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Emirates First Class BKK-FCO

Emirates First Class BKK-FCO

  1. TRexMSP

    I’m considering booking a revenue roundtrip ticket on Emirates First Class BKK-FCO this summer. Really wanna try out their first class, but don’t have the miles to do it. Tickets are running around $4K.

    My first question: Is that a good deal? Is it worth it? It’s about 24 hours in seat round trip (6 hrs from BKK to DXB and another 6 from DXB to Rome so 12 hours x2 for the return ticket). All can be on the A380, or I can choose an itinerary including a combination of 777/A380.

    My second question: If I do book this, where should I credit the miles to get the most value? Alaskan? Any other good options?

    The alternative would be to use life miles for BKK-FCO and fly some long obscure routing using Thai, Turkish, EVA, etc. I feel like I should save the life miles for an F ANA US flight sometime next fall.

    Thoughts would be appreciated!

  2. MidSouthSkier

    For where to credit the miles, I’d look at wheretocredit.com to see what makes sense.

    As for whether or not this is a good deal, that’s really subjective. The first thing that popped into my head was that those are 4 relatively short legs (for longhaul, I mean) and would it be better to have at least one flight that’s 10-12 hours so you could get a good sleep in there somewhere. But if the flights are during the day, maybe that’s not an issue and you’d be awake to fully enjoy everything that’s going on. Obviously if you wanted a longer segment you’d have to start the flight from somewhere farther from DXB than BKK or FCO and I don’t know how practical that is for your situation.

    Maybe other folks have other ideas and can chime in here.

  3. rickyw

    TRex, is the purpose of your trip to experience Emirates First Class? Or to actually visit Rome this summer.

    If the first, then it’s not a bad option. Looks like 3 out of the 4 flights you’d be on would be daytime flights, so you’d certainly get to experience all the amenities.

    But, if you just want to try out First Class… you could spend $4,500 and fly Emirates A380 to Sydney. Personally, I’d spend the extra $500 for a longer flight if you are only going for the experience…

  4. TRexMSP

    [QUOTE=”rickyw, post: 31432, member: 1436″]TRex, is the purpose of your trip to experience Emirates First Class? Or to actually visit Rome this summer.

    If the first, then it’s not a bad option. Looks like 3 out of the 4 flights you’d be on would be daytime flights, so you’d certainly get to experience all the amenities.

    But, if you just want to try out First Class… you could spend $4,500 and fly Emirates A380 to Sydney. Personally, I’d spend the extra $500 for a longer flight if you are only going for the experience…[/QUOTE]

    RickyW…planning on an Italy vacation for the trip and also want to take advantage of experiencing emirates F at a decent price (albeit shorter flights). Comparing that to other options where I’d use miles on less favorable airlines/routing but obviously much cheaper. May pull the trigger and just do it….will decide in the next few days!

  5. rickyw

    Awesome, enjoy! If you decide to book, you also asked about where to credit the miles. Always check wheretocredit.com with your fare code to be sure, but all Emirates first class fares earn 350% redeemable miles if you credit to Alaskan. Potentially earning 40,000 Alaskan miles for your trip isn’t so bad!

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