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Emirates - man --> hkt

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Emirates - man --> hkt

Hi,

Trying to book via Emirates website:

MAN --> DXB (27th July 2013)

DXB --> HKT (30th July 2013)

HKT --> MAN (18th August 2013)

and even though there is the ability to select Economy fare as part of the booking process, once this is done, all the flights are bumped up to Business fare, due to this being the best available price. Or sometime, no seats are available at all.

Is this an Emirates glitch? These flights were available in economy, only 2 days ago.

However, if you try and book a

MAN --> DXB

DXB --> MAN

during these dates, you can book economy - and the price reflects this. So at least on this leg of the journey Economy seats are available.

Also, if you try and book:

MAN --> BKK

BKK --> MAN

during these dates, the results by price calendar returns 'No availability' on every single date combination. These flights were available in economy, only 2 days ago.

An Emirates glitch? Or are they shuffling their seats about? I'm not that savvy on airline seat availability and how demand (from searching?) affects this - but will these economy seats, during the dates above, become available soon?

Cheers!

Helloworld

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1. Re: Emirates - man --> hkt

Why dont you call EK and check. I'm guessing its a systems glitch.

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2. Re: Emirates - man --> hkt

End July/August is peak travel time, so economy could well have been sold out in the meantime.

Manchester, United...
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3. Re: Emirates - man --> hkt

Hi,

Yes - it appeared that it sold out - at a particular price anyway. These tickets were available a few days after I posted this, obviously at a different, higher, price.

We opted to fly with Qatar (via Doha, stop over for a couple of days) instead. Quite a lot cheaper it turned out. Hopefully, we'll still get to Phuket (and elsewhere) which was the real reason for this trip.

Many thanks,

Helloworld

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