Category Archives for Emirates.

Return Flights Finally Booked from the Maldives…while here

Unfortunately our reservation at the Conrad Maldives is about to end…which means it’s finally time to book some return flights! I’ve been closely monitoring availability on Etihad, Qatar, Turkish, Cathay, Emirates, Singapore, and China Southern, hoping for two business or first seats…however in the end Emirates had the best options for the return as well. This…

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Alaska’s Mobile App is Awesome for Partner Award Checks On the Go!

On Monday, Alaska Air sent out my monthly statement with a message about their app for iPhone and Android. I finally got around to downloading the iPhone app today and it’s awesome! I was most interested in the ability to check partner award availability on the go as Alaska partners with everyone…affectionally referred to as…

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The Intense Emirates Crew Interview Process

Did you know that Emirates has a three stage interview process for cabin crew candidates? There’s an initial assessment day, three stages of interviews / group screenings, and then a final interview day. Open Day – submit your CV and photo ( full length must be in white back ground and passport size photo) .If…

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Gulf States Propose Airport Gay Screenings Prior to Entry

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a  political and economic union of Arab states bordering the Persian Gulf, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, is proposing some pretty ridiculous entry “security screening requirements” in an attempt to “detect” homosexuals. As per The Independent, Yousouf Mindkar, a senior official with GCC  said routine clinical screenings of expatriates entering the…

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World’s Best Airlines Named – Emirates Returns to First Place – Full Winners & Links

SkyTrax has once again announced their World’s Best Airline award winner, presenting the trophy to Emirates on Tuesday evening in Paris. It wasn’t Emirates first award, but it was the first time they’ve won since 2002. The top 10 list this year (like the last few years) is extremely heavy on carriers from the Middle…

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