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Using Chase Ultimate Rewards Points for Emirates First and Business Class…Is It Worth It?

Emirates A380 Onboard Bar

With Alaska’s devaluation, we lost a good way to redeem miles for Emirates First Class with miles and points—at least, miles and points that you can buy outright. However, Chase Ultimate Rewards still offers two key options for those who want to use points to fly Emirates. Emirates offers an amazing First Class product on their A380s,…

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How to Book Emirates First Class with Japan Airlines (JAL) Miles

Emirates First Class A380 Cabin

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Review: Emirates First Class A380 New York to Dubai (with 99 Pictures)

Emirates First Class A380 In-Flight Entertainment Screen

I got to fly from New York to Dubai on Emirates’ luxurious A380 First Class, and it was one of the most over-the-top in-flight experience I have ever had. Get ready for it, it’s going to be a looooong review! This trip report/review is part of a series. See also: The Emirates Lounge New York…

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Emirates Launching Fort Lauderdale Daily Flights This December!

Emirates 777-200LR Aircraft

This morning, Emirates announced that they will be launching a daily service between Dubai and Ft. Lauderdale. The flight will be operated by Boeing 777-200LR aircrafts, which offers three classes of service. The service will commence on December 15, 2016, with the following schedule: EK 213: Dubai to Ft. Lauderdale, 0300/1025 EK  214: Ft. Lauderdale…

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American Says Gulf Carriers Should Not Be Allowed to Fly Europe-US, Anger over Emirates US Gov Contract


American CEO Doug Parker told reporters earlier this month that his biggest concern with regards to the Gulf carriers is their ability to operate flights from outside their home region. Currently, that includes only the fifth freedom Milan – New York JFK flight operated by Emirates. That specific flight became a real point of contention…

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Emirates Flight Attendants at the US Open with a Free Flights Giveaway


Emirates has kind of made a name for themselves in sports sponsorship. How many times have you tuned into a football soccer match and see jerseys and banners adorned with “Fly Emirates?” OK, maybe soccer isn’t big in America. It’s really a pretty great marketing strategy, since watching sports can be a highly intense experience. There…

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Emirates Crash Survivor Wins $1M Lottery at Dubai Airport 6 Days Later!

Courtesy of Dubai Duty Free

With the help of the amazing cabin crew, firefighters, first responders, and ground staff, Mohammad Basheer Abdul Khadar was among the 300 people who were safely evacuated from the Emirates 777 that crash-landed at Dubai Airport last week. Well, just six days later he won another jackpot…approximately $1M in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire…

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