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This is my first time posting on ABT and looking for a confirmation. Booking economy SIN to CMB (return) and then business from CMB to SFO and LAX to CMB. The SIN CMB return flight is the same plane as the CMB to DBX and DXB to CMB. Would emirates a) have any issue with using two tickets to get the cheap business class out of CMB and b) issue all of my boarding passes from SIN for the departure and everything from LAX on the return?
Member since 12 Apr 2013
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If you flying the same carrier or even group of companies (like One Word for example) issuing boarding passes and checking baggage all way through usually is not a problem. Baggage allowance is different story though.
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I understand that ex-CMB fares are very much a mainstream trick and that EK is okay with this. I believe the magic words are "same plane turnaround".
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a) have any issue with using two tickets to get the cheap business class out of CMB and
I presume from your post that the CMB/SFO and LAX/CMB sectors are operated by EK. An airline would not have an issue. They don't have teams snooping around to ensure the "right" type of tickets are purchased. They however monitor unused coupons, but that doesn't apply to you and it's a different matter.
b) issue all of my boarding passes from SIN for the departure and everything from LAX on the return
They would be able to issue the CMB/DXB boarding passes but if the CMB/SFO flight is not open for check in, you will need to collect your boarding pass from the transfer desk or lounge, if you have access. They would however be able to check your bags through. On the return, they should be able to issue you with both LAX/DXB and DXB/CMB/SIN but if the DXB/CMB/SIN flight is not yet open for check in, you might have to collect boarding passes from the transfer desk or lounge. Again, your bags should be able to check through all the way.
Given that the two bookings are in different classes, to be on the safe side, stick to the economy allowance. Given that it's not booked on a single ticket, the business allowance will not apply for all sectors. If however you're a Skywards Elite, then this is a moot point.
Sounds like you're going to have a great trip! Good on you for breaking the system (legally)! Enjoy!
Hi All - thanks for the feedback and tips.
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