Emirates will axe its popular Sydney-Bangkok-Dubai route from June. As part of Emirates' latest schedule shake-up, Perth will also lose one of its two daily flights to Dubai at the end of March. The final Emirates Sydney-Bangkok flight will depart on 1 June 2019. After this, both the Sydney-Bangkok and Bangkok-Dubai legs of EK418 and EK419 will be permanently axed. This will … [Read more...]
Emirates is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. As a partner of Qantas, you can use Qantas frequent flyer points to travel on Emirates.
When travelling with Emirates, you may be able to upgrade to business class. Read our guide how to get a flight upgrade with frequent flyer points for more information.
As part of Qantas' agreement with Emirates, eligible Qantas Frequent Flyer members are entitled to Emirates Lounge access when flying with Qantas. There are some restrictions; for example, flights to the Americas and South Africa are excluded, and you should be travelling on a Qantas-issued ticket. But, in general, access is available to Gold, Platinum and Platinum One frequent … [Read more...]
Emirates is reducing or downsizing flights to most Australian destinations from next month. Some flights have been cancelled, while other services will be downgraded from Airbus A380 to Boeing 777 services. According to Routes Online, the Emirates service reductions vary by route. But most of the affected flights are during November this year or between mid-January and late … [Read more...]
Qantas points can be used to book Emirates flights to destinations all over the world! Most Emirates flights start or end in Dubai, but Emirates also has many useful fifth-freedom routes. From Australia, Emirates flies a range of useful fifth-freedom routes including Sydney-Christchurch, Melbourne-Singapore, Brisbane-Singapore and Sydney-Bangkok. These are just a few of the … [Read more...]
It's common knowledge that you can redeem Qantas points for Emirates flights. It also works in reverse; you can redeem Emirates Skywards miles on Qantas. If you happen to have spare Skywards miles, Qantas redemptions are relatively good value. But, as we'll explain shortly, you shouldn't transfer points to Skywards for the specific purpose of booking Qantas flights. How to … [Read more...]