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Alaska Emirates Awards Problems

While Alaska Airlines severely devalued awards on Emirates over a year ago, business class awards remain a good value and first class awards are still attainable for those with large MileagePlan balances. For about the past month and a half, however, Alaska MileagePlan members have encountered considerable difficulties confirming premium cabin Emirates awards. While Emirates…

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Trip Report, A Week in the Gulf – Introduction: QR J, EK J, Qatar, Oman, and the UAE

A Week in the Gulf: QR J, EK J, Qatar, Oman, and the UAE Introduction, Planning, and Booking Qatar Airways JFK Check-in and British Airways Galleries Lounge Review Qatar Airways A350 Business Class JFK-DOH 24 Hours in Doha DOH oneworld Business Class Lounge and Qatar Airways Economy Class DOH-MCT I’ve always been fascinated by the…

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Several Gulf Countries Cut Ties With Qatar

Greetings from Abu Dhabi! As reported by several major news publications, four countries in the Persian Gulf region have cut diplomatic relations with, closed their borders to, and halted all travel to/from Qatar: the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Egypt. This move seems to be have been spearheaded by Saudi Arabia, which claims to be…

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Emirates A380 Wake Turbulence Causes Plane to Plunge & Flip Over 3-5 Times, “Miraculous Recovery”

A plane flying in the opposite direction underneath an Emirates A380 operating Dubai to Sydney experienced  extreme wake turbulence causing the Bombardier (Canadair) Challenger 604 to flip over “three to five times”, before plunging 10,000 feet towards the Arabian Sea. Miraculously, the pilots were able to recover the jet and perform an emergency landing in…

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Electronics Ban: Get Ready to Surrender Your Headphones

Emirates First Class A380 headphones

The “electronics ban” that prohibit passengers from traveling with electronic devices larger than a smart phone are now implemented across the board. Those traveling from a number of Middle Eastern and African countries to the US will now have to check (or gate check) their laptops and tablets prior to boarding. Initially, the rules appear to…

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Emirates to Provide Free Helicopter Transfer for First Class on New A380 Route

A Monacair "regular line" helicopter. Source: Monacair

Emirates currently provides free chauffeur-drive service to Business and First Class passengers to/from the airport at most of their destinations. Part of this offering is to attract passengers from Abu Dhabi that might otherwise fly Etihad (which provides similar service to draw the Dubai crowd), but I am sure it’s a perk that many passengers enjoy.…

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Emirates To Let First & Business Class Passengers “Gate Check” Laptops Under Electronics Ban

Emirates will reportedly allow passengers in premium cabin to carry their electronic devices past security, and collect them before boarding. Source: Emirates

The electronics ban that will prohibit the carriage of electronic devices larger than a smartphone on flights to the US will go into effect on March 25, 2017. Understandably, this is getting quite a bit of coverage, since it can potentially impact thousands of travelers who will fly through the affected cities. Emirates is probably one…

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American, Delta, & United Place Ads in Trump’s Favorite TV Shows & Newspapers…Six-Figure Cost

Well, they certainly are spending quite a bit of cash trying to reach the President… The Partnership for Open & Fair Skies, an advocacy group that represents American, Delta, United, and five flight attendant and pilot unions, has taken out ads at a six-figure cost in Trump’s favorite TV shows and newspapers. They are asking Trump…

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