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Getting Ready To Leave => Flights to NZ => Topic started by: LoveNZ on April 29, 2008, 07:14:11 am

Title: Emirates
Post by: LoveNZ on April 29, 2008, 07:14:11 am
I am flying Emirates from Jhb to Chch on 12 June...Anybody online who flew with Emirates?
Title: Re: Emirates
Post by: jafa77 on April 29, 2008, 07:20:25 am
I flew JHB-Dubai-Bangkok-Sydney and back to SA with Emirates.....the same flight went on to Auckland. This was for LSD trip. Good service. Good airline. Very long routing though. Hopefully you are on the more direct service.

When I moved I flew Singapore.
Title: Re: Emirates
Post by: LoveNZ on April 29, 2008, 07:46:21 am
I fly Jhb to Dubai(8 hours), then Dubai Chch (18 hours). Is this non-stop? Ticket says 1 stop, but dont know where???
Title: Re: Emirates
Post by: jafa77 on April 29, 2008, 07:58:10 am
If that flight is EK412 then your stop will be in Sydney. Check if you need a transit visa.....
Title: Re: Emirates
Post by: LoveNZ on April 29, 2008, 08:00:40 am
It is ja...did you get off the plane in Sydney?
Title: Re: Emirates
Post by: jafa77 on April 29, 2008, 08:03:06 am
well, when I flew I stopped in Sydney for 2 weeks and then flew to NZ on Qantas. Maybe someone else knows whats happens in transit in Syd. You will probably be allowed off the plane for a bit.....and you may need a transit visa.I am not sure. I had a full visa.
Title: Re: Emirates
Post by: jafa77 on April 29, 2008, 08:09:02 am
you dont need any visas....I just checked Emirates site.
Title: Re: Emirates
Post by: LoveNZ on April 29, 2008, 08:25:12 am
tx Jaffa.
Title: Re: Emirates
Post by: zatexnz on April 30, 2008, 03:23:40 am
My brother and his fam flew from Germany - Dubai - Singapore - Sydney - Akl.  Don't think they got off plane in Sydney, but I'll ask.   They then flew back a month later again via Singapore.  Oh and that with a 6yr old, 3yr old and 4month old!
Title: Re: Emirates
Post by: PMDENEKE on April 30, 2008, 03:27:34 am
 I worked for Emirates, you dont need a visa, only of you are going via meborne. but it could have changed because there was some issues in feb his year with OZ immigration.