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Old Jul 20, 12, 3:52 am   #1
 
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Chauffeur drive for SWG??

Hi all

I have just regained my Skywards GOLD after a number of years having primarially been FF in Scandinavia.

Maybe I'm not remembering correct, but I thourght there was complementry chauffeur drive in DXB for GOLD members?? My next trip is on economy, and I do not see the CD option. Am I all wrong ?? (guess I am )

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/Henrik
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Old Jul 20, 12, 3:59 am   #2
 
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Skywards Gold members receive complimentary chauffeur drive when booked in Business or First Class.
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Old Jul 20, 12, 7:51 am   #3
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Skywards Gold members receive complimentary chauffeur drive when booked in Business or First Class.
As do Silvers, Blues and non-members.
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Old Jul 20, 12, 8:06 am   #4
 
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As do Silvers, Blues and non-members.
Not I/Os?
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Old Jul 20, 12, 9:28 am   #5
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Not I/Os?
I am not sure if IOs also get them in Economy class so I did not mention them in relation to Biz or First.
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I am not sure if IOs also get them in Economy class so I did not mention them in relation to Biz or First.
However, an I/O in Business or First Class would also receive Chauffeur Drive in Dubai.
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Old Jul 20, 12, 3:05 pm   #7
 
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I am not sure if IOs also get them in Economy class so I did not mention them in relation to Biz or First.
Have seen many times I/O's being escorted from Y cabin to F incase there is an empty seat in F only prior to landing though and yep they do get the CD service & the escort from the Airbridge irrespective of the class of travel.

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Old Jul 20, 12, 5:32 pm   #8
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I am not sure if IOs also get them in Economy class so I did not mention them in relation to Biz or First.
Yes they do
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Old Jul 22, 12, 1:51 am   #9
 
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I'm flying EK J class into SIN next week but haven't booked a limo. Reason is that I arrive approx 9 am and can't check into my hotel until midday.

Any way around this problem?
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Old Jul 22, 12, 2:18 am   #10
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I'm flying EK J class into SIN next week but haven't booked a limo. Reason is that I arrive approx 9 am and can't check into my hotel until midday.

Any way around this problem?
I'm not sure how your hotel check-in is related to Chauffeur drive but you can take the car to the hotel and have coffee in the lobby until noon. A lot of hotels will let you check-in early if there is availability.
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Old Jul 22, 12, 8:04 am   #11
 
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I'm not sure how your hotel check-in is related to Chauffeur drive but you can take the car to the hotel and have coffee in the lobby until noon. A lot of hotels will let you check-in early if there is availability.
Gee, thanks. I assume that the poster can figure that part out, but is asking if he can delay the departure of the chauffer drive -- I guess he would prefer to wait at the airport instead of in the city.

I am not sure why, but to each his own. Maybe he doesn't have checked luggage and wants to explore the fun of Changi Airport before going through passport control.

Can one book the chauffer drive for some period after arrival? It's probably not set up that way, and they would consider it abandoned if you didn't show up.
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Old Jul 22, 12, 8:43 am   #12
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Gee, thanks. I assume that the poster can figure that part out, but is asking if he can delay the departure of the chauffer drive -- I guess he would prefer to wait at the airport instead of in the city.

I am not sure why, but to each his own. Maybe he doesn't have checked luggage and wants to explore the fun of Changi Airport before going through passport control.

Can one book the chauffer drive for some period after arrival? It's probably not set up that way, and they would consider it abandoned if you didn't show up.
I would think twice about answering you in case you delivered another stinging riposte to someone simply trying to be helpful and who was answering what was at best an oblique question ...
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Old Jul 22, 12, 11:24 am   #13
 
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I would think twice about answering you in case you delivered another stinging riposte to someone simply trying to be helpful and who was answering what was at best an oblique question ...
Sorry, I didn't mean to come across as too sharp-edged, but saying, you can just hang out in the hotel lobby or maybe check-in early, isn't a very informative answer in a thread about chauffer drive. And "I'm not sure how your hotel check-in is related to Chauffeur drive" is a rather flippant comment, isn't it? It seems obvious what the poster was asking, and the responder is the one who answered dismissively.

It is an interesting question whether one can book the chauffer drive to depart later than one's arrival. I would be curious to hear if anyone has experience with this.
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Sorry, I didn't mean to come across as too sharp-edged, but saying, you can just hang out in the hotel lobby or maybe check-in early, isn't a very informative answer in a thread about chauffer drive. And "I'm not sure how your hotel check-in is related to Chauffeur drive" is a rather flippant comment, isn't it? It seems obvious what the poster was asking, and the responder is the one who answered dismissively.

It is an interesting question whether one can book the chauffer drive to depart later than one's arrival. I would be curious to hear if anyone has experience with this.
Sorry about the "obliqueness" of my question.

Yes, what I was wanting to know is if it is possible to delay the timing of a limo for a couple of hours. I don't have any checked baggage, and if I can't specify a later time, I'll just go into a lounge for a couple of hours and then get the train. No big deal.

It really was trying to be a quite simple, non-oblique (!) question. Some of you guys are the experts and I was just trying to get some information. Sorry.
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Old Jul 23, 12, 3:22 am   #15
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Sorry about the "obliqueness" of my question.

Yes, what I was wanting to know is if it is possible to delay the timing of a limo for a couple of hours. I don't have any checked baggage, and if I can't specify a later time, I'll just go into a lounge for a couple of hours and then get the train. No big deal.

It really was trying to be a quite simple, non-oblique (!) question. Some of you guys are the experts and I was just trying to get some information. Sorry.
You can't delay the limo pickup on arrival at outstations unfortunately. The point I was trying to make is what difference is the hotel lobby to the lounge or hanging out in Changi but to each his own.

Is it the EK lounge you plan on accessing on arrival in SIN and can you do that and then walk out?
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