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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Marriott Bonvoy & Emirates Your World Rewards Relaunch

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Marriott Bonvoy Emirates Your World Rewards Relaunch July 2019Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) had partnerships in place with Delta, China Eastern and Emirates while Marriott partnered with United Airlines. Marriott promptly ended the Delta tie up while the other two with China Eastern and Emirates were put on life support (programs wouldn’t allow new sign ups). You can access Marriott’s page for the partnership […]

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Amex Cardholders Can Save up to $1,000 on Their Next Emirates Flight

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

Emirates is running a deal where you can get between $75 and $1,000 off round-trip flights departing the US by using the promotion code USAMX19 and paying with an American Express card, as first reported by Frequent Miler. Here’s what you need to know. You’ll save $75 on round-trip economy fares, $500 on round-trip business class …

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Emirates: Save $75-$1,000 On Round-Trip Flights From US With Promo Code USAMX19

Written by Stephen Pepper @ Frequent Miler's Quick Deals

Emirates is offering discounts ranging from $75 for economy class flights up to $1,000 for first class flights when booking a round trip that originates in the US. In many cases you won’t get the discount as the cheapest fare class seems to be excluded, but I was (finally!) able to find at least one example where the USAMX19 promo code can save you money. The Deal Save on qualifying round-trip flights with Emirates when…

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Budget International Family Destinations for 2019

Written by Devorah Lev-Tov @ The Points Guy

When you’re traveling with your family of three or four or five people, following the crowds to traditionally popular destinations can bust a budget, especially if you’re headed out of the US. Instead of Venice or Hong Kong during peak season, we have a list of alternate destinations that may be just what you need …

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Why Istanbul Should Be Your Next Big Family Destination

Written by Melanie Haiken @ The Points Guy

Walking through the arrival doors of the vast and sparkling new Istanbul (IST) airport, we were greeted by a colorful backlit photograph of Istanbul’s Bosphorus river with the slogan: “A glittering meeting of two continents.” Having read about Istanbul’s importance in world history as the intersection of Europe and Asia, we were well ready to …

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Comparing Emirates’ Special Business Class Fare and Basic Economy

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

These days, it’s all about basic fares when it comes to major airlines. We’ve written about these stripped-down tickets many times before — including how you can skirt many of the restrictions by using a cobranded credit card — but this week brought news of a totally new realm of this trend. And we’re not …

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The Battle for London: Which Middle East Carrier’s A380 Is Best in Economy?

Written by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

Following the success of TPG UK’s four-class review of the same British Airways flight, the team set out on another mission to do another comparative review that would be useful for flyers. Since so many Brits (and Americans) fly the three major Middle East carriers (Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways) and their ideal geographical positioning to …

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Emirates To Offer Slimmed Down Business Class Fares Without Lounge Access & Advance Seat Selection

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Emirates has announced that it will start to offer discounted Business Class fares that will no longer include access to the lounge as well as advance seat selection. The airline wants to approach travelers with the option of more choice and flexibility at the expense at convenience on select routes within the Emirates network. Once […]

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Emirates Rolls out ‘Basic’ Biz-Class Fares with No Lounge Access or Seat Selection

Written by Benji Stawski @ The Points Guy

Many airlines around the world have introduced their own versions of basic economy, tacking on extra fees for services and amenities that used to be free. And now, the same airline that introduced staffed bars and shower suites to commercial aviation is bringing the à la carte airfare model to business class. As reported by …

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Take the Family to Florence: A Complete Planning Guide

Written by Barbara Schultz @ The Points Guy

For a lot of parents, the idea of a long-haul flight and European travel with young children is daunting. Still, from the time my kids arrived, I was counting the days and our pennies until the time was right for our family of four to visit some of my favorite European destinations. When we finally …

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Emirates Is Offering Select Passengers Discounted Airport Rides in Dubai

Written by J. Scott Clark @ The Points Guy

Emirates has announced a new deal with Uber that provides select passengers with discounted or even free rides to and from Dubai International Airport (DXB) this summer. Passengers who book Emirates Economy Class Flex Plus will receive two voucher codes for transportation to and from the airport. The 50% discount is worth up to AED …

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Emirates’ New 777 First Class Begins Flying to the US

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Emirates’ new 777 first class suite has been turning heads since it was introduced in late 2017. While the Gulf carrier has always had a reputation as an innovator thanks to the gold-studded suites and onboard showers on its flagship A380 aircraft, this new product has won rave reviews. The cabin, designed with help from …

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