Emirates Will Block First Class Awards From Partners Starting in April 2021
It appears that Emirates will block partner airlines from accessing first-class awards. A notice on Alaska Air’s website states that starting April 1, 2021, Emirates will no longer give partners the ability to book Emirates first class awards. In this post, we cover all the details of this change and how you can book an incredible award before this restriction goes into place.
Emirates Skywards Slashes Award Fees by Over 90%
Emirates offers some of the best onboard products in the sky. But booking these aspirational seats can be expensive—even on award redemptions. Perhaps not anymore. Recent searches on Emirates’ site are displaying a massive drop in carrier surcharges across the board. We are seeing some cuts to out-of-pocket costs as great as 90%!
Citi ThankYou Points Adds Emirates as 16th Airline Partner
While Citi ThankYou Points isn’t known for being the most valuable transferrable currency, it just added its 16th airline transfer partner: Emirates Skywards. This new partnership means you can now book Emirates’ legendary first-class product to Europe for just 135,000 Citi ThankYou Points round-trip, or fly to Europe in Emirates business class for 90,000 points round-trip.
Chase Adds Emirates as Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partner
Chase Ultimate Rewards has added Emirates Skywards as a new transfer partner, which brings its number of airlines you can transfer Chase points to 10. Although it’s always great to see more options, this isn’t likely to be one of the more lucrative partners for most Ultimate Rewards cardholders.
Emirates Introduces Beautiful New Suites
Emirates has unveiled the new suites for its Boeing 777 fleet at the Dubai Airshow and they are truly stunning. The new suites will first feature on Emirates’ new 777 aircraft, and your first chance to fly them will be on the Dubai DXB Brussels BRU route on December 1, 2017.
Emirates Introduces a New Way to Deal with The Electronics Ban
Emirates is now offering premium cabin passengers a Microsoft Surface tablet to use on flights to the US where the electronic travel ban has an impact.
Emirates Partners for Helicopter Transport From Nice to Monaco
What’s better than complimentary chauffeur from the airport to your hotel or home? How about a helicopter transport and then chauffeur to your final destination? Emirates ups its game one more time for premium passengers, but economy-class passengers can have a taste for a small cost as well.