DXB lounge bizarre final calls

Old Feb 17, 12, 12:25 pm
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DXB lounge bizarre final calls

In DXB lounge (deserted). Final calls being announced 70 minutes in advance eg my connection EK 374 to BKK. Electronic Board says boarding not commenced yet... EK continues to show signs of wear and tear as it expands, IMO

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Old Feb 19, 12, 1:21 am
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I've had issues with the announcements vs board thing also. Though this is more of an airport issue and less of EK one.
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Old Feb 19, 12, 11:51 am
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In my case no. Airport board showed gate open lounge chap announced final call I asked him and he said he announced it at his discretion...

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Old Feb 19, 12, 12:39 pm
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To my European destinations the "final call" is always 45 mins before departure. I do not even listen to announcements anymore but just make sure I am at the gate 20 mins before departure.
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Old Feb 21, 12, 12:42 pm
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Originally Posted by rathin100 View Post
In DXB lounge (deserted). Final calls being announced 70 minutes in advance eg my connection EK 374 to BKK. Electronic Board says boarding not commenced yet... EK continues to show signs of wear and tear as it expands, IMO

2222 hours 17 feb
Same problem in Singapore. Boarding time on BP = Time the gate area is actually opened.

When it says Final Call on the screens, that's when boarding actually starts.
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Old Feb 21, 12, 2:10 pm
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Accra lists 1630 as Boarding Time for an 1845 departure. They start paging passengers by name at 1700.

The problem with this is that the aircraft only arrives from Abidjan at 1730.

How exactly they intend to board an aircraft that is still in the air is quite beyond me....
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