Skipping the AUH to Dubai Bus?

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Old Nov 13, 18, 3:55 am
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Skipping the AUH to Dubai Bus?

Hi Guys,

Booked my first ever flight with Etihad to Dubai from LHR. It's a Business Classic fare inbound and Business Saver outbound. It's booked me onto a bus for both legs to and from Dubai. Does this count as a ticketed segment so skipping the bus would cancel the rest of my ticket?

I am planning to get a cab from AUH to Dubai outbound and then use the included chauffeur on the return.
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Old Nov 13, 18, 6:05 pm
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It shouldn't, they don't treat the bus as a real segment but I have never tried TBH. I always only book to AUH then either use the CD or make my own way, don't fancy getting on that bus
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Old Nov 13, 18, 6:07 pm
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Iím intrigued by this as didnít realise Etihad flew out of Dubai?

ETA: my addled brain has read this as AUH-DXB-LHR rather than DXB-AUH-LHR
back to bed for me 😉
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Old Nov 15, 18, 1:53 am
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I asked on twitter, as above the bus isn't formally classed as a sector so will not invalidate the ticket by classing as a 'no-show'
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Old Nov 15, 18, 5:43 am
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Now you've got to wonder whether to believe Twitter.
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Old Nov 15, 18, 8:06 am
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At least when I have my meltdown at check in I'll have a printout from @EtihadHelp to wave about!
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Old Nov 16, 18, 12:54 pm
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Originally Posted by residentx View Post
Hi Guys,

Booked my first ever flight with Etihad to Dubai from LHR. It's a Business Classic fare inbound and Business Saver outbound. It's booked me onto a bus for both legs to and from Dubai. Does this count as a ticketed segment so skipping the bus would cancel the rest of my ticket?

I am planning to get a cab from AUH to Dubai outbound and then use the included chauffeur on the return.
I booked this twice and never saw the Etihad Bus from the inside - nobody cared and checkin for the return flight in AUH was possible without problems in both instances.
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Old Nov 21, 18, 4:31 pm
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But why book it this way ? Is it cheaper ?
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Old Nov 24, 18, 2:58 am
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But why book it this way ? Is it cheaper ?
Not necessarily, but it is just the only way to get to DXB with Etihad. There are a variety of reasons for using Etihad - depending on the flying dates Etihad may be less expensive than using BA, EK, etc.

The OP may have Etihad status - you will need to either PM or wait for a posted answer
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Old Nov 25, 18, 2:04 am
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But why book it this way ? Is it cheaper ?
I didn't think about it really, did a Google flights wanting to go to Dubai business class and not pay the 8000GBP VS or 6000GBP EK wanted. EY came up at 4000GBP so I clicked book, then wondered if I could enhance my journey by skipping the bus.
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Old Nov 27, 18, 10:21 pm
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They don't scan boarding passes on the bus There's your answer.
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