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Weird Itinerary-Long Transit Via DXB- Help Needed!  
User currently offlinePiskoto From Cyprus, joined Nov 2006, 127 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3414 times:

Hello everybody,

Going for vacation in Berlin. My itinerary includes:

LCA-DXB-FRA-TXL on April 18 and 19 with EK and LH
TXL-FRA-DXB-LCA on April 25 and 26 again with LH and EK.

I will be flying first class. Any chance for my bags to go over a long transit and have them collected in Berlin ?

Shall I ask them at the check-in counter in Larnaca and Berlin or is it too late / no chances ?

Any advice?



Thank you in advance,
Piskoto

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User currently offlinePa747sp From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3254 times:

If the LCA to FRA flights are all on EK, they will provide you with free accommodation (as long as your connection is to the first available flight), and they can through check your bags to the final destination. I would contact the EK desk in LCA to arrange it.


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User currently offlinePiskoto From Cyprus, joined Nov 2006, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 18 hours ago) and read 3073 times:

Thank you for your time. That is implied, what I would like is directly checked in for Berlin TXL ...
Anyway, thank you again for your interest!


User currently offlineSQ452 From United States of America, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 1082 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 hours ago) and read 2924 times:

This is an incredibly odd routing...any reason as to why you are making 2 connections and backtracking to DXB? Just of curiosity  Smile


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User currently offlinePiskoto From Cyprus, joined Nov 2006, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 hours ago) and read 2847 times:

I love emirates first class.The true reason is that I don't want to die in a Cyprus Airways' A319 or in a Lufthansa's A300!

User currently offlinePanAmerican From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 384 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 hours ago) and read 2819 times:



Quoting Piskoto (Reply 4):
The true reason is that I don't want to die in a Cyprus Airways' A319 or in a Lufthansa's A300!

In case you haven't realized: you'll still be flying on an LH A300 on the FRA-TXL sector.
Don't worry, you are not going to die though... the A300s are fine aircraft.



Pan Am - The World's Most Experienced Airline.
User currently offlineJoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2226 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 hours ago) and read 2767 times:



Quoting Piskoto (Reply 4):
The true reason is that I don't want to die in a Cyprus Airways' A319 or in a Lufthansa's A300!

 Yeah sure  Yeah sure  Yeah sure



Kafa, čaj, šraf?
User currently offlinePiskoto From Cyprus, joined Nov 2006, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2598 times:



Quoting PanAmerican (Reply 5):
LH A300 on the FRA-TXL sector

But it said A321 ! Has it changed?

Something else, how do I know what type of 777 is my flight EK108 on 18/04/2008 going to get?

Thanks


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24061 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2546 times:



Quoting Piskoto (Reply 4):
I love emirates first class.The true reason is that I don't want to die in a Cyprus Airways' A319 or in a Lufthansa's A300!

Those happen to be two airlines with the best safety records. If not mistaken, CY has never had a fatal accident in their entire history.

Flying almost 3 times further than necessary doesn't make much sense. How does the fare for the routing via DXB compare with a more logical routing that doesn't involve the backtrack?


User currently offlineFarnborough24 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 167 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2489 times:

Guys, he's taking three flights rather than 1 or 2, getting to go on a proper long haul aircraft and fly a great airline AND rack up over twice as many flying miles as the conventional routing, and people are questioning him?! I thought this was the done thing amongst A-net members! Big grin


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User currently offlineRivet42 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 818 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2451 times:

Ok. If your itinerary is on a single booking reference, then you should be able to check your bags through... Certainly DXB is used to long transfers, although you don't say how long it will be. I've spent 8 hours in the business class lounge and was very happy, although I've heard that 1st class EK customers are offered a hotel nearby (there is one inside the transit area, too).

If your booking is over two (or more) separate tickets, then it's going to be more problematic, as the first check-in point that you go through will only normally be able to tag your bags to the last destination on the ticket being used. So, if you have an EK ticket LCA - FRA via DXB, your bags will go as far as FRA. One reason for this is that at LCA they will/can only tag your bags for sectors that they can check you in for, so if your FRA - TXL bit is on a separate LH ticket, the EK check-in agent at LCA won't be able to do anything about that.

As for the type of 777, no-one can actually say for certain until the day, but if you have a look at Amadeus, you will see it is listed as a 200/200ER. I guess you're after the 200ER, but you won't know until it's left DXB on the flight to LCA...

Riv'



I travel, therefore I am.
User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7254 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2435 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 8):
Quoting Piskoto (Reply 4):
I love emirates first class.The true reason is that I don't want to die in a Cyprus Airways' A319 or in a Lufthansa's A300!

Those happen to be two airlines with the best safety records. If not mistaken, CY has never had a fatal accident in their entire history.

I see what you mean. But I took Piskoto to mean that he did not mind dying while in an EK first class seat.  Wink


User currently offlineRivet42 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 818 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2422 times:



Quoting VV701 (Reply 11):
I took Piskoto to mean that he did not mind dying while in an EK first class seat.

... on the right aircraft one might already be in heaven...!  Smile

Riv'



I travel, therefore I am.
User currently offlinePiskoto From Cyprus, joined Nov 2006, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2367 times:



Quoting Rivet42 (Reply 10):
hotel nearby (there is one inside the transit area, too).

Yes that one, 'Dubai International' ! Emirates is offering it free but my travel agent charged me €200 for two 8-hour accomodations both on the arrival leg and departure. He is a thief! Anyway!

Quoting VV701 (Reply 11):
he did not mind dying while in an EK first class seat

Yes, indeed! They are much more confortable!

Quoting Rivet42 (Reply 10):
you have an EK ticket LCA - FRA via DXB

My booking reference lists all of the three flights together (EK EK LH) but the printed e-tickets the agent gave me are three separated ones! I asked him to tell me more about the checkin but he didn't care!



Thank you guys!


User currently offlinePiskoto From Cyprus, joined Nov 2006, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2367 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 8):
CY has never had a fatal accident in their entire history.

True!


User currently offlineJush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2364 times:

Well, why take the direct routing which would be a 3 hour flight if you can make it a 10+ hour shitride in first class.

This must be the craziest routing I have ever seen. Why don't you fly LH business class? It won't be the best but it is sure sufficient for a 3 hour flight...

Sometimes I just nod my head and wonder....

 Yeah sure

Regds
jush



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User currently offlinePiskoto From Cyprus, joined Nov 2006, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2313 times:



Quoting Jush (Reply 15):
Why don't you fly LH business class?

Lufthansa does not offer a flat bed!
Neither for a 2:30h flight (LCA-DXB) ice and seats reclining!

Quoting Jush (Reply 15):
the craziest routing I have ever seen

It is not the first time! We (me+cousine) have done it again in the past and we will continue to do it in the future!
You think this is odd?
Just take a look:
1)LCA-DXB-VIE C Class
VIE-MXP-LCA C Class

2)LCA-DXB-JFK F Class
JFK-DXB-LCA F Class

3)LCA-DXB-ZRH-FLORENCE F Class
FLORENCE-FCO-DXB-LCA F Class

And all these because we don't like the Cyprus Airways' fleet! (Except LHR and CDG which are operated by A332!)


User currently offlineCYatUK From United Kingdom, joined exactly 8 years ago today! , 810 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 12 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2154 times:



Quoting Piskoto (Reply 16):
And all these because we don't like the Cyprus Airways' fleet!

This is one of the oddest things I 've heard but hey...its your money and time  bigthumbsup 

It feels like going from Limassol to Pafos via Nicosia  banghead 



CY@Uk
User currently offlineKnightsofmalta From Malta, joined Nov 2005, 1680 posts, RR: 18
Reply 18, posted (5 years 12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2066 times:



Quoting Rivet42 (Reply 10):
Ok. If your itinerary is on a single booking reference, then you should be able to check your bags through...

That´s not quite right. It really does not matter at all if the flights you booked are all in one PNR or in many, especially if, as is in this case, you´re using different airlines.


User currently offlinePixpixpix From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2059 times:



Quoting Rivet42 (Reply 10):
If your booking is over two (or more) separate tickets, then it's going to be more problematic, as the first check-in point that you go through will only normally be able to tag your bags to the last destination on the ticket being used.

Not always so. I returned this week DXB-BAH-FRA on GF connecting to FRA-DFW-SFO on AA and checked my bags all the way through. Same on the outbound. Two different tickets, paid and award.



pixpixpix
User currently offlineRedChili From Norway, joined Jul 2005, 2179 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (5 years 12 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2051 times:

Now I finally understand how they're going to fill all those A380s.


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User currently offlinePiskoto From Cyprus, joined Nov 2006, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1809 times:



Quoting CYatUK (Reply 17):
It feels like going from Limassol to Pafos via Nicosia

other Cypriots told us this too!

Anyway, just returned and had a great time.
Our bags went directly at Ritz Cartlon Berlin, so no worries!
Everyone was very helpful, even Lufthansa's people! (Nice! I didn't expect this to be honest!)

Note to turbulence lovers: Seat belts signs from DXB-FRA went off just for 14 minutes. The rest 5:49 hours the aircraft was experiencing moderate-severe turbulence!
 cry   hissyfit   ill   yuck 


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