Dubai transfers & lounges

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    We are flying LHR to Auckland on Emirates with a change of aircraft in Dubai and finding some information a little difficult to access.
    If we are ticketed to Auckland do I assume we do not collect and re-check our luggage?
    Upon arrival, as transfer pax is customs and and immigration an issue?
    Can we avoid the Dubai transfer desks by collecting boarding cards at LHR for the Dubai/Auckland leg – I’ve read that this can be a nightmare.
    Since we will be airside the whole time at Dubai what are the implications for security
    The website has various terminals and concourses, any advice on dealing with this and any other part of the trip please.
    As far as lounge advice we are flying Emirates First Class and are both BA Silver.
    Any advice, hints and tips gratefully received!


    In my experience you will receive both boarding cards at LHR, travelling in First you should be met at the door of the aircraft in DXB and escorted to the Emirates First Class lounge, you do not need to go through security or immigration. You will arrive/depart from the same terminal.


    LHR to AKL with Emirates in F – what a fantastic trip!

    A380 to A380 transfers are usually within the same terminal. If you’ve got a more unusual routing through an Asian stop and it’s a 777 then you will have to switch terminals which is straightforward. Boarding cards should be issued for your whole trip at LHR so you don’t have to worry about the transfer desks. DXB can be really busy at the peak transfer times but the lounges are comparatively peaceful to the shopping mall downstairs. Enjoy your trip!


    No need to go through customs and immigration, there is just 1 security check which you will go through at some point even as a F customer.

    I agree with MrD, if 380 all the way then it will be in one terminal, if a 777 is involved you may need to go from the 380 terminal to the other part (A gates to B gates) but EK will sort that for you.

    The F lounge in the 380 terminal is unbelievable, light years ahead of anything you will see at Heathrow.

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