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Check-in staff go by Timatic, which is based on information provided to IATA by local immigration authorities. They won't change their mind even if you call an embassy in front of them. Unfortunately there is a misunderstanding on your part: it is not the 3-month passport validity requirement in and of itself that was new, but the 15-day visa exemption ...


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As a rule of thumb, if the country does not accept Israeli passports, its airlines will not accept them either. In the Middle East, this means primarily Iran Air, Kuwait Airways and Saudia are off the table for your itinerary. There are a number of minor carriers in the region that would also refuse you in theory (MEA, Iraqi, etc), but as far as I'm aware ...


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You are shouting (unnecessarily) and blaming Emirates for what is your fault. Emirates provide lots of very helpful visa advice, such as: Please double-check foreign entry requirements for travellers from your country of nationality from their website, and their Terms and Conditions (in this respect effectively identical to all other passenger airlines) ...


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She said the 7 kg limit applies to the things we put in the bag, not the bag itself. That's incorrect, the weight of the bag counts towards the 7kg limit. The Emirates webpage on baggage allowances (mirror) says nothing about ignoring the weight of the bag itself. According to Skyscanner, the cost to check in oversized hand luggage (= carry-on bag) with ...


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On Emirates flights to or from the USA, checked baggage is by piece, not by total weight as is offered in most of the rest of the world. Here you can check two bags, each of which weighs up to 23 kg (50 lb). The total weight of all bags is not considered. If you want to check a third item, it must also weigh no more than 23kg (50 lb), and a $200 USD charge ...


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The cabin baggage tester (like this one below) shows what size and, if it has a weighing capability, what weight the bag has. If it is weighed separately, the weight of the container (bag/suitcase) is included in the baggage weight. A 6 kg carry-on when empty is not unheard-of, but it is quite on the heavy side, and if they decide to check and enforce the ...


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Since you are travelling from the EU and your flight departs in less than 14 days, you should be eligible for EU261 compensation regarding the delay, or effective cancellation of the second leg of your flight. This should be 600 Euro and would be sufficient to pay for your additional night's accommodation. Alternatively you may seek an alternative EU261 ...


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First, I would like to talk about the punishment flight part. It is a punishment not because it is a flight to India, but because it is an international round trip (or turn around) and because it is at night. So, the crew will have to manage their sleeping time before the flight to be able to wake up late to report for this long, boring international flight ...


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The best advice you can get is get an attorney to attempt to unravel this. The details of your ordeal are scant and in my opinion not one that strangers on the internet can give you any meaningful guidance on. Fraud or allegations of fraud is involved which is a serious issue with significant immigration consequences. Chances of you reclaiming your ticket ...


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tl;dr It boils down to this: Are you travelling with family/kids? Do you have a flexible budget (able to consider more than the cheapest options)? Are you easily annoyed or frustrated while travelling? Do you have onward travel once you have arrived in India (by road, train, connecting flights, etc.)? If the answer to any of the above is YES, I wouldn't ...


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The bad news is, they simply didn't want to take a photo with you, that's it. That's the common excuse flight attendants use when they don't want to take a photo with someone. To prove this, check this Facebook photo album, in one of the most famous cabin crew groups in Facebook (I don't own it). You will see many photos for Emirates cabin crew with ...


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Emirates has a 7 kg (15 pound) limit for carry-on luggage. ... But my carry-on bag, a 21-inch bag with a hard shell, weighs about 5-6 kg when it is empty. ... I can't see how they could expect me to fly 20+ hours (total, one-way) with only 1-2 kg of actual "stuff"... I just want to point out that your line of thinking here is incorrect. You are framing ...


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An airline is not required to check your visa and entry compliance before selling you an air ticket. You can buy a ticket for any destination even when you do not have a passport. Check-in staff normally checks your visa before they give you your boarding pass and the first flight was to Dubai where your daughter did not require a prior visa so the airline ...


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Times for flights are almost always given as local time in a 24 hour format. The departure time is given in the timezone of the departing airport and the arrival time is specified in the timezone of the arrival airport. In your example, the first flight is departing at 03:45 hours in the morning Bahrain time (GMT+3), from Bahrain. It arrives at Dubai (DXB) ...


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It's fine. The minimum connecting time for Emirates-Emirates flights is 75 minutes — sorry, can't find an authoritative source for this, but if you booked your flights through Emirates, they'll only offer legal connections anyway. If your incoming flight is on time, you'll make it. If it's delayed and you miss the connection, Emirates will put you ...


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It is possible, but you have to plan well. Here are my tips: Book your ticket online. The metro from the airport to Dubai Mall will take anywhere from 30-45 minutes. It starts from 6 in the morning (except on Fridays, when it starts at 2 PM). There are 9 stops before you get to the mall. The metro only runs from Terminal 3 and 1, if you are in Terminal 2, ...


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The airline will not let you board. The airline risks a fine of several thousand euros if you approach the passport desk before midnight, so your assurance that you will wait is probably not going to be very persuasive. You should postpone your flight. Because you will enter the Schengen area in Copenhagen, you must arrive there after midnight, that is, ...


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Look at the static map that every airlines publishes in their in-flight magazine! Emirates Airlines magazine is called Open Skies. They publish it online via a website called issuu.com. Here's the link to the November 2018 issue. Open Skies, November 2018 See pages 90-95.


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jpatokal answer is correct. But I'll add that you will need to go through a security screening in Dubai (not immigration) and your luggage should be checked through. In my experience it is certainly feasible to get from gate to gate in about 45 minutes. I also noticed staff standing outside the security screening trying to flag down passengers for flights ...


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No, quite the opposite. It is always the passenger’s sole responsibility to make sure they have all the right documents (passport, visa, etc. with appropriate validities and so on). Airlines do not check those documents before boarding for the passenger’s convenience, but because the destination country require them to do so, directly or indirectly: if the ...


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I have taken these night flights from Dubai to India several times, as recent as a month ago. I did not find any passengers to be unruly or the plane to be dirty. It is true that there are many working class (construction workers, airport maintenance staff etc.) people from India in Dubai and just like everyone else, they try to save a penny when it comes to ...


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Yes, airlines usually check bags individually and the limit is per piece, so not a consolidated limit. Having said that, Emirates is not a low cost airline that enforces all the rules so there is a good probability that you won't have to pay more, especially if you are just crossing the limit for 1 or 2 kgs...


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Emirates, hands down. Emirates ICE has a huge TV in every seat with 600+ channels including a big kids section, and they only have new planes. On KLM, if you end up on their ancient MD-11s, you'll be squinting at a screen the size of a postage stamp in the front of the cabin (and that's in business class!). In general, Emirates is the better airline in ...


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Yes. At this writing, nothing in the AAdvantage Terms and Conditions specifically excludes earnings on Emirates-operated flights. The Qantas partner page indicates Earn elite-qualifying AAdvantage miles when you fly on Qantas marketed and operated flights as well as Qantas Airways codeshare flights. Simply: Buy an eligible published fare ...


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As all other answers have pointed out, the limit is most definitely on the total of the case and its contents. 5-6 kg for a carry-on is just way too much. You should use another bag or case. Even with a hard shell, you can find cases that weigh under 2 kg for a carry-on, including wheels, handle and all, and some of them are very, very durable. I had a ...


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A transit visa is indeed possible (they are issued all the time to commercial vehicle drivers and third country nationals), but recently they have stopped issuing them for non-nationals - and issue them on a case-by-case basis. By national I mean citizen of the destination country; for example an Egyptian national traveling by road from UAE to Egypt. You'...


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There are two baggage allowance systems, the piece concept and the weight concept. The piece concept measures how many pieces of baggage you have. In your case on Emirates, the rule is that you have two pieces. Each piece is considered separately and may weigh up to 23 kg. You do not have a 46 kg allowance. You have two pieces. The weight concept gives a ...


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In my experience, every airline offers US declaration cards out to all inbound passengers, regardless of whether they need them. Until fairly recently, everyone needed them (in fact, there were multiple forms and it was all rather a mess), and the rules as to when you need them are quite confusing: are there APC kiosks at the destination airport? Are they ...


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