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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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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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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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Emirates Will Fly To 29 Cities By June 15

Emirates Airline suspended operations in late March 2020, when¬†the United Arab Emirates banned flights. Then in early April,¬†Emirates resumed repatriation flights on a very limited basis. Then finally as of May 21, Emirates resumed regularly scheduled…

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Awesome: Emirates Skywards Hugely Reduces Award Fees

While Emirates is one of my favorite airlines to fly in first class, I've never been a fan of the Emirates Skywards program. That may slowly be changing... Emirates Skywards reduces award fees Historically Emirates Skywards has been a pretty lousy program…

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Emirates Adds Bathroom Attendants To All Flights

And no, I'm not talking about the kind in fancy steakhouses that offer you cologne and hand you a paper towel after you wash your hands, hoping you're drunk enough to tip them a $20. Yesterday I wrote about what kind of service changes we should expect…

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How Emirates First Class Service Will Be Changing

Curious to see how service will evolve in international first class on one of the world's top airlines? Well, I have the details! As of tomorrow (May 21, 2020), Emirates will be resuming flights to nine destinations, with flights to Australia, Europe,…

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Oops: Emirates’ Inaccurate Rapid COVID-19 Testing

It would appear that Emirates' rapid COVID-19 testing was too good to be true... In mid-April, Emirates made headlines for becoming the first airline to conduct rapid COVID-19 tests on passengers prior to taking flights. Emirates wasn't doing this on…

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Rumor: Emirates To Retire 46 A380s, Lay Off 30% Of Staff

I had heard this rumor yesterday from two separate sources, but wasn't initially going to write about it, because I couldn't 100% vouch for the accuracy of it. Now Paddle Your Own Kanoo notes similar information from several sources. For now I'd mark…

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Ouch: Emirates Cuts Free Inflight Wifi, Live TV

With airlines around the world fighting for survival, one big question has revolved around what kind of cost cutting we should expect from the passenger experience. Airlines have invested a lot in recent years, so is all of that innovation and investment…

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Emirates’ Intriguing Rebooking Policy

I've written about Qatar Airways' potentially lucrative rebooking offer, as the airline will let you rebook travel to an alternative destination within 5,000 miles at no cost if traveling in 2020. Qatar Airways isn't the only airline to have a potentially…

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Emirates Outlines Plans To Resume Flights As Of May 21

Emirates will at least be resuming some regularly scheduled flights earlier than expected, as of next week. It has today been announced that Emirates will resume regularly scheduled flights to nine destinations on three continents as of May 21, 2020.…

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