Armenia or Azerbaijan?

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Armenia or Azerbaijan?

Postby section8 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:41 pm

Emirates Airline has some super cheap airfares ($429/RT) from Seattle to those countries next Fall. Both have long layovers in Dubai on the return.

Which would you pick and why?

How is Emirates as an airline?
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Re: Armenia or Azerbaijan?

Postby Lincoln » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:02 pm

If it was me i'd choose Armenia ...the reason why is when i lived in London i worked with a few Arnenians and found them to be awesome, i ended up being invited to loads of weddings (really long winded affairs)...they are a spirited and driven people and love their drugs,i like the Amenians.

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Re: Armenia or Azerbaijan?

Postby section8 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:18 pm

That's how I'm leaning. Armenia looks great.
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Re: Armenia or Azerbaijan?

Postby section8 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:47 pm

I may actually pull the trigger on this. Would I have to get a passport?
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Re: Armenia or Azerbaijan?

Postby cuchulainn » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:15 am

A Ralph’s Club card should be fine.

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Re: Armenia or Azerbaijan?

Postby lolasf » Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:38 am

They're having killer sales to Algeria too. I spent some time checking it out this morning, I would love to go.
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Re: Armenia or Azerbaijan?

Postby Xerius » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:03 am

I'd opt for Armenia. Both countries have very friendly, hospitable people and relatively similar cuisine, but Armenia has more diverse scenery and more engaging historical/cultural draws. Azerbaijan has Baku, Şəki, and the southeastern foothills of the Caucasus, which are interesting and attractive, but probably only good for a week to ten days at best. Armenia, while smaller, could easily occupy you for two or three weeks (especially if you're keen on tacking on Karabakh).

But if you're going all the way to the Caucasus and it's your first time, the real pearl of the region is Georgia. Just saying.

As for Emirates, I've flown them several times (including two separate trips this year) and found them top-notch. Service and amenities are excellent, seats - even in cattle class - are comfortable, and food is actually fairly decent as well. They and Singapore are probably the best airlines I've been on. Not a big fan of the red-eye return flights direct from UAE though....

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Re: Armenia or Azerbaijan?

Postby section8 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:19 am

I'd love to hit Georgia too, but this would be an opportunistic trip and based on the bizarrely cheap airfare. I'm going to have 7-10 days on the ground.

lolasf wrote:They're having killer sales to Algeria too. I spent some time checking it out this morning, I would love to go.


I'd love to spend some time along the Algerian coast but my wifu vetoed it already. :lol:
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Re: Armenia or Azerbaijan?

Postby leela » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:37 am

Can't advise on the destination, but Emirates is an excellent airline. I'm prepared to pay a premium and have an extra stop with them, for my African flights. They're that much better than the alternatives.
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Re: Armenia or Azerbaijan?

Postby Lost Soul » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:18 am

Armenia all day.

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Re: Armenia or Azerbaijan?

Postby section8 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:10 am

goddamn it. The fares have shot up already.
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Re: Armenia or Azerbaijan?

Postby Citizen Baba » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:45 pm

Coming from Georgia, Armenia was a snooze. Homemade food may be good, but in restaurants, it's not. They are mostly for socializing and giving the housewife a break. There are some interesting ancient churches and artwork.

I haven't been to Azerbaijan.

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Re: Armenia or Azerbaijan?

Postby simon_in_exile » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:08 pm

Emirates is excellent - have flown many times with them. I need to get myself to Armenia and Azerbaijan at some point - it's a short hop from Moscow. Do Americans need a visa for Azerbaijan? Brits do, but Armenia and Georgia are visa-free: worth considering in case those fares plummet again.
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Re: Armenia or Azerbaijan?

Postby GLimpet » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:44 am

Fly Dubai does cheapies from DXB to Baku so worth checking them out for other destinations in the area.

AZ Visa regime changes according to government whim but last time I sent someone there, UK, USA and Aus needed visas. UK fee was much higher for some reason.

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Re: Armenia or Azerbaijan?

Postby rezuar » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:30 pm

Another vote for Armenia, if you can’t squeeze in Georgia.
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Re: Armenia or Azerbaijan?

Postby polardude1 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:53 pm

A vote for Armenia and try and get a taste of Georgia
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Re: Armenia or Azerbaijan?

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