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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 28, 18, 9:56 am
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Originally Posted by msm2000uk View Post
This isn't behind a paywall, and details what PCS were doing wrong.

Chauffeur firm PCS put lives of celebrities at risk | Daily Mail Online

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Thanks! Much of the same as has been reported before, but surprised to hear the cops tried to cover it up...
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Old Feb 28, 18, 10:55 am
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Originally Posted by msm2000uk View Post
This isn't behind a paywall, and details what PCS were doing wrong.

Chauffeur firm PCS put lives of celebrities at risk | Daily Mail Online

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no one is disputing this - not Good. The service we get ex man is fantastic though
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Old Feb 28, 18, 11:43 am
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So, why is this being reported again now, a year after the convictions?
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Old Feb 28, 18, 12:45 pm
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Originally Posted by DYKWIA View Post
So, why is this being reported again now, a year after the convictions?
Slow news day.

There's only a certain number of pages they can fill with photos of Snowmageddon, aka The Beast from The East, aka Storm Emma, aka LIFE MOVES ON AND WE'RE NOT ALL LIVING IN BUNKERS EATING TINNED FOOD

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Old Mar 8, 18, 1:55 am
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A colleague and I are travelling on the same flight to BLR but on seperate bookings in First

I've made a car booking on my reservation but he has not.

Do I need to inform EK that there will be 2 of us in the car? No luggage so space is not an issue.
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Old Mar 8, 18, 2:03 am
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Originally Posted by mrandery View Post
A colleague and I are travelling on the same flight to BLR but on seperate bookings in First

I've made a car booking on my reservation but he has not.

Do I need to inform EK that there will be 2 of us in the car? No luggage so space is not an issue.
No issue - I've done that before.
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Old Mar 12, 18, 4:44 am
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Flew EK F and at DXB, they put me in what looked like an E-class station wagon. It did say "Emirates First" on the side of the car.

On the way back, at the hotel, they lumped me in with 3 other passengers inside a minivan.
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Old Mar 12, 18, 11:54 am
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Durban - a very clean white BMW 3 series.
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Old Mar 12, 18, 12:27 pm
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Originally Posted by FatnLoud View Post
Durban - a very clean white BMW 3 series.
Thats new, was it Bidvest who was the contracted CD company ?

Originally Posted by spideysense View Post
Flew EK F and at DXB, they put me in what looked like an E-class station wagon. It did say "Emirates First" on the side of the car.

On the way back, at the hotel, they lumped me in with 3 other passengers inside a minivan.
Did you have an SPTC, that seems unacceptable to me.
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Old Mar 12, 18, 12:48 pm
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Originally Posted by spideysense View Post
Flew EK F and at DXB, they put me in what looked like an E-class station wagon. It did say "Emirates First" on the side of the car.

On the way back, at the hotel, they lumped me in with 3 other passengers inside a minivan.
The "old" F CD cars and then a minibus???

Very odd.
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Old Mar 14, 18, 3:55 am
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Perth, Australia flying J. I had Audi A4, family was driven in some Scoda. Cars seem contracted out to a local company.
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Old Mar 16, 18, 2:25 am
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In Durban and applicable to JNB and CPT as well, its sub-contracted to AVIS.
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Old Mar 16, 18, 3:34 am
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In Durban and applicable to JNB and CPT as well, its sub-contracted to AVIS.
In JNB and CPT the CD is provided by Bidvest.
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Old Mar 19, 18, 4:21 am
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Originally Posted by XXTSGR View Post
In JNB and CPT the CD is provided by Bidvest.
Going back to DUR, the vehicle was a Toyota RAV4! No problem for a short hop from Umhlanga, but a strange choice.

The paperwork I signed was on a Bidvest form.
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Old Mar 19, 18, 6:23 am
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Impressed by the quality cars you have been allocated and interesting to read what type to expect, generally have to agree.
However in early March my Chauffer failed to arrive for a trip to catch a NCL flight, despite a confirmation call the day before! Got a phone call ten minutes before his arrival time to say that the driver had not "clocked on" and no one had noticed.
Hastily arranged a local taxi for the 70mile trip.
Arriving back in MAN, First, I was allocated an Addison Lee taxi with yellow "not for private hire" stickers on it, not my idea of a limousine service. Don't want to appear too entitled when it comes to travel, but I think Emirates have let me down a bit on this occasion.
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