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EK DXB-MEL-AKL Should I Leave The Aircraft In MEL?  
User currently offlineTraveler_7 From Estonia, joined May 2000, 540 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5284 times:

Hi,

I am going to fly DXB-MEL-AKl and back with EK. During the stop in MEL should I leave the aircraft and pass through security control or not?

Thanks,
Sven

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User currently offlineGoodbye From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 913 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5280 times:

I think you'll find they force you to leave.
I recently flew BNE-SIN-DXB and v-v, and even though the stop is only for just over an hour in SIN both directions, they make you leave the aircraft taking all your belongings with you, then of course having to pass through security when re-boarding. A real pain in the neck, especially as when you're disembarking they're telling you to be back at the gate in 30 minutes!


User currently offlineTraveler_7 From Estonia, joined May 2000, 540 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 5258 times:

Thanks!

I was asking because a few years ago a friend of mine was traveling HEL-BKK-SIN and back
and on one way he had to leave and pass the security and on the other way it was possible tostay in the aircraft... .

Regards,

Sven


User currently offlineSmi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1525 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5176 times:

Certain destinations have different rules and it also sometimes where the transit is onto and what the airlines want to.

But you most certainly have to pass through security here in MEL, please be mindful that you won't be able to take any liquids gels or aerosoles through security here in MEL, this includes duty free you may have bought in DXB or any prior destination and we don't acept it for check-in either. No one has any problems getting back through to the gate in time either, unless they manage to go out for a smoke in which case they won't make the flight lol. PM me if you have any more questions regarding transiting through MEL  Smile


User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5621 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5129 times:



Quoting Traveler_7 (Reply 2):
I was asking because a few years ago a friend of mine was traveling HEL-BKK-SIN and back
and on one way he had to leave and pass the security and on the other way it was possible tostay in the aircraft... .

I was on EK419/418 SYD-BKK-DXB this month and westbound you had the choice of getting off in BKK and eastbound you had no choice and had to leave the aircraft. Also watch out for Smi0006's warning about duty free, as several pax on EK418 got caught with DXB duty free, lost the lot!

Gemuser



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User currently offlineSmi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1525 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5115 times:



Quoting Gemuser (Reply 4):
Also watch out for Smi0006's warning about duty free, as several pax on EK418 got caught with DXB duty free, lost the lot!

It doesn't normally happen for duty free in DXB becuase they normally place it in a special securtiy box for you and it gets checked into the hold and you are provided with a bag tag. You can collect it in AKL if you want. But duty free from destinations prior to DXB cannot be checked in in this manner, and no duty free can be checked-in in MEL.


User currently offlineTraveler_7 From Estonia, joined May 2000, 540 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5089 times:

Many thanks for your advices!
By the way in MEL I would go through the security only or some sort of passport control too?

If DXB duty free is soo good perhaps I should visit it on my way back to Europe  Smile

Regards,

Sven


User currently offlineGoodbye From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 913 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5078 times:

Well in Dubai I purchased two bottles of spirits...both of these in Australia at normal price are around $50AUD for 750ml, in Dubai I purchased 1L bottles for around $20 each.

So yes, Dubai duty-free is excellent!


User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5621 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5054 times:



Quoting Smi0006 (Reply 5):
It doesn't normally happen for duty free in DXB becuase they normally place it in a special securtiy box for you and it gets checked into the hold and you are provided with a bag tag.

Well sometimes it must break down because the cabin crew made a particular point of it. There were some half dozen upset pax.

gemuser



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