Emirates A380

Emirates A380s Being Retired And Used For Parts

Earlier this year some big announcements were made regarding the future of the Airbus A380. Emirates has been by far the world’s biggest supporter of the A380, as they've ordered over 120 of them, and currently have over 110 in their fleet. Unfortunately…

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Dubai World Central Airport Expansion Frozen

It looks like Dubai's new mega airport, intended to handle up to 260 million passengers per year and to be the new home of Emirates, won't be happening anytime soon. Dubai International Airport already consistently ranks as one of the busiest airports…

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Emirates Added As Chase Ultimate Rewards Partner

Chase Ultimate Rewards is one of the most popular transferable points currencies, which is generally the type of rewards I recommend earning for your credit card spending. This is the points currency earned on cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred®…

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Emirates President Tears Apart US Airlines In Op-Ed

For years the "big three" US carriers (American, Delta, and United) have been engaged in a smear campaign against the "big three" Gulf carriers (Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar). Last year we thought the situation got a bit better when the US reached agreements…

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Emirates & Marriott “Your World Rewards” Partnership

Back in the day, Starwood Preferred Guest had some awesome partnerships with Delta, Emirates, and China Eastern. With Marriott and SPG combining their loyalty programs, some of these partnerships have been discontinued or put on hold, as they figured…

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Emirates Launching Mexico City Flights

This route has been in the works for a long time, and it looks like it's finally happening. Emirates will launch daily flights from Dubai to Mexico City via Barcelona as of December 9, 2019. The airline will operate the route with the following schedule:…

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Emirates 777

Emirates Reconsidering Huge 777X Order

Production of the A380 ending in 2021 sure is having Emirates rethink their strategy. This could potentially be a big blow for Boeing, and also reflect the direction the airline is headed. Before we get into the news, lets recap Emirates' current fleet…

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Unprecedented: Emirates Unbundles Business Class

For years we've seen airlines unbundle economy fares. This has come partly in the form of expansion of ultra low cost carriers, though full service airlines have largely matched. For example, American, Delta, and United, have all added basic economy…

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Emirates A380

Emirates Reveals When They’ll Retire A380s

Obviously we're looking way into the future here, but Emirates' president Tim Clark has made an interesting statement about the future of the A380. Emirates plans to retire their fleet of A380s by the mid-2030s. That's not terribly precise, though it…

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Wow: Emirates Launching World’s Shortest A380 Flight

Emirates is by far the world’s largest operator of the A380, as the airline has 110 of these planes in their fleet. Emirates exclusively has 777s and A380s in their fleet, so they fly very big planes on everything ranging from some of the world's shortest…

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Emirates Chief Commercial Officer Resigns Abruptly

Something must be going on at Emirates management, or something... It has been announced today that Emirates EVP and Chief Commercial Officer, Thierry Antinori, has resigned with immediate effect. With the exception of CEOs I don't usually cover changes…

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Emirates Boeing 787-10 — Order Canceled?

It sure is an interesting time at Emirates. The Dubai-based airline is known for their simple fleet consisting of just Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s, but this will be complicated over the coming years. Emirates has been incredibly successful using the…

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Emirates Reports $237 Million Profit (Down 69%)

In March Etihad reported their awful financial results from last year, as the airline lost $1.28 billion, bringing their losses over the past three years to nearly $5 billion. The worst part is that this came after Etihad already engaged in a significant…

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Emirates Premium Economy Coming To A380 & 777 In 2020

For several years now, Emirates has been talking about introducing a premium economy product. This is something that the Gulf carriers have historically been hesitant to do, as they've instead focused on offering great products in both economy and business…

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Cheers: The 6 Best Airplane Bars

While airlines are doing everything they can to squeeze more seats onto planes in economy, in many cases airlines are increasingly allocating more space to first and business class. For the most part this comes in the form of more comfortable and spacious…

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Emirates Adds New First Class To More Routes

A bit over a year ago Emirates introduced their new first class on the 777-300ER, which is the best first class product in the world, as far as I'm concerned. The bad news is that Emirates only has a total of nine 777-300ERs featuring their new first…

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7 Emirates Employees Accused Of Terror Plot

Let me say up front that this isn't quite as straightforward as it sounds, and the accusations against these people are regarding something that was allegedly planned over a year ago. As was reported a while back (though this is the first time I'm hearing…

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