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Thanks so much for this thread.SO interesting. My DS is also mad about Japan and really really wants to go there. I'd love to take him but as i'm very plus size, and they are such a dainty race,i'm a bit worried about seating, bed size etc etc.
I know that must sound a bit silly,but its not to me. I'd hate to feel uncomfortable over there after such a long trip.
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Thanks so much for this thread.SO interesting. My DS is also mad about Japan and really really wants to go there. I'd love to take him but as i'm very plus size, and they are such a dainty race,i'm a bit worried about seating, bed size etc etc.
I know that must sound a bit silly,but its not to me. I'd hate to feel uncomfortable over there afte such a long trip.
We told our son tonight, hes so excited!

Not silly at all if its worrying you!
Please dont let anything put you off, there are different shapes and sizes all over the world, Im sure you would be fine!
My son is 6ft 4 he will no doubt stand out
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Hi, the stopover is 1hr 35 mins .. will that be enough time? The total flight time is 19hrs ..
Thanks for the info
I have a feeling I might be too late, but I wanted to weigh in. Emirates officially says an hour, but you are cutting it very very close at 1h 35. I havent been to Japan but I fly Glasgow to Australia regularly, always through Dubai with generally a 1 h 55m layover outward bound, and I dont think the Glasgow flight has ever not been delayed. You might make it, but if you do then it will be very tight.

Additionally, as someone said, Dubai airport is massive, and it is also under massive construction between now and July, which is making it a mess. The Glasgow flight doesnt park at a gate, so you need to allow time to get a bus to the terminal and get through 2 security check points. Depending on which Glasgow flight you get, you may be arriving in Dubai at midnight-ish, which is when Dubai airport is at its busiest.

If you are already locked into this flight or you cant find a better option, you may want to consider using the Marhaba concierge service run by the airport. They meet you off the plane and almost always they use a golf cart to get you through the airport fast. We have been the last people boarding our connecting flight several times, and we would have definitely missed it without Marhaba. Yes, if you are delayed then Emirates will get you on the next available flight, but I would rather not have to deal with that.

I feel bad for being so negative, but I spend a lot of time in Dubai airport so I wanted to pass on my experience. I dont know if it helps, but if nothing else, you can be a bit more prepared.
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Originally Posted by Tiggerific2018 View Post
I have a feeling I might be too late, but I wanted to weigh in. Emirates officially says an hour, but you are cutting it very very close at 1h 35. I havent been to Japan but I fly Glasgow to Australia regularly, always through Dubai with generally a 1 h 55m layover outward bound, and I dont think the Glasgow flight has ever not been delayed. You might make it, but if you do then it will be very tight.

Additionally, as someone said, Dubai airport is massive, and it is also under massive construction between now and July, which is making it a mess. The Glasgow flight doesnt park at a gate, so you need to allow time to get a bus to the terminal and get through 2 security check points. Depending on which Glasgow flight you get, you may be arriving in Dubai at midnight-ish, which is when Dubai airport is at its busiest.

If you are already locked into this flight or you cant find a better option, you may want to consider using the Marhaba concierge service run by the airport. They meet you off the plane and almost always they use a golf cart to get you through the airport fast. We have been the last people boarding our connecting flight several times, and we would have definitely missed it without Marhaba. Yes, if you are delayed then Emirates will get you on the next available flight, but I would rather not have to deal with that.

I feel bad for being so negative, but I spend a lot of time in Dubai airport so I wanted to pass on my experience. I dont know if it helps, but if nothing else, you can be a bit more prepared.
Not at all, thank you for the information!
The flight I have booked has a 2hr layover ..
We are going at the end of August so hopefully construction will have finished by then!
Our flight gets into Dubai at 1am..
I have never been to Dubai airport before so I will take your advice and look into the concierge service ..
Thanks again, I appreciate you taking the time to pass on the information!
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