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Emirates Expects First Boeing 777X Delivery In 2024

This doesn't come as much of a surprise given that Boeing doesn't expect to start 777X deliveries until late 2023, but Emirates has now revealed that it doesn't expect the 777X until at least 2024. This week Emirates President Tim Clark has revealed…

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Emirates & Barclays US Credit Cards Offering Big New Bonuses

Barclays and Emirates recently introduced co-branded credit cards in the US, and they're surprisingly lucrative. These cards have just launched increased bonuses for new cardmembers, so some people may be interested in acquiring one of these cards now.…

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Emirates Suspends Pilot For Refusing To Fly To Israel (Retracted)

Update: Al Jazeera (which was used as the source for this post) has since retracted its story, as Emirates claims it “has never employed any pilot by this name and all reports circulating on social media around this are false." You can find the original…

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Emirates Increasing US Routes & Frequencies

Emirates has today announced that it will be boosting its US service in the coming weeks. Emirates suspended operations in the spring of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the airline has progressively been building back its network ever since.…

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My Emirates Pass: Save Money In Dubai With Your Emirates Boarding Pass

Dubai is one of the places open to visitors from around the world in conjunction with testing, so the city is seeing quite a bit of tourism. If you're flying to Dubai on Emirates (as most people visiting the city are), then it's worth being aware of…

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Emirates To Launch Israel Flights In February 2021

It looks like Emirates is planning on launching flights between Dubai and Tel Aviv as of next month. This follows normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, which was first revealed in August 2020. Part of this new cooperation…

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Revealed: Emirates Premium Economy, Refreshed A380 Cabins

Recently Emirates finally revealed its new premium economy cabin, as well as refreshed other cabins on its new signature A380. We now also know the first route to get this plane, even if premium economy won't initially be sold. The Airbus A380 that Emirates…

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Rappers Get In Fight On Emirates Plane In Dubai

At least it wasn't Spirit Airlines for once? But in all honesty, I'm surprised there wasn't more of a punishment... Two British rappers I hadn't heard of -- Tion Wayne (Dennis Odunwo) and Headie One (Irving Adjei) -- got into a physical pre-flight altercation…

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Ouch: Emirates Reports Record $3.4 Billion Loss

Emirates Group has just reported its results for the first half of the financial year (April 1 through October 30, 2020). Unsurprisingly the airline group is reporting its biggest loss ever, following 32 years of straight profits (or at least that's…

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Emirates Doesn’t Have Many A380 Pilots Left

This shouldn't come as a surprise, but it seems increasingly likely that Emirates won't be flying a majority of its A380s for quite a while. That has been reaffirmed this week -- first the airline terminated over half of its A380 pilots, and now it put…

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Emirates Eliminating Partner First Class Awards

Emirates is known for having one of the world's best first class products, whether you want to shower in first class on the A380, or enjoy the fully enclosed suite on the 777. Well, it appears that there will soon be fewer ways to redeem miles for this…

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RIP: Emirates Retires First Airbus A380

The slow and sad death of the A380 continues. Just a few weeks ago assembly was finished of the world's last A380, and this week Emirates' first A380 left Dubai to be scrapped. Emirates is by far the world's largest operator of the Airbus A380. The airline…

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Israel & UAE Agree To 28 Weekly Flights

We're getting some more details about what scheduled passenger flights will look like between Israel and the United Arab Emirates in the not-too-distant future. This follows normalization of relations between Israel and the UAE, which was first revealed…

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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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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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