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Emirates President Tim Clark Is Retiring

In a memo to employees, Emirates has just announced that the company's president, Tim Clark, will be retiring as of June 2020. Clark is 70 years old so he has certainly earned his retirement, though truth be told I'm surprised to see him retiring, since…

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Emirates’ First & Business Class Plans For New Fleet

2019 has been a huge year for Emirates when it comes to planning for the future. Now the airline has revealed some details about what the cabins on their future fleet will look like. For the most part this isn't too surprising, though overall I'd say…

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Nigerian Court Orders Seizure Of Emirates 777

There's an order in Nigeria to seize an Emirates 777 when it lands in Lagos! A federal high court judge in Lagos, Nigeria, has ordered the seizure of an Emirates Boeing 777. This comes after a motion was filed seeking for the enforcement of a Supreme…

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Emirates Orders 787-9, Reduces 777X Order

Emirates has today finalized a purchase agreement with Boeing for some Boeing 787-9s, which also sees them reducing the number of Boeing 777Xs they have on order. Emirates and Boeing have today finalized an agreement for the purchase of 30 Boeing 787-9…

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Emirates A350

Emirates Orders A350-900, Backtracks On A330-900neo

The Dubai Airshow is going on at the moment, and for the most part we haven't seen too many exciting aircraft orders, even though these are otherwise quite common at the shows. There's one major exception -- Emirates has just placed a huge order, which…

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Emirates A380

Emirates President: Other Airlines Use A380 Wrong

I have a ton of respect for Emirates President Tim Clark. He's one of the most level-headed and intelligent guys in the airline industry, and he is the driving force behind so many of Emirates' decisions. Dubai wouldn't be what it is today (for better…

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Emirates Gets Formal Approval For Mexico City Flight

After quite a bit of uncertainty, it looks like Emirates has formally been given the go-ahead to launch flights to Mexico City via Barcelona as of next month. Long story short, Emirates has been wanting to fly to Mexico City for years, but they haven't…

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Meh: Emirates Reports Half Year Financial Results

While US airlines are reporting impressive financial results, airlines in some other parts of the world are struggling. For example, we've seen a flurry of European airline bankruptcies, and the Gulf carriers overall haven't been reporting great results…

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Emirates First Class A380 – 64

UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants

While this shouldn't impact passengers much, it's an interesting development nonetheless. Emirates is known for having shower suites on their A380s, which are probably the coolest thing you'll find on any commercial aircraft. All three cabin A380s have…

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Judge Blocks Emirates’ Mexico City Flight

Well this isn't good. Emirates has spent years trying to get permission to launch flights between Dubai and Mexico City via Barcelona. The airline had finally received approval from the Mexican government for the route, and was supposed to launch flights…

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Emirates Wants To Recruit “Local” Cabin Crew

One of the things that I enjoy about flying with Gulf carriers is just how international the cabin crew are. For example, after takeoff on every Emirates flight, the purser will announce how many countries the crew is from, and how many languages the…

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Emirates 777x

Emirates’ Disappointing New 777X Business Class

Emirates is the biggest customer of the next generation Boeing 777X. The airline has a massive order of 150 Boeing 777Xs, including: -- 115 777-9s, due to be delivered starting in 2020 (though the delivery timeline for this is being pushed back) -- 35…

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Emirates Delays Introduction Of Premium Economy

While the Gulf carriers are innovative in so many ways, it's fascinating that as of now not a single major Gulf carrier offers a premium economy cabin. For several years Emirates executives have been talking about how the airline will introduce premium…

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Dubai Airport Launches Free Terminal “Taxi” Service

Dubai Airport, which is one of the busiest airports in the world, has just launched a new service that's both kind of awesome and kind of annoying. Dubai's New Complimentary Taxi Service Dubai Airport has introduced taxiDXB, which is a new service that…

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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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Emirates 777 First Class – 67

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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