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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 Jul 3, 19, 1:45 pm
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Originally Posted by kaizen7 View Post
Melbourne CD was handled by Hughes as well.
Car used were Hyundai Genesis G80 which is now starting become common car for chauffeur service in Melbourne
Hughes have been doing CD with Emirates out of Melbourne for many years now, and they are a class act. I'm happy to hear that those using CD in Sydney can now enjoy their service!
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Old Jul 3, 19, 7:13 pm
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My wife and I have reservations for an upcoming trip MLE-DXB-LAX. We have two separate confirmations numbers so entitled to 2 vehicles. We don’t need the DXB transfers, but do need about 50 miles over the 50 miles allowed for the LAX transfer to home, and only need 1 vehicle. Any chance EK will give us the extra miles in LAX for free if we tell them we only need one vehicle for that leg and will pass on the others in DXB?

From this thread I see most transfers are in cars. Are you able to request and SUV? We have four large bags that will never fit in the trunk.

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Old Jul 3, 19, 7:34 pm
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My TA have said they are no longer using Corporate Cabs in AKL and instead a proper hired car - anyone had any experience?

Can confirm it is now Blacklane

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Old Jul 16, 19, 3:51 am
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Is CD available on paid upgrades from Flex Economy to Business? Want to upgrade on BNE-DXB- WAW.
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Old Jul 16, 19, 3:56 am
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On the sad side, No chauffeur in OPO (Porto) yet for the recently launched B777 2 class route (2nd July).. Hope they add it soon as I dont think its cost / supplier selection issue as the LIS local supplier does a good job - for a fixed well negotiated cost of $30 journey..
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Old Jul 16, 19, 4:56 am
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Originally Posted by Burleigh View Post
Is CD available on paid upgrades from Flex Economy to Business? Want to upgrade on BNE-DXB- WAW.
What kind of upgrade? Except for promo upgrades which exclude CD it is available if you pay the fare difference
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Old Jul 16, 19, 5:01 am
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A paid upgrade - paying the fare difference in manage your booking. Thanks for the info.
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Old Jul 16, 19, 9:13 am
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Originally Posted by Burleigh View Post
A paid upgrade - paying the fare difference in manage your booking. Thanks for the info.
Make sure you upgrade to Business Saver or above. No CD on Business Special.
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Old Jul 17, 19, 5:37 am
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Thanks, will do. Business Special isn't available on this route.
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Old Jul 29, 19, 8:29 am
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If your spouse and yourself are flying paid F, can your two children (under 12 years old) flying on a J award come with you in the chauffeur drive? Thanks for your help!
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Old Jul 29, 19, 8:34 am
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Originally Posted by batmandds View Post
If your spouse and yourself are flying paid F, can your two children (under 12 years old) flying on a J award come with you in the chauffeur drive? Thanks for your help!
Generally yes. Perhaps you and your spouse should each order a car, so that there is sufficient space, alternatively request a larger vehicle.
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Old Jul 29, 19, 9:00 am
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That's a great idea. Thank you skywardhunter!
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Old Jul 30, 19, 1:41 am
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Originally Posted by batmandds View Post
If your spouse and yourself are flying paid F, can your two children (under 12 years old) flying on a J award come with you in the chauffeur drive? Thanks for your help!
I don't think you can book 2 kids without an adult on the booking.
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Old Jul 30, 19, 7:31 am
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Originally Posted by ft101 View Post
I don't think you can book 2 kids without an adult on the booking.
Do you think it's possible if EK sees the adults on the same flight? I'll probably have to do it over the phone.
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Old Jul 30, 19, 9:43 am
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Originally Posted by batmandds View Post
Do you think it's possible if EK sees the adults on the same flight? I'll probably have to do it over the phone.
I think for infants you always have to do it via the phone. Book your own tickets first, then call to add infants
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