Emirates becomes first non-domestic carrier approved to use biometric boarding to U.S.

Written by Liz Hund @ The Points Guy

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) just approved Emirates to use biometric boarding on flights to any of its 12 U.S. cities from its hub in Dubai. This makes the UAE carrier the first non-U.S. airline to be approved to use this technology on in-bound flights. There’s currently a handful of airlines who have been …

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Airfare of the Day: Emirates BUSINESS CLASS Bangkok (BKK), Thailand to Hong Kong SAR (HKG), PRC from $448 Round Trip 

Written by Freddo Zabaleta @ LoyaltyLobby

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Emirates and their low/off-peak season business excursion round trip fares between Bangkok and Hong Kong. Remember that you can always email me or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter with your airfare-related findings or questions. This fare is being discussed on FlyerTalk (access here). Fare Details: Fare: Emirates (EK) OL9TPTH1 BKK to […]

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Emirates Skywards celebrates 25 million members with 25% discounts on flights, upgrades and more

Written by Joseph Hostetler @ The Points Guy

You probably already know Emirates has among the best seats and service in the game, no matter the cabin you’re flying. Other travelers have caught on, too, as Emirates Skywards has just reached 25 million loyalty members. To mark the occasion, the Dubai-based airline is offering limited-time 25% discounts all over its award program. Here’s …

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Emirates begins retiring some A380s even as fleet continues to expand

Written by Zach Wichter @ The Points Guy

Emirates, the world’s largest operator of Airbus A380s, is beginning to take some of the super-jumbo jets out of its fleet. That’s according to FlightGlobal, which reported the the Dubai-based airline is implementing a retirement plan that will see some A380s come out of service even as more of the aircraft come off the production line …

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5 things we learned from this week’s World Aviation Festival in London

Written by Ben Smithson @ The Points Guy

The World Aviation Festival has just wrapped up in London. Despite its relatively small size compared with the likes of the epic ITB Berlin event, which TPG covers each year, the event attracted an impressive list of high-profile airline executives from the likes of Emirates, Virgin Atlantic and JetBlue. Here’s what I learned from this …

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Video: The Points Guy Explains Why Chase Adding Emirates as a Transfer Partner Is a Big Deal

Written by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

Chase recently added Emirates as an Ultimate Rewards transfer partner, making for one of the hottest headlines in the points and miles world. But what’s the significance of this move, and why is this addition such a big deal? In this week’s episode of “Being The Points Guy,” Brian Kelly breaks down just what it …

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How to Use Emirates Skywards Miles for Luxury Baseball and Soccer Tickets

Written by Richard Kerr @ The Points Guy

Emirates Skywards recently became a Chase transfer partner, but the program in general isn’t too exciting because of the astronomical fuel surcharges it adds to award tickets. It does make luxury cabins like Emirates first and business class affordable to some. However, there are better programs for booking premium cabins to the Middle East, like …

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Chase Adds Emirates as Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partner

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

Emirates’ new 777-300ER first class is easily one of my favorite first-class products, but it’s not especially easy to book with miles — assuming you can even fly it on a route that works with your itinerary. However, this top-notch cabin just became more accessible to a huge ground of points and miles enthusiasts, thanks …

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23 Airline Car Seat and Bassinet Policies Around the World

Written by Jennifer Yellin @ The Points Guy

This will surprise no one, but air travel with kids is not always easy, especially when it involves lugging a car seat. Car seats can be big, bulky and heavy, but also necessary at times to ensure a safe trip. In addition to the safety issues, some little kids sleep better on a plane when …

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How to Get A Free (or Almost Free) Stopover in the Middle East

Written by Lori Zaino @ The Points Guy

Why not see two cities for the price of one? Some of the most popular Middle Eastern airlines are offering temporary promotions letting travellers build a stopover into their travel itinerary. Not only does this allow you a little extra breathing time between some long-haul flights and a chance to visit a new place; the …

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A380 First Class Showdown: Emirates vs. Etihad vs. Singapore

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

The A380 revolutionized commercial air travel and quickly became a favorite among passengers for the simple reason that bigger is better. In economy, A380s often feature wider seats and more generous pitch than comparatively smaller jets like the Boeing 777 and 787. In premium cabins, the difference can be even more noticeable, as the sheer …

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Video: Which First Class Is the Best on the A380?

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

They may call the Boeing 747 the “Queen of the Skies,” but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In this week’s episode of “Being The Points Guy,” Brian talks about his all-time favorite aircraft — the famously massive, unfortunately discontinued, but undeniably unique Airbus A380. That, and a fun little game of compare-and-contrast …

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Passenger on Emirates Self-Upgrades to First Class, Ends Up in Court

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

Self-upgrading — the rare but often disruptive case of passengers who decide to go sit in a higher class of service without permission — can lead to disturbing scenes. In one recent case on Emirates, it landed the passenger responsible in court, and resulted in the bizarre suspension of a flight attendant he had allegedly …

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Last Call: Emirates Skywards Buy & Gift Miles Promotion With Up To 30% Discount Until 5 August 2019

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Emirates Skywards current promotion offering up to 30% discount on all purchases of 5000+ Skywards miles is ending tomorrow, August 5th 2019. Even though this might not be the most attractive bonus offer (price wise) it could be useful for someone who wishes to top off an account to redeem an award on short notice. […]

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Airfare of the Day: Emirates BUSINESS CLASS Hanoi (HAN), Vietnam to Paris (CDG), France from $1,953 Round Trip

Written by Freddo Zabaleta @ LoyaltyLobby

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Emirates and their business class excursion round trip fares between Hanoi and Paris. Remember that you can always email me or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter with your airfare-related findings or questions. Fare Details: Fare: Emirates (EK) HEFSRVN1 HAN to PAR. Booking class: H. Price: from $1,953 ($1,800 carrier charges + […]

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Marriott and Emirates Relaunch ‘Your World Rewards’ Partnership

Written by Carissa Rawson @ The Points Guy

Yesterday, Marriott and Emirates announced the relaunch of Your World Rewards, a program designed to give elite-like benefits to loyal members of both programs. Originally launched in 2014, the program was put on hold after Marriott purchased Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) in 2016, with new registrations no longer permitted. Now, elite members can again sign …

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Emirates Launches Barcelona – Mexico City On December 9, 2019

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Mexico CityEmirates has today confirmed the launch date for its much waited daily service between Dubai and Mexico city via Barcelona. The route will launch on December 9, 2019 using two class Boeing 77-200LR aircraft. The business class is in a 2-2-2 configuration offering 38 seats. You can Emirates here. Here’s the route: Emirates cannot serve […]

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