It may be hard to believe, but Emirates operates 20 return flights every single day between Dubai and the UK alone - most of these on Airbus A380s. And many of these flights are full. Of Emirates' entire European operation, 26% of capacity serves airports in the United Kingdom, and the UK alone accounts for a staggering 56% of Emirates' profit. These statistics were revealed … [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.
As a Qantas oneworld partner, you can redeem Qantas points with Emirates. A great way to earn Qantas points is to take advantage of bonus offers when purchasing Qantas Wine. Eight thousand points for the purchase of a case of wine is not uncommon!
Emirates will change the schedule of its daily Melbourne-Singapore service, which continues to Dubai, from 30 March 2020. Instead of leaving Melbourne at 6pm, EK405 will shift to a departure time of 2.25am (or 3.25am during daylight savings in Australia). This means the flight will arrive in Singapore at 8.15am, instead of just before midnight. In the other direction, … [Read more...]
Emirates will cease flying the Brisbane-Singapore route from 30 March, 2020. This Emirates fifth-freedom route is currently operated daily as Brisbane-Singapore-Dubai using a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Emirates will retain its daily Brisbane-Dubai direct flight, and Qantas will still fly from Brisbane to Singapore beyond 30 March 2020. The Dubai-based airline had … [Read more...]
Qantas recently reduced the carrier charges payable when redeeming points for some of its own flights. But if you redeem Qantas points for Emirates flights, the Emirates carrier charges are now as high as they've ever been. When redeeming Qantas Frequent Flyer points to fly with Emirates from Sydney to the UK and back in Business Class, for example, you'll now pay 289,200 … [Read more...]
If you've ever tried to redeem your Qantas Frequent Flyer points to fly Emirates Business or First Class to Europe, you've probably been shocked by the amount of extra taxes and carrier charges payable. But there's a clever way to save hundreds in carrier charges when redeeming your points for Emirates award tickets. On a one-way trip from Sydney to London in Emirates First … [Read more...]