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cost of extra distance - EK limo service?

Victoria, Australia
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cost of extra distance - EK limo service?

We are flying business class on EK (a bit of a treat!) and so are entitiled to the limo service. However we live further from the airport than the 60km allowed, we need more like 100km.

The website says we can pay for the extra distance at the "local rate". Anyone had any experience with this?

I have no idea what the going rate for a limo is. We may just stick with a taxi!

UK
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1. Re: cost of extra distance - EK limo service?

Why would you not phone them to ask?

Victoria, Australia
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2. Re: cost of extra distance - EK limo service?

I guess because one begins to rely on the friendly folk on the forums too much! LOL

The only number I can find is for reservations, I'm not sure they can help me with the "local rate". I'll give them a try though!

Edited: 8:28 pm, November 20, 2012
Australia
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3. Re: cost of extra distance - EK limo service?

Email them they respond really well - I did have an email from them recently giving me the rate but I deleted as we ended up choosing MAS. It was reasonable though

Email is under there contact details on the site (pity MAS isn't as good with their email communication sometimes you wait weeks ;)

England, United...
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4. Re: cost of extra distance - EK limo service?

I have done this a few times now (in the UK) and found the service to be excellent and works out far far less than either taking a train or the huge cost of taxis.

I rang EK up using the local number the first time I used the service outside the allowed 'free' transport and they told me the excess fee which I paid to the driver.

When the limo company rings the day/night before they pick you up they will confirm the extra cost.

Victoria, Australia
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5. Re: cost of extra distance - EK limo service?

Thanks everyone. I have just called Emirates and they were extemely helpful. The cost is an extra AUD35 each way, which is great value. We nornally pay around AUD170 each way for a taxi.

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6. Re: cost of extra distance - EK limo service?

Yes, its a great service that EK provide just wish many of the places in Asia I travel to had the facility as not all the destinations have the service..

Sydney, Australia
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7. Re: cost of extra distance - EK limo service?

And arriving in Venice and using the water taxi was also part of the limo service...very nice

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8. Re: cost of extra distance - EK limo service?

Lynn B I heard that they do that, very nice indeed!

I cannot understand how in such places like KL, Tokyo and Shanghai they cannot provide a limo service.

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