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Old Apr 20, 20, 12:12 pm
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Originally Posted by JHake10 View Post
Thanks all for the answers. Looking to book a F award via AS SFO-DXB-MNL. It seems no F is offered on DXB-MNL which is a bummer. This will be my first time on Emirates F!
That will book into Z, a first class fare basis which will let you in the lounge. You could consider flying into TPE and hopping to MNL on a separate ticket to go F the entire way. Also keep in mind that the 380 will likely not operate before October, so plan accordingly.
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Old Apr 20, 20, 2:01 pm
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Originally Posted by JHake10 View Post
Thanks all for the answers. Looking to book a F award via AS SFO-DXB-MNL. It seems no F is offered on DXB-MNL which is a bummer. This will be my first time on Emirates F!
Last time I flew into MNL, EK were not flying there on a380s only 777 and I am pretty sure it is the same now?? It is bad enough paying F prices when you have to fly a380 F then J on a 2 class a380, it is even worse going from F to 777 J! I would not recommend.
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Old Apr 20, 20, 4:00 pm
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Originally Posted by iFlyMoreThanYou View Post
That will book into Z, a first class fare basis which will let you in the lounge. You could consider flying into TPE and hopping to MNL on a separate ticket to go F the entire way. Also keep in mind that the 380 will likely not operate before October, so plan accordingly.
I was looking at TPE and didn't see F (but I do see it to SIN). However, I didn't look to long so I could have missed something. I am open to getting most of the way there in F. I'm looking for something the last week of June/first week of July. Right now the schedule is an A380 but it's a gamble.

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Last time I flew into MNL, EK were not flying there on a380s only 777 and I am pretty sure it is the same now?? It is bad enough paying F prices when you have to fly a380 F then J on a 2 class a380, it is even worse going from F to 777 J! I would not recommend.
Yeah, I'm looking at other options such as F to SIN or TPE then onward.
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Old Apr 20, 20, 9:34 pm
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Originally Posted by JHake10 View Post
I was looking at TPE and didn't see F (but I do see it to SIN). However, I didn't look to long so I could have missed something. I am open to getting most of the way there in F. I'm looking for something the last week of June/first week of July. Right now the schedule is an A380 but it's a gamble.



Yeah, I'm looking at other options such as F to SIN or TPE then onward.
There is no way you'll get an a380 in june/July. I would strongly recommend moving this trip to next year to avoid disappointment.

Sorry I forgot tpe historically gets an a380 but it is usually a 2 class.
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Old Apr 27, 20, 11:54 pm
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A true newbie's question..... I am looking into a SIN-DXB-ORD flight in F for Nov..... I wanted to determine whether the DBX -ORD segment on B777-ER300 has the newer suite, which I believe i could determine if the configuration is 1-1-1. But I don't see how to ascertain that info without going all the way through the reservation process to get to seat selection.... am I missing something earlier in the process?? I have not yet created an EK account so I am just going through EK website to book a flight. Thankss
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Old Apr 28, 20, 12:14 am
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Originally Posted by Brostman View Post
A true newbie's question..... I am looking into a SIN-DXB-ORD flight in F for Nov..... I wanted to determine whether the DBX -ORD segment on B777-ER300 has the newer suite, which I believe i could determine if the configuration is 1-1-1. But I don't see how to ascertain that info without going all the way through the reservation process to get to seat selection.... am I missing something earlier in the process?? I have not yet created an EK account so I am just going through EK website to book a flight. Thankss
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Note that nothing is guaranteed now - ek usually doesnt do a lot of aircraft swaps often, but the after effects of covid may change that
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Old Apr 28, 20, 2:52 am
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Originally Posted by Brostman View Post
A true newbie's question..... I am looking into a SIN-DXB-ORD flight in F for Nov..... I wanted to determine whether the DBX -ORD segment on B777-ER300 has the newer suite, which I believe i could determine if the configuration is 1-1-1. But I don't see how to ascertain that info without going all the way through the reservation process to get to seat selection.... am I missing something earlier in the process?? I have not yet created an EK account so I am just going through EK website to book a flight. Thankss
Also, have a look at the Wiki in the following thread, This gives the routes where the new F class is normally present. Of course, who knows how this will look in 6 months...

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Old Apr 28, 20, 8:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Brostman View Post
A true newbie's question..... I am looking into a SIN-DXB-ORD flight in F for Nov..... I wanted to determine whether the DBX -ORD segment on B777-ER300 has the newer suite, which I believe i could determine if the configuration is 1-1-1. But I don't see how to ascertain that info without going all the way through the reservation process to get to seat selection.... am I missing something earlier in the process?? I have not yet created an EK account so I am just going through EK website to book a flight. Thankss
Even going through the booking process won't help as F and J seat availability doesn't show until after you've made the booking (unless this has changed recently). Do a dummy booking on Expedia however and it should show, or use the Seat Alerts App from Expertflyer.
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Old Apr 30, 20, 10:33 pm
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Originally Posted by iFlyMoreThanYou View Post
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Note that nothing is guaranteed now - ek usually doesnt do a lot of aircraft swaps often, but the after effects of covid may change that
Originally Posted by DYKWIA View Post
Also, have a look at the Wiki in the following thread, This gives the routes where the new F class is normally present. Of course, who knows how this will look in 6 months...

777 New First Class
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Even going through the booking process won't help as F and J seat availability doesn't show until after you've made the booking (unless this has changed recently). Do a dummy booking on Expedia however and it should show, or use the Seat Alerts App from Expertflyer.
Thank you to each of you for your advice.... Hoping I can make this work... It looks like the DXB - ORD segment is currently scheduled on the older version of B777... but I am sure it will be the best experience in F that we will have made... most recent trips have been to Europe on LH and we really enjoyed those flights
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Old May 13, 20, 11:33 am
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Once all this Covid business is over (if ever) I am thinking of flying Business class from the UK to either HKG or BKK. Although I could connect at DXB, would it be possible to buy a ticket without too much financial penalty where I flew from the UK to DXB, then night stopped in the Airport International Hotel before continuing my journey say 12 to 24 hours later? Presumably the EK web site would not offer this. Also would I be able to purchase EK Business Class UK-DXB (n/stop)-BKK then after a number of days in the Kingdom of Thailand do the same on the reverse flights, that is if EK fly HKG-BKK. TIA
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Old May 13, 20, 9:52 pm
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Once all this Covid business is over (if ever) I am thinking of flying Business class from the UK to either HKG or BKK. Although I could connect at DXB, would it be possible to buy a ticket without too much financial penalty where I flew from the UK to DXB, then night stopped in the Airport International Hotel before continuing my journey say 12 to 24 hours later? Presumably the EK web site would not offer this. Also would I be able to purchase EK Business Class UK-DXB (n/stop)-BKK then after a number of days in the Kingdom of Thailand do the same on the reverse flights, that is if EK fly HKG-BKK. TIA
If fare rules allow, this will cost you anywhere between 0GBP (if <24 hours) and 25GBP (if >24 hours). You can book this by using the multicity option on ek.com and entering sectors one by one. If that doesn't work, try the mobile website, it does give options the desktop website doesn't.
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Old May 14, 20, 2:32 am
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Once all this Covid business is over (if ever) I am thinking of flying Business class from the UK to either HKG or BKK. Although I could connect at DXB, would it be possible to buy a ticket without too much financial penalty where I flew from the UK to DXB, then night stopped in the Airport International Hotel before continuing my journey say 12 to 24 hours later? Presumably the EK web site would not offer this. Also would I be able to purchase EK Business Class UK-DXB (n/stop)-BKK then after a number of days in the Kingdom of Thailand do the same on the reverse flights, that is if EK fly HKG-BKK. TIA
Are you asking if you can get a fare with the hotel included? If so, then no, EK don't offer fares with the airport hotel.

If you're just asking if you can split the trip to include an overnight stay (and pay for the hotel yourself), then the EK site normally will show all valid connections up to 24 hours (you may have to click the 'more options' button). Alternatively, use the multi-city as mentioned above.
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Old May 14, 20, 4:40 am
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Thank you both for the info, I am OK to pay for the hotel myself. It is just something I am thinking of, when I flew EK Business class in January from BHX-BKK the changing of flights plus the second flight was all a bit of a blur (No, not too much Moet)
I just think it will be more relaxing to have UK Lounge, then a nice flight to DXB, 12 -24 hours in the hotel, DXB Lounge then a nice 2nd leg flight fully relaxed.
I do not mind paying alittle extra, just that I didn't want to buy two tickets, once again thanks FT'ers
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Old May 14, 20, 1:48 pm
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Does Emirates allow you put a cash fare on hold between BKK and PNH?
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Old May 14, 20, 8:12 pm
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Does Emirates allow you put a cash fare on hold between BKK and PNH?
Do a dummy booking on the website and if it's available it'll show up there.
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