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Old Feb 13, 16, 4:16 am
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DYKWIA
Ambassador: Emirates Airlines
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Manchester, UK
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6am check in would be pushing it... even if you have status with Marriott/Ritz.

I've got a similar arrival time coming up, and I just booked the previous night also. I'll email them in advance to say what time I'll be arriving, so the don't treat it as a no show.

Me and a mate once rolled into the Burj-al-Arab at about 7am for a stay after an overnight flight from HKG (we got a really cheap rate). I'd not shaved, and basically looked a bit of a scruff. They said it was too early to check-in, but we could buy an extra half day (which was more than we'd already paid).

So, we said we'd just hang around in the lobby until 3pm, probably stinking the place out.

A room was found in about 5 minutes at no extra cost
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