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Postby pongo » Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:58 pm

Has anybody travelled with Emirates recently. The wording on board carriage has changed, it now states that boards must not exceed 300cm total dimension, it used to be 300cm in length. In a different bit it states that total dimension equals height x width x length. That would make my longboard over the limit as it is 280 + 50 + 5 =335. I flew with them before and had no issue with a longboard. Anyone got any recent experience?
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Re: Emirates Airline

Postby spewing » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:09 am

I flew with them Feb 2014. No problem with a 7'4" bag (sorry that dosnt help with your longboard question)

But they were absaloutly rigid with there baggage allowance.
They gave us 30kg
At check in the first thing they checked was our hand luggage. They allow 8kg max then you get 30kg hold luggage.

Anything over that is £50 per Kg unless you book it on line I which case you can get 5Kg for £150.

They were rigidly enforcing this. No if's but's or maybes.

Where are you planing on going?
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Re: Emirates Airline

Postby spewing » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:21 pm

Also, I should have added.

Met some people a couple of weeks ago who flew with a 9'1" to Sri Lanka with Qatar within there 30kg allowance with no problems.
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Re: Emirates Airline

Postby pongo » Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:30 pm

I flew with them in May 13 and they were great. 9'1 no issues they weren't even bothered by bag weights. The policy has changed recently.
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Re: Emirates Airline

Postby Kenny » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:30 am

I recently chose Qatar over Emirates for the same reason. Only useful (though obvious ) suggestion I can make is phone them up and speak directly, as I did with Qatar Airways. They then made a note in my booking that I a was carrying a board.
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Re: Emirates Airline

Postby pongo » Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:07 pm

A quick update on this in case anyone else needs to know. Emirates did not measure the boards at all. My board once inside the longboard coffin bag was about 310cm long. They also weren't particularly fussed about the weight. I was slightly under but several others in the group were over by as much as 5kg and they never said anything. I can definitely recommend Emirates.
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Re: Emirates Airline

Postby otterr » Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:18 pm

anyone else have any recent experience of Emirates? on the phone they say dimensions must be under 108 inches (lxdxw). I don't want to turn up to heathrow and find I have to leave my board in left luggage for two weeks!! :-(
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Re: Emirates Airline

Postby otterr » Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:48 pm

for anyone else thinking of doing this, all worked out fine. they weighed the board but didn't measure it at either end. weirdly they measured all the hand luggage though

possibly just got lucky, who knows! 8)
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Re: Emirates Airline

Postby pongo » Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:13 pm

A large group of mates have just flown to the Maldives with emirates, there are 12 of them several with longboards and all were fine. No issues with sizes.
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Re: Emirates Airline

Postby briggfoot » Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:10 am

pongo wrote:A large group of mates have just flown to the Maldives with emirates, there are 12 of them several with longboards and all were fine. No issues with sizes.


Bloody good trip it was too John! No wonder you've been out there 3 times now! Food was top rate too :mrgreen:
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Re: Emirates Airline

Postby pongo » Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:45 pm

Get some phots up on Facebook then. Gutted I couldn't make it.
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Re: Emirates Airline

Postby Desertweasel » Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:46 am

Ok the rule has recently changed and the 300 total dimension is actually correct, it used to be 300 length only.
But, it is not being applied across the board and most of the checkin agents do not apply it however there are a few desk nazis that wil.
This primarily came in because the SUP brigade were thought to be taking the piss with their monster boards.
So it is usually not applied but could be, not a great answer I'm afraid. If caught by a particularly zealous agent try to sweet talk out rather than refer to the manual as that is very clear that it is 300 total dimensions.
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Re: Emirates Airline

Postby Bootneck 86 » Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:57 pm

Sri Lankan Airlines have recently changed their board size allowance, from 8 foot to 6 foot (at least that is what they told me - which is why I left my 6'4" at home, and am now out here without my own board).

I've posted all this in a separate thread.
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