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How much time it will take me to get from one flight to another flight in DXB?

I am going to land in terminal 1 of DXB, I should take my luggage and catch the next flight which take off in 2.5 hours from the same terminal. is it doable?
14 years ago, July 8th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #78836  
Thank you for reading my post.
I will land in DXB terminal 1 at 21.00 and I should catch my next flight which take off at 23.50 from the same terminal. I have some luggage with me from the first flight and I will need to pick them and check them in for the next flight.

I am wondering whether the 2 hours and 50 minutes is enough for this process or the airport is more crowded and I will not be able to catch the second flight.

The reason that I should pick the luggage and check them again is that my flights are not connected, they are two different flight from two different airlines.


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14 years ago, July 8th 2009 No: 2 Msg: #78842  
You should have no problems - since they opened the new Emirates airline dedicated terminal, it has eased the pressure on the whole airport. I have been to Dubai a few times, and the time frame you state was achievable even before the new terminal opened. All you need to do is to find the transfer desk within the terminal - I believe that there are a few of them.

However, I thought that even with changing airlines, the baggage should be checked through for the entire journey - you will just need to make the staff at the check-in counter at your original airport aware of this. Reply to this

14 years ago, July 8th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #78925  
Thank you for reply. Orginal airport is Kabul international Airport which I doubt they know how to properly tag the luggage to be proceed by the intermediary airports.

If by any change they know how to handle this, is there any specific thing that I must pay attention when I get the tickets?


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14 years ago, July 8th 2009 No: 4 Msg: #78927  
Ah yes, now I understand your concern.

I too am wary of changing carriers midway through a journey because of luggage concerns, but it should be fine.

You could try to contact the second airline you are flying to find out what is the procedure for the transfer and baggage. However, it is important that your baggage ticket gets tagged as going to the final destination - just check what it says on your baggage tag at the airport - it should have the airport code for your final stop and not DXB (Dubai).

You will also be checking in as a passenger for the onward flight, but it may well be that your seat allocation will only be confirmed on arrival at Dubai - hence the need to go to the transfer lounge.

Thankfully, Dubai airport is a good one to transfer at, I've done it before and it was seamless.

Travelling from Kabul - it would be an interesting part of the world to visit.

Hope this helps. Reply to this

14 years ago, July 13th 2009 No: 5 Msg: #79262  
Hi James,

Did a Amman-Dubai and than connection on another airline to do Dubai-Addis Abedda last year...and my luggage was tag properly but did not make it.

So 2 hours and 50 minutes is more than enough....but make sure you get you bags in Dubai.

They did not lose it...it's just took 24 hours to get the bag...but by that time I was in the middle of Tanzania....so I had to wait 4 days to see my clean clothes...

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14 years ago, September 3rd 2009 No: 6 Msg: #85157  
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Leslie I hear you.

I was in the air with Ethiopian Airlines and Mengistu got overthrown in Addis Ababa. They diverted the plane and sent all ET planes to Nairobi. It was total chaos. I arrived in Yemen after 2 days but my luggage went to Rome. I had to wait in Aden for a week before I was re-united with my luggage. I learnt a valuable lesson though, never travel without extra pair of clothes in your hand-luggage. Reply to this

14 years ago, September 28th 2009 No: 7 Msg: #87556  
thanks for the inforamtion friends Reply to this

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