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Will we make it

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Will we make it

Just noticing that we have a very short time between connections at Dubai on Sun. We land at 13.15 from Phuket and then due to take off at 14.35 for Gatwick. Both are terminal 3 and our bags are checked the whole way through

But we still have to go through security checks and get from one gate to the next. Will we make it?

Thanks

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1. Re: Will we make it

1:20 to change flights in Dubai T3?

Gate closes 20 minutes before departure => net time 1 hour.

As long as you arrive on time you should make it.

Prepare yourself:

- When you fly to Phuket, check out the layout of DXB airport T3. There are three concourses. B being the central one, A connected with a metro to B, and C a walk away from B.

- Check-in online for your second flight or even better, get a boarding card in Phuket for your flight to Gatwick.

- Get seats rather towards the front to the cabin.

- Before you arrive at DXB, check which is the departure gate for Gatwick. It is shown on your display in the information section before you land.

- When you leave the aircraft in Dubai, look if there is some staff which is there to help people with shorter connections. If not, at the security control - if there should be a longer queue - get yourself known and ask if you can skip the line.

- Forget duty free shopping

You will need around 10 minutes for deboarding, 15 minutes for security check and if you need to change concourse anything between 15-25 minutes. Find your gate: 10 minutes. So even with a change of concourse you should make it.

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2. Re: Will we make it

When we got here there was a massive walk between gates so we will try work it out. Luckily we are bus class so will be off the plane quickly.

Fingers crossed we are on time

Thank you!

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<<Fingers crossed we are on time>>

In case you should miss your flight, you will be rebooked on the next available flight with free seats.

As EK9 is the last flight of the day to London Gatwick, you could still take EK5 to LHR (depending seat availability).

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4. Re: Will we make it

I guess that would work Phil. Or maybe a night in Dubai lol

Will let you know how we get on😊

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Hi

Yes assuming no delays with incoming flight u will make it. I have done 1hr 10min transfers in dxb with needin to take metro and a long walk.

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6. Re: Will we make it

I have a 1 hour connection tomorrow , will have my skates on!

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7. Re: Will we make it

If your first flight arrives on time, you should make your next flight without any problems, but obviously you need to go straight to the gate

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8. Re: Will we make it

The MCT was changed with EK just this year from 75mins to 60mins for EK connecting flights only.

You should be fine just check the gate (and check again) dont shop (!) and make your way straight to the gate

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9. Re: Will we make it

Update to my 1 hour connection.

We left around 25 mins late but arrived in Dubai more or less on time, not bussed to the terminal, maybe because of the large amount of wheelchair users on board.

Fast through the business/first security, and even with a jobsworth who made it difficult and I was there longer than necessary.

Checked gate again, walked the 15 mins to the gate just in time for boarding, on the plane with a chilled glass of fizz with time to spare.

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10. Re: Will we make it

so.. on Sunday there was a lot of rain in Dubai and we had to circle for 45 mins. Got off the plane and there was a man directing us pronto through security and then we had to walk ... to C5 (note to self, flip flops are not a good item of footwear in that situation)

got there just in time, but there were several more flights also delayed coming in (HK, Singapore, Sri Lanka). many people panting, but Emirates then delayed boarding and we all got on in time

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