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Mar 13, 19, 1:02 am
Replies: 58
Views: 10,323
Posted By Tokyobuta

A380 for HND

My wish would be for Tokyo to be served by 2 daily A380 flights. Right now it's an A380 for NRT but 777 for HND. Maybe happen next year for the Olympics?
Feb 4, 19, 11:07 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 863
Posted By Tokyobuta

Brilliant Emirates service

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad to be getting older - definitely better than the alternative - but now have the challenges of Senior Moments. Had one such recently at DXB when transferring from flight...
Mar 14, 18, 7:44 am
Replies: 106
Views: 26,355
Posted By Tokyobuta

NRT-DXB

28 Feb, 18
EK319 NRT-DXB as first segment of NRT-MAN
Economy Flex Plus to Business
Skywards Gold, approx 80K miles.
Upgraded while in lounge, when I went to reception to ask about on time status....
Feb 23, 18, 7:08 pm
Replies: 408
Views: 120,160
Posted By Tokyobuta

Is Dubai Connect in economy worth doing?

I've used the Dubai Connect service several times when flying in business class and it's been very good. For the first time ever I've been offered it on an economy ticket with a transfer time of just...
Feb 23, 18, 6:59 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By Tokyobuta

Been Gold for a several years now as have been...

Been Gold for a several years now as have been commuting UK-Japan. Renewal is October, but there have been times when Gold would have expired on renewal but due to be reinstated with December flight...
Sep 10, 17, 4:21 am
Replies: 102
Views: 16,001
Posted By Tokyobuta

Exit Row Seats...

Sorry if this was not clear ... this is about exit row/extra legroom seats....
Sep 10, 17, 4:10 am
Replies: 102
Views: 16,001
Posted By Tokyobuta

Not lowest fares...

Yeah, but not just the lowest fares. The quite expensive and profitable to EK Economy Flex Plus fare still requires an extortionate £75/sector, total £150 one way fee even for higher tier Skywards...
Apr 30, 17, 9:06 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,769
Posted By Tokyobuta

It's worth asking...

Recently been flying mostly in Economy, and have found that asking for things and a big smile usually gets them...
Nov 26, 14, 9:19 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,248
Posted By Tokyobuta

Baggage for long stop over at Dubai, plus checking bags to different destinations.

I'm working on the logistics of making a 17h 45m overnight stopover in Dubai to visit a friend who lives there. I need to check several heavy bags to my final destination, and want to avoid the...
Oct 27, 14, 6:24 am
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By Tokyobuta

Thanks to all for responding, useful and much...

Thanks to all for responding, useful and much appreciated.
Oct 26, 14, 8:37 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,379
Posted By Tokyobuta

Dubai Connect works out well.

Just some feedback: have used Dubai Connect several times now during the 7+ hour transit MAN-HND/HND-MAN, and it has worked out very well. Typically quickly through immigration and no more than five...
Oct 26, 14, 8:23 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By Tokyobuta

Are miles charged for fuel surcharge for upgrades?

Itís not news that EK have been devaluing Skywards from perhaps one of the most generous programmes in the skies to something very much more miserly. One of the Scrooge-like cuts was to start...
Aug 29, 14, 10:13 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 3,786
Posted By Tokyobuta

Some time ago.

Thanks for your response. I'm sorry if my posting was not clear - I have never been charged any extra cash fees for on board upgrades, but these were some time ago, before the iniquitous new policy...
Aug 29, 14, 3:30 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 3,786
Posted By Tokyobuta

Extra fees for onboard upgrade?

I've upgraded on board in the past and have been charged only miles, no extra cash fees. Has this changed? Has anyone upgraded on board with miles recently, and were there any additional cash fees...
Aug 13, 14, 8:16 am
Replies: 11
Views: 6,456
Posted By Tokyobuta

The excellent red plastic luggage tags seem to...

The excellent red plastic luggage tags seem to have completely disappeared from MAN and TYO, replaced by useless stick-on labels that don't adhere at all to fabric suitcases and frequently come off...
Jul 17, 14, 11:00 am
Replies: 52
Views: 8,992
Posted By Tokyobuta

Last two trips in J I got the Al Bustan Rotana: a...

Last two trips in J I got the Al Bustan Rotana: a really nice hotel and a decent-sized twin room, although I was travelling alone.
Jul 14, 14, 9:21 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 5,738
Posted By Tokyobuta

Gold plus?

Maybe this is just a senior memory malfunction, but there's a dim memory of reading somewhere in these pages that EK has a "Gold plus" level, not part of the overt tier ranking, but known to the...
Apr 15, 14, 2:38 am
Replies: 32
Views: 6,140
Posted By Tokyobuta

Thanks for the tip. My experience this morning...

Thanks for the tip. My experience this morning confirms this. At the very far left of T3 arrivals, after customs, opposite end to chauffeur drive. Inside the immigration office it is counter...
Apr 13, 14, 8:53 am
Replies: 32
Views: 6,140
Posted By Tokyobuta

Thanks for the advice: can anyone help further?

ft101, thanks for your comments; I appreciate your response. You are right, it is the same trip, and all being well, I'll be in the car riding the car to Haneda very soon.
Actually, the motive for...
Apr 12, 14, 8:31 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 7,865
Posted By Tokyobuta

It's all about taste ... and time.

I suppose it's all a matter of taste ... and time. I've not used the F lounges at DXB, only the business offerings: depending on the time of day they've either been just OK or have been very good. ...
Apr 12, 14, 10:03 am
Replies: 32
Views: 6,140
Posted By Tokyobuta

Registering a gold card on arrival -advice please.

Any advice please about the current best way to register a Skywards gold card for egate on arrival? From posts in this and other threads it seems that things change, and I'd be especially grateful...
Apr 12, 14, 9:22 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,978
Posted By Tokyobuta

The official word is Golds do get fast track at Manchester.

Emirates did reply, and Golds should get fast track at MAN. Here's their helpful mail....

Thank you for your email regarding Gold Tier fast track benefit.

We wish to inform you that as per...
Apr 6, 14, 8:56 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,994
Posted By Tokyobuta

Have to call up to get Dubai Connect

This is an update ... just made a booking Manchester-Tokyo Haneda in J Saver. The DXB transfer times are 8 hours and 7 hours 15 minutes. There are alternative flights with around 3 hour transfers...
Apr 6, 14, 4:50 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,978
Posted By Tokyobuta

Exactly!

Subject2load has it exactly right. And not only for front-line staff. I sent an email to EK via UK website contact section to ask what the EK policy is for fast track for Golds departing MAN in Y. ...
Apr 4, 14, 10:10 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,978
Posted By Tokyobuta

MAN fast track.

Last year was given fast track for around half of Y departures from MAN as Gold. No idea what the official EK policy is. Always given fast track for J and F departures.
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