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Latest Updates On The Emirates Website for COVID-19 Can Be Found Using The Following Link:

https://www.emirates.com/uk/english/...tes.aspx/#3515


Updated Thursday 12th March 2020

IATA - Latest Travel News
https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/int...pub=autodetect

Flights have been suspended to the following destinations (as of 12 March 2020)

Americas
  • Fort Lauderdale: 13 to 31 March
  • New York JFK Milan: 11 March to 03 April
  • New York EWR Athens: 13 March to 31 March
Europe
  • Venice: From 12 March - 03 April
  • Milan: From 13 March 03 April
  • Bologna: From 13 March 03 April
  • Rome: From 14 March 03 April
  • Warsaw: From 15 March - 28 March
  • Turkey (IST/SAW): From 17 March - 31 March
Far East
  • Guangzhou: From 05 February until further notice
  • Shanghai: From 05 February until further notice
  • Bangkok - Hong Kong: From 9 March 31 March
  • Taipei: From 16 March until further notice
Gulf, Middle East
  • Kuwait: From 14 March to 31 March
  • Tehran: From 26 February until further notice
  • Beirut: From 17 March to 31 March
  • Cairo: From 19 March to 31 March
  • Iraq: From 17 March to 31 March
  • Amman: From 17 March to 31 March
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: From 09 March until further notice (except special flights from 12-15 March)
Africa
  • Casablanca: From 16 March - 31 March
Asia
  • Sialkot andPeshawar (Pakistan): From 15 March to 31 March, flights to/from Sialkot will be re-routed through Lahore, and flights to/from Peshawar will be rerouted through Islamabad. Affected customers will need to make their own way to rerouted airports and will receive an email with their rebooking details.

Rebooking and Refunds:

As detailed in the travel advisory using the Emirates link above

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Old Jan 30, 20, 7:23 am
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Coronavirus - Emirates

Flew out last week from Shanghai and was amazed at the lack of searches / inspections despite being told to arrive 4 hours early. There was nothing at Shanghai airport, nothing inspected on arrival into Dubai and then my onward journey to Glasgow was exactly the same. I can see that Emirates are now refunding the passengers who are booked on mainland China flights, I guess its a matter of time when flights be cancelled similar to BA and others.

Nevertheless, here is a video which leaked yesterday:

and EK have cleared that up in a tweet today.


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Old Jan 30, 20, 7:26 am
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Is it possible to buy quality masks in DXB (ie, the airport)?
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Old Jan 30, 20, 9:28 am
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Is it possible to buy quality masks in DXB (ie, the airport)?
There is a pharmacy at the airport, not sure on stock levels. It also seems that the 3M brand is the one preferred by many for its quality, a lot of my Chinese friends have asked me to source it for them in the UK (to courier them back) but they are sold out all over including on Amazon. The few 3rd party sellers that have them have inflated the prices.
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Old Jan 30, 20, 10:13 am
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There is a pharmacy at the airport, not sure on stock levels. It also seems that the 3M brand is the one preferred by many for its quality, a lot of my Chinese friends have asked me to source it for them in the UK (to courier them back) but they are sold out all over including on Amazon. The few 3rd party sellers that have them have inflated the prices.
there are none in dubai so there wont be any in the airport

my advice is fly first class and take some antiseptic wipes then drink lots of wine
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Old Jan 30, 20, 10:17 am
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there are none in dubai so there wont be any in the airport

my advice is fly first class and take some antiseptic wipes then drink lots of wine
And *never* go downstairs and mix with the commoners.
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Old Jan 30, 20, 10:21 am
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And *never* go downstairs and mix with the commoners.
yes or behind the curtain in a 777 like we are on this weekend
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Originally Posted by S c 0 TT y View Post
Flew out last week from Shanghai and was amazed at the lack of searches / inspections despite being told to arrive 4 hours early. There was nothing at Shanghai airport, nothing inspected on arrival into Dubai and then my onward journey to Glasgow was exactly the same. I can see that Emirates are now refunding the passengers who are booked on mainland China flights, I guess its a matter of time when flights be cancelled similar to BA and others.

Nevertheless, here is a video which leaked yesterday:
https://twitter.com/FardadFarahzad/s...47177619398656

and EK have cleared that up in a tweet today.


Interesting. When did you fly from PVG to DXB? The UAE airports started screening on 23 January.

https://www.arabianbusiness.com/trav...virus-outbreak

I will be travelling to HKG in mid March and hope that the situation by then will have calmed down a bit.
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Old Jan 30, 20, 1:10 pm
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Im meant to fly to SIN early next week, and was wondering whether there has been any changes made thus far onboard? Eg: in J do they still serve some of the food around the bar (eg the fruits) without any cover? Do they do an extra disinfecting before boarding?
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Old Jan 30, 20, 1:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Wanderlust_65 View Post
Interesting. When did you fly from PVG to DXB? The UAE airports started screening on 23 January.

https://www.arabianbusiness.com/trav...virus-outbreak

I will be travelling to HKG in mid March and hope that the situation by then will have calmed down a bit.
Flew out from PVG on the EK303 on the 23rd of Jan, connected onto Glasgow on the 24th of Jan via EK027.
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Old Jan 30, 20, 3:20 pm
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yes or behind the curtain in a 777 like we are on this weekend
First curtain or second? (I think I know the answer)......
And now don’t go and tell me you didn’t know there was another curtain a bit further back.
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EK seems slow to act on reducing and or eliminating flights to mainland China, compared many other carriers out there. But then again, most airlines doing so are using this virus as a cover for poor performance...
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Old Jan 31, 20, 12:02 am
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EK seems slow to act on reducing and or eliminating flights to mainland China, compared many other carriers out there. But then again, most airlines doing so are using this virus as a cover for poor performance...
I guess they see it as a financial opportunity now quite a few (mainly European?) airlines have pulled out
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Old Jan 31, 20, 4:36 pm
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trying time for the whole world ... hope fully there is a solution soon

How many countries is being affected with corona at the moment ?

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Old Feb 1, 20, 5:07 am
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I guess they see it as a financial opportunity now quite a few (mainly European?) airlines have pulled out


wonder what the loads are like for EK at the moment - perhaps enough to justify at the expense of their crew and staff ;/. I can imagine the flights to china arent busy due to the Chinese new year which ends on the 9th of Feb, so can imagine traffic to shoot up next weekend. Qantas and Air NZ are the latest ones to pull out today.
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Old Feb 1, 20, 5:24 am
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wonder what the loads are like for EK at the moment - perhaps enough to justify at the expense of their crew and staff ;/. I can imagine the flights to china arent busy due to the Chinese new year which ends on the 9th of Feb, so can imagine traffic to shoot up next weekend. Qantas and Air NZ are the latest ones to pull out today.
my better half just came back from pvg - both direction flights were full. Not that load factor says anything about financial performance..
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