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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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Emirates Delays Premium Economy Launch (Again)

At this point just about all discretionary airline spending is being cut. We've seen a lot of innovation from airlines in recent years, though in the next few years I'd expect that trend to reverse, as airlines fight for survival, rather than fighting…

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Emirates Reports $288 Million Profit (Up 21%)

In March¬†Etihad reported their awful financial results from last year, as the airline lost $870 million, bringing their losses over the past four years to nearly $5.6 billion. Now Emirates has reported financial results for the past financial year (April…

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Emirates President On The Future Of Aviation

Emirates President Tim Clark is one of the brightest guys in the airline industry. He is one of the main people behind Emirates as we know it today, because he built the airline from the ground up. I don't think there's a person who has a better understanding…

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Emirates Skywards Added As Citi ThankYou Partner

Citi ThankYou 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 Citi Prestige and Citi Premier, and…

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Emirates Now Conducting Airport COVID-19 Tests

Emirates claims to have become the first airline to conduct on-site rapid COVID-19 tests for passengers. Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) have teamed up to introduce new precautions as of today on select flights. On today's Emirates flight…

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Emirates Could Fly A380s With Just Four Flight Attendants

Emirates has internally revealed some updates regarding how they'll staff flights, which could -- at least in theory -- see A380s operated with just four flight attendants. Emirates will be resuming some flights as of April 6, 2020. This follows the…

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Emirates’ Brilliant New Ad Sums Up How We All Feel

There aren't many airlines putting effort into ads right now, but Emirates has just released a new ad called "Do you remember?" This comes at a time when Emirates' entire fleet is grounded, and global aviation is more or less shut down. This ad is brilliant,…

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Details: Emirates Resuming Some Flights As Of April 6

Yesterday I wrote about how Emirates will be resuming flights in a few days, and we now have more details of what that will look like... A bit over a week ago, the government of the UAE banned all scheduled passenger flights to & from the country for…

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Emirates Getting Equity Injection From Government

This ultimately doesn't come as a surprise, but is interesting to hear nonetheless. I recently wrote about how Qatar Airways' CEO said that the airline is running out of cash and will need state aid, and now you can add another Gulf airline to the list.…

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UAE Bans Flights, Emirates & Etihad Shut Down

Can anyone keep up with the pace at which things are evolving? Yesterday Emirates announced that they'd cancel all flights indefinitely. Then less than two hours later the airline backtracked, saying they'd continue flying to over a dozen countries.…

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Wow: UAE Bans Nationals From Leaving Country

The UAE has announced some drastic measures to battle COVID-19, including being one of the first countries to ban people from leaving (rather than just banning entry of certain people). So, what all are the new UAE policies? As of March 19, 2020, the…

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