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Old Feb 11, 20, 10:06 pm
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Originally Posted by David Brent
Can anyone confirm this please? I'll be flying with my friend and this would be a massive benefit to us. I thought the only way I could get lounge access for them would be if I had status (which I'll only have after I've taken my flight in F)
It used to be a stated benefit before they did the website redesign... looks like it's gone now? Still, the anecdata supports this is true.

https://www.emirates.com/english/exp...lounge-access/
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Old Feb 12, 20, 2:30 am
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Originally Posted by David Brent
Can anyone confirm this please? I'll be flying with my friend and this would be a massive benefit to us. I thought the only way I could get lounge access for them would be if I had status (which I'll only have after I've taken my flight in F)
Only at DXB.
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Old Feb 12, 20, 5:43 pm
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anyone know how early you can check a bag in at LHR? I'm, flying out from LHR at 22:15 but i need to be out my hotel at 10:00 - i'm thinking of going to LHR (By tube) dropping my bag off and going back to spend a final day in london
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Old Feb 13, 20, 3:14 am
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Originally Posted by DYKWIA
Only at DXB.
should be ok elsewhere - always thought this was allowed.
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Old Feb 13, 20, 8:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Tejas
anyone know how early you can check a bag in at LHR? I'm, flying out from LHR at 22:15 but i need to be out my hotel at 10:00 - i'm thinking of going to LHR (By tube) dropping my bag off and going back to spend a final day in london
Not specific to EK, to the best of my knowledge check in (counters) for a flight will open 4 hours prior to scheduled time. so that would be the earliest you can check your bags.
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Old Feb 13, 20, 8:31 pm
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Originally Posted by friedablass
Not specific to EK, to the best of my knowledge check in (counters) for a flight will open 4 hours prior to scheduled time. so that would be the earliest you can check your bags.
i'll look into luggage storage options than. thansk
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Old Feb 14, 20, 12:52 am
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Originally Posted by friedablass
Not specific to EK, to the best of my knowledge check in (counters) for a flight will open 4 hours prior to scheduled time. so that would be the earliest you can check your bags.


no probs, might see if my hotel has a lugagge store, otherwise i'll pay for the one near st panceas station
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Old Feb 14, 20, 2:06 am
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Originally Posted by friedablass
Not specific to EK, to the best of my knowledge check in (counters) for a flight will open 4 hours prior to scheduled time. so that would be the earliest you can check your bags.
In principle you are correct, but with so many EK flights out of LHR daily (is it 6?), I would expect the check in counters to be continuously open. If they will accept luggage for a (much) later flight I can't say. In any case, wasting 2 times an hour travelling by tube between Central London and LHR seems a worse option than doing what you already propose: leaving the luggage at your hotel or a luggage storage facility.
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Old Feb 14, 20, 3:20 am
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I'm trying to book flights from Brussels to Johannesburg the first days of April, but most flights are completely sold out in Economy and others only have flex+ tickets available. What is the reason for this? Easter Holidays? Is there a possibility that regular flex or even Saver will come back online?
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Old Feb 14, 20, 3:24 am
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Originally Posted by Passportinonehand
I'm trying to book flights from Brussels to Johannesburg the first days of April, but most flights are completely sold out in Economy and others only have flex+ tickets available. What is the reason for this? Easter Holidays? Is there a possibility that regular flex or even Saver will come back online?
There are fare filed for BRUJNB for travel in early April when checking in GDS - if flights are already closed in saver and flex this early on, I'd say it's unlikely they will open up.
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Old Feb 14, 20, 3:36 am
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Originally Posted by iFlyMoreThanYou
There are fare filed for BRUJNB for travel in early April when checking in GDS - if flights are already closed in saver and flex this early on, I'd say it's unlikely they will open up.
Alright, thanks for the info, QR it is then!
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Old Feb 14, 20, 6:09 am
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Originally Posted by Passportinonehand
I'm trying to book flights from Brussels to Johannesburg the first days of April, but most flights are completely sold out in Economy and others only have flex+ tickets available. What is the reason for this? Easter Holidays? Is there a possibility that regular flex or even Saver will come back online?
The problem is the BRU/DXB leg. But it appears that on 1 April there is Q (highest saver) availability on 184/761 and on 2 April in U bucket (second lowest flex). After that it seems Flex+ only.
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Old Feb 14, 20, 9:47 am
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Originally Posted by thijsseh
The problem is the BRU/DXB leg. But it appears that on 1 April there is Q (highest saver) availability on 184/761 and on 2 April in U bucket (second lowest flex). After that it seems Flex+ only.
Thank you for this! Much appreciated! On second thoughts we will do the outbound flight to CPT with QR and only do the inbound from JNB!
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Old Feb 16, 20, 4:33 pm
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Two friends are flying EK231 DXB-IAD. Any data points out there for pay to upgrade to J? What is a reasonable price tag? They booked saver tix. Mileage upgrades are not an option. One received an offer for $2300, but seems high to me. Not overly familiar with EK though. Thanks!
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Old Feb 16, 20, 8:58 pm
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Originally Posted by BCasc
Two friends are flying EK231 DXB-IAD. Any data points out there for pay to upgrade to J? What is a reasonable price tag? They booked saver tix. Mileage upgrades are not an option. One received an offer for $2300, but seems high to me. Not overly familiar with EK though. Thanks!
Upgrade onboard will be 2000+usd. Email/online check in offers should be lower than that. What is the 2300usd you quoted? Email offer?
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