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    • 19lottie82
    • By 19lottie82 17th Jul 17, 10:55 AM
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    Emirates Dubai stopover
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    Emirates Dubai stopover 17th Jul 17 at 10:55 AM
    As a treat for a big birthday im looking to book first class Emirates tickets for myself and husband to go to Vietnam in March.

    The flight goes via Dubai both ways, and we would like to stop off there for 3 nights on the way back.

    The problem is compared to a regular return flight with no extended in stopover the price is £3400 but when I select the multi city flight option with 3 days in dubai (where we are transferring anyway) the price goes up to £6200!

    I read that Emirates offer a "free stopover in Dubai", can anyone advise how this works?

    In case it makes a difference I'm looking to book with a third party site, not Emirates directly.

    Thanks in advance!
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    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 17th Jul 17, 11:27 AM
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    I read that Emirates offer a "free stopover in Dubai", can anyone advise how this works?

    In case it makes a difference I'm looking to book with a third party site, not Emirates directly.
    Originally posted by 19lottie82
    Try Emirates directly and see if the price is different with the 3-day DXB stopover.
    • Blue264
    • By Blue264 17th Jul 17, 11:29 AM
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    As a treat for a big birthday im looking to book first class Emirates tickets for myself and husband to go to Vietnam in March.
    Originally posted by 19lottie82
    First off, the First Class capsules are fun, but you will be alone in them. If you want to be alongside your husband during the flight, you're better looking at Business Class.

    I read that Emirates offer a "free stopover in Dubai", can anyone advise how this works?

    In case it makes a difference I'm looking to book with a third party site, not Emirates directly.
    Originally posted by 19lottie82
    It makes the world of difference that you're primarily looking at 3rd party sites. They will offer you the cheapest fare in each class, when there are literally dozens of fare combinations available. First Class only has 2 or 3 fare types available, but you need to speak to an Emirates agent to discuss the fare rules in depth for each option.

    In each cabin class, Emirates have at least one fare option that offers a break in travel. You need to ask for a quote that is the lowest available fare for the outbound sectors, but where you can have a 72hr break in travel between the return sectors. If you decide upon Business Class, make sure that the particular fare you book entitles you to complimentary limo transfers.

    Pleaase don't confuse this with Emirates free stopover offer. That is for passengers whose first available connecting flight from Dubai is 8hrs or more after their arrival in Dubai.
    • 19lottie82
    • By 19lottie82 17th Jul 17, 11:31 AM
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    Try Emirates directly and see if the price is different with the 3-day DXB stopover.
    Originally posted by eDicky
    I would but the third party ticket is £3400 and the Emirates is £6000 (without stopover)
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 17th Jul 17, 11:38 AM
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    I'm not sure why you're booking through a 3rd party rather than Emirates, but I think this is where the problem lies.

    With Emirates you (or your agent) book and pay for your tickets then contact them once your flights are confirmed to add the stopover,

    https://www.emirates.com/english/destinations_offers/dubai_stopovers/how_to_plan/how_to_plan.aspx

    Or you can do a multi city booking, which I think bumps the price up a little, but not double.

    https://www.emirates.com/english/help/faq/194174/how-can-i-book-a-stopover

    I think the third party you are trying to book through are probably trying to book separate flights HAN-DXB/DXB-LON on separate tickets.

    Booking through a 3rd party is very rarely the best option.
    Last edited by peachyprice; 17-07-2017 at 11:49 AM.
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    • By peachyprice 17th Jul 17, 11:39 AM
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    I would but the third party ticket is £3400 and the Emirates is £6000 (without stopover)
    Originally posted by 19lottie82
    Is that for both, or PP?

    I would be very wary of that price if it's for both, it's likely that once you actually come to book the price will jump, it's probably not a live price on the 3rd party website.
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    I would but the third party ticket is £3400 and the Emirates is £6000 (without stopover)
    Originally posted by 19lottie82
    Booking your Dubai StopoverIt’s simple and easy to book

    Booking a Dubai Stopover is simple. Once you’ve booked and paid for your Emirates flight, just contact our Local Emirates office** to add a stopover onto your booking.
    https://www.emirates.com/english/destinations_offers/dubai_stopovers/dubai-stopovers.aspx
    • eDicky
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    I would but the third party ticket is £3400 and the Emirates is £6000 (without stopover)
    Originally posted by 19lottie82
    Are your dates flexible? I saw £39xx second half of March with or without stopover.
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 17th Jul 17, 11:46 AM
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    Pleaase don't confuse this with Emirates free stopover offer. That is for passengers whose first available connecting flight from Dubai is 8hrs or more after their arrival in Dubai.
    Originally posted by Blue264
    You can still have a 'free' stopover on connecting flights (as in it doesn't alter the price of the flight), just the hotel isn't free, but who would expect it to be for 3 days!

    Dubai Connect is the free stopover which includes a hotel if there is not an available connection between 8 and 24hrs.
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    • By peachyprice 17th Jul 17, 11:48 AM
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    Are your dates flexible? I saw £39xx second half of March with or without stopover.
    Originally posted by eDicky
    Me too, even less as the beginning of March.
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    • 19lottie82
    • By 19lottie82 17th Jul 17, 11:48 AM
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    Is that for both, or PP?

    I would be very wary of that price if it's for both, it's likely that once you actually come to book the price will jump, it's probably not a live price on the 3rd party website.
    Originally posted by peachyprice
    I had a quick look last week and it looked like it, I progressed as far as the payment page, but I will bear that in mind, thank you.
    • 19lottie82
    • By 19lottie82 17th Jul 17, 11:49 AM
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    Are your dates flexible? I saw £39xx second half of March with or without stopover.
    Originally posted by eDicky
    Yes, very flexible!
    Was that booking with Emirates directly?
    • 19lottie82
    • By 19lottie82 17th Jul 17, 11:49 AM
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    Would it be worth calling the Emirates first class booking line and seeing when their cheapest fare is?
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    • By 19lottie82 17th Jul 17, 11:51 AM
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    Peachy..... when you say "your agent" would that include a high street travel agent? Just because trailfinders does a price match I think so if I could get them to match a third party site, and I'd still be booking directly with Emirates (through them) , that would be ideal!
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    • By eDicky 17th Jul 17, 11:54 AM
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    Yes, very flexible!
    Was that booking with Emirates directly?
    Originally posted by 19lottie82
    Yes directly, as per my original suggestion.
    • 19lottie82
    • By 19lottie82 17th Jul 17, 11:55 AM
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    Thank you dicky - I will look Into that.
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 17th Jul 17, 11:56 AM
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    Yes, very flexible!
    Was that booking with Emirates directly?
    Originally posted by 19lottie82
    Is the £3400/£6000 PP or both?

    I just got the following doing multi-city


    GBP 2,053.95
    Outbound flight from LHR London Heathrow to DXB Dubai on Monday, Mar 5. LHR DXB
    Monday, Mar 5
    From DXB Dubai to HAN Hanoi on Thursday, Mar 8. DXB HAN
    Thursday, Mar 8
    Inbound fare total GBP 1,867.50
    Inbound flight from HAN Hanoi to LHR London Heathrow on Thursday, Mar 22. HAN LHR
    Thursday, Mar 22
    Total: Total price:
    for 1 passenger (including airfare, taxes, fees and carrier-imposed charges)

    GBP 3,921.45
    Or pretty much the exact same doing direct, where you can phone and have a stopover added

    LHR
    London Heathrow
    to
    HAN
    Hanoi
    GBP 2,035.95 Flight details Flight details for outbound trip
    from
    HAN
    Hanoi
    to
    LHR
    London Heathrow
    GBP 1,867.50 Flight details Flight details for inbound trip
    Total: Total price:
    for 1 passenger (including airfare, taxes, fees and carrier-imposed charges)

    GBP 3,903.45
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    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 17th Jul 17, 11:58 AM
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    Peachy..... when you say "your agent" would that include a high street travel agent? Just because trailfinders does a price match I think so if I could get them to match a third party site, and I'd still be booking directly with Emirates (through them) , that would be ideal!
    Originally posted by 19lottie82
    I don't know, that is Emirates speak. Is the 3rd party you're trying to book through a registered Emirates agent? If they are it's seems odd that they are trying to double the price for adding a stopover.
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    • richardw
    • By richardw 17th Jul 17, 12:03 PM
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    Which Uk airport do you want to fly from?
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
    • 19lottie82
    • By 19lottie82 17th Jul 17, 12:19 PM
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    £3400 ish was the price per person.

    I want to fly

    Glasgow - Ho Chi Minh

    Ho Chi Minh - Glasgow with a 3 night stop over in dunai

    Total 16 or 17 nights

    Looking At leaving Mid Feb - Mid March but pretty flexible
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