Questions and Answers

Have a travel related question? Post it here, and I’ll do my best to answer it as quickly as possible.

While anyone can comment on regular blog post, registration is required in order to post a question in this space. Creating your account is free, and you'll be able to see when your question is answered, as well as like comments from other users. And of course, you'll earn status points for offering helpful answers!

This space is intended to be more of a community as well, so please jump in and share tips!

Filter by:

SAN Airport


Qantas auctioning off seats!

Can you help?

How do Airlines Rank Passengers


Hotels and families


Global Entry Renewal – Applicaton -> New Card = 7 Days


UA first responder discount?


Alitalia shutting down – now what?


Digital nomading


New Qatar Transit Policy?


USA Accept Antigen Test For Re-Entry


Ask a Question

Everyone can read and comment, but you must login to post a new comment.

Answers (5)

Any Recent Data Points – Emirates Chauffeur and Lounge Access @ DXB on Alaska Award

Any Recent Data Points – Emirates Chauffeur and Lounge Access @ DXB on Alaska Award

  1. BKT

    Hi all,

    We are passing through DXB in a couple of weeks on an EK F ticket (AS award). I’m looking for any current data points about the “workaround” for utilizing the chauffeur service from the airport to the hotel (Grand Hyatt). I know I wouldn’t be able to use it for a return airport transfer. Anybody had any luck with it recently?

    Also, I’ve seen a couple of comments posted recently about being denied lounge access due to being on an Alaska award (I believe more-so at outstation locations). I know that it can typically take some explaining since it books as a staff ticket, but has there been any sort of crackdown on access since the devaluation? Any input is much appreciated.


  2. PhatMiles

    Some worth checking posts:
    [I]Many of them are dated. So checkout the latest comments.[/I]



  3. David W

    I was on EK F in Feb and was not denied lounge access. I didnt bother with trying for chauffeur service though. I landed late and went straight for the taxi stand and hailed a cab for the airport the next morning. It wasnt expensive at all, maybe 30-35AED per trip?

  4. Anonymous

    Car service worked a few weeks ago, but remember it’s completely YMMV. Depends on the agent working, etc.

    Lounge access shouldn’t be a problem though!

  5. Anonymous

    No problem booking chauffeur service at the desk in DXB. The guy didn’t even ask for my boarding pass. He actually looked my reservation up in the computer manually so I was sure I’d be denied. The only reason I can think of that it would have worked is because of a change to the second segment of the booking, which is what he used to look us up. The DXB-MLE segment was originally booked in J (on an AS F award) because it was a two cabin configuration 777-200. About a week before departure I noticed there was an equipment change to a three cabin 777-300ER. I called AS and they contacted EK to manually upgrade that segment to F. Maybe the manual upgrade modified the booking so it didn’t show as an AS award booking anymore? Maybe the guy just didn’t care and he can override the computer? Who knows.

    In any case, I was able to book a chauffeur to the Burj al Arab for afternoon tea and a return pickup 4 hours later to bring us back to DXB.

Sign in to help answer questions.