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Changes to the CD Terms and Conditions in early January 2019 confirm the following:

Effective 1 March 2019, new Chauffeur-drive service reservations are not available in conjunction with Skywards Business and First Class Classic Rewards and Economy to Business Class Upgrades.
https://www.emirates.com/uk/english/...nd-conditions/
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Old Feb 21, 18, 8:22 am
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Originally Posted by stargold View Post
To answer my own question, I couldn't see a single S class in the entire CD area upon arrival - only the E classes and the 5 series (and a handful of Volvos dotted around).
What time were you there?

I see 2 or 3 of them whenever I fly in from ISB, around 12 noon. They're very hard to spot, and usually parked far apart from each other, but I've seen them.
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Old Feb 21, 18, 8:49 am
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Originally Posted by murtaza12 View Post
What time were you there?

I see 2 or 3 of them whenever I fly in from ISB, around 12 noon. They're very hard to spot, and usually parked far apart from each other, but I've seen them.
I actually got chauffeured to AUH in an S class, but only because I actively scouted one to get value for the cash spent on my J->F upgrade. It had a maybach interior which was extremely surprising coming from EY’s basic trim Audi’s and now Mercs.

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Old Feb 21, 18, 10:15 am
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Originally Posted by murtaza12 View Post
What time were you there?

I see 2 or 3 of them whenever I fly in from ISB, around 12 noon. They're very hard to spot, and usually parked far apart from each other, but I've seen them.
I arrived at around 5am, and there were a lot of cars waiting in the CD area.
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Old Feb 21, 18, 12:03 pm
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Originally Posted by datboi View Post

i actually got chauffeured give auh in an s class, but only because i actively scouted one to get value for the cash spent on my j->f upgrade. It had a maybach interior which was extremely surprising coming from ey’s basic trim audi’s and now mercs.


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Old Feb 21, 18, 9:13 pm
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What car is been provided for F in Milan?
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Old Feb 21, 18, 10:38 pm
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Originally Posted by LaFerrari View Post
What car is been provided for F in Milan?
It's all mentioned on the first page.

Destination: MXP (Milan Malpensa Airport)
Cabin: J (Business Class) / F (First Class)
Vehicle(s): Mercedes Benz E-Class / Audi A6 / Mercedes Benz S-Class / Mercedes Benz Viano / Volkswagen Transporter
-Reservation/Call Center: +39 02 914 83383
-Airport Office: +39 02 7486 6425 / +39 02 7486 6096
-Mileage: 100 km from MXP
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Old Feb 24, 18, 6:49 am
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Just off the phone to Bidvest who are providing the CD at JNB.

Currently have Mercedes C-class, Audi A4, VW Passat and Kombi (Bus) available for both J and F pax.

I am pretty sure that I've had a Mercedes E-Class before but was told "for your group [I am in F] those are the cars. Others are there only for iO - invitation only passengers".
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Old Feb 24, 18, 7:37 am
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Originally Posted by XXTSGR View Post
Just off the phone to Bidvest who are providing the CD at JNB.

Currently have Mercedes C-class, Audi A4, VW Passat and Kombi (Bus) available for both J and F pax.

I am pretty sure that I've had a Mercedes E-Class before but was told "for your group [I am in F] those are the cars. Others are there only for iO - invitation only passengers".
Cape Town based and only ever had an C class for J/F travel. JNB seems to have a more wider selection of cars, but only C/E class used for majority of the bookings it seems regardless of J/F travel.

I think i would pass on the VW Passat if it showed up !
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Old Feb 24, 18, 8:32 am
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Originally Posted by Flame3601 View Post
Cape Town based and only ever had an C class for J/F travel. JNB seems to have a more wider selection of cars, but only C/E class used for majority of the bookings it seems regardless of J/F travel.

I think i would pass on the VW Passat if it showed up !
Also CPT based: I got a Mercedes C class on the way out a few weeks ago, which was fine.
But when coming back (in F!), it was a VW transporter! One of these 7 seater things. The driver loaded our luggage into the middle row of seats and ‘invited’ us to sit in the back row. Legroom worse than Y.
On the way to Blouberg he managed to get hopelessly lost in Paarden Eiland and I had to direct him home.
The worst drive I have ever experienced.

Leaving from LGW the previous day it was a Mercedes E class station wagon, looked like a hearse. But very comfortable and an excellent and pleasant driver, who was parked outside the house half an hour early and sent us a text with 15 minutes to go.
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Old Feb 26, 18, 7:55 am
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Has anyone ever done a 'long distance' CD in AMS?
We need to go to Franeker, which is 130KM away. In the past, we have taken the train, but that's actually a hassle, taking up to 3 hours.
Looking at Google maps, its a 130KM drive taking an hour and a half.
65KM is the 'free allowance', and according to the EK website €1.80 per KM above that. Train would cost us something like €26 each, so € 52 in total (in train Y, but that's OK). So it will work out at €65 more than the train, which is worth it to me for a variety of reasons (timing, hassle, comfort)

I have never done 'excess milage' on my CD anywhere. Any experience with it in AMS? EK website says pay card or cash.
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Old Feb 27, 18, 12:17 am
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Anyone know if STN is likely to get CD?
Its not mentioned and it’s just over 12 weeks to my flight to STN...
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Old Feb 28, 18, 5:42 am
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A few updates on my CD experiences in the last year.

In MAA, they now have E Class, BMW 5 series as well as Audi A5!

IN CPH, recently got a brand new E class.

I fly in to / out of MXP at least once in 3 months and have got a Merc Viano everytime even though I have never specifically requested for it. Its great because I usually have 3 large suitcases.
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Old Feb 28, 18, 8:00 am
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Originally Posted by MosquesAndKebabs View Post
A few updates on my CD experiences in the last year.

In MAA, they now have E Class, BMW 5 series as well as Audi A5!

IN CPH, recently got a brand new E class.

I fly in to / out of MXP at least once in 3 months and have got a Merc Viano everytime even though I have never specifically requested for it. Its great because I usually have 3 large suitcases.
Were you flying F or J?

Asking cause CPH wasn't even part of the list in the OP until now.

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Old Feb 28, 18, 9:18 am
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Originally Posted by murtaza12 View Post
Were you flying F or J?

Asking cause CPH wasn't even part of the list in the OP until now.

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Yea sorry, was in J. All in J actually.

Also my first time on the 2 class A380.
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Old Feb 28, 18, 9:40 am
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Originally Posted by skywardhunter View Post
As there is a paywall please provide a summary of the article here, is there something new or just a rehash that they use PCS? There've been many articles over the years in that regard
This isn't behind a paywall, and details what PCS were doing wrong.

http://dailym.ai/2EY1BUd

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