Emirates Reduces Award Fees

Written by William Charles @ Doctor Of Credit

Emirates has made a significant improvement to its rewards program by reducing the surcharges charged on award tickets. There has been no official announcement by Emirates but OMaaT points out fee reductions of ~92%. Unfortunately it looks like Emirates might have also reduced the amount of saver award space available (or made them not available at […]

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Emirates massively reduces fuel surcharges on award tickets

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

With travel essentially on pause around the world, airlines have been taking advantage of the downtime to perform maintenance on grounded jets and fine-tune their loyalty programs. Most of the changes we’ve seen lately have been negative, such as United introducing dynamic pricing on partner awards, but Emirates just made a quiet improvement that can …

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Emirates New Ground & In-flight Safety Measures To Combat Covid-19

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Emirates has today announced how the airline will change its check-in, immigration, transfer, boarding, checked luggage, and onboard experience to better suit the current pandemic travel environment. There will be plenty of cleaning and a new position for a cabin crew member who cleans only lavatories. All passengers will also get a personal hygiene kit […]

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Emirates Flying Again and Introducing Some Changes

Written by From the Newsroom @ Mighty Travels

Following the news and updates around the COVID-19 pandemic, many airlines were forced to suspend or reduce their daily operations. We have the latest information from airlines and hotels all around the world. We first saw almost all airlines cutting back on flights or completely stopping all service two months ago. As the pandemic started […]

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Big Shuffle At Emirates: Covid Testing Stopped, A380s Retired, Free Wifi Cut, 30% Staff To Be Laid Off

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

The Covid-19 crisis has lastly reached Emirates and forced the airline to consider some very drastic decisions in regards to their daily operations that all came within a few days. EK reportedly made several decisions including stopping airport testing for Covid-19 effective immediately as the results are inaccurate while also sending (likely around) 40 of […]

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Emirates Skywards Tier Miles For Shopping May 18 – July 31, 2020

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

EmiratesEmirates tries to keep the cash coming in from affiliated credit card spend during Covid-19 when the majority of its flights are canceled by launching tier miles offer. Skywards allows members to earn 1 bonus tier mile for every 4 award miles earned from affiliated credit cards and Skywards Everything and Namshi between May 18 […]

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DLD 291: The Cheese Soup test

Written by Seth Miller @ Wandering Aramean

We’re deep in the throes of learning what requirements will exist for passengers to prove they’re healthy and resume travel. This week’s episode has a very unlikely candidate for one such test.
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Dreaming of an African safari: How I’ll book my bucket-list trip to Tanzania on miles and points

Written by Ben Smithson @ The Points Guy

With our feet planted firmly on the ground lately, the TPG team has had plenty of time to dream about traveling again. For me, there are the usual summer plans, like getting back to the Big Apple, lazing on a beach in Spain or going to Denmark for dinner. But with all this time to …

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The ultimate guide to Citi ThankYou Rewards transfer partners

Written by Katie Genter @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: This post refers to many flights that are not currently operating due to COVID-19 but are expected to resume once this crisis subsides. Citi is a TPG advertising partner. Many Citi cardholders simply redeem their Citi ThankYou Rewards points for travel or gift cards. But if you have a premium Citi ThankYou card, you …

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These airlines make wearing face masks mandatory

Written by premiumflights @ Premium-Flights.com

Following airlines have introduced or will introduce the mandatory wearing of a face mask for employees and passengers. (last update May, 14)

Masks don’t need to be medical masks, they need to cover the nose and mouth area, and remain … Re…

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