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Emirates Boeing 777-200ER. Copyright Vedant Agarwal.
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Emirates to withdraw free chauffeur transfer service in Hong Kong

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“Chauffeur-drive service will be offered to passengers for flights until 28th February 2014.”

Emirates website[/bsu_pullquote] In a quiet update to its website, Dubai-based Emirates is withdrawing its free chauffeur transfer service for all first and business class passengers in Hong Kong after February 28, 2014.

The carrier has been slowly curtailing chauffeur services at other cities as well.

The airline cancelled the service, which is offered free to premium travellers, on passenger itineraries exclusively between Australian and New Zealand. Again the website says

Itineraries which are exclusively between New Zealand and Australia are not eligible for Chauffeur-drive. All other itineraries on Emirates-operated flights are eligible, including Business Class itineraries which involve a stopover in Australia.

All itineraries involving travel to Dubai or beyond on Qantas-operated flights are eligible, except itineraries which involve a stopover in Australia. If the itinerary includes a stopover, the leg between Australia and New Zealand on Qantas-operated flights is not eligible for Chauffeur-drive.

Itineraries between Asia and Australia/New Zealand on Qantas-operated flights are not eligible for Chauffeur-drive.

Similarly, the service is unavailable for passengers flying exclusively between Hong Kong and Bangkok.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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