with these clowns) we'll just buy an actual ticket and a seat for our bag. That way we might hopefully end up in the same place, as my wife's boarding pass initially showed a completely different destination than my son's and mine.
Woefully understaffed and poorly trained at the premium check-in desk. Shrugged all our concerns away, had no answers or interest in answers.
We get that it's a "budget" airline and that you almost have to pay for breathing the recycled air and use of toilets in the economy cabin. We get that they are overworked, underpaid, poor cousins of Emirates. But we're still ambulatory humans, not cattle. And we're not stupid.