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Emirates Airlines-cannot book in the US online or in India online to Frankfurt, Germany. Any suggestions?

Emirates Airlines-cannot book in the US online or in India online to Frankfurt, Germany. Any suggestions?

Jul 17th, 2008, 06:27 PM
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Emirates Airlines-cannot book in the US online or in India online to Frankfurt, Germany. Any suggestions?

I just posted this on the Asia forum but am hoping that others can help me here. Thanks!
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Jul 17th, 2008, 06:30 PM
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Sorry-thought that paste and copy would work?

Anyway, my son is trying to buy a ticket on Emirates to fly from New Delhi to Frankfurt, Germany next month. He cannot purchase it online(website states this too) and I have tried to do it with all of his info and credit card info here in the USA and it still doesn't work. I have called Emirates and they keep giving us the same phone number in India to call which still won't help him book it.
I have even had Capital One(his credit card) try to authorize it while I am buying online and it still won't go through even though he has more than enough credit.

So does anyone have any suggestions on what to do? I cannot believe that Emirates doesn't want our $948 USD for a ticket. He wants to fly Emirates as the times work out well for us to meet him in Frankfurt.
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Jul 17th, 2008, 06:57 PM
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Travel agent?
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Jul 17th, 2008, 07:16 PM
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He is up 5 hours north of Delhi but I will suggest that maybe he can find a travel agent. Thanks!
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Jul 17th, 2008, 07:58 PM
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Hi! There are tons of travel agents across India and I'm certain he can easily find a competent one in Delhi.

I have been travelling with Emirates a lot and book through an agent here in India.
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Jul 17th, 2008, 08:07 PM
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Why can you not book Emirates on an Indian website? very curious.
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Jul 17th, 2008, 08:15 PM
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Have you tried Vayama.com?
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Jul 17th, 2008, 11:15 PM
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Probably for the same reason I cannot book on Hawaiian airlines website from the UK or anywhere outside the US/Australia. Nor can you book by phone (they will not take a non US issued credit card) so I booked through Travelocity which is what is being suggested here, to use a travel agent.
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Jul 18th, 2008, 07:08 AM
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When you use sites like Kayak it goes straight to the Emirates website for direct booking so I quess that he will have to find a reliable travel agent up where he is in India-thanks!
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Jul 20th, 2008, 08:18 AM
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JaneB-cannot thank you enough for the suggestion of Vayama. He sent me an email last night and got his tickets FINALLY! Now I have to plan our family trip to meet him........
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Jul 20th, 2008, 11:48 AM
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You are most welcome. I LOVE Vayama and have used them for Africa and SE Asia trips--so efficient and so easy to use.
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Jul 20th, 2008, 06:16 PM
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Well, I spoke too soon. Vayama called and said that they could not book it again with Emirates from India. Duh? But the guy was nice enough to suggest that I try doing it over the phone from the USA to see if it would go through. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it does-this is absolutely ridiculous. I never realized how much fraud issues are booked from India!
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