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Emirates Bringing Back A380 Bar & Showers!

Yesterday I wrote about how Emirates is reintroducing many premium cabin services as of October 15, and now I have some more details to share about what exactly that will look like... When the pandemic first started, airlines around the globe modified…

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US Fines Emirates $400K For Using Iran Airspace

There's an interesting technicality that has caused the US Department of Transportation to fine Emirates for using Iranian airspace. In June 2019, the US Federal Aviation Administration issued an Iranian airspace advisory, prohibiting US registered aircraft…

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Earn Status When You Buy Emirates Skywards Miles

Emirates Skywards has just launched its latest promotion on purchased miles, and it sure is creative and different than anything else we've seen from the program. Typically when Emirates has a promotion on purchasing Skywards miles, the program offers…

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Emirates Won’t Fly A380s To US, Slashes Schedule & First Class

Airlines have obviously been making significant changes to schedules, given the current unprecedented situation. While airlines have historically planned aircraft assignments a year in advance, nowadays we're seeing airlines sometimes adjust schedules…

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Emirates Will Launch Israel Flights By January 2021

It looks like we could be just a few months away from Emirates launching flights between Dubai and Tel Aviv... In mid-August we learned that Israel and the United Arab Emirates had agreed to full normalization of relations going forward, which is an…

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Emirates & Barclays Launch New US Credit Cards, And They’re Better Than I Expected

At the beginning of the year we learned that Barclays and Emirates would be launching a co-branded credit card in the US, though at the time no details were available. Well, the card has now launched, or more accurately, two new cards have now launched.…

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Saudi Arabia Opens Airspace To Israel Flights

With Israel and the United Arab Emirates establishing diplomatic ties, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain seem to be warming up to Israel as well... at least when it comes to aviation rights. Jared Kushner has announced this week that both Saudi Arabia and Bahrain…

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Emirates Attempts To Reshuffle Boeing Orders

Emirates' entire approach to fleet planning has been challenged in the past couple of years. Currently the airline operates a simple fleet of just 777s and A380s, while the airline will be mixing it up in the future. The airline has over 200 aircraft…

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Wow: Direct Flights Coming Between Israel & UAE

Israel and the United Arab Emirates have made an exciting announcement today, which has major implications for aviation and tourism. Israel and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to full normalization of relations between the two countries going forward.…

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Emirates Pulls Out Of Fort Lauderdale

Airlines around the world are making all kinds of temporary route cuts, though it looks like Emirates is permanently axing one of its US destinations. Emirates has updated its schedule to permanently pull its Dubai to Fort Lauderdale flight. The route…

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Dubai Airport’s Strict New COVID-19 Test Requirement

Dubai Airport has just added a strict testing requirement for passengers, regardless of where they're coming from, and regardless of which airline they're flying on. This is significantly stricter than the testing requirement that was announced by Emirates…

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Emirates Offering Free Coronavirus Travel Insurance

While we've seen airlines around the world offer flexible travel coverage in light of coronavirus, Emirates is taking it to the next level, and is offering coronavirus related medical coverage. Emirates is the world's first airline to provide free global…

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Emirates Adds Coronavirus Test Requirement For Passengers

Emirates will now require passengers departing from some airports to have proof of a negative coronavirus test before being allowed to get on a plane. For travel as of July 10, 2020, Emirates is requiring passengers originating from airports in a dozen…

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Emirates Continues With Layoffs, Now By Email

It's going to take years for the airline industry to fully recover to pre-2020 levels, and as a result we're seeing airlines around the world lay off employees. Those who haven't been laid off are likely feeling an incredible amount of anxiety regarding…

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No, An Emirates Flight Attendant Wasn’t Fired For Using Her Phone

Earlier in the week I wrote about how an Emirates flight attendant was allegedly fired for using her cell phone during a flight, and crew members were seeking revenge. Well, as it turns out, there's a bit more to the story. A recap of what allegedly…

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Emirates Will Start Flying The A380 Again

The gorgeous Emirates A380 will start flying again in a few weeks! Emirates suspended all operations in late March, as the UAE essentially banned commercial flights. The airline has ever-so-slowly resumed flights as of April, starting with quasi repatriation…

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26 Emirates Passengers Arriving In Hong Kong Test Positive For Coronavirus

An Emirates flight on Saturday may have just set a record for the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases on a single flight, and also contributed to Hong Kong's highest daily spike in new cases in over two months. Emirates has resumed passenger…

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Emirates Cabin Crew Seek Revenge On Complaining Passenger

A YouTuber named "Queen MK" uploaded a video to YouTube yesterday about a flight attendant who was fired from Emirates, and I'm not quite sure what to make of it. To start, I should mention that it appears the vlogger used to work for Emirates, but is…

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Dubai Will Reopen To Visitors In July (With Testing)

The United Arab Emirates is one of the world's largest aviation hubs, given that Emirates is based in Dubai and Etihad is based in Abu Dhabi. Since late March the country has more or less closed borders, with locals largely not being allowed to enter…

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Emirates’ Nerve-Racking Approach To Layoffs

Airlines around the world are currently laying off employees, and that's heartbreaking. So many airline employees will tell you that working for an airline is a lifestyle rather than a job. As a result, for some people, getting laid off in the airline…

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RIP: Emirates Retires First Airbus A380

The slow and sad death of the A380 continues. Emirates is by far the world's largest operator of the Airbus A380. The airline has 114 A380s, with a further eight of the super jumbos on order. Well, Emirates is in the process of retiring an Airbus A380…

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How To Redeem Miles For Emirates’ New First Class

Let me start by saying that I'm writing about this not because this is necessarily the time to redeem miles for Emirates first class (given all the uncertainty, border closures, etc.), but rather because there's an exciting development to how Emirates…

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Emirates Laying Off Flight Attendants & Pilots

A few weeks ago I wrote about the rumors that Emirates Airline would start laying off employees, and was considering grounding much of the A380 fleet permanently. While we don't know more yet about the future of the A380 fleet, Emirates is informing…

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