Questions tagged [emirates]

Emirates (طَيَران الإمارات‎, *Ṭayarān Al-Imārāt*), an airline of the United Arab Emirates.

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UAE 96 hour transit visa problem

I and my wife are flying from Budapest to Mumbai with stopover in Dubai for 2 days. We are flying Emirates and we applied and got UAE 96 hour transit visa for both of us. I booked two separate ...
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Spending a night in UAE dunes

I'm offered a camping option to spend a night directly in desert and dunes near Dubai (Al Qudra Lake). Should I have any concern about animals or species (scorpions, ants or other insects) or is ...
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Rules Concerning Electronics Onboard US-Bound Direct Flights

I am going to be traveling from Milan (MXP) to New York (JFK) in the summer. However, my flight is with Emirates, and Milan is actually a stopover with the plane originating from Dubai. Am I allowed ...
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I got denied boarding due to outdated information on passport validity? What to do?

I (Swedish citizen) was to board a flight to Vietnam but got stopped and they said I couldn't board due to my passport expiring in 5 months and that I need at least 6 months. My visit was for 15 days ...
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Is it necessary to book two separate tickets if one passengers will deliberately miss the return flight?

My mother and sister are traveling from the UK to Dubai and booking a return ticket is cheaper than buying a one-way ticket. My mother will be returning but my sister will stay in Dubai and ...
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About to take an Emirates flight to Philippines: Can I carry medicine with prescription (from my mom, she's a doctor) just in case I need it?

Please take into account I am not American and do not live in USA. My mom is a doctor and she wants to give me some medicine, for example, antibiotics, (all in solid form) and their prescription just ...
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Can I track my ticket that my company may have booked?

Is it possible to track a potential Emirates ticket that my company may have booked (from Karachi to Dubai) when I have no information with reference to booking information (and company is keeping it ...
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Can I put nail clipper, tweezer and razors in Emirates hold luggage?

Travelling with Emirates airline, can I keep a nail clipper which has a small knife built into it, tweezer or razors in my hold baggage, not in a carry-on bag?
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Does Emirates allow using Sofort Banking to pay for a ticket for someone who's not the account owner?

My friend is travelling from Frankfurt to Chennai, India with Emirates. He has booked his ticket using the Sofort Banking option that was available. However, he has used my Bank details and I am not a ...
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Emirates checked-in luggage and carry-on bag rules/dimensions

I phoned call Emirates Airlines to ask about the luggage allowance and I visited their websites. I'm travelling from (BAH to AKL), Emirates agent informed me that I can carry a checked in luggage that'...
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How to read time of flight for Emirates airline?

First of all, I'm a solo traveller and this is my first time. I decided to book a flight online (eticket) with Emirates.com. I'm confused on how to read the time of the flight so for example: The ...
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Do I need a Dubai transit visa if I don't pass Immigration (same terminal)?

I hold an Indian passport. I have a 7 hour 30 mins layover in Dubai airport. Both my flights leave from the same terminal. If I don't pass through Immigration, do I need a transit or any type of visa?...
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How to figure out my departure gate at Dubai airport Terminal 3?

I'm traveling from Lahore to Birmingham with a connection at Dubai airport and a waiting time of 1 hour 40 mins. My boarding pass says I arrive at Terminal 3 and also depart from Terminal 3 for ...
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What seats are really available on an Emirates flight [closed]

WHen seat configuration shows unavailable does it really mean unavailable or are some of those seats available closer to date of flight.
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Do airlines (Emirates) weigh each check-in baggage separately

I'm travelling to the USA using a large bag (weighs greater than 23kgs) and a medium bag (weighs less than 23 kgs), both of which collectively are within the checkin limit (46 kgs). But the big one ...
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Which airlines might I have trouble taking, being an Israeli?

I'm an Israeli expat living in Europe (proper residence etc. but no citizenship/passport). I intend to travel from Europe to India, and I'm considering using an airline based in a state without ...
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How do travel sites get cheaper air fares?

I was searching for a few flights for my parents, specifically from JFK to visit India (bucket list trip). Emirates was their airline of choice. On directly checking on Emirates.com, the shown fare ...
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Transit in Johannesburg

I will be flying on SA Airlink flight from Swaziland to Johannesburg and on Emirates from Johannesburg to Pakistan. Transit time at O.R. Tambo is 4 hours. I want to know if Airline will transfer my ...
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Allowed Baggage size in emirates between India and USA

My journey is from Bangalore, India (BLR) to New York, USA (JFK) via Dubai in Emirates (Economy Flex). I have an American Tourister bag and the model is same as this [Link]. The Length + Width + ...
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Why are flight attendants prohibited from taking pictures with passengers?

After the gate was open and flight attendants were standing idly waiting for the signal for boarding, I (young man, well-dressed) politely asked a flight attendant if I could take a picture with her ...
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How do you book an Emirates Dubai stopover package (from US/Canada)?

Emirates has a Dubai stopover program where you can often add a few nights in Dubai as part of a connection without an additional airfare charge and then purchase a package with hotels (with transfers ...
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Do I clear immigration and customs in heathrow T3 for stop over on seperate ticket

I am travelling from Prague > London > Dubai > Sydney. The Prague to London is with BA and London to Dubai is with emirates. They are booked on separate tickets so I don't think my bags will be ...
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Convert Emirates Skywards Miles to British Airways Avios or Delta Skymiles?

Is there a way to convert Emirates Skywards Miles to either British Airways Avios or Delta Skymiles? I'm a UK citizen and willing to get a new credit card if it would make the conversion possible.
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Arrival and departure at Dubai international airport T3

My mother is travelling alone and her arrival and departure terminal is T3 at Dubai international airport. I would like to know that after arriving at T3 which direction she will go for departure ? Is ...
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Emirates contact via email

I'm trying to contact Emirates Poland via email. I need to send them some scanned document (this is my initiative, they did not requested me for sending anything, but in my current situation this ...
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Can I get a Saudi Arabian transit visa if driving from UAE to Jordan by car?

Is it possible to get Saudi Arabia transit visa in Dubai for overland crossing to Jordan? I plan to travel Africa by 4WD. The idea is to visit Iran first, take a ferry from Bandar Abbas to Emirates ...
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Why does it take much lesser Alaskan miles to redeem Emirates First Class award than using Emirates Skywards miles?

It takes about 285000 skyward miles to redeem a first class ticket from Asia to America but it only takes 200000 Alaskan miles to redeem that award.
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When does Emirates release its economy saver tickets?

I'm on the Emirates website and I'm looking at ticket booking, as far into the future as the website will allow me, and the Economy Saver tickets are showing as all booked up. I'm guessing that this ...
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Can I take xbox one in carry on luggage on Emirates

Am traveling from USA to India on Emirates. Can I take an Xbox one with me as carry on luggage? Please let me know.
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How long of a layover do I need to visit the Burj Khalifa?

If I have a connecting flight through Dubai and I am interested in going up the Burj Khalifa, how long do I need between arrival and departure to make sure that I can visit it without too much stress? ...
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Can I use the Emirates lounge at LHR with a flight booked on a Qantas codeshare? (AAdvantage Exec Plat)

I am AAdvantage Exec Platinum with American Airlines. I've booked a Qantas codeshare flight, operated by Emirates. Which lounge(s) can I use at Heathrow (Terminal 3)? I assume I can use any Oneworld ...
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Will I get American AAdvantage miles when flying a Qantas flight operated by Emirates?

I normally collect AAdvantage points with American Airlines. I'm considering booking a Qantas flight (LHR->DXB), but some of the flights, whilst having a Qantas flight number, are operated by Emirates....
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Cancelling Emirates flex plus flight

I recently bought an in and outbound ticket from Emirates. Flying from Lyon-Dubai-Johannesburg and back on the same route. The outbound journey is an "economy flex" fare and the inbound journey is "...
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Extra luggage drop-off in Dubai by Emirates during layover [duplicate]

When I purchase flight ticket in same agency and with Emirates/code share (for example JFK-DXB-PVG) and clear customs & immigration during the layover, can I drop off extra luggage in Dubai to ...
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Transit in Dubai with two separate tickets - can SpiceJet boarding passes be collected airside?

I'm a Indian citizen and currently don't have a UAE visa. I'm booked with Emirates from LHR To DXB and from DXB to IXM with SpiceJet with a transfer time of 2hrs 55min. The tickets are separate and I ...
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Do Emirates provides extra services when you have long layover in Dubai airport?

I will take Emirates flights (Economic class) on 20th AUG and have 10 hours layover in Dubai airport. Tripadvisors reviews mentions that Emirates will provide some McDonald coupons if you have long ...
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Collecting bonus miles from family flights on the Emirates Skywards program

So my sister and grandfather are travelling from SFO-DXB and since it is a one off trip for them, I though I could add them to my family bonus program and collect their 20% miles for myself. How do I ...
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What are the options when my UAE visa was issued one day short of intended trip duration?

Some Indian friends of mine are planning a trip to Dubai for just over a week (Saturday arrival, Sunday departure the week after). There were various airline options available, both direct and ...
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Can I receive a UAE transit visa after entering the country on a tourist visa within the last 30 days?

I hold an Indian passport. I have an upcoming trip spanning 38 days with the following itinerary on an Emirates ticket: US -> Dubai -> US Now, after staying in Dubai for 3 weeks, I'm planning to ...
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Transit visa in Dubai for Philippine passport

I hold a Philippine passport but a green card holder/permanent resident of the United States. I will be traveling to Maldives from the U.S. I have an 8 hr layover in Dubai. Do I need a visa to leave ...
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Emirates meals BHX to KUL via DXB

I am travelling in economy class on an Emirates 777-300ER from Birmingham (BHX) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) via Dubai (DXB) shortly. I would like to know what the meal choices and their general ingredients ...
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Baggage check through and transit visa requirements for Dubai and London

I'm from India and travelling from New Delhi to Calgary with two stopovers: at Dubai and London Heathrow. I have booked my journey on a single ticket but multiple airlines: New Delhi to Dubai - ...
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Emirates luggage size rules changed since Nov.15, 2014

According to http://www.emirates.com/us/english/plan_book/essential_information/baggages/baggages.aspx, For tickets issued on or after November 15, 2014 Total dimensions (length + width + ...
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Can I ask for a luggage transfer at the transfer check in counter in Taipei?

I'm taking a flight from Seoul to Taipei (on Korean Air) and then another one from Taipei to Paris (on Emirates) in August. The flights are on different airlines and booked with different reservations....
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Is 1.5 hours of a layover time in Dubai practical?

I plan to fly from Bangalore (India) to Dubai and then to San Francisco, all on the Emirates Airline. I have an option of a 1.5 hour layover in Dubai. I'm wondering if this is sufficient time to ...
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Emirates doesn't ask me to choose flight seat when booking an online ticket

I would like to buy a ticket from Emirates airline online. As I go through steps of booking a flight on their website, it does not ask me to choose the seat and I wonder if there is such an option for ...
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My aunt made it to the airport 97 minutes before take-off and Emirates wouldn't check her in [closed]

Does she have any recourse? Is it because they overbooked? I was not present but it's an international flight and has been very disruptive and inconvenient to the family.
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Do airlines have to check the visa status before selling a ticket?

My daughter bought a ticket for a flight with a layover in Emirates (from Dallas, Texas to India). She had a stop of 48 hours in Dubai. When she was checking in in Dubai for Delhi, she was informed ...
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Emirates International Flight and carry-on baggage. Can I take a laptop backpack in addition to the one carry-on bag?

I'm about to travel from ORD to DXB using emirates economy class. According to the website I am only allowed one carry-on bag weighing 15 lbs. My first question is, do they actually weigh carry-on ...
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Should I avoid overnight flights from Dubai to India?

In summer, I'm flying from Europe to India. A friend of mine told me to avoid overnight flights from Dubai to India, because, as he argues, these flights are prone to unruly passengers, dirty aircraft,...