While booking a ticket to Colombo ex-SIN via the on-line booking engine Emirates offers, I noticed that some interesting itineraries were offered as choices for the same fare.
Aside from the choice of the direct SIN-CMB-SIN services offered by EK and codeshare partner Sri Lankan , I could book a much longer routing via Dubai i.e. SIN-DXB-CMB-DXB-SIN for the same fare. There is almost a 24 hour layover for the DXB stop , so I wondered if it was a good chance to pop by Dubai since I didn't mind the extra hours. Tickets on EK to DXB aren't exactly cheap , even in low season.
I wonder if EK does consider this long DXB layover of mine eligible for any Stopover priviledges , when technically this is not a "forced" layover ??
I hope no one thinks I am crazy haha.