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Emirates from Singapore to Dubai: stopover at Colombo

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Emirates from Singapore to Dubai: stopover at Colombo

Anyone taken this route?

Why must they stop at Colombo for 1 hour and then we board the same flight again?

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1. Re: Emirates from Singapore to Dubai: stopover at Colombo

Airline schedules and routes have many reasons, mostly commercial, behind what they choose to do. You have a choice to fly other routes or other airlines.

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2. Re: Emirates from Singapore to Dubai: stopover at Colombo

Probably because some people in Colombo want to get on the plane, & if the plane doesn't land, it means they can't get on the plane.

If you don't want to stop in Colombo for some reason, choose another route

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3. Re: Emirates from Singapore to Dubai: stopover at Colombo

Hi

Thank you for your replies.

Of course I understand that I have other choices.

Peace.

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4. Re: Emirates from Singapore to Dubai: stopover at Colombo

Emirates also fly direct from Singapore to Dubai, I've done that route many times. Maybe it's a bit cheaper to fly via Colombo and that's why you are considering that but if it's really going to bother you then pay a bit more and fly direct.

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5. Re: Emirates from Singapore to Dubai: stopover at Colombo

Hi

Thank you for your advice.

I've not flown into Colombo before. So that's my only concern.

I'm assuming that security and safety are no issues at all?

Sorry for any ignorance on my part.

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6. Re: Emirates from Singapore to Dubai: stopover at Colombo

If the plane stops to let people off in Colombo and allows other people to board when you are not disembarking then you won't get off the plane.

e.g. BA fly to Muscat with a stop in Abu Dhabi. The people who are getting off at Abu Dhabi get off and the people who are carrying on to Muscat stay on the plane.

So you may find that in your circumstance you don't even get off the plane

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7. Re: Emirates from Singapore to Dubai: stopover at Colombo

Hiya,

I've flown the emirates EK349 flight with stopover in Colombo a number of times. You dont get to get off the plane, its just the people getting off / on the plane when they disembark/embark at Colombo.

Mild inconvenience, with people climbing over you to get to their seats, plus you cant do anything in that hour (the inflight entertainment will be off). I much prefer the direct SIN-DXB flight.

Hope this helps!

Edited: 11 October 2013, 10:34
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8. Re: Emirates from Singapore to Dubai: stopover at Colombo

Thanks all

I've booked my flight.

It's a great bargain.

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9. Re: Emirates from Singapore to Dubai: stopover at Colombo

Most Emirates flights to Singapore either stop at Colombo or go to Singapore and then onwards to Melbourne or Brisbane.

Edited: 11 October 2013, 13:01
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10. Re: Emirates from Singapore to Dubai: stopover at Colombo

Hey,

Guess I'm a little late in replying this thread...

I've taken this route previously some years back and will be taking it again in December. As far as I recall, there is no disembarkation at Colombo (unless the arrangement has changed since). You just stay in the plane and wait.

As for safety... considering the LTTE (Tamil Tigers) are gone, I suppose it's better these days compared to when I first took this route.

Cheers!